This award for businesses from start-up through the fifth year in operation was created to recognize outstanding business plans in our area and to raise awareness about the importance of a detailed business plan for the continued success of a business.

The Stonebraker competition is open to businesses located in Camden, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Miller, Morgan or Pulaski counties.

Business plans will be evaluated independently by a panel of judges who will select the top plans and then meet with those applicants for a face-to-face interview.

The person submitting the best business plan will receive a $1,500 cash award and over $1,500 in print and radio ads; second place will receive a $500 award.

Awards will be presented at a recognition luncheon on October 20, 2017. All plans will be kept in strict confidence.

You may enter either the Phase 1 or the Phase 2 contest!