April 19, 2017

Cliffhanger Ranch & Adventure Outpost wins the Wise County & City of Norton Business Challenge

On June 9, 2015 at the Business Appreciation Awards Luncheon at Mountain Empire Community College, People Incorporated announced the winner of the Wise County and City of Norton Business Challenge. Congratulations to Nathan Ormes with Cliffhanger Ranch & Adventure Outpost, who won the top award of $5,000. Cliffhanger Ranch & Adventure Outpost is an emerging development just south of Coeburn, VA and will be a destination spot for visitors of the Southwest Virginia region. Check out their website here! Jennifer Bailey with Sugar Hill Brewing Company won the second place award of $500. Sugar Hill Brewing Company will be a full service restaurant and brewery coming to St. Paul, VA in 2015. Check out their business plan pitches below:


Nathan Ormes – Cliffhanger Ranch & Adventure Outpost


Jennifer Bailey – Sugar Hill Brewing Company


The Wise County & City of Norton Business Challenge began on April 7, 2015 with thirteen emerging business owners competing for the top award of $5,000. Six weeks later, the competition ended with eight business owners pitching their business plan to a panel of judges. The pitch night and training courses were held at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and directed by People Incorporated Financial Services.