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Englewood Business Plan Competition reaches Phase III

On Oct 3rd the  Quality of Life Plan Business Plan Competition(BPC) kicked off it’s  third phase in which judges heard the first round of applicant pitches. Applicants delivered their plans to evaluators who reviewed their business plan as well as  offered one on one counseling on how to improve  their pitch.

 The finalist from this round will move on to each compete for a $10,000 BPC award on December 15th.

We thanks our esteemed evaluators who provided their expertise. Among them where:

  • Eva Brown, U.S. Bank, Vice President and Regional Community Development Manager
  • Shirley Calahan, Owner Calahan Funeral Home
  • Manuel Jimenez, Vice President , Community Reinvestment Officer Community Lending
  • Saul H. Klibanow, Principal of Klibanow Strategic Consulting Services LLC
  • Thurman "Tony"  Smith,  Senior Vice President, Community Development Market Manager - PNC Bank
  • Alysia Tate, Director of Programs, Chicago Foundation for Women
  • Felicia Slaton Young, President, Englewood Chamber of Commerce


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