Business Plan Competition
Entry Information and Qualifications
The Competition: The 2018 RevUp ShenCo competition will provide more impactful, marketing specific education and support for current, for-profit businesses and tourism generating organizations in Shenandoah County. Five classroom style sessions will focus on teaching the importance of branding, marketing and will dive deep into social media marketing. The sessions will be hosted by marketing industry experts yet tailored to the needs of a small business that can benefit exponentially from creative and consistent marketing practices. Participants will submit a final marketing plan after the five week sessions which will be reviewed by a panel of judges who are unbiased business professionals and experts in the Valley. The final decision on winners of the prize money available in their locality will be made by the judges.
Entry Application Deadline: 5 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Grant Application Here. Grant applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: November 12- 16 - Judging period
First week of Dec- Winners Announced
Prize: Winners will receive up to $5,000 made payable to the business. It is the judge’s discretion to split the funding allotted in a particular area should two plans prove equally eligible for the money. Funding for businesses located in the following areas is available in the following amounts:
Additionally, one winner will be chosen to receive a Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Gold Level Annual Sponsorship.
Attendance: Each participant is required to attend all five (5) sessions to be eligible
for the prize money. Business owners are highly encouraged to attend but managers of the business/organization are permitted to attend in place of the business owner.
Size: Small to medium sized business/organization with no more than 50 employees.
Marketing Plan Format: Competition sponsors and session leaders will guide participants along the way using a marketing plan template that is highly encouraged to be used for final submission.
For more information please contact the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce at (540) 459-2542 or email@example.com