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My kids and I always love watching Shark Tank. Of course, we like it for the entertainment value but now, as an entrepreneur myself, I love the stories behind why the contestants are there, too! 

Last year, several local organizations came together to hold their own version of Shark Tank in the Mid-Ohio Valley called Launchpad. Now, it's back for the second year!  I'm thrilled to be sponsoring a portion of the contest, providing a $500 credit to the winner for either a brand-new website or a website refresh. 

If you know someone who might be interested in competing, please share this post with them and direct them to http://www.pleasantschamber.com/launchpad-.html to find all of the information they need to enter! 

Important Dates to Remember for Launchpad:

July 31: Deadline for Applications 

August 14: Notifications to Semifinalists. 

September 19: LAUNCHPAD at the Parkersburg Art Center

                5-6 p.m.   PreLaunch Expo/ Business After Hours  

                6-8 p.m.   Launchpad Pitch Contest