The Business of Recycling: a competition
The Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to launch its first business creation competition. “Business of Recycling” is open to all legal residents of the Tobacco Valley. The goal is to find at least one person or team with a good business idea that turns waste plastic, glass, metal, and/or paper into something that can be reused. Here’s a sample of what might be done in our area:
plus two months rent-free space at the TVID on Airport Road
plus two free hours of professional consultation with each of the following:
Attorney Tiffin Hall
Accountant Jeremy Cook
Banker Tammy Lawlor
Business owners Jim & Andi Monroe
Business Planner Tracy McIntyre
Financial Planner Stephanie Juneau
Marketing Consultant Amanda K. Larrinaga
Small Business Startup Consultant Amy Kellogg
plus (we’re working on it)
May 5: the competition opens. You have two months to research and write your proposal.
July 5: the competition closes. You must submit your proposal to the Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce by midnight that day.
Over the next approximately 2 weeks, your proposal will be scored by a team of judges. If it ranks among the top tier, you will be invited to present your idea in person. The judges will then select the top three prize-winning proposals.
We are thrilled to have the following individuals join us in this competition.
Alice B. Elrod
- Wayne Gardella, CPA, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Montana District Office
- William MacBride, Esq., principal, MacBride Law
- Chris Parson, Director, Continuing Education, FVCC
- Dan Gorton, Director, SBDC, FVCC
- Stephanie Juneau, loan officer, Montana West Economic Development
- Tracy McIntyre, principal, Rural Economic Designs, LLC
- Bill Nicholson, business advisor, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
- Amanda Larrinaga, Chief Scaling Officer, MeBox Media, Inc.
- Alistair Stewart, senior business advisor, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
The “Business of Recycling” competition has a proposal form that must be used by all contestants. For a copy, please send your name, address, and phone number to ChamberPix@gmail.com or complete the following form:
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Hey so there’s plastic recycling equipment of all sizes. There’s free plans for some of the smaller stuff, there’s bigger equipment of all types that can be purchased to recycle on a larger scale, and there are some places that will buy it, once it’s sorted,clean and shredded, and maybe even pay the shipping too. Then there are printers, and I thought it’d be great to put a small plastic recycling and printing operation at the school and see what the students make of it. There are tons of online plans for 3D printed items.