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Win This Space is back and open for applications!

Cornwall: – The Downtown BIA (DBIA) is proud to announce that Win This Space contest is back and ready for applications.

Returning for the 4th year in a row, the Win This Space contest is back in the Downtown BIA and is now open to receive applications. Any entrepreneur who wishes to open up a storefront business in the Downtown BIA is invited to apply for the Win This Space contest.

Similar to prior years, the selected applicants will advance through the competition, where top finalists will present their business pitches to a panel of judges. Based on the presented Business Plans, the judges will select one winner. The Win This Space contest winner will receive the grand prize of $1,000 per month towards rent for an entire year for a space in the Downtown BIA.

“Growing a business is challenging enough under normal circumstances but doing so during a global pandemic adds another layer of stress and uncertainty,” claims Mike Petrynka, owner of Mike’s Printing and Apparel and the Win This Space winner in 2020. “Win This Space was a blessing. The program provided the support I needed to get my business up and running in Cornwall’s downtown.”

Win This Space winners from previous years continue to be located in the downtown:

  1. Winner in 2018: Fairy Sweet Gourmet Bakery at 11 Second St West;
  2. Winner in 2019: Love & Lee at 111 Pitt St;
  3. Winner in 2020: Mike’s Printing and Apparel at 145 Pitt St.

“Although 2020 was a challenging year for businesses, I am excited to soon be welcoming people through my doors to my new location downtown,” claims Mike Petrynka, owner of Mike’s Printing and Apparel and the Win This Space winner in 2020. “I’m very excited and really happy I won Win This Space last year. It really supported me to bring the vision of my store to life.”

To apply for Win This Space 2020, please visit https://downtowncornwall.com/win-this-space/


The deadline to apply is July 07, 2021, at 4:00 pm

Post Author: Candy Pollard