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Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Win $5,000 with new Business Idea Competition

Do you have an idea to expand your business in Tama County, Iowa?  Share your idea and compete with businesses in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy Counties to win $5,000 to make this idea a reality in the “Dream Big Grow Here Cedar Valley ” Competition.

To enter into the competition you can submit a video or email about your business idea, share your dreams for growing an Iowa company and express what it means to be in business in Iowa. Closing date for entries is April 13, 2011. Then, starting April 15-30, visitors to ‘Dream Big Grow Here Cedar Valley’ website will have the opportunity to vote on the ideas they like the best once a day. The entry with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be the ‘Dream Big Grow Here Cedar Valley’ winner of $5,000.  Visitors to the new site will also find celebrity blog posts from some of Iowa’s foremost entrepreneurs talking about business in Iowa.

For more information on the ‘Dream Big Grow Here Cedar Valley’ competition and for complete rules, go to www.DreamBigGrowHereCedarValley.com or contact us at Tama County Economic Development. This competition is sponsored and endorsed by Tama County Economic Development Commission and the first of many new opportunities we are working on in our new partnership with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, Cedar Valley Marketing Partnership and MyEntre.Net.

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