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BIG Competition Ends Soon

8/27/2009 —

B.I.G.* ends soon!  Have you entered your idea for a new product, new service, new business process, or a dramatic improvement to something that already exists?  You still have time to submit your entry, but all electronic submissions must be completed by midnight, September 14!

B.I.G.* (*Business Ideas Gone wild) Competition is open to teams, small businesses, or individuals over age 18 who reside in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, or Potter county.  “Interest in the contest is huge.  The prizes are going to allow several people to have the opportunity to advance their ideas to true business concepts.  Even those who do not win prizes can use the services of the Tri-County Keystone Innovation Zone or the Office of Technology Transfer at Penn State DuBois to ‘move their ideas ahead’.” says John Weible, Business Development Coordinator for North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission and a sponsor of the Competition.

In conjunction with Sally Moran, the Coordinator of the Office of Technology Transfer at Penn State DuBois and Nancy Micks, President/CEO of the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, John initiated the Competition on August 1.  The awards dinner, recognizing the winning entries, will be held Thursday, November 19.

Interest in the Competition has been growing across the area, as John, Sally and Nancy have taken the message about the Competition “on the road”.  They have been interviewed by various television and radio stations since the Competition began.  To learn more about the Competition, visit the website www.thebigcompetition.ncentral.com.  To hear one of the radio interviews involving John and Sally and their comments about the Competition and spurring economic development in the area, visit http://1490newsblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/business-ideas-gone-wild.html.

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