The Perfect Granola Receives $250,000 Grow-NY Award
Rochester Chamber member The Perfect Granola received recognition as a $250,000 winner in the inaugural Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition,. The Perfect Granola was represented by CEO and founder Michele Liddle, Operations Manager Ashlie Jones, and Director of Sales Richard Comstock.
The Grow-NY competition and summit is designed to help nurture an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region, attracting innovative, high-growth food and agriculture startups from across the globe and engaging them in the region’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem. Winning companies are required to execute bold plans to grow jobs, connect with local industry partners, and contribute to a thriving Upstate economy. With over 195 companies applying, the judges narrowed it down to 17 finalists, and seven companies walked away with funding that would grow the region and change their future.
The Perfect Granola CEO Michele Liddle said, “The Perfect Granola is a proud award winner and will use the funds to grow jobs and expand manufacturing right here in the Rochester region.”
The Perfect Granola is the first New York State Grown and Certified pre-packaged grain producer and a mission-based company that shares profits and food with those in need and provides opportunities for the underserved in Upstate New York.