Quaker Tank is similar to the hit ABC-TV show but with a twist. Instead of promoting a product or invention, WC’s contestants — all students at the College — are pitching their overall business concepts. Each will have roughly three minutes to present their idea before a panel of three “sharks.”
Sharks are business leaders from the Wilmington community that have had a chance to review the contestants’ business plans and two-year financials prior to the event. They support entrepreneurship activities in the community and are partners with the College. After each contestant makes their opening pitch, a Q&A session ensues between the sharks and the contestant.
This year’s Quaker Tank is planned for Thursday, March 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre. Come support this year’s entrepreneur finalists McKayla Sites, The Urban Daisy boutique; Matt Groom, Bag-M-Kicks show reseller; Cassady Healea, Sew Much Better women’s fashion; Katrina Kanzari, Beauty-N-Beast Designs baby clothes; Alyssa Kensill, Batty Boba cafe; and Stephen Lipps/Ethan Hawk, Outset Nutrition supplements. This year’s sharks (judges) are Lacie Evans of Heifer Please Co., Tim Wiederhold of Wiederhold Painting, and Dessie Rodgers, executive director of the Wilmington/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.
Quaker Tank is presented with sponsorship from Lebanon Citizens National Bank at the Gold Level, First Financial Bank at the Silver Level and Merchants National Bank, Wilmington Savings Bank, McIntosh Real Estate Services, Wright-Patt Credit Union at the Bronze Level.
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