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Win This Space Top 5 Finalists Selected

By October 7, 2020 No Comments

The finalists for Win This Space have been announced.  Any aspiring entrepreneur was invited to submit their business idea via a submission form by September 04, 2020. After reviewing all submissions, The Downtown BIA Board of Directors selected the Top 5 Finalists who will advance to the next phase of Win This Space.

This is the third intake of Win This Space for the Downtown BIA. The Top 5 Finalist will engage in a four-week training period presented by Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. Once training is complete, the finalists will create and present their Business Plan to the Downtown BIA Board of Directors in a dragon-den style format, where one will be chosen as the grand prize winner of $12,000 towards rental space in the Downtown area.

“We received several great business ideas for Win This Space and selecting only five finalists was not an easy decision for the Board to make” says Martha Woods, President of the Downtown BIA. “All submissions received would be great additions to our downtown, but these top five have something truly unique to offer and we are excited to hear their Business Plans.”

The Top 5 Finalists are (in alphabetical order of business name):

  1. “Mike’s Printing & Apparel” by Michael Petrynka
  2. “Miss D’s Creations/Workshop” by Brett Desrosiers
  3. “MoniGarr” by Monica Peters
  4. “My Vintage Soul” by Jessica Lamarche
  5. “The Green Forest Wellness Centre” by Jeff Montroy