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Blue Ridge CTC Student Wins Business Plan Competition
Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted its first annual business plan competition for students and future students. The competition opened January 1st for those interested to submit ideas.
The winner of the competition was Roxanne Roach of Roxanne’s Garden. Roach won a $2,000 scholarship for the fall semester to Blue Ridge CTC. The Blue Ridge CTC Foundation and CNB Bank of Berkeley Springs each contributed $1,000 toward the scholarship. In addition, Roach received six months of free office space at the Spring Tech Innovation Lab located at the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Roxanne’s Garden is a seven acre area to be used for intensive fruit and vegetable growing. The vision of the business is to grow quality vegetables and berries using organic methods and sustainable farming practices. The business provides educational opportunities to customers and school children, in addition to selling quality produce in northern Berkeley County, West Virginia. As part of the business plan development process, Roach prepared both a marketing and financial plan to help ensure the success of her business.
Individuals who competed were offered a free spot at the next Small Business Development Centers Fundamentals Seminar. The seminar is offered by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. Blue Ridge CTC plans to offer the scholarship again next year to students and potential students. Spring Tech Innovation incubator space in Berkeley Springs is currently accepting applications for office space year round. Visit www.springtechlab.com or contact Jane Peters at 304.886.1753.
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 on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.