It's Phase Two of the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce's Enterprise Challenge.  It's aptly called the "Trade Show" because that is basically what it is --a chance for contestants to sell their business plans to a group of judges.

The Enterprise Challenge itself is a training program for entrepreneurs who are exposed to workshops in business finance, human resource, real estate, marketing and technology.  I participated a few years ago and it was both fun and educational...I didn't win the cash prizes but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience that included coaching from industry experts.

Through the workshops and coaching, contestants formed business plans that were judged and scored to determine the top thirteen in the Trade Show ...

Enterprise Challenge Trade Show contestants include...

•Basecamp Outfitters, Kittitas County- Local source for outdoor gear that is proudly sourced from sustainable and ethical companies so you can feel good about getting out there

.•Fringe-Indoor Golf, Yakima County – Using the latest in golf technology, Fringe offers individuals of all skill levels a year-round gathering place to play and improve their game.

•Harmony Hill Candle Company, Yakima County – Hand poured, beautifully scented soy candles that are smooth burning, long lasting, and eco-friendly.

•High Desert Fermentation, Yakima County- Creating small batch hand-crafted hard cider that utilize apples and apple varieties that would have gone to waste.

•KORE Business Services, Yakima County - Bookkeeping solutions for small businesses with limited resources who need to bridge the gap between themselves and their accountant.

•Sage Rat, Yakima County - Sage Rat is a new winery in Yakima, Washington creating unique affordable, small-batch wines geared toward customers with a curious palate.

•Schab’s Bier Den LLC, Yakima County - Locally owned shop offering PNW craft beverages & brews in bottles, cans & tap rotations with personalized service.

•Secret Valley Farm, Kittitas County - Creating small batch premium jams and jellies; seasonally created, scratch-made with locally sourced ingredients.

•Selah Springs Brewing Company (Hop Heritage, LLC), Yakima County- Offering the unique experience to have local craft beer in our brewpub that revives Selah’s hop heritage to benefit and serve the community.

•Sunnyside Meat Packers LLC, Yakima County- Your FIRST CHOICE for cutting and curing, no long waits and no one turned away! Sunnyside Meat Packers does their own cure and smoking in-house.

•The Tap, Yakima County- Self -pour taproom, offering 50 rotating taps of craft beer, wine, and cider.

•Vital Agronomics, Yakima County- Taking the guesswork out of farming with science-based solutions and predictive analytics
.•Washington Moving Company, Yakima County - To provide professional household goods relocation services and expert furniture moving/storage.
Up for grabs - $17,500 in cash prizes.
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