UW-Platteville hosts third annual Business Plan Competition

April 25, 2013

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Winners of UW-Platteville's third annual Business Plan Competition

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement hosted the third annual Business Plan Competition at the Markee Pioneer Student Center April 17.

Participants submitted written business plans and had 10 minutes to present their business plans to a panel of three judges. The judges were Les Hollingsworth, UW-Platteville assistant marketing professor; Jack Luedtke, director of Platteville’s Main Street Program; and Craig Sauey, director of The Nordic Group.

Jordan Riemer, from Brodhead, Wis., received first place and was awarded $1,000 for his Grower’s Advantage, LLC business plan.  Riemer also received a professional consultation package sponsored by Platteville’s Main Street Program. The package includes four one-hour consultation sessions with Bob Stauffacher, executive vice president of American Bank of Platteville; Brock Waterman, owner of Fundunity, LLC; Terry Vaassen, CPA and PFS at Vaassen, Pluemer Certified Public Accountants; and Mike Olds, attorney at Kopp McKichan, LLP.

Tom Aronson, from Clinton, Iowa, received second place and was awarded $750 for his Droptine Apparel business plan. Becky Ambrosy, from Sherrill, Iowa, received third place and was awarded $500 for her Platteville Massage Therapy, LLC business plan.

Other participants were Joshua Inglett, from Portage, Wis., with Inglett Enterprises; Joshua Joseph, from Viola, Wis., with Richland Maple Syrup; and Jacob Luginbuhl, from Verona, Wis., with Hometown Painting Services, LLC. Each received $250 for their presentations.      

The Business Plan Competition was sponsored by the Platteville Main Street Program, W.R. and Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, Wisconsin Bank and Trust of Platteville, and Robert Hoffland, of Montgomery, Texas.
  
Contact: Kathy Neumeister, UW-Platteville Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement, (608) 342-6020, neumeisterk@uwplatt.edu

Formatted by: Nicole Smith, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, smithnico@uwplatt.edu
 

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