The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Momentum Business Plan Competition. This offers $50,000 to an independent for-profit or nonprofit with a viable business idea, plan or invention. An existing company must make less than $100,000 in sales or revenue annually. The winner must start or relocate the business in Mason County. The winner also receives advising from the Momentum board of directors comprised of local CEOs and business leaders, as well as the 2016 winner. A second prize of $5,000 will be offered this year, provided by the Mason County Growth Alliance. Eligible contestants can upload a business plan to momentumstartup.org until July 31. Entrance requirements and rules also can be found on the contest website, momentumstartup.org.