The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce launched their fifth annual Business Plan Competition for area businesses. This year's winner will receive $10,000 as well as free office space for six months.

The Quincy Business and Technology Center has partnered with the Chamber to offer six months of free rent and utilities for a two-room mini-suite of offices.

All for profit businesses in any field including start-up companies as well as expansions if existing companies are eligible to compete. There is no cost to participate in the competition. Each contestant must submit an entry form by April 29th.

A selection committee will review the plans and up to five business plans will be invited to submit final drafts and make oral presentations in the final round.

Previous winners include Paws at Home,, and Golden Bridges.

For more information visit or call the office at 217-222-7980.