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Young Entrepreneurs Learn through Summer Company


September 2, 2010 – The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre hosted the Summer Company wind-up today. The event was held at the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC).

Summer Company is a grant program funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre. The program is designed to help enterprising young people, between the ages of 15 and 29, start and run their own summer business while continuing their education.

“Summer Company offers young enterprising students who have a summer business idea the opportunity to realize their vision,” said Karen Honan, Small Business Development Officer - The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre.

Summer Company applicants can earn up to $1,500 to assist with their business start-up costs and up to an additional $1,500 in the fall for completing the program.  Each business owner is required to comply with provincial regulations for Small Business. Mentoring by the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is ongoing throughout the program.

2010 Summer Company participants:
 
Greer. Jewellery Designs
Contact: Greer Kidnie
807-473-4436
greer.jewellerydesigns@yahoo.ca
Designs original and handmade jewellery

Alexandra's Ice Cream (Pic Mobert First Nation)
Contact: Alexandra Kwissiwa
807-822-1816
akwissiwa06@hotmail.com
Ice Cream store with a variety of treats in
Pic Mobert First Nation

Grass and Glass
Contact: Evan O’Connor
807-627-2119
oconnorp@tbaytel.net
Grass Cutting, Window Washing, General labour

Quality Cuts Lawn Care Services
Contact: Michael Parry
807-472-7003
parry_michael@hotmail.com
Lawn care and labour business

Polasina Inc
Surveillance, Computer and Electronic solutions
Contact: Allen Pan
807-285-8084
apan@lakeheadu.ca
Electronic repairing/troubleshooting, computer repairing/recovering, security system solutions

BBS Painting Services
Contact: Boris Potoyants
807-708-7476
borisiline88@msn.com
Interior and exterior painting service, staining sheds fences and more

What’s your beef? (Atikokan)
Contact: Gregary Sanders
807-597-5260
gorgeory_1995@hotmail.com
Affordable beef jerky in Atikokan area

Ryan Stewart Enterprises (Oliver Paipoonge)
Contact: Ryan Stewart
807-629-0195
Lawn cutting, garbage removal and minor car repairs

SO TAT
Contact: Sara Strandberg
807-629-7013
sara.strandberg@hotmail.ca
Airbrush tattoo service, birthday parties and special events

McIntosh Meadows Riding Stables (Geraldton)
Contact: Leena Thibodeau
807-708-9615
mistys_girl91@hotmail.com
Horse riding lessons in Geraldton
 
The CEDC is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support, opportunity promotion, and the collection and assessment of key business data. The CEDC receives formal proposals for projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from government and private sectors.

Located within CEDC’s administrative office, the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre provides seminars, workshops and free, confidential business counselling services to new and existing small businesses.

For more information, visit www.ThunderBayCEDC.ca

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Contact: Karen Honan – Development Officer – CEDC - 807-625-3972 or khonan@thunderbay.ca