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The Six County Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) have made the
tough decision to postpone the May 12, 2020 Six County Fast Pitch Competition due
to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope that our communities will be back
to normal operations by that time, we want to ensure that all of our
competitors and sponsors are able to fully participate in the event safely.
Entrepreneurs who have submitted an application to compete have
been contacted. Previously submitted
applications will be held for the competition to take place at a future date to
Due to the competition being postponed, applications may continue
to be submitted. There is no cost to apply. Simply fill out an application form
online at www.6countyfastpitch.org. The application
• For your name and contact information
• To verify which of the six counties you
either reside in, own a business in or attend school in
• Which category you are entering (ie: New
Business, Business Expansion, or Student)
• To give a brief background about yourself
and/or your business
Potential contestants who have completed the application will be
given an opportunity to participate in a mock/practice Fast Pitch session
before the actual contest to receive feedback and tips on their presentation.
The 2020 Six County Fast Pitch
contestants will be eligible to compete for prizes including cash, advertising, and professional and
small business consultation to help them turn their ideas into reality! It is open to adult residents, current
business owners, and student entrepreneurs in high school and college located the
Illinois counties of Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Stark and Warren. The
categories include: Existing Business Expansion which is open to any current
business owner in the six counties; New Retail/Service Business, New
Manufacturing/Fabrication Business; and Student Entrepreneur which is a new category
this year giving those in high school or college a chance to share their
Once all of our ESN members and partners are operating under normal conditions again, a complete schedule including new entry deadlines, practice sessions and event dates will be determined. More information on the Six County Fast Pitch Competition can be found online at www.6countyfastpitch.org.
***Report Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension***