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Enterprise Challenge

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The Enterprise Challenge is an annual business plan competition for new and emerging companies in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. We believe it is a great way for Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate small business and support promising ventures in Central Washington. More than 250 entrepreneurs have competed in the contest since its inception and many of them have gone on to start their businesses in our community.

The 2023 competition runs from Thursday, January 5, 2023 and runs through Monday, March 13, 2023. The 2023 Enterprise Challenge will take place in-person with opportunities for virtual attendance. Organizers will update contestants on any schedule changes. If you are an interested participant, please keep this in mind.

Sponsorship Opportunity

For more information about sponsoring, email Director of Chamber Outreach & Economic Advancement, Darby Grimes at:

2022 Enterprise Challenge Winners


1st Place Winner - $10,000 - Sunny Family Medicine, Yakima County

2nd Place Winner - $5,000 - Gallivant Chocolate Company, Kittitas County

3rd Place Winner - $2,500 - Make Music Ellensburg, Kittitas County