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The Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) today announced that Nash & Proper is the winning idea of the competition. Co-founders Cecil Rhodes II and Jake Bombard will receive a prize package valued at over $100,000, including in-kind services, $10,000 cash and lease negotiation support to open their first brick and mortar restaurant in downtown Sacramento.
Since 2013, Calling All Dreamers has continued to drive economic growth in the heart of the Sacramento region. In the six years since the program’s inception, Calling All Dreamers has helped to launch 25 businesses, created 30 full-time and 74 part-time jobs and lease more than 29,000 square feet in retail space. Other 2019 competition finalists, Leash and Collar, Cerealism, Co-Creations House of Art, and The Spottery will continue to receive support from the Downtown Sacramento Foundation to encourage them to bring their dreams to reality in downtown storefronts.
The 2019 Calling All Dreamers competition is produced by Downtown Sacramento Partnership and made possible by the generous support of the following program sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, SCORE, City of Sacramento, Wells Fargo, SMUD, Marquee Media and more. The prize package is made possible with the support of sponsors who continue to be champions for the economic growth of the downtown core: MeringCarson, L2J Interiors, SMP Law Corp and more.
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