Chesapeake woman wins 7-Eleven franchise giveaway
Posted July 18, 2017 10:35 a.m. EDT
CHESAPEAKE, VA — A Chesapeake entrepreneur has won a 7-Eleven franchise!
Evelyn Scott is one of three winners of the 7-Eleven Women's Franchise Initiative competition, which invited qualified women to enter the contest and consider becoming an independent business owner.
Scott will be awarded a 7-Eleven fee-free franchise, a value of up to $190,000. She can choose from any of the company's 7-Eleven convenience store franchises available in the continental U.S.
"After months of waiting, I still can't believe it," Scott said. "Who ever wins a store? This is big! It has already been a fantastic experience, and I can't wait to open my store and be part of the 7-Eleven family."
7-Eleven is also donating $10,000 to the charity selected by each winner. Scott chose to donate her money to Oscar Smith Middle School.
Scott is a retired Navy Command Master Chief. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. in 1980.