The is celebrating its move into new headquarters space at the American Tobacco Historic District with an open house. And a highlight of the event will be naming the winner of its Twitter “Pitch” contest.

Companies submitted pitches for potential investors within the 140-character limit for a “tweet” on Twitter. Tweets were judged based on originality, clarity and whether the pitch was memorable.

It’s the new version of the ‘elevator pitch” – a brief presentation designed to entice interests fro investors.

The finalists are:

• Custom Choice Cereal
• Triangle Food Tour
• Preation
• Raleigh Brew House
• Powerchalk
• QuarryIntComm

CED’s open house begins at 5 p.m. at the American Tobacco campus Bay 7 venue.

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