Show Business Central Carolina Women in Business held a women entrepreneurs pitch event, WE Pitch, on June 20 at The Carolina Theatre, awarding Laura Tierney of The Social Institute the top prize among five contestants. Laura won $5,000 to help grow her business, which works with schools to teach students how to use social media in positive ways. Alyssa Cherry of Fillaree, the maker of refillable soaps and cleaners, was the runner-up. The other finalists were Heidi Scott Giusto of Career Path Writing Solutions, Carly Hemminger of GoKart and Lindsley Bowen of Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry.
1 Alyssa Cherry won the audience choice award and $2,500. 2 Poonam Nandani of Hendrick Automotive Group and Durham Magazine’s Lauren Phillips.
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3 The judges: Annie Franceschi of Greatest Story Creative, Morgan Lashley of Vestique, and Kathleen Ferguson, a Town of Hillsborough commissioner.
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