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Civic Alert Systems wins Binghamton Business Plan Competition

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham announced the winners of this year’s Binghamton Business Plan Competition on Wednesday morning.

The competition awards funding to individuals and teams planning to develop businesses in the City of Binghamton.

This year’s winners were Vestal residents Ryan Crist and Jason Duda of Civic Alert Systems. They were awarded $5,000 along with other prizes.

“Modern web application that allows counties, municipalities, local governments of any kind to directly text their residents,” Crist said. “This was born out of things like the COVID crisis we had a few years ago or the Buffalo snowstorms or really any public disaster situation you can think of.”

Second place went to Umahari in Binghamton and third place was 2nd Heaven of Vestal.

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