Leesburg, Va., October 23, 2009 — Catoctin Creek Distilling Company was selected as a finalist and third place winner in the First Annual Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Plan Competition. The competition and awards ceremony was sponsored by the Loudoun SBDC, the SBA, and hosted by K2M, Inc. Presiding over the competition were Michael C. Matteson of Wachovia Bank and President of the Loudoun SBDC Board of Directors and Eric Major, President and CEO of K2M, Inc.
Judges were Cheryl Beebe of Cardinal Bank, Sayeh Behnam of Design4Future, LLC, Marantha Edwards of the Town of Leesburg, Tony Howard of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Lackey of Main Street Bank, O. Leland Mahan of Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan, and Mitchell, Attorneys at Law, Eric Major of K2M, Inc., J. Ann Sallgren, CPA of Yount, Hyde and Barbour, PC, Jen Sterling of Hinge, Keith Troxel of Artwill, Troxel and Leigh, PC, Mark Turbyfill of Soxpert, and Chu Yi of Wachovia Bank.
"We were thrilled an honored to be selected among the eight finalists," said Scott Harris, founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. "There were some fine companies comepeting in this competition, and we're just humbled to be a part of it."
Prize winnings include $500 to help start the business, plus a number of items contributed by local businesses. Learn more about the Loudoun SBDC at www.loudounsbdc.org.
Further coverage from the Leesburg Today - SBDC Issues First Business Plan Award.