• July 26, 2022

TNT Fishing Lures wins PitchIt! Minto 2022 marketing strategy competitors

MINTO – The City of Minto and the LaunchIt Enterprise Exploration Heart have wrapped up the tenth annual PitchIt Minto Enterprise Plan Competitors.

The winner of the 2022 version is TNT Fishing Lures, owned and operated by Tia Biro and Ty Henry, new residents to Minto who began their enterprise in April 2022.

TNT Fishing Lures is a Harriston-based lure firm that “focuses on producing prime quality sturdy fishing deal with” utilizing solely North American made elements, organizers state.

The PitchIt Minto Enterprise Plan Competitors began in 2012 to develop small companies in Minto and enhance consciousness of the sources accessible. The competitors has grown and advanced over time and after taking a break in 2021, it returned in 2022 to supply the biggest prize pool but – over $32,000 in money and prizes

Director of financial and neighborhood improvement Belinda Wick-Graham famous three entries have been acquired, and all have been deemed worthy to maneuver on to submitting full enterprise plans.

“Popping out of COVID we did not know what number of new companies can be seeking to begin, however we needed to convey this system again and try to assist anybody who was taking a look at opening a brand new enterprise or buying an current enterprise,” mentioned Wick -Graham.

The three finalists have been: TNT Fishing Lures, Constructing Bridges Grownup Day Program owned by Sierra-Lynn Moreira from Palmerston and Café on the Outdated Publish beneath new possession of Hayley Pavao, situated in downtown Harriston.

PitchIt Minto presents prizing for the winner and all finalists in addition to a pool of prizes that may be custom-made primarily based on the wants of the finalists.

“Because of the assist of our beneficiant neighborhood sponsors over $32,000 in money and prizes has been awarded to the three finalists,” organizers state in a July 5 press launch.

“It was nice to see such a various group of companies beginning in our neighborhood this yr. It’s a true testomony to how Minto is rising,” mentioned Minto Chamber of Commerce vp and previous PitchIt winner Dr. Shawn McDonald, a first-time choose of the competitors.

“As a enterprise we’re grateful for the chance that the City of Minto has offered. Now we have labored laborious as a staff to launch TNT Fishing Lures and develop each in Canada and Internationally. We look ahead to all the longer term holds” state Biro and Henry.

“What I seen most this yr was the eagerness that every one the candidates exhibited. The shows have been properly put collectively, however simply by speaking with the candidates you’ll be able to see their drive and willpower to succeed. I congratulate all of this yr’s companies that participated and look ahead to watching them develop,” mentioned long-time choose Rob Mattice, normal supervisor at 88.7 the River.

Entrepreneurs are urged to observe for the annual PitchIt competitors which launches annually in March. For particulars contact Wick-Graham at [email protected] or 519-338-2511 ext. 241.