Davis advances in business contest

Angela Davis, owner of Angela’s Hair & More Beauty Supply, won $250 at the Main Street Fort Dodge Live Pitch Open 4 Business contest April 29.

Davis will move on to the state competition, which was launched in 2015. It is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated Main Street district, to compete for a chance to win up to $20,000 in grant funds to assist with a business development or expansion project that will help them grow their business.

A 25 percent cash match is required. The grant funds are administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Downtown Resource Center and Main Street Iowa program.

Two local businesses applied, Mary Kay’s Gifts and Home Decor owned by Mary Kay Daniel and Angela’s Hair & More Beauty Supply.

Davis will represent Fort Dodge at the state semi-final competition held in Des Moines on June 27, 2019.

Five finalists will win $8,000 technical assistance grant. Davis could win the grand prize, up to $20,000 to help support her business expansion idea.