Congratulations and best wishes to Marianna DeMyer, a 1984 communication grad of UW-Green Bay and client of the Small Business Development Center. She is one of 13 entrepreneurs statewide to make the finals and present live to judges in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest during the 12th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison, June 2 and 3. DeMyer developed a portable wilderness water purification system that is lightweight (under 20 lbs), inexpensive, and capable of producing a liter of water a minute. She says her product, known as “Roving Blue,” could be especially useful in humanitarian situations that often accompany natural disasters where water supplies are disrupted. The 13 finalists have already survived three rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council, with the field whittled from nearly 300 entries. For more on the contest.