Chelsea Christmas

Chelsea Christmas

Chelsea Christmas, the founder of Fit City Women, on Friday won the seventh annual Great Social Enterprise Pitch, in which entrepreneurs presented ideas for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact.

Christmas, whose business provides a virtual space providing weekly encouragement, fitness classes and empowerment to women through community collaboration, will receive $7,500 in cash plus $17,300 worth of free business services.

The business-plan competition is held by Assets, a Lancaster-based nonprofit that works with businesses to help transform the community. During the pitch, each finalist gets five minutes to present their plan to a panel of five judges.

Other prize winners were: second place, Sallie McCann Tupper of Lancaster Vegan Cheese Co., $4,000 cash and $11,300 in services; third place, Hawa Lassanah of Discerning Eye Community Agriculture, $2,000 cash and $10,850 in services; fourth place, Lennon Mazonde of FundoBooks, $1,000 cash and $4,800 in services; and fifth place, Elizabeth Byler of Eden Environments, $500 cash and $4,730 in services.

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