Important Dates

May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Awards Ceremony

King Estate, in conjunction with the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel, are excited to open up their Bottling facility, located at 1780 Carnegie Way, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 for the awards event. 

Participants and attendees will get a first hand behind the scenes look at King Estate, an area industry leader bringing commerce and tourism to Cottage Grove. The Cottage Grove Carousel will also be showcased at the event, in support of new business development in  South Lane county. 

Schedule of Events:

6:00 - 7:00pm : Networking

Participants should be prepared to give their 30 - second Elevator  pitch during this time. 

(There will be a special award for the Best Elevator Pitch.)

7:00-7:15pm : Welcome to the Challenge!

7:15 - 8:00 pm : Top 5 Announcement 

The Top 5 participants will give their 5 - Minute Pitch

 (5-minute pitches will be scored by the judges to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.)

8:15 pm : Awards Announcements 

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

2 Hour Business Plan Seminar

  • Lane Community College - CG Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan is top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused.

Registration is required. Please go to the ‘Business Registration’ tab to register for the challenge. Participants must register by 3pm, April 12, 2019

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Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Your Business Plan Accelerator Course - Class 4 of 4

  • Lane Community College - CG Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan is top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free software needed to successfully complete a business plan in just four class sessions.

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Apr
3
8:00 AM08:00

Your Business Plan Accelerator Course - Class 3 of 4

  • Lane Community College - CG Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan is top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free software needed to successfully complete a business plan in just four class sessions.

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Mar
27
8:00 AM08:00

Your Business Plan Accelerator Course - Class 2 of 4

  • Lane Community College - CG Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan is top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free software needed to successfully complete a business plan in just four class sessions.

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Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

Your Business Plan Accelerator Course - Class 1 of 4

  • Lane Community College - CG Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan is top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free software needed to successfully complete a business plan in just four class sessions.

Registration is required. Please go to the ‘Business Registration’ tab to register for the challenge. Participants must register by March 19, 2019.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kickoff Networking Event!

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The Cottage Grove Business Challenge is kicking off the competition at this fun meet and greet event. Join the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cottage Grove Community Development Corporation and Lane Community College for an awesome networking opportunity with challenge participants and community leaders. If you are interested in learning more about the Cottage Grove Business Challenge this is a wonderful opportunity to get more information and register your business for the Challenge.

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