Congratulations to our Winners!


Dan Neff, Kelly Letko and Wendy Myers were chosen as the grand prize winners of our contest. Read more about it here. Thank you to everyone who participated!

We truly value the overwhelming response to this competition and hope that we may be able to provide further assistance in the future.



The Greater Downtown Council of Duluth is accepting written business concepts of your retail idea. If your business concept advances through the initial judging phase, you will submit a detailed business plan for your chance to win free rent for one year.

One new retail business and one expanding retail business will be selected.

Winners will also receive an advertising package with the Duluth News Tribune, marketing services from Out There Advertising, retail mentoring services from maurices, business start-up consulting and loan package from the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, and Greater Downtown Council membership.

Your new business concept is due to the Greater Downtown Council by February 28. Finalists will be announced on March 3, and winners will be announced on June 15, 2011.

Click here for rules and instructions on how to enter. Or call the Greater Downtown Council at 218-727-8549.

Presented by the Greater Downtown Council

Greater Downtown Council

Sponsored by

Oneida Realty Company Out There Advertising
Maurices Duluth News Tribune
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund