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Springdale Company Wins StartUp Cup

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Amy Reeves Robinson, right, strategic partnerships for StartUp Cup, presents Rob Turner, of Turner Light Covers, with the Odyssey Ticket Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Bentonville Public Library during an awards ceremony for StartUp Cup. The Odyssey Tickets, presented to the winners of the local StartUp Cup competitions, allows Turner to enter his business model into the World StartUp Cup competition held in March in Armenia.

Rob Turner is one step closer to making his business a household name after winning the second annual NWA StartUp Cup.

At A Glance

StartUp Cup Semifinalists

• Turner Light Covers: Rob Turner. Company offers a mounted recessed can light cover.

• Umoja Soul Publications: Leora Jackson. A publication company that produces the Black Business Directory of Northwest Arkansas and www.bbdnwa.com with stories and events related to the African-American community.

• Storage in Motion: Mike Gillespie. Idea to produce a product line for safely storing firearms in vehicles.

• Your Move Managers: Kathleen Thompson. Service-based business specializing in helping senior citizens downsize and move.

• Solgave Animal Solutions: Jared and Sunniva Ritter. Business offering pet-related services and community events.

• Wise Custom Realty: J. Grant Wise. Real estate firm specializing in residential sales.

Source: Staff Report

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