Pitch ‘N Pontiac Live Business Competition Winners

    Pontiac small business owners competed for $35K in prizes in the Pitch ‘N Pontiac live business pitch competition, hosted by CEED Lending. Sponsored by Chemical Bank, Oakland County Business Finance Corporation and the Oakland County Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs.

    Max Out Fitness owner Jermaine Branner won both the Existing Business prize ($10,000) and the audience’s People’s Choice prize ($5000) in the Aug. 30 “Pitch ‘N Pontiac” live business pitch competition hosted by CEED Lending at The Crofoot in Pontiac. Amber Johnson, owner of Gourmet Fresh Prep, won the Startup prize ($5000).
    L-R: Belinda Turner Dubois, CEED Small Business Lender; Laura Castone, Chemical Bank Community Development Manager; Jermaine Branner, Max Out Fitness owner; Greg Doyle, Supervisor, Oakland County One Stop Shop; and Thomas Kimble, Master of Ceremonies.