How a Mason County business can earn $5K

LUDINGTON — A compact small business operator or any one with an entrepreneurial strategy can contend for a $5,000 hard cash prize.

Both nonprofit and for-financial gain Mason County companies are encouraged to enter the 2022 Momentum 5×5 Levels of competition, which opened June 1. A finish, published business enterprise system is not required to post an entrepreneurial thought.

“This competitors is a fantastic way to showcase your business and get some seed cash for your thought,” mentioned Brandy Miller, president/CEO of the Ludington & Scottville Location Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “Meeting with a Score mentor has also proven to be a wonderful asset for our past opponents. We stimulate any small company to enter.”


5 picked finalists will existing their strategies to a panel of judges on Aug. 16 at Epworth Heights.

The Ludington & Scottville Region Chamber of Commerce administers the Momentum 5×5 system to stimulate new enterprises in Mason County, for participants who might will need commence-up money to get their business enterprise ideas moving forward, according to a information release. Prize funds is sponsored jointly by the Epworth Assembly and the Epworth Church Affiliation.

As aspect of the contest, candidates will acquire no cost, confidential counsel from a Score business mentor. In addition, each entrant will have five minutes to pitch an plan. The winner is qualified to go on to a more substantial momentum opposition in 2023.

“The 5×5 is one particular of the techniques we emphasize Epworth’s connection to the community,” said Kim Hamm, Epworth’s common manager, in a news release. “We are grateful to our area entrepreneurs for developing organizations our cottagers have to have and assistance. It is very brilliant to see how all of the preceding winners are thriving.”

This will be the fourth Momentum 5×5 in Mason County hosted by the chamber and Epworth.

The 2018 winner, Sister Bees, gained $5,000 and went on to a more substantial level of competition, the Momentum Business Approach Competitiveness, in which the Ludington skin-care corporation received $50,000.

In 2019, My Encouraged Studio was awarded $5,000 in the 5×5 contest. Entrepreneur and artist, Sarah Stechschulte, used the funds for her subscriber-based mostly, month to month resourceful kit which integrated art materials as well as on the internet instruction. Stechschulte received an additional $14,000 in the bigger Momentum competition with her Inspired Functions business.

Dwelling and Harbor, a local candle organization, was the winner in 2021 and has programs to open a downtown Ludington storefront shortly.

This year’s winner will be eligible to participate in the greater Momentum levels of competition planned for 2023.

For complete procedures and information about how to enter the Momentum 5×5, take a look at momentum startup.org. Entry deadline is July 22.