Yakima County businesses awarded cash to get started

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Three startup businesses are all smiles after catching the eyes of economic developers in Yakima County. They're the winners of New Vision's third annual Enterprise Challenge contest.

The $10,000 grand prize went to the people behind Selah's Smiles. It will be a dentist office for kids.

"It's kids. We're both committed to the kids," said Layne Hansen, Selah Smiles' CEO. "Certainly, Dr. Rodriguez's staff is committed to supporting him. We all love kids and he loves kids and we're ready to go and we're gonna go make it happen."

Selah's Smiles plans to start treating patients in May.

A bistro-style bar in Downtown Yakima called the Drawing Board got $5,000 for second place.

An emerging business called Yakima Coupons won third prize and $2,500.