Four Local Entrepreneurs Hope To Take Home The Top Prize at Show of Hands

On Wednesday, June 29, four local business owners will take the stage at the next Show of Hands, a community-supported crowdfunding event hosted by Wheeling Heritage. 

The event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street, invites attendees to pay $5 to vote for the project they feel is the most worthwhile. The winning presenter will leave with more than $4,000, including all the funds raised at the door, for his or her business expansion.

The Wheeling Heritage Media Team met with this round’s participants to learn more about their businesses ahead of this week’s competition. Check out these videos to get acquainted with these talented entrepreneurs and get ready for the next Show of Hands! The more people who attend, the bigger the award for the winner – we hope to see you there!

Libbi Gramby, Table 304

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Emily Rouse, Edgington Studio

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Adam Luiso, Chef N Company

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Christopher Burress, Tito’s Sloppy Doggs

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In addition to donations at the door, this program is generously funded by several community sponsors. Orrick, the program’s corporate sponsor, donates $1,000 to each event. The Friends of Show of Hands, which consists of community members and business owners, contribute $250 to each event.

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Friends of Show of Hands include Dave and Beth Weaver of Wheeling Volkswagen & Subaru, Dr. and Mrs. Dan Joseph of Joseph Orthodontics, Brian Joseph of Touchstone Research Laboratory, Fuzz and Barb LaRue, H Lawrence Jones, Ed.D., Kennen & Kennen Realtors, Warwood Armature, Rabbi Joshua Lief and Rebecca Lief, Sikora Montessori, Will and Tracey Turani, Sklavounakis Law Office, and Bridgeway Capital.

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