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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
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
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
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.
Gerber Products to Expand Fremont Manufacturing Facility
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Newaygo County, and the City of Fremont, announced that Gerber Products will be investing $36 million and creating approximately 50 additional jobs.
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.
Connections in rural communities: Virtual round-tables to help re-engage our economy
Lacking a clear road map for getting back to prosperity after a global pandemic is daunting, especially in geographic areas where peer business groups like this simply do not exist. Our ‘small but mighty’ rural team at The Right Place identified this gap in the communities where we live and work, which was the spark that inspired our recent ‘Re-Engaging The Rural Economy’ virtual round-table series.
The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance assist manufacturer with expansion in Greenville
Today The Right Place, Inc. and Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Greenville, announced that West Michigan Compounding, LLC (WMC) will expand its plastics manufacturing operations at 1300 Moore St, Greenville, MI 48838.
The Right Place and Oceana County Economic Development Corporation enter Partnership
The Right Place, Inc. and the Oceana County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) announced today a multi-year strategic partnership to drive current and long-term economic growth in Oceana County.
Ionia County Economic Alliance and The Right Place assist automotive supply chain manufacturer expansion
Today The Right Place, Inc. and the Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of Ionia, announced that Ventra Ionia, located at 14 N. Beardsley Ionia, MI 48846, plans to expand in Ionia.