Two finalists chosen in the LiftOff Shoals business competition
FLORENCE, Ala. – Two finalists were chosen from the LiftOff Shoals competition.
The competition is made possible through a partnership between the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Shoals Business Incubator and the University of Northern Alabama.
Different competitors presented their business models and arguments to a jury for a chance to win $ 20,000.
A finalist is Green Acres Organic Pharms, a hemp processing company that offers accessibility to affordable hemp products and product information gaps.
“We plan to expand our processing controls, our quality control measures so that we can offer even lower prices than what we are currently doing,” said Founder and CEO Carmelo Parasiliti. “Grow and invest more in the business and hopefully get more and help the people of the Shoals.
The second finalist is Cottonwood farm, a market that connects small farms with potential customers. Owners Brian and Hope Williamson said their goal is to make the final bond between your food and your family.
“We want people who really want to work and start a business to be able to come here with a good product, get paid in cash, and be able to support their families – grow their business, so not just the grocery store, but we are nice. to think of it as an incubator in a way too, ”said Brian.
A winner will be chosen during the final competition at Pickett Place in Florence on May 18th.
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