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Idea Cafe's Mary Marks MOM Biz Grant

The Full Story of Idea Cafe's Mary Marks MOM Biz Grant:
Idea Cafe's Mary Marks MOM Biz Grant, for mothers starting or running a business at home, ended on 9/14/2001 and the winners were announced October 11, 2001.

Idea Cafe Announces Grant Winners!

We proudly announce the winners of Idea Cafe's Mary Marks MOM Biz Grant. From nearly 200 candidates, including over 430 letters of reference, these extraordinary winners were chosen:

Top Winner:
Debra LaPorte of First Impressions in Lafayette Hill, PA. Debra's business provides child identification kits and she made a stunning First Impression on our judges! Read her Monthly Reports.

Our Second Place Winner:
Lise Schleicher of BasketWorks, Northbrook, IL. Read her Monthly Reports

Our Third Place Winner:
Tina Miller of Obadiah Press, Merrill, WI.  Read Tina's report on how she used her grant to get her book to the printer.

Our Three Runner-up Winners:
Melissa Duquette
- StampFolk, Upton, MA
Julie Stamper
- Handstampedgifts, Mt. Vernon, IA
Lori Allen
- Lori Allen Digital Photography, Henderson, KY

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.

This grant honors the memory of Mary Marks, mother of Idea Cafe CEO Francie Ward. Mary Marks was a working mom before the concept was in vogue. The mission of this grant is to give worthy mothers the chance to develop successful businesses at home, while parenting young kids.

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