18 companies advanced to the business pitch competition!

Congratulations to the small businesses that made their pitch to our five investors last month. They are one step closer to accessing up to $100,000 in investment. Each company listed below completed the small business boot camp and competed in the Business Pitch Competition. Finalists will be announced soon! Winning businesses will locate in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Congratulations to these 18 businesses:

  • Cleveland House Hotels
  • Ellie-May's Gourmet Cookies
  • Great Lake Outfitters
  • Hatfield's Goode Grub
  • Her BlueWear Uniforms
  • Immaculate Cleaning Co.
  • iSalon Plus Hair Loss Center
  • JB Grill Soul Food & Catering
  • KinderKits
  • Lake Erie Pet Food Co.
  • Melendez Catering Services, LLC DBA La Posada Latin Cafe & More
  • Old Brooklyn Cheese Company
  • Our Favorite Things Boutique
  • PearlFlower Catering
  • Randy's Pickles
  • Sidekicks Salsa, LLC
  • Vino Veritas Cellars
  • Yellowcakeshop Clothing

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The Cleveland Chain Reaction Project is being produced to create jobs, investment and prosperity in Cleveland’s neighborhoods while providing education and information for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to benefit our community.


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