Pitch Black Muskegon finalists selected

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The Michigan Small Business Development Center – West Michigan Region selected five finalists to pitch for over $26,000 in prizes at a new event next week.

The Michigan SBDC – West Michigan Region will host a new pitch competition called Pitch Black Muskegon for Black-owned businesses in Muskegon County on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Muskegon Museum of Art, at 296 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon.

The organization said Wednesday, Oct. 27, it selected the five finalists from a pool of qualified applicants to pitch for over $26,000 in prize packages at the in-person event.

The finalists are:

  • Jukia & Robert Fisher, JR Décor
  • Kaja Thornton Hunter, Kaja’s Flavor
  • Deanna Gantt, HairbyDVG Beauty Boutique
  • Destinee Keener, Kuntry Cookin’
  • Amanda Price, Amanda’s Frosted Dreams

Prizes valued at $10,000, $7,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $1,500 will be awarded as packages of customized services from web development, social media, marketing and branding, accounting and legal firms.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The pitches will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the event, which also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

All attendees are encouraged to wear black attire and masks or other personal protective equipment.

More details are at michigansbdc.org/pitchblack.

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