Hands Up Lake County Business Competition:  Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists!

We’d like to offer our congratulations to the semi-finalists for the 2023 Hands Up Lake County Small Business Competition!
Seven of the semi-finalists are Lakeport area businesses:

  • Clearlake Outdoors - David Anthony Burruss (Established)
  • Freaky Fast Oil Change - Marilee Deanne Manson (Established)
  • Jitter Bean Coffee Lakeport - Maureen Louise Brasier (Established)
  • Lake County Signs & Banners - Lynda Steely (Start-Up)
  • Lake County Tours - Nikki Antonina Carboni (Start-Up)
  • Lakeport Bait & Tackle - Brenda Macchietto (Established)
  • North Star Towing & Recovery Inc. - Veronica Vega (Established)

We applaud the efforts of these local entrepreneurs who are making a difference in our community!

The City of Lakeport is a proud sponsor of this competition led by Lake County’s 1Team 1Dream.

These businesses will join us on the 24th of June for the highly anticipated 1-Day Entrepreneurs Workshop, where they'll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and connect with fellow entrepreneurs.

The complete list of semi-finalists:

Established Businesses

  • BARBECUE BY BIASOTTI, Tim Biasotti, Middletown
  • BENJAMIN RANCHES, Makaila Marie McIntire Benjamin, Kelseyville
  • CLEARLAKE OUTDOORS, David Anthony Burruss, Lakeport
  • DANAE’S DESSERTS, Danae Rose Anthony, Kelseyville
  • ERIC’S OIL CHANGE AND REPAIRS, Eric James Purkhiser, Nice 
  • FREAKY FAST OIL CHANGE, Marilee Deanne Manson, Lakeport
  • FROST BITES, David Correa, Clearlake
  • JITTER BEAN COFFEE LAKEPORT, Maureen Louise Brasier, Lakeport
  • LAKEPORT BAIT & TACKLE, Brenda Macchietto, Lakeport 
  • MIDDLETOWN FLORIST & GIFTS, Julie G Willis, Middletown
  • NORTH STAR TOWING & RECOVERY INC., Veronica Vega, Lakeport
  • SAW SHOP PUBLIC HOUSE, Weston Joshua Seifert, Kelseyville
Start-Up Businesses
  • BIZI BEES PRESCHOOL, Claire Noelle Zimmerman, Kelseyville
  • DRAGONS DEN, Dustin Michael Scott, Upper Lake
  • ESPRESS O’SELF, Kimberly Mikala Adams, Middletown
  • FRONTIER GUIDE SERVICES, Nino Joseph Nino, Upper Lake
  • LADY LUCK GARAGE, Chuck Sutfin, Kelseyville
  • LAKE COUNTY SIGNS & BANNERS, Lynda Steely, Lakeport
  • LAKE COUNTY TOURS, Nikki Antonina Carboni, Lakeport 

Congratulations once again, and let's make this workshop a memorable stepping stone on your path to success!