Top five finalists picked for $50k Momentum Business Plan competition.

August 21, 2017

Top five finalists picked for $50k Momentum Business Plan competition.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — The Momentum Business Plan Competition board has selected the finalists for the 2017 Momentum Competition. Administered by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Momentum Business Plan Competition is in its third year of offering a $50,000 cash prize to an eligible independent for-profit or non-profit venture with a viable business idea, plan or invention; or an existing organization or company with less than $100,000 in sales or revenue annually. The winner also receives advising from the Momentum board of directors comprised of local CEOs and business leaders, as well as the 2016 winner. New this year is a second prize of $5,000 provided by the Mason County Growth Alliance.

The finalists include: Arctic Foods, All Occasions Events and Floral, Cynthia Lang Pilates, Ludington Holitic Health, and Ludington Spin and Yoga. The finalists will now have the ability to revise their plans and resubmit before presenting their ideas to the judges and the public on September 15, at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater in Victory Township.

About the businesses:

  • Arctic Foods of Hart is a new company to the area producing non-“GMO” fruit based freezer jam and ice cream spreads. The business has sold locally at Ludington’s Farmers Market.
  • All Occasions Events and Floral, Ludington: The floral and event planning business has recently moved to 110 N James St in Ludington and was a finalist in the 2015 momentum competition.
  • Cynthia Lang Pilates of Ludington focuses on providing pilates services to the community. The studio is located at 913 S. Washington Ave.
  • Ludington Holistic Health is a naturopathic health and wellness clinic located at 220 South James Street. Carol Hoekstra, doctor of naturopathy, has been at the location since March 2016.
  • Ludington Spin and Yoga opened its doors in September of 2015 at 130 East Ludington Ave, offering a different mix of workouts in one location. Now Looking to expand to a new location while continuing to help make this community healthier, is their goal and motivation.


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