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Red Ribbon Wins First Round Of Business Grant Contest

Downtown Knoxville business Red Ribbon has won the first round of the dreambiggrowhere.com contest for a business grant, sponsored by The Iowa Innovation Gateway, of which Marion County Development Commission is a member. Owner Lisa Marshall says she wants to open a stand-alone bakery in Knoxville, and this grant will help with that. Red Ribbon joins nine other businesses in the regional competition in the contest in May. Marshall says while the $5000 prize from the first round is helpful, the Innovation Gateway also offers extra resources to small business contest winners which includes coaching for the presentation for the next round and some educational opportunities for small business owners.