Zeb’s Barky Bites takes home biggest prize in “Show of Hands” history


Show of Hands is a rare and popular crowd funding initiative to help local businesses in the Friendly City put on by Wheeling Heritage.

On Wednesday night four small business competed for the prize money, but Zeb’s Barky Bites walked away with the largest prize in Show of Hands history, $4,270.

Zeb said they’re going to use that to pay for commercial equipment and develop some new products for their new store opening soon inside of the Upper Market House in Centre Market.

“I thought, wow, we won! There was a lot of good stuff out and I didn’t think that we were going to win,” said  Steve Helmick, Zeb’s father

“I was like, are they going to surprisingly change this like they just made a mistake” said Zeb.

They said the biggest product they’re planning to add are doggy birthday cakes.

Their new show is set to open in Centre Market next month.

The next Show of Hands will take place on May 23rd.

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