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East Jordan crowdfunding for GreenLight project

East Jordan crowdfunding for GreenLight project

EAST JORDAN, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- If the City of East Jordan can raise $5,000 on the platform, Patronicity, by October 10, it will receive a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for its fourth GreenLight East Jordan competition.

GreenLight East Jordan is a business model competition where entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their idea for the chance of winning $10,000 to start up their business.

Some of the winners and runners-up in the competition from past years already have brick and mortar locations in downtown East Jordan.

Its part of a plan to develop what the chamber of commerce calls the Breezeway, County Road 48 that runs from Atwood to Boyne Falls.

“We had such a great response from the past year," said Mary Faculak, the president of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce. "Our audience, especially community members, urging us to continue this competition that they feel with all that is happening here in East Jordan and throughout the Breezeway, that we’re just beginning this. And there are so many opportunities for entrepreneurs in our area.”

The deadline to apply for GreenLight East Jordan has passed, now the judges will pick the top ten competitors who will give their pitch to a panel of judges and more than 200 people.

That will take place at Castle Farms in Charlevoix on October 10.


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