Entrepreneurs of Erath to announce competition winners at banquet Friday


Rachel Tuggle

STEPHENVILLE (April 20, 2017) – Friday Entrepreneurs of Erath will hold their second annual banquet at 11 a.m. in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms at Tarleton State University. At the banquet Entrepreneurs of Erath will announce the winners of this year’s business plan competition.

The finalists from this year’s competition are Crafted Rustic Elegant Restrooms, the Dublin Soap Company, Flight Reach Productions, SlimPickins Outfitters, LLC., the Southern Belle Toffee Company, Twyford Farms and Von Drogo Kennels. Twenty-seven businesses participated this year.

“We really narrowed it down to start-up businesses this year,” Tarleton’s small business development center’s director Randy Burch said.

The business plan competition was created by the collaboration of the Stephenville Economic Development Company, Stephenville Economic Development Foundation, the Tarleton State University Small Business Development Center, Dublin Economic Development Center, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.

Keynote speaker will be Mike Kornagay, and a special presentation will be given by Janel Harvel from the Texas Governor’s Office.

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