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Business grant competition deadline extended to Friday

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 10:38 a.m. CDT

The South Central Iowa Area Partnership Dream Big Grow Here has extended its entry deadline to 5 p.m. Friday. The voting period has moved to Oct. 7-21. The regional pitchoff will remain Nov. 12.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs may go online and complete a short application to be in the running for a chance to win a $5,000 business grant. This year’s winner will then go on to pitch for an additional $10,000 grand prize at EntreFest! to be held in the spring of next year.

Lead sponsor for Dream Big Grow Here is the Iowa Bankers Association. Other key sponsors are a mix of private and public sector agencies, including the University of Northern Iowa MyEntre.Net, Iowa Farm Bureau/Renew Rural Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority, VentureNet, Delta Dental of Iowa and Technology Association of Iowa.

For more information on the South Central Iowa Area Partnership Dream Big Grow Here grant contest and to enter, go to For complete rules or for more information about this regional contest, contact Wayne J. Pantini at or by phone at 641-782-2003.

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