WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- Thursday night, economic leaders and the community got to hear from several businesses in what was called 'Pitch Night'.
People packed the rooms of Basic City Beer Company, as a panel of judges and the community heard from eight different entrepreneurs, four businesses were awarded a combined $51,000 in grants.
Those winners were:
Blue Oregano - $16,000
Memories by Valerie - $8,000
The Honey Exchange - $18,000
Chubina Boo Boutique - $9,000
"We really want to work to help all of them open their businesses," said Assistant Director for Economic Development, Courtney Cranor. "The grant winners, that's like the icing on the cake, but we really want to give a strong foundation to any of these businesses that want to move forward."
Economic leaders said they will be helping the grant winners with locations, training and any other traditional support.