Virtual Events

Own a small outdoor company in Michigan? You could win business support in a new competition.

Michigan business owners can win merchandising, prototyping, reputation management, and more.


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Three business groups in Michigan—the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Right Place, and the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office—are about to close the submission process for a competition that will promote small outdoor companies located in Mason, Lake, Oceana, and Newaygo counties. The “virtual pitch event” invites selected applicants to pitch their businesses to contest judges on October 27th, where owners will have the chance to win awards like free merchandising, prototyping, reputation management, geo-targeted marketing, photography/video production, and more.

The criteria for applying are as follows:

  • Your business must be located in Mason, Lake, Oceana, or Newaygo county. Scoring preference may be given to those in geographically disadvantaged areas.
  • Your business must make less than $750,000 in annual revenue.
  • Your business must have no more than 10 employees.
  • Your business must meet applicable industry laws and standards.

The deadline for application is September 30. Outdoor businesses located in the counties mentioned above can apply here.