For immediate release
December 20th 2018
Bring Business to Beattyville competition declares Vault 606 of Jackson, Ky the winner.
Bring Business to Beattyville competition was launched in October of this year. It’s goal was to identify an entrepreneur who had a solid idea for a new or existing business that would meet a need in our community.
This business competition brought three very worthy applicants for consideration. Over the past few weeks a team of judges made up of local leaders, business owners and economic development organizations have been reviewing proposals for the three. Using score sheets, recommendations were made and submitted to the final panel of Judges that included: Judge Elect Chuck Caudill, Mayor Elect Scott Jackson, Stephen Taylor of Ky Highlands, Ian Mooers of EKCEP and Teresa Mays City of Beattyville.
After careful consideration of each of the three, on Monday night the final decision was made and Vault 606 was chosen as the winner.
Vault 606 will bring Beattyville a new place to shop. Their current inventory, that will now expand to Beattyville includes: vintage and modern video game systems, board games, novelty items, graphic design, tshirts, console/phone repair, media management, video and audio production, art supplies and books. They offer leisure and entertainment for all ages.
As the winner Vault 606 will receive building space (former Health Dept) at a reduced cost rent, accelerated coaching / mentoring from sponsors, promotion of their business, access to gig internet from PRTC, City of Beattyville discounted utilities package and the tools they will need to launch a successful, sustainable business in Beattyville.
Ben Dale Combs the owner of Vault 606 had this to say, “We are very thankful for this opportunity as a business. We are looking forward to meeting the community and can’t wait to start not only growing our business, but help grow this beautiful small eastern kentucky town.”
Judge Elect Caudill and Mayor Elect Jackson had this to say after the winner was declared “We welcome this new business to Beattyville and wish Vault 606 much success. We will be there to support them in any way we can. We believe this experiment could offer us a model to create more opportunities for local entrepreneurs to take the risk and work through the pitfalls starting a business”.
The City of Beattyville and Lee County Fiscal Court wishes to thank all those involved with this competition, the Judges, the organizers and sponsors; SOAR, Ky Highlands, Morehead State Small Business Development Center, Southeast Ky Econ Deve and EKCEP.