April 09, 2017


Modern Craft Wine has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Small Biz Rising Grant challenge presented by DTE Energy and Corp! Magazine.

 AU GRES, Michigan - Modern Craft Wine is one of 10 companies who will compete in the WWJ Small Business Rising Grant Challenge on April 13, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University’s ULTC Gallery (21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075).  

 Tom Nixon, the owner of Modern Craft “a different kind of wine” will represent the company on stage and give a ninety second (:90) “elevator pitch” followed by three and a half (3 ½) minutes of questioning from a judging panel made up of three (3) judges. “This is an incredible accomplishment for our regional winery to be recognized as an “up & “coming” brand in Metro, we haven’t even opened our Wyandotte tasting room and we’re already making some big noise and gaining support from the metro area,” said Tom.

 After the representative of each Finalist business has given his/her pitch and answered the judges’ questions, the Judging Panel will select one (1) Grand Prize winning business based on the following judging criteria: originality, persuasiveness of pitch/statement, talent, and creativity. The potential Grand Prize winning business will be announced at the conclusion of the Event to receive $10,000 cash and $20,000 in advertising from WWJ and Corp Magazine. “Modern Craft is a sole owner and start-up, having the opportunity to win $30,000 in advertising couldn’t come at a better time with the expansion of two new tasting rooms targeted to open in Wyandotte and Frankenmuth on Memorial Day week-end,” said Tom.


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