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Jump-Start Downtown Business Plan Competition Announces Applicants

Posted August 30th, 2016

EAU CLAIRE, WI – Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI) is excited to announce the four applicants for the twelfth annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Plan Competition. They include:

  • Katy Stevens, N7 Cafe LLC
  • Benny Haas, HaHa Fresh Market
  • Virginia Bagan & Dakota Yarrington, Crave 80/20 Nutrition
  • Blayne and Kayla Midthun, Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor

All applicants are invited to make a presentation and interview with this year’s judges. Interviews are scheduled for Friday, September 16 in the Council Chambers of the Eau Claire City Hall. DECI is proud to announce the following judges for this year’s program:

  • Joe Mirr, Ruder Ware
  • Char Gurney, Royal Credit Union
  • Chris Brooke, WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Tim Bliek, Pilot Lending
  • Karman Briggs, Western Dairyland Business Centers
  • Luke Kempen, Small Business Development Center

Information on the Awards Luncheon will be announced as the details are finalized. Please contact Ray French at 715-839-4914 or ray.french@eauclairewi.gov for more information.