Entries Being Accepted For Emerging Entrepreneur Award

​Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur Award. The award highlights a young area business that opened within the past four years. The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance (SCIGA) and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College are proud program sponsors. This year marks the fourth annual event, and entries are encouraged from throughout the Kaskaskia College District.
Previous recipients include 2013 co-winners- Tavie Tots/USA Sports Bows of Salem and Sunrise Care Givers of Greenville. Prior awards went to Kahuna’s Burgers and More of Greenville (2012) and Prophecy 1 of Nashville (2011). The application process is simple and forms can be obtained by contacting the program coordinators: or Questions and information requests can also be directed to 618-545-3260.
Applications must be received by June 15, 2014. The winner(s) will be announced later this summer at a monthly meeting of SCIGA. In addition to this recognition dinner, the winner will receive tuition to cover the cost of a 3-credit hour business course at Kaskaskia College. Media coverage has also been a valuable benefit to past winners.

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