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Students Compete for Best Business Plan

Submitted by on April 26, 2013 – 2:05 pm

Competing for more than $2,000 in scholarship money and a Dell laptop computer, students in Northern Essex Community College’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship course will present their business plans at the college’s 4th Annual Business Plan Competition. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in NECC’s Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., in Haverhill, and is open to the public.

Scholarships for $1200, $750 and $500, respectively, will be awarded to the top three business plans, and a Dell laptop computer will be awarded to the top entrepreneurship student.

Guenevere Gonzalez of Lawrence will present Caring Comfort at Home, which will ensure employees and patients’ families have the information needed to care for patients’ physical and mental needs.

Offering guests a home-away-from-home experience, Kim Dobbs of Haverhill, will present The Morningside at York Beach.

Daniel Henriquez of Lawrence will introduce D.A.K. Machining, which will provide customers with the highest quality compounds and on-time delivery.

Targeting local markets and a major Haitian distribution depot in Haiti, Rudy Emmanuel of Haverhill and Austin Whiteneck of Salem, NH plan to provide long-term contracts at fixed prices and on-hand supplies year round with their business, Rice Are Us!

Heidi Landry of Amherst, NH, will present Refresh Bridal Boutique, an upscale bridal consignment shop offering affordable wedding and formal gowns and accessories.

The Companion Hotel, presented by Bruce Loring of Brentwood, NH, will provide a facility that makes pets feel at home while they are away from home.

The event is sponsored by The NECC Business Programs Advisory Committee and The NECC Foundation, Inc./ The NECC Office of Institutional Development.

To learn more about business programs at Northern Essex, visit the website.