'Dream Big Grow Here' voting begins
Want to help a local food product reach grocery store shelves? Update the facade of a historical shop in the region? Help a fitness center purchase new equipment?
Fifteen entrepreneurs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor region are vying for a $5,000 prize to support their business. The Corridor is one of 10 regions in Iowa hosting the "Dream Big Grow Here" contest. Each region will have one winner; the 10 winners then compete at the state level for an additional $10,000.
These entrepreneurs need help achieving their dreams. Voters can visit www.DreamBigGrowHere.com and vote once each day until Oct. 29, for who they believe deserves the $5,000 award. The top five vote-getters will participate in a pitch-off to a panel of judges. The winner will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 14.
This is the second year the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has sponsored the Dream Big Grow Here contest. Safari Child Care Center in Milford won the 2011 Dream Big Grow Here contest in the Corridor region. They used the award money to purchase new playground equipment at their facility.