Five contenders chosen for Regional Dream Big, Grow Here award
The Southeast Iowa Great River Region in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa, have announced the top five area businesses in the “Southeast Iowa Great River Regional Dream Big, Grow Here” contest.
Local businesses advancing in the competition through social media voting include: Harvestville Farms, Donnellson; WeAct, Mt. Pleasant; Cynful Smokers BBQ, Wapello; Brad Holtkamp Automotive, Mt. Pleasant. A wildcard selection, Victory Barn, Mt. Pleasant, was also selected by representatives of the Southeast Iowa Great River Region Dream Big Grow Here contest.
A regional pitch off contest for a chance to win $5,000 will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, starting at 5 p.m. at the downstairs conference room of Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission located at 211 N. Gear Avenue in West Burlington. The public is invited to attend the regional pitch off. The winner will receive $5,000 business grant and a chance to compete for an additional $10,000 at the statewide EntreFest Conference in 2014.
Dream Big Grow Here is made possible through sponsorship by a mix of private and public sector agencies, including the University of Northern Iowa MyEntre.Net, Iowa Bankers Association, Renew Rural Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority, VentureNet, Delta Dental of Iowa, the Technology Association of Iowa and Southeast Iowa Great River Region. Dream Big Grow Here is a program of UNI Business and Community Services and UNI MyEntre.Net.
For more information about the Dream Big Grow Here contest, go to www.DreamBigGrowHere.com.