Cleveland Chain Reaction says it strives to help create jobs, prosperity and investment in city neighborhoods and educate business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs about how they can benefit the community. Businesses will use the bootcamp to prepare to make pitches at the Business Pitch Showcase scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at the Greater Cleveland Partnership offices on Huron Road. The competition includes businesses from a variety of areas, including food and hard goods manufacturing, as well as technology and healthcare, according to a news release. Businesses were selected because of their potential growth and impact on jobs and investment within the city.
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The project’s partners — Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Council of Smaller Enterprises, JumpStart, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Cleveland Development Advisors — will pick six winners. The first-place winner will receive $40,000; the two second-place winners will win $20,000 apiece; the three third-place winners will receive $10,000 each.
Cleveland Chain Reaction announced in May that it was accepting applications for its fourth season, and nearly 80 businesses submitted applications, according to the release.
Here’s the list of the 24 businesses that have been selected as semifinalists.
2nd Semester Consignment Shop (Wickliffe, OH)Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches (Cleveland, OH)CityBreaks CLE, LLC (Locations in Parma, Cleveland and Middleburg Heights)The Cleveland Outpost (Rocky River, OH)Coco’s Chalky Paints (Cleveland, OH)Colossal Cupcakes (Cleveland, OH)Daily Press Juicery & Cafe (Cleveland, OH)The Harbor Inn (Cleveland, OH)The Home Pantry LLC (Cleveland, OH)House of B Jewels (Online jewelry store, https://houseofbjewels.com/)I AM Well Holistic (Wickliffe, OH)Imposters Theater (Cleveland, OH https://www.imposterstheater.com/)JB Grill Soul Food (Cleveland, OH)Joyful Uplifting Movements of Praise (Cleveland, OH)Labor Loft (Cleveland, OH)LaunchArts Media LLC (Shaker Heights, OH)Latino Taste To Go (Cleveland, OH)OD Greens LLC (Painesville, OH 44077)Play Maysie: A Portable World of Play (Cleveland, OH https://www.playmaysie.com/)Ready Set! Coffee Roasters (Cleveland, OH)Room Service (Shaker Heights, OH)Styles of Imagination – DBA Cleveland Cut and Sew (Beachwood, OH)Vitiman Kandie, LLC (Cleveland, OH)Yellowcake Clothing Company (https://www.yellowcakeshop.com/)
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