Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dixon Business Competition Deadline

James Burke, the Mayor of Dixon, Illinois is pleased to announce that The Dixon Business Competition is attracting the attention of many local entrepreneurs.    Entrepreneurs can compete for $10,000 in no-strings-attached cash prizes, free commercial rent, top tier professional advisory support, and the opportunity to showcase your business idea to the Dixon community.

“This Competition is a key component of our community’s efforts to help startup entrepreneurs in the Dixon area,” said Mayor James Burke.  “I am very excited so see the great new business ideas that over two dozen entrepreneurs will be submitting as part of the Competition.”

Friday Deadline for Entries

Entrepreneurs can still enter their Summary Business Plans in the Competition where they will be confidentially scored by a panel of judges.   The deadline for entry is this Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  Entries must be delivered to the Mayor’s office at the Dixon City Hall.  For details and a Summary Plan Outline visit

The Competition finalists will be chosen based on the best scores achieved.  The final event is the “Pitch Competition” where the finalists will present a two minute Elevator Pitch to a panel of judges. 

“We are thrilled about the support we have gotten from over 23 local companies and organizations that are sponsoring the Competition,” said Josh Albrecht, the Executive Director of Dixon Main Street.  “This exciting competition is a great way to help support entrepreneurs and new businesses and to give them the tools to succeed here in Dixon.”

For more information visit or contact Josh Albrecht at (815) 288-2308.


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