People’s Choice voting opens for TVFCU Leap Grants

The voting lasts only this week, go to bottom of story for the link to vote

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Voting has begun to help local entrepreneurs fulfill their dream.

Ten Chattanooga businesses are competing for five awards in the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s Idea Leap Grant competition.

Then another eight are battling it out for three grants in the Cleveland area.

Voters will pick one business plan that will get to pitch as the People’s Choice Finalist.

The other finalists will be picked by volunteer panels.

“We’ve made the 6th Annual Idea Leap Grant bigger than ever with a total of $175,000 to be awarded to local small business owners across our 17-county service area,” said Tommy Nix, vice president of business and commercial services. “We want community members to have a chance to participate and help us choose which entrepreneurs receive funding from this program, so we have opened up People’s Choice Voting as an avenue for that feedback.”

Here are the Semifinalists for the Chattanooga area:

Alchemy Spice Company
Cocoa Asante
Simply Props
The Local Juicery
The Professional Cleaning Solution
The Speech Language Reading Center
W Salon
We Clean Chattanooga
And here are the Semifinalists for Cleveland:

Anistasis Wellness
Biskit NV
Carroll Printing Company
Direct Primary Care Associates, PLLC
Happy Tails Grooming Salon
Mayfield Farm Park
Rods Rocking Rolls
Nine semifinalists are competing for Northwest Georgia:

Alarm City
Battlefield Outdoors
Baxter Dean Studio
Birria Broz
Dalton Brewing Company
DIRT Design & Décor
Foundation Direct Family Care
Hillside Farm
Inflated LLC

Click HERE to got to the election site.

Pick your region and watch pitch videos from each business.

You can only vote once in each competition.

Voting is only open through Friday.

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