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  • Pitch Competition

  • Apply by September 19, 2017 & Win $5,000 in Awards

    The National City Chamber of Commerce and Lift Development, together with South County Economic Development Council and the Small Business Development Center, invite you to participate in our new Elevate My Business Challenge! 

    This program is intended to target established businesses that's aimed at helping them grow by empowering them with tools, knowledge and experience proven pivotal in highly successful companies. We are selecting 20-25 diverse National City and South Bay businesses who will form a kind of “learning family” for the duration of the program – and hopefully, beyond.


    Who should apply?

    • Businesses that are experiencing flat sales
    • Businesses that are looking to sale their ownership in the near future
    • Businesses who are ready to work ON their business, not IN their business
    • Motivated and Committed business owners that want to take their business to the next level.


    Course Overview

    Four (4) sessions over eight weeks at 90 minutes each on Oct. 5, Oct.19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. 

    A fifth session where participants will put together all they have learned in a 10-minute “pitch” unveiling their new growth strategies and plans.

    *A small fee of $75 for the entire program. (As a Chamber member, you get 1/2 off the regular $150 fee.)


    Session 1: (Thursday, October 5th, 9am - 11am)

    How to spot growth opportunities, & identify which can maximize your revenue gains. Converting opportunities to action.

    Session 2: (Thursday, October 19th, 2pm - 3:30pm)

    How to leverage your strength to choose strategies to make growth happen & surpass your competition. Doing the right things, not just doing things right.

    Session 3: (Thursday, November 16th, 2pm - 3:30pm)

    Secrets of leadership & attracting, retaining talent. How to build a high performing team & empower your organization. Identifying & recruiting new partners, resource providers as "stakeholders."

    Session 4: (Thursday, November 30th, 2pm - 3:30pm)

    Ways to tell your business story to win new customers, key partners, talent or funders. Keeping your personal and professional "edge."

    **Pitch Day: (Thursday, November 30th, 2pm - 3:30pm)

    Present your newly revitalized, re-imagined, ramped-up business infused with your passion in a dynamic 10-minute story.


    *Scholarship assistance may be available to qualified participants.

    ** (Reception to follow from 5:15pm - 6:30pm)


    Application available online at: www.f6s.com/ncc5kembchallenge/apply     

    For additional questions call: Charles Reilly, (858) 452-6607.  





  • Paul Robinson

    CPP Printing & Direct Mail Marketing

    100 West 35th Street

    National City, CA 91950

    (619) 425-1999



    Eddie Trejo

    Machete Beer House

    2325 Highland avenue

    National City, CA 91950

    (619) 773-6986



    David & Risa Baron

    Jackie's Jams 

    1321 Broadway

    El Cajon, CA 92021


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