BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Churchill Mortgage today announced it has selected 20 finalists of its Young Entrepreneur contest, whose business ideas span from lifestyle coaching to human resources, health and wellness to payments and data technology, education to marketing, music to food and agriculture, and more.
Finalists will present these ideas to a panel of judges Feb. 5-7 at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Based on these presentations, one winner will be selected.
The entrepreneur selected will win more than $35,000 in cash and prizes, including a one-year E|Spaces membership, an opportunity to attend Dave Ramsey’s weeklong “EntreLeadership Master Series” workshop, and an opportunity to meet monthly with Churchill’s senior management team and other local business professionals for ongoing strategic guidance. There will also be potential for Churchill to participate as a capital partner, as well as opportunities to meet with other potential funding partners.
“To drive growth and ensure long-term economic prosperity for Middle Tennessee, we must first invest in our future, and our future starts with the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Mike Hardwick, president and founder of Churchill Mortgage. “We are thrilled with the number and quality of business proposals received. Each of the finalists clearly possesses the ideas and will to be successful and to support economic and job growth in our community. Selecting only one winner will be a challenge, but we look forward to listening to these young individuals tell us more about their unique business ideas.”
Finalists include: Ashley Donelson, Benjamin Fruin, Brennon Mobley, Charleson S. Bell, Clark Buckner, David Medlock, Emily Daniel, Fabiana Mersan, Ian Raffalovich, George Livingston, Jonathan Harris, John Price, Katherine Coe, Matt Tunstall, Mykas Degesys, Patrick Woodyard, Ross Chandler Hill, Seth Baugher, Trista Davis and Zach Hendrix.
About Churchill Mortgage
Founded in 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a prominent and financially sound leader in the mortgage industry, providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 26 states. Unique within the industry, it is the only mortgage lender endorsed by nationally syndicated radio personality and personal finance expert and author, Dave Ramsey. Through its consultative approach to lending and strong commitment to local communities, the lender focuses on the right loan product for each borrower, providing the education and tools necessary to ensure borrowers’ financial stability. For more information about Churchill Mortgage, visit www.churchillmortgage.com or follow them on Twitter @ChurchillMtg and Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchillmortgage.
About Hutton Hotel
Hutton Hotel is Nashville's newest independent luxury hotel offering 247 guest rooms and 13,600 square feet of function space. Hutton's modern, yet comfortable design is unique and comparable to some of the best independent luxury hotels around the world. Hutton Hotel is a development of Amerimar Enterprises, a recognized leader in the renovation and repositioning of office, hotel, retail, multi-family and mixed use properties throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.HuttonHotel.com.
Editor’s Note: Interview opportunities with finalists will be made available to attending media during the Feb. 5-7 event. For more information or to schedule a time, please contact Michael Touchton at 678-781-7215.