We’re happy to announce that we’ve chosen seven finalists for the Madison Avenue Makeover. One of these entries will be named the grand prize winner on Thursday, October 31st, 2013. (By the way, thank you so much to EVERYONE who entered!)
The entrant will receive $15,000 in new marketing services for his or her company or charity, plus his or her own personal makeover package worth $500.
In alphabetical order, here are the seven finalists our panel of judges chose. (Click on the image on the left to view each entry.)
|Amy Oathout - This aspiring writer shares her story of beating alcohol addiction and losing weight in her blog “Sober Rants in Skinny Pants.” Read her story and learn how she inspires others at www.SoberAndSkinny.com.|
|Art Corner Toledo (ACT) – This small group brings together area artists and activists to improve “our corner of the world.” They use public art to brighten blighted neighborhoods and promote Toledo’s artistic community. See more online.
|Austin Erel - He's a young entrepreneur who's working to develop an area along the Maumee River on Toledo’s east side. Austin hopes to revitalize this section of town by introducing new businesses and a neighborhood association.|
Catholic Club of Toledo - This non-profit agency provides child care, parent support, and other services to Toledo-area families. In their video submission, they mention that their website could use a little help.
|DJ One Tyme - Maybe you've heard this radio personality on JUICE FM 107.3, or maybe you know him as a video DJ. Either way, he says he's ready to take his act to the next level - the national level.|
Recycle I.T. USA - This new company works to refurbish computers, printers, monitors, and other electronics, and keep harmful e-waste out of landfills. They’re now serving Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Learn more at www.RecycleITUSA.com.
|The Town Center at Levis Commons - Each year, a team from Levis Commons puts together the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event attracts 5,000 people, but the organizers want even more participants to join in next year.|