Chamber, Lewiston downtown association launch new business competition with $70,000 prize package

Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Shanna Cox, center, is flanked Monday morning by Lewiston’s Economic & Community Development Director Lincoln Jeffers, left, and Michael Dostie, president of the Downtown Lewiston Association, standing in front of 120 Lisbon St. in Lewiston. The space is up for grabs rent-free in a new business competition kicked off Monday called JumpstartME. The chamber and downtown association are collaborating on the competition and the city has offered $10,000 in support of the effort. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Wanted: Your business at 120 Lisbon St.

The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lewiston Association announced the launch of JumpstartME on Monday, a business competition with a $70,000-plus prize package that includes free rent on Lisbon Street for a year.

Michael Dostie, president of the downtown association, said the competition is timed to…

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