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Three finalists have been selected for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Big Shot contest, where one lucky business owner will win $15,000 and 48 hours of free consulting time from NJBIA’s partners. 

Entrants had until Nov. 30 to upload a short video to www.bigshotnj.com detailing why their business deserves its own Big Shot at the winnings.

“We’re very excited for these three business owners who presented compelling videos stating why they’re ready to have their operations taken to the next level,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “We look forward to seeing more of their entrepreneurial spirit on the way to the grand prize.”

The three finalists for the NJBIA Big Shot contest are:

Jersey Girls Food Tours: A unique, Jersey City-based service that introduces local restaurants and chefs to the public via guided tours throughout New Jersey and lower Manhattan. Video here.

Kingsway Learning Center – With campuses in Haddonfield and Moorestown, Kingsway offers special education services to better meet the needs of children, adults and their families. Video here.

ServPro – A ServPro franchisee serving Atlantic City, Hamilton and Hammonton in Atlantic County and Haddon Heights and Voorhees in Camden County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after fire, smoke or water damage. Video here.

For the Big Shot campaign, NJBIA teamed up with New Jersey-based entrepreneur, CEO and business consultant Mike Luzio to attract contest participants and spread the word about NJBIA’s valuable toolbox of member services.

Each finalist will now collaborate with Luzio to create a second short video. A panel of NJBIA member business owners – not competing in the contest – will then judge the three finalist videos on the same criteria and select a single grand prize winner. The contest winner will be named in early January.

“This is the fun part!” said Luzio, who started a business in his basement in 2004 for $15,000 and sold it for millions 10 years later. “We have three great finalists who are really geared up to take advantage of this opportunity to advance their companies. I can’t wait to work with them.”

Updates on the Big Shot contest will continue be posted at www.bigshotnj.com and on NJBIA social media pages at #NJBIABigShot.

To see Michele Siekerka’s video announcing the three finalists, visit here.

Visit Mike Luzio’s YouTube channel here.

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