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3rd Annual Downtown Bristol Entrepreneurs Prize Awarded to Great Oak Brewing Company

February 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Bristol will soon be welcoming a new business to the neighborhood to continue to help grow the heart of not one but two Cities! Believe in Bristol is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Downtown Bristol Entrepreneur's Prize Winner — Great Oak Brewing Company. Thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo, $5,000 cash was awarded to be used towards a property rental or purchase downtown.

In November, 14 contestants, out of 35 applicants, were selected to partake in the nine-week Co.Starters business program. On Saturday, February 20th, the remaining six finalists presented a shark-tank style pitch to a panel of judges, in addition to a crowd of family and friends. Jade and Justin Carson, of Great Oak Brewing Company, were ultimately selected as the winners.

Believe in Bristol continues to focus on strengthening businesses in the Historic Downtown District, and this prize is part of the effort. Last year, The Southern Churn, was awarded the prize by Believe in Bristol. The first year was awarded to Bristol Brewery.

Congratulations to runner-up, Misty Mountain Designs, and all of the contestants of the program.