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Blue Ridge CTC Student Finalist in State-Wide Business Plan Competition

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Blue Ridge CTC Student Finalist in State-Wide Business Plan Competition

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge CTC student, Caroline Thorp is continuing to the final round of the 13thAnnual Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition hosted by the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University.

Thorp, an Agribusiness student at Blue Ridge CTC, submitted her plan for Hydro Sustainable, LLC, and was chosen out of 10 semi-finalists in the Lifestyle and Innovation category. Thorp attends the final event in Fairmont, West Virginia on April 12, 2019. The winners for each category will be announced at that time. Previous participants have moved on to open successful businesses throughout the state. 

“Hydro Sustainable began as a vision with a passion for service, culture and community,” said Thorp. “My family and I are proud to be able to invest our energy and efforts into this endeavor to contribute to the development of the West Virginia economy.”

The13th Annual Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition, hosted by the College of Business & Economics, at West Virginia University received 281 business plans from students throughout West Virginia. Students submitted plans within three categories, including Lifestyle and Innovation, Hospitality and Tourism,and STEM. Students are competing for a grand prize of $10,000, in addition to receiving free legal and accounting advice, and for the opportunity to start anew business in the state.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information about Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu

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