‘Hands Up’ Crowdfunding Event Returns to Wheeling September 28th with Varied Lineup | News, Sports, Jobs

WHEELING — Makers of Belgian waffles, artwork, soap and a high school sports podcast will compete for investor dollars at the upcoming Show of Hands event scheduled for next month.

Shea Rose Soapery, Morning Light Studio, The Pine Room Podcast and The Belgian Waffle Shop have been selected as finalists to present at the upcoming “Show of Hands” gathering, scheduled for 6 p.m. on September 28 at the Wheeling Artisan Center.

The event is organized by Wheeling Heritage, which selected the finalists.

As in the past, each presenter has five minutes to explain their ideas for their business and convince attendees to vote for their fundraising ideas.

Each attendee pays $5 at the door for a ballot and for dinner.

The winner receives all money paid at the door, plus funding provided by corporate sponsor Orrick and Friends of Show of Hands contributors.

A prize of $4,000 is guaranteed to the winner.

But what’s different this time around is that while the event will be both in-person and live, and people at home will be able to watch the presentations online and vote for their favorite, Alexandra explained. Panas, program director for Wheeling Heritage. The cost of door-to-door voting will be higher, however, at $10.

“We are thrilled, as always, to bring Show of Hands back with four new entrepreneurs,” said Panas. “These are unique candidates compared to what we have had in the past.”

The presenters briefly explained their ideas when they applied with Wheeling Heritage for the competition:

– Shea Rose Soapery: Patricia Smith, owner of Shea Rose Soapery, creates artisan bath and body products as well as aromatherapy items for the home. By offering natural body care and home care products, Smith understands that people have sensitivities and cannot use commercial products. In addition to creating their products, Smith also offers courses to teach the community how to create products themselves. Smith hopes to win on a show of hands so she can buy a portable sink to improve the experience of customers visiting her store. She also plans to buy a new soap cutter, which would allow Smith to increase her production time.

– Morning Light Studio: Morning Light Studio is a pottery studio that produces unique, one-of-a-kind functional art pieces owned and operated by Carrie Dawson. Inspired by Mother Nature, Dawson hand sculpts each of her pieces while using colors and images that give her a sense of contentment and joy in hopes that the same feelings are experienced when a piece is used. With the money from Show of Hands, Dawson plans to buy a bigger electric oven.

– The Pine Room Podcast: What started as a few friends sitting around a fire pit under two tall pines has blossomed into a premier entertainment venue right here in Wheeling. Brian Campbell and the team at The Pine Room Podcast currently host a regional and sideline sports show live on local radio on Mondays, as well as airing two different podcasts a week. Funding from Show of Hands would help the Pine Room Podcast purchase more production equipment to host higher quality live shows. By bringing in more content, listeners, sponsors and followers, The Pine Room Podcast plans to give back to the community by providing internships and full-time opportunities for surrounding high schools and universities.

– The Belgian Waffle Shop: Bringing classic, authentic, high-quality Belgian waffles to Wheeling is the goal of The Belgian Waffle Shop. Wanting to provide a fun and interactive dining experience, The Belgian Waffle Shop is committed to creating a positive, comfortable and energetic space. By winning Show of Hands, Tara Kobasko and the team at The Belgian Waffle Shop plan to use the funding to buy several pieces of equipment for their shop, including tables, chairs, cabinets and a sink under the bar.

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Joseph K. Bennett