5 businesses will enter ‘shark tank’ for $50,000 prize.

August 19, 2015

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Five area entrepreneurs will plead their case why they should receive a $50,000 grant during a “Shark Tank” style event Thursday at West Shore Community College Center Stage Auditorium. The five are the finalist in the recent Momentum Business Plan competition. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature the following businesses:

All Occasions by WCT

Submitted by: Wendy Morrow & Cheryl Freeman

All Occasions is a full-service event planning and decorating company. They are looking to open an all-inclusive event venue; a place where clients can come and have everything under one roof; ceremony venue, reception venue, full planning, coordinating, catering, hair & make-up, photography and lodging.

Lefevre Corporation

Submitted by: Mark Lefevre

Lefevre Corporation is the designer and producer of a new line of tire recycling equipment that used a unique patented blade system, which is capable of cutting tire rubber into a consistent size granulated piece, which is what the tire recycling industry has been demanding, but have up to this point been unable to achieve.

Makers’ Market

Submitted by: Erica Karmeisool

Markers’ Market will be a community makers space and retail market in downtown Ludington.  A shared workspace where people can work in metal, wood, ceramics, etc. with a gallery in the public foyer showcasing some of the created items that are for sale. The facility will be used for skills training as well as by entrepreneurs developing a product or artwork.

Starving Artist Brewing

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas

Starving Artist Micro-brewery is a new Ludington based brewery that focuses on using local ingredients.  Their success in the first phase of their business has them looking to expand and enter the second phase that includes additional equipment, expanded distribution and alternative packaging/canning.

Stuart Family Organics

Submitted by: Jim Stuart

Stuart Family Organics is an organic wheat farm and bakery. They sell their products primarily at Farmer’s Markets.  Their long range goal is to expand the company by increasing the acreage they farm and increasing their product distribution to retail outlets.

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