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Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as Pitch North 2021 finalists
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Five local entrepreneurs win business capital as Pitch North 2021 finalists

Five entrepreneurs local to Newaygo and Oceana County pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of nearly 50 people at the third annual Pitch North competition held Tuesday, June 8th via ZOOM. The individuals competed for a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and other prizes to help bring their ideas to life.

Local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for third annual Pitch North competition
Pitch North 2021 Finalist Social Graphic

Local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for third annual Pitch North competition

Five local entrepreneurs have been chosen to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during the third annual Pitch North competition. Pitch North is Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition where entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties are able to pitch their ideas for a chance at one of five cash prizes.

How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities
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How entrepreneurship is driving economic growth in rural communities

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of every community and is especially critical to the future prosperity of our rural towns.

Entrepreneurial pitch competition enters third year, continues to grow
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Entrepreneurial pitch competition enters third year, continues to grow

Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, is returning for its third year bigger than ever before. Entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties will once again have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for one of many cash prizes up for grabs.

The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding
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The Right Place, Inc. and its regional partners distribute nearly $5M in emergency grant funding

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 426 small businesses have been awarded $4.98M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services epidemic orders.

The Right Place, Inc. distributes over $9M in emergency grant funds
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The Right Place, Inc. distributes over $9M in emergency grant funds

Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, announced that 1,060 small businesses have been awarded over $9M in grant funding. These grants were awarded to eligible West Michigan small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$9.5M in Emergency Grant Funds Available to West Michigan Small Businesses Starting July 15
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$9.5M in Emergency Grant Funds Available to West Michigan Small Businesses Starting July 15

Another round of funding for emergency small business relief has become available from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Over $9.5M in grant funding has been allocated to The Right Place to support eligible West Michigan businesses.

Pitch North announces winners
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Pitch North announces winners

Five local entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges and an audience of over 50 people at the second annual Pitch North competition. They were competing for the chance to win over $9,000 in cash prizes to bring their ideas to life. The event was held Wednesday, June 24th via ZOOM.

Grant funding awarded for Michigan Small Business Relief Program in West Michigan
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Grant funding awarded for Michigan Small Business Relief Program in West Michigan

195 small businesses in West Michigan negatively impacted by Executive Orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be receiving grant support from the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

The Right Place and Lake County Economic Development Alliance enter partnership for economic development
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The Right Place and Lake County Economic Development Alliance enter partnership for economic development

The Right Place, Inc. and the Lake County Economic Development Alliance (LCEDA) have announced a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Lake County.

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