Mirassou Winery Bright Ideas Grant Program & Giveaway!

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I am a big fan of Mirassou Winery for two reasons: I love their wine (specifically their Pinot Noir and their Riesling!) and their commitment to helping people turn their dreams into reality with the Mirassou Bright Ideas Grant Program. My husband and I have been enjoying Mirassou wine all year, so I was very excited to see that Mirassou was one of the sponsors of Bloggy Boot Camp, a blog and social media conference for women, which I attended in May. I was not only impressed with their wine; I loved Mirassou’s heritage of over 155 years of innovation built upon the foundation of strong women. They are America’s oldest winemaking family, and their dedication to helping bloggers – and any individual with a bright idea – was both exciting and refreshing to me.

If you have a bright idea to start a business, to empower people, to make a change or to even make a difference, but you need a little funding to make it happen, then the Mirassou Bright Ideas Grant Program is for you! They are awarding a total of $20,000 in grants to entrepreneurial individuals to help turn their bright ideas into reality. You can learn more about the Bright Ideas grant program and apply on the Mirassou Facebook page from now until October 31, 2011.

Mirassou Gift Pack Giveaway:
Our friends at Mirassou are also giving away a fun pack of goodies plus a choice of one of the following Bright Idea-motivating books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference or Winning by Jack Welch
or How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life.

Mandatory entry: Follow I Thought I Knew Mama and Mirassou Winery on Facebook and let Mirassou know that I Thought I Knew Mama sent you. Leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

Additional entries:
1. Follow I Thought I Knew Mama in a way that you don’t already follow: On Twitter, on Google Friend Connect, via RSS, via Networked Blogs, or subscribe via email AND leave a comment here for each way that you follow Mama telling me you’ve done so.

2. Promote this post on your Facebook page, and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

3. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

I will pick a winner via Random.org on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am EST. Mirassou is providing the giveaway prize, but the opinions in this post are my own.

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