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Build-Up Berkeley initiative aims to foster small businesses in Berkeley County


MARTINSBURG — On Wednesday, the Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) announced its new Build-Up Berkeley initiative, a competition with a $10,000 grand prize aimed to empower small local businesses and foster economic growth within the community.

Build-Up Berkeley combines a competitive element with an education one, as entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn through educational sessions, followed by a live presentation that will be open to the public from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg. Competitors will showcase their business plans and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

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