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Tractor accessory wins 2013 Idea Challenge


The Idea Challenge is a contest open to any individual or company with an idea for a new product or service. The EDC accepts applications for The Idea Challenge year-round. Apply online now for the 2014 awards by clicking on the link above.

Ideas submitted to The Idea Challenge by individuals and companies are reviewed by a group of technical assistance providers, called The Idea Challenge Partners, to help determine if it is a feasible concept. Any idea that has potential will be given individual attention to help advance it to the marketplace.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An entrepreneur is the winner of an annual business contest.

On Wednesday, The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation and Northwestern Bank presented a $5,000 check to John Gustafson. It'll go toward expenses he'll incur while bringing the The THOR Mini Quick-TachTM to the marketplace. The product is designed to let someone running a tractor switch between attachments quickly and safely.

Gustafson also won $500 cash and $1,000 in technical aid earlier in the challenge. A panel of judges picked Gustafson's idea from five finalists. They had presented their ideas earlier in the day.


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