Enterprise Challenge Contestants Moving On To Final Round
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
· Darby Grimes, Director of Chamber Outreach & Economic Advancement
· email@example.com, 509-925-2002
Yakima County Development Association
· Carmela Solorzano, Communications and Events Manager
· firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-575-1140
ELLENSBURG, WA – February 15, 2022 - Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and the Yakima County Development Association are excited to announce the contestants moving onto the third and final round of the business plan competition.
Contestants participated in the Trade Show portion of the competition where they pitched their business to local community leaders in the State Fair Room at the Yakima Sundome. The businesses were judged and scored to determine the top nine that are moving forward in the competition.
Arts and Drafts - Yakima County
A craft bar where patrons can come and choose a craft to create while enjoying adult beverages
Gallivant Chocolate Company - Kittitas County
High quality hand-made chocolates and confections
Garage Studio Fitness LLC - Kittitas County
Personal training & group class studio
Inversion Architects - Yakima County
Design, build and sell Garden Houses (Accessory Dwelling Units)
Make Music Ellensburg - Kittitas County
A community music school for all ages offering in-person & virtual lessons, classes, workshops, and events.
Savage Mustard - Yakima County
Specialty foods selling three 3 different types of mustard
Sunny Family Medicine - Yakima County
A primary care physicians office using an innovative business model to reduce costs and hassles to patients while delivering excellent care
The Botany Shop - Kittitas County
Retail store in downtown Ellensburg offering a variety of houseplants and botanical goods for sale
Top Fly Guide Service LLC - Kittitas County
Provide fly fishing trips for trout and bass on the Yakima River and steelhead trips on the Klickitat River
In the final round of the competition, approximately 6 judges will meet and evaluate contestants' ventures during the final presentation and choose the three finalists of the competition. Each are ultimately vying for the winner’s circle of $17,500 in cash prizes. For more information about the 2022 Enterprise Challenge, schedule and scoring criteria, please go to www.kittitascountychamber.com/enterprisechallenge.
About the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce: The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business support and development organization in Kittitas County, and one of the largest in Central Washington. With over 500 members representing every business sector, the Chamber and its committees oversee county-wide tourism promotion and economic development initiatives and a range of business support tools including publications, web services, seminars and even leadership development for a new generation.
About Yakima County Development Association: Yakima County Development Association is a private non-profit economic development organization committed to enhancing the income, quality of life, and employment stability of Yakima County residents. Since 1985, the Yakima County Development Association has served over 100 businesses annually, created 5,750 new jobs at over 150 businesses, and facilitated more than $490 million in investments in Yakima County businesses.