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Local Businesses In Running For $5,000 Prize

Four businesses in Marion County are competing for $5,000 to reinvest in their ventrues. The Write Place, Bisschopswijn (Bishops Wine) and Skowty in Pella and Peacetree Brewery in Knoxville are all eyeing the Dream Big Grow Here prize, which is sponsored by the Iowa Innovation Gateway and MyEntreNet. Joel Bennett, owner of Veel Hoeden in Pella and a past recipient of the award says a contest like this can give a small business the jolt it needs to really take off. You can vote for your favorite, once per day through September 15th here [1].