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April 5×5 Night submissions are ONLY for Food Businesses
5×5 Night-ON THE ROAD at Downtown Market- FOOD BUSINESSES
April 30, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Market
Voting Closes: April 22, 2024 11:59 pm
5×5 Night-ON THE ROAD at Downtown Market- FOOD BUSINESSES
April 30, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Market
Voting Closes: April 22, 2024 11:59 pm

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5×5 Night-ON THE ROAD at Downtown Market- FOOD BUSINESSES

Voting Closes: April 22, 2024 11:59 pm
Daniel Joo
Koyo & Co.
We seek to inspire progress through stillness, using traditional Korean tea as the medium.
Marissa Fellows
Great Lakes Tinned Fish
We are the first Midwest-based tinned fish company sourcing premium product exclusively from the Great Lakes region.
Reyna Masko
Brining Micheladas to the mainstream market
Looking to expand our business, adding a comprehensive range of products, ensuring every customer can create the perfect Michelada or Bloody Mary experience. We aim to provide convenience, quality, and satisfaction, making cocktail preparation effortless and enjoyable.
Pradnya Ghorpade
"DABBA EATS: Embracing culinary diversity, uplifting local chefs and grocery stores – with doorstep delivery!"
Anna June
Super Cookie – plant based, healthy and allergen friendly snack
Founded in Michigan in 2023, Super Cookie offers healthy plant based cookies targeting health-conscious shoppers, families, and snack lovers. Our unique product caters to three emerging trends: less sugar, plant-based, and allergen-free, filling a huge market gap. We are a small business in a start up phase. Our mission is to make our awesome cookies available to consumers nationwide by placing them in convenience stores, near the checkout lanes and in the coffee shops. We want healthy plant based products to be within arms reach. People that don't follow plant based diet love our product as well. We want people to see that plant based products, healthy snacks can be delicious.
Jarrell Cisneros
Jedi Chili is a food based company broken into 3 pillars: CPG/Wholesale, Ecommerce/Direct to Consumer, Event/Vendor.
Eric Freeman
Mindset Meals Cookbook
Mindful Meal Prep: Nutritious Recipes with Affirmations for a Productive Life
Allison Zaluski
All natural, hard sour candy with adaptogens to stop panic attacks in their tracks.
wonjae choi
Mandoo: Korean Dumpling
We serve authentic, locally produced, handmade delicious dumplings to communities of Michigan from the kitchen of South Korea!
Genesis Quinones
Majestic Minerals Seamoss Company
Welcome to Majestic Minerals Seamoss Company, a women-owned, minority business committed to the integrity, quality, and education behind our products. We carefully source organic ingredients to create nourishing products that support your wellness journey. Our mission is to empower and educate our consumers about the benefits of Seamoss.
Alexander Paschka
Atucun Exchange
A cooperative based on cacao producers to help utilize the current uptrend in cacao prices into long term benefits for producer communities.
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