The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2023 Athene Black & Brown Business Summit pitch competition. The deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants must be 51% minority owned, have been in business for at least two years and be a for-profit business. The businesses selected will have the opportunity to win part of a cash prize and participate in small business workshops featuring area experts. The summit is scheduled for April 20 and 21. More information and tickets for the summit are available on the chamber’s website. Pitch competition applications are available at this link. Bank of America is the exclusive partner of the pitch competition.