Spring  2007      Vol. 16, No. 2  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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McCook Business Plan Competition

As an entrepreneur, you’re always thinking about new ways to start, improve, or expand your business. This June, the Hormel Family Foundation is offering a new and unique opportunity to do exactly that.

On June 15, the Hormel Family Foundation is launching the first annual business plan competition for McCook entrepreneurs. Qualifying applicants include new start-up businesses as well as existing McCook businesses that are looking for expansion capital.

Businesses have been asked to submit their business plans by May 22, 2007, to compete with like-minded entrepreneurs for a chance to receive a $25,000 investment! In exchange, the Hormel Family Foundation will take a minority stake in your business.

In addition to the $25,000 award, the winner of the Hormel Business Plan Competition will receive business consulting services valued at $10,000 from business and community leaders with strong ties to McCook. In addition, High Plains Radio (KICX, KBRL, KFNF) and the McCook Daily Gazette both will be donating valuable advertising packages to the winner.

On June 15, 2007, a panel of McCook business and community leaders will decide which business plan has the best chance of succeeding in McCook. Will it be yours?

For competition rules and submission guidelines, contact Susan Harris-Broomfield at 308.340.0856 or visit www.hormelfamilyfoundation.com . You can send your completed Business Plan submission to 1 Prairie Hills Road, McCook, Nebraska 69001.

This initiative enjoys generous support from the Community Hospital and the McCook Community Development Company (comprised of AmFirst Bank, McCook National Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank).


Contact: Jeff Reynolds, REAP Program Director, 402.656.3091 or jeffr@alltel.net for information.
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