October 11, 2010

Media Advisory - - Entrepreneurship Contest

Reporters, photographers and news crews are invited to cover the Southern Area Innovate Illinois Competition awards presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 150 E. Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale.

The awards culminate the regional finals of the statewide 2010 Innovate Illinois competition. Entrepreneurs from throughout the region are competing in one of two divisions. Two businesses from each development stage will advance to the state Innovate Illinois contest set for December 16 in Chicago. The top finishers from the six finalists in each category at the state contest will win $30,000 cash prizes. First runners-up will win $10,000.

For more information, contact Robyn Laur Russell at 618/453-3805.