Two area businesses are getting free offices for a year.
Professional Development Associates awarded office space in the Palace Centre near East 9th and State streets. The 5th Annual Office Giveaway will cover the cost of rent and utilities for a business called ‘Art for Well-Being Everywhere’.
The winner, Owner Anne Cutri, says the space will allow her to expand her art classes. “I felt a calling. I’m going to cry. I just believe in the power of art to change lives.”
President of Professional Development Associates, Tom Kennedy, says, “It’s really become our signature event–not so much for our benefit–but for the entrepreneurs out there that are looking for a hand up, not a handout.”
A part of the contest, Community Resources for Independence, was awarded free office space at Parkside Commons in Meadville.