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Mon September 10, 2012
Detroit retail contest kicks off public voting
Public voting begins today in the second-annual retail entrepreneur contest called Hatch Detroit.
This year's ten semi-finalists include a kayak rental business, a cosmetics company and a biergarten.
"We actually aren't looking for chains or anything like that, though," said the project's executive director, Vittoria Katanski. "We're looking for independent retail. So if you're an independent retailer from Rochester who wants to open a second in the city of Detroit you'd be eligible, or if you're just a person in the city who has has a really great idea you'd be eligible also."
Katanski says there's been a 25 percent increase in business plan submissions this year compared to last year.
The winner will be awarded $50,000, plus about 20-thousand dollars worth of services.