Modesto Bee Staff Reports, November 1, 2015
Erin Bell’s business idea – ceramic pendants that dispense aromatherapy oils – won the Oakdale regional round of the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.
The Modesto resident topped the voting by an expert panel and audience members Thursday night at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. She advances to the Dec. 10 finals in Modesto.
The winner will get $3,500 and the runner-up $1,500. They also will share about $3,000 in legal, accounting, graphics and marketing services.