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EDC, Brookwood Farms launch business plan contest

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Siler City, NC - Registration for the second annual Chatham High School Business Plan Contest is underway. The contest, organized by the Chatham Economic Development Corporation and sponsored by Siler City’s Brookwood Farms Barbecue, gives local students the chance to compete for prizes of $500, $300 and $200.

The contest is open to high school students enrolled in a Chatham County high school. Teams of two to three students will develop a business concept, marketing, and finances. The first round and registration is due by February 28.

Youth entrepreneurship is an important piece of North Carolina’s economy, especially in rural areas like Chatham County. This competition will encourage students to think like entrepreneurs as they develop a business plan over the next two months.

“Brookwood Farms sees and appreciates the need to develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurs,” said Twig Wood, Brookwood Farms President. “The support for the Business Plan Contest is just one of many venues to help insure our young minds have a chance to show their thoughts and imagination in creating a business plan that they may one day put to use.”

Students are encouraged to use Tools for Business, a free resource offered by the EDC with national, state, and local information for businesses. Registration and rules are located here.

The EDC would like to thank Brookwood Farms Barbecue for its support of this activity and its continued involvement in community programs.

For more information, contact Mari Howe, entrepreneur resource specialist for the EDC, at 919-542-8277 or

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