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Finalists Announced for YoCo Bloom WBCO Grant

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May 15, 2019
The York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) and the Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) are proud to announce the finalists of the new women-focused grant opportunity. 

The three finalists are: 
  • Locally Seasoned, located in Felton Borough and owned by Liza Naylor, dedicated to increasing the amount of organic and sustainable products used to create Locally Seasoned’s meals.
  • Black Powder CrossFit, located in Dallastown and owned by Brittney Russell, aims to launch a new program to help teenage girls and young women build confidence and leadership skills through fitness.
  • Robin-Banks Entertainment, located in Manchester and owned by Katie Robinette-Wagner, dedicated to employing local entertainers and talent in their mission to be Central PA’s #1 resource for live musical entertainment in the wedding and private party markets.

All three businesses will take part in a live pitch competition at the WBCO Summer Networking event schedule for June 18 at Wyndridge Farm. Click here to purchase your ticket for this engaging and exciting night, as we cheer on the competition. 

“Three very different businesses, all dedicated to the York Community, will be part of the pitch competition,” said Kevin Schreiber, president and CEO of the YCEA. “It’s guaranteed to be a tough decision to make, but we know these women leaders will continue to blaze a trail in their industries.” 

YoCo Bloom launched in summer 2018 as a business tool for YCEA members to support access to capital to solve a company need. Three local businesses received the first wave of grant funding: AK Beatz, Marshmallow MBA, and Mount Rose Barberama.

This program has now expanded under the WBCO brand, a program of YCEA, to support women business owners in our community. The YCEA also launched a Downtown focused arm in support of the Strategic Affiliation between YCEA and Downtown Inc. Those finalists will be announced later this Spring. 

About the YCEA
YCEA drives York County’s economic growth by leveraging the collaboration, resources and expertise needed to create sustainable prosperity. For information on the York County Economic Alliance visit www.yceapa.org.


Katie Mahoney
Vice President, Marketing & Communications