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Does Your Business Stand Out from the Pack? Paycor + the Cincinnati Bengals Want to Know
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Does Your Business Stand Out from the Pack? We Want to Know!

Thank you to all of the businesses that submitted an application for Paycor & The Cincinnati Bengals Earn Your Stripes competition.

We are thrilled to announce Magnificent Morsels Catering as the winner of Earn Your Stripes!

Behind every winning team, successful business, or great idea is an innovator, a visionary, a leader who dreams big, sets the tone, and makes it all happen. Paycor and the Cincinnati Bengals are proud to present “Earn Your Stripes”, an opportunity for local, minority-owned business leaders throughout the Tri-State area to share their innovative and remarkable business ventures with a panel of judges.

Six finalists will be selected from the initial round of applications to take the field and share their story live with a panel of judges at Paycor Stadium. One winning company will be crowned champion, with the business receiving a special sponsorship package from the Cincinnati Bengals which features a variety of marketing assets, signage, and tickets.

Key Dates

  • Deadline to Submit Nomination: May 17
  • Six Finalists Announced for the Earn Your Stripes Competition: May 30
  • Earn Your Stripes Competition:  June 14

Contest Rules:

  • Applicants must be local to the Tri-State region. The Tri-State area comprises 14 counties throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Businesses must be located in one of the following counties to be eligible: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio in Indiana; and Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton in Kentucky.
  • Business revenue cannot exceed $5 million.
  • Business must be local, minority-owned.
  • Business cannot have an existing sponsorship in Cincinnati.
  • Open to Paycor customers and non-customers.