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North of Boston Business Plan Competition Finalists

North of Boston Business Plan Competition Finalists

The Enterprise Center is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2010 North of Boston Business Plan Competition:

  • EcoCentric Resources DBA TOPIA (Salem, MA)– online sales of environmentally responsible, non-toxic household products made with authentic natural ingredients, and “chlorine free” baby diapers and baby wipes directly to consumers. Lane Nielsen, EcoCentric Resources TOPIA 617.510.0274 ltn@ecocentricresources.com
  • Local Ginger (Newburyport, MA) - A marketing communication channel to help local merchants reach likely customers through email and SMS technologies.  http://www.localginger.com/  Arik Keller, Local Ginger 978.387.3738 arik@localginger.com
  • Solar Sheds (Peabody, MA) - develops and markets, energy conversion products for the solar photovoltaic industry. Frank Harrington, Solar Sheds 978.335.7724 fharrington@alumni.uml.edu

Finalists will present their plans before the panel of 19 judges and the public at the finale, to be held in the Central Campus Recital Hall at Salem State University on April 12, 2010, at 3 pm. Each finalist will present his or her plan for 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questioning from the judges. After the presentations the judges will confer and the winner will be announced that same evening. The public is invited to attend. 

Anyone wishing to attend may RSVP by visiting www.enterprisectr.org/bpc/finalersvp51.html or emailing sgibney@enterprisectr.org

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