Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Seven local businesses need your help to win some money from one of the country's top shipping companies.
FedEx has launched its first-ever nationwide small business grant competition which will award a total of $50,000 to six deserving small businesses across the country.
The top winner will receive a $25,000 grant and the remaining five winners will receive grants of $5,000 each.
The Seven Midlands businesses in the competition are:
Innovation Arms, Elgin
Koala Bottle, Columbia
McDonald Containers, Columbia
Healthy Hands Cooking, Irmo
Compliance Werks, LLC, Lexington
MedPoints Medical Specialities, Columbia
Sherry's Fantasy Weapons Plus, Sumter
They all submitted essays to FedEx to make it into the contest.
The campaign is designed for participants to promote their profiles among their own customers and fan bases throughout their social media networks to generate votes for their businesses.
To give them your vote, go to the FedEx Facebook page until November 24
In December, FedEx will review the entries and select and announce the top 100 finalists based on their contest profile and the number of votes they receive from Facebook users.
The top six small businesses - including the grand prize winner - will be announced in January.