Winner of Idea Challenge in Eau Claire announced

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The winner of the 2015 Idea Challenge grand prize has been announced.

The developers of the Gorilla Dumpster Bag get $5,000 for winning the competition.

The Idea Challenge is a contest through the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation.

The Gorilla Dumpster Bag is described as the biggest, toughest, strongest, dumpster bag and was designed and engineered in western Wisconsin.

The inventors of the bag say that the Idea Challenge has helped their business.

"The idea contest has been fantastic. They've been a great help. The organization here is tremendous, and this is just a great competition. There were so many great ideas out there. We just feel thankful, fortunate, and just pumped up to get going with our idea,” said Steve Faacks, Idea Challenge winner.

The Eau Claire EDC is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Idea Challenge.

For more information on how to apply, click the link provided.

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