Petersburg woman needs your help getting her item on Walmart she - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Petersburg woman needs your help getting her item on Walmart shelves

PETERSBURG, IN (WFIE) -

For the second straight year, a retail giant is running a contest that gives American-based, small businesses a shot at putting products on Walmart shelves.

A Petersburg woman entered her idea in Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" competition.

Her invention is a kangaroo tablet pouch and she markets it as a way to hold your iPad or cell phone.

You strap the pouch over your shoulders and around your back.

The bag holds all your items right in front of you like a kangaroo pouch.

"I designed this back in January when we went on vacation to Hawaii and I needed something for my iPad," said Carol Franklin. "I wanted something that I wouldn't have to take it off, so I designed it in 30 minutes. "People were trying to purchase the one that I made by hand. The goal is to be recognized by Walmart, even if we don't win. We're a small family-owned company. We want to grow."

Franklin's idea has made it to the second round of the contest and the only way to advance to the next round is to get the most votes.

To vote for the kangaroo pouch, click here.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Woman shares her biological family reunion story

    Woman shares her biological family reunion story

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:44:59 GMT
    She first found out about her family when she got a package from her birth mother after she died (WFIE)She first found out about her family when she got a package from her birth mother after she died (WFIE)

    She first found out about her family when she got a package from her birth mother after she died. Johnson then tracked her family down via social media.

    More >>

    She first found out about her family when she got a package from her birth mother after she died. Johnson then tracked her family down via social media.

    More >>
  • God's Grill expands across the Tri-State

    God's Grill expands across the Tri-State

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:35:53 GMT
    God's grill is a group of volunteers that fires up a grill in different parts of Evansville and makes meals for the hungry (WFIE)God's grill is a group of volunteers that fires up a grill in different parts of Evansville and makes meals for the hungry (WFIE)
    What better way to kick off the spring than with a free lunch?  God's Grill is a group of volunteers that fires up a grill in different parts of Evansville and makes meals for the hungry.  The group is made up of people from several churches in town. They've expanded to Henderson, Madisonville, and they are now in Owensboro.  They also have a new logo.  God's grill usually meets one Saturday every month. Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved.  More >>
    What better way to kick off the spring than with a free lunch?  God's Grill is a group of volunteers that fires up a grill in different parts of Evansville and makes meals for the hungry.  The group is made up of people from several churches in town. They've expanded to Henderson, Madisonville, and they are now in Owensboro.  They also have a new logo.  God's grill usually meets one Saturday every month. Copyright 2017 WFIE. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Wessleman golf course offers new promotion to combat recent decline

    Wessleman golf course offers new promotion to combat recent decline

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:29:54 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    One local golf course is seeing less and less participation, so management decided to do something about it.

    More >>

    One local golf course is seeing less and less participation, so management decided to do something about it.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly