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February 26, 2013

Bartlesville Innovative Ideas Competition Announces Six Finalists

The Build Bartlesville Innovative Ideas Competition has announced the six area entrepreneurs and existing small business owners who have been named as finalists for this year's event.

A diverse cross section of Bartlesville enterprises are represented among the finalists, including Appineers, LLC; Divine Escape Bed and Breakfast; Heartland Roasters; Hero Factor GamesTM; Institute for Conversational FundraisingTM; and Love's Beauty Supplies.

Judges selected the top six finalists to compete up to $15,000 of funding, along with recognition as "the next great Bartlesville entrepreneur." Finalists will give oral presentations on March 14, with winners announced that evening during an awards ceremony to be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Tri County Technology Center Event Center, 6101 SE Nowata Rd.

The awards ceremony is open to the public, but RSVP is required. Please contact Lynn Wilson at 918-343-7622 or email lwilson@rsu.edu to RSVP. Finalists will have the opportunity to give a 90-second pitch about their innovative idea at the awards ceremony.

The Build Bartlesville innovative ideas competition is a collaboration between RSU and the Bartlesville Development Corporation. Area sponsors include the 66 Federal Credit Union, Armstrong Bank, RCB Bank, the Strategy Center at Tri County Technology Center, Woolaroc, the Price Tower and the Bartlesville History Museum. The official media sponsors for the event are Bartlesville Radio and the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise newspaper.

For more information, visit www.buildbartlesville.info.