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Business Grant Contest Underway

Source: WCEDC
Author: Rachel Gocken
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015 Time: 8:00 AM

Business Grant Contest Underway

Warren County Economic Development Corp.’s second annual Warren County Small Business Grant contest is underway. Now through September 14th existing small businesses and start-up businesses in Warren County are encouraged to enter at

Three finalists in each category will present their business ideas to a panel of judges at a Grant Event on October 9th at Simpson College in Indianola.  The Existing Business winner will receive a $6,000 grant and the Start-Up Business winner will receive a $3,000 grant.

Last year, grants were awarded to Norwalk Chiropractic, for the existing business category, and to Studio Fusco for the start-up business category. The owner of Norwalk Chiropractic used the funds to help with expansion and new building plans in Norwalk, and the owners of Studio Fusco put their winnings towards opening a new store on the Indianola town square. Both businesses are currently enjoying a very successful year with continued growth plans.

The Warren County Small Business Grant Contest is a project of Warren County Economic Development's Learn|Grow|Succeed small business support initiative. Learn more at