Local Pitch Contest
On April 18th, we held our Local Pitch Contest at the Church of God of Prophecy in Lawrence. See all the details below!
First Place ($1000) - Markus Haala, MHM Studios Printmaking
Special Guest Judges
- Nelson Butten – Co-Executive Director, Lawrence CommunityWorks
- Dalia Diaz – Founder, Rumbo
- Benny Espaillat – Owner, Zapato Aqui Shoe Store
- Fred Faust – President, Edge Group, Inc.
- Heidi Feinstein – Founder & CEO, Life Alive
- Steve Ives - President & CEO, Merrimack Valley YMCA
Cassandria Cambell & Jackson Renshaw – Fresh Food Generation
Food truck organization that aims to provide healthy affordable cooked foods to low-income neighborhoods with limited food access.
Erin V. Freeborn – Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion
Offers an innovative way to deal with youth crime offenders that allows the offender to accept responsibility for his/her actions , reducing repeat offending, which ensures justice for the victim and community while exploring the root causes of the crime.
Markus Haala – MHM Studios Printmaking
Merrimack Valley’s only printmaking studio to serve artists in the area. The purpose of the studio is to promote and teach printmaking, network with artists/printmakers and to provide a versatile workspace with professional equipment.
Sam Hy – The Medallion Movement
Handcrafted leather medallions that represent Khmer art and culture.
John Raser – Bicicocina: Human Powered Bike and Skate Shop
Shop in Lawrence that will be a low cost provider of basic bicycle, skateboard, and other non-motorized transportation service and parts. They will salvage used bicycles, engage youth through workshop space and programming, and provide a platform for active transportation advocacy.
Rafael Rosa & Kathy Ruiz – ENERGY (Exercise Now Everyday Regularly and Grow Younger) Fitness Training
ENERGY is a low cost, customized personal training that changes people’s lives, helping them avoid serious health problems. Workouts are based on the client’s individual fitness level for maximum results.
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