The Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and Gloucester Main Street Association are pleased to announce they will host a Launch Gloucester Winners Announcement Party Tue., May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Conference and Event Center (6894 Main Street).
The community is invited to attend to see which three businesses will win start up capital, marketing support and more to launch their businesses in Gloucester, helping create jobs and opportunity.
For the last eight weeks, Launch Gloucester participants have been vying for the chance to be one of three entrepreneurs to win a shared $95,000 prize package that would help them continue to launch and support their business endeavors.
The program was made possible thanks to a grant awarded to Gloucester as part of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s first ever Virginia Community Business Launch and the support of the community, led by the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and Gloucester Main Street Association and including the Gloucester Board of Supervisors, Gloucester Economic Development Authority, Gloucester Chamber of Commerce, East River Marketing, Shop Talk with Margie Johnson and Consociate Media.
The contest included an eight-week business-training course, led by Margie Johnson, that prepared potential business owners to open a new business along Main Street in Gloucester Village.
The training led to a review of business plans by one panel of judges and culminated in a Pitch Night where another panel of judges heard the business concepts.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 18.
Learn more about Launch Gloucester at www.LaunchGloucester.com.