MACLYN presents:

lightbox grant

sparking big change for small businesses

The Lightbox Grant is a 100% free, no-strings-attached package of marketing services awarded to one lucky (and deserving) small business each year. The winner of the grant will receive custom services provided by MACLYN’s team of marketing pros and tailored to the business’ needs.

Applications for the 2022 Lightbox Grant are now closed.

why are we doing this?

Because our world honestly wouldn’t be the same without small businesses.
Because they bring our communities together.
Because they create good jobs.
Because they make our economy go ’round.
Because small businesses are brave, bold and not afraid to disrupt.
Because MACLYN is a small business. And we work with small businesses all day, every day.
Because we know that being a small business can be really tough, especially when you’re just getting started.
Because a little help can make a world of difference.
Because we get it.

how it works

Step 1

Complete and submit the form below no later than September 30, 2022.


Step 2

Cross your fingers. Our team will review applicants and announce a winner in the following weeks.


Step 3

We’ll sit down with you, discuss your business goals, and determine which marketing services will bring you the most value. MACLYN is a full-service agency, which means we provide pretty much every marketing service you can imagine—brand building, package design, SEO, social media, web design… you name it. We will create a custom service package just for you.


Step 4

Our team of marketing pros will provide services for free, helping you grow your business and achieve your goals.

previous recipients


Ms. P’s Gluten Free


A woman- and minority-owned business based in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. P’s Gluten Free serves up gluten-free snacks that hit the sweet spot of nutritious and delicious.

MACLYN selected Ms. P’s as our first-ever Lightbox Grant recipient for a few reasons. Not only are their products remarkable — packed with flavor and made with whole, raw foods — but so is their mission. Here’s what the company has set out to do, according to their website:

You’re probably thinking the same thing we did; this business is a recipe for success. As such, we were ecstatic to provide Ms. P’s Gluten Free with our marketing services, free of charge.

MACLYN designed and built a new website for the company, amplifying their message and strengthening their brand while giving customers a smooth, user-friendly e-commerce platform. Balancing functionality with creativity, we set up the backend of the site to allow Ms. P’s to easily maintain and manage it independently—complete with a helpful training session.

We also created a print ad promoting Ms. P’s in a program book for the 2023 Women’s Business Conference, hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

It was an honor (and a blast) getting to work with Ms. P’s Gluten Free as part of our Lightbox Grant initiative. We’d like to wish them the best of luck as they continue growing their business and their impact! Click below to learn more about Ms. P’s and their mouthwatering products.