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Iowa River Brewing Company, Inc. advances in Dream Big Grow Here Contest

Finalists vie for a $5,000 business grant

October 30, 2013

Iowa River Brewing Company, Inc. in Marshalltown is one of the top four vote getters and will be among the four finalists in the Dream Big, Grow Here contest.

The Innovation Gateway in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa announced the businesses on Monday. Other finalists include: Red Ribbon Bakery, Knoxville; After Hours Archery, Oskaloosa; and Debbie's Celebration Barn, Oskaloosa. A wildcard selection, Boomerang's, Newton, was also selected by representatives of the Innovation Gateway Dream Big Grow Here contest.

A regional pitch off contest for a chance to win $5,000 will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Des Moines Area Community College's Newton campus. The winner will receive $5,000 business grant and a chance to compete for an additional $10,000 at the statewide EntreFest Conference in 2014.

Dream Big Grow Here is made possible through sponsorship by a mix of private and public sector agencies. Dream Big Grow Here is a program of UNI Business and Community Services and UNI MyEntre.Net.

For more information about the Dream Big Grow Here contest, go to



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