On Thursday December 14th, the Englewood Quality of Life Plan Jobs and Economic Development Taskforce hosted its 2nd’s annual Englewood Business Plan Competition. Eleven ventures competed for the chance to win two $10,000 cash prizes. The pitch competition was held at Teamwork Englewood’s offices.

The eleven ventures were: Zanjabil Gardens, KNCAC, Obsidian Rising, LLC, KitchenNet, LLC, Altogether Love, Inc., Just E Skincare, JP Hair & Beauty, My Crafty Table, Pamela Marie Bridal Boutique, Le Go-Be Great, The Blue Sapphire Experience. Businesses were evaluated by a distinguished panel of business owners, institutional leaders and city planners.

The top two finalists received $10,000. The 4th place winner won $5,000 and a free week to showcase their products in the Englewood Boombox. And the $1,000 winners also won a Samsung Tablets.

Name Business Name Prize
1 Ebony Jones Just E Skincare 10K
2 Felicia Alston My Crafty Table 10K
3 Patrick Young KNCAC 7K
4 Pamela Marie Perkins Pamela Marie Bridal Boutique 5K
5 Erik Jones The Blue Sapphire Experience 2K
6 Trista Li KitchenNet LLC 2K
7 Tamiko Nettles-Harris Let Go-Be Great 1K
8 Anthony Davis/P.J. Harris Obsidian Rising LLC 1K
9 Reginald Dunlop JP Hair & Beauty 1K
10 Demetria Hayden Altogether Lovely Inc. 1K
11 Kamal Rashid Zanjabil 1K

The competition collaborators and sponsors were: Businessman Walter Robb, Creative Genius Law, The Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chicago, Women’s Business Development Center, Jim Harbin, Marquette Bank, PNC, Andrea Zopp (World Business Chicago), Rosa Escarena, Greater Southwest Development Corporation, Chicago Foundation for Women, Bright Community Services, Accion, Boombox Chicago, I&S Wine & Spirits, and Calahan Funeral Home.

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