Summer Company 2018

Summer Company 2018 2018-06-19T16:18:15+00:00

The Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre proudly launches its annual Summer Company program on Thursday, May 31st. This year 12 young entrepreneurs in Leeds Grenville will experience being their own boss this summer. We have students represented across Leeds Grenville.

The Summer Company is funded by the Government of Ontario. The program provides hands-on business training and mentoring. The students are awarded up to $3,000. These funds help enterprising young people start up and run their own summer business.

The participants will receive:

  • An award of up to $1,500 in early summer to help with business start-up costs, and an additional $1,500 award in the fall upon the successful completion of their Summer Company business and proof of returning to school;
  • An opportunity to meet every 2 weeks with a local business mentoring group for support and advice on operating their summer business.

This year’s Summer Company participants include:

Zach Benson, 4 Life Fitness, Brockville
4Life Fitness will provide top-notch and innovative online coaching and in person health coaching, including workout plans and nutrition for individuals across the health and wellness spectrum. Zach can be reached at zach4lifefitness@gmail.com or 613-803-3828.

Sydney Couture , MCouture Photography, Kemptville
MCouture Photography will provide photography service to families, children and infants. Sydney will focus her efforts on client satisfaction and quick turnaround. She can be reached at sydsyd@live.ca or 613-277-4285.

Griffin Campbell, Hungry Goat Lawncare, Kemptville
Hungry Goat Lawncare will provide gardening and lawncare service for busy families or elderly people who wish to spend their time doing other things. Griffin can be reached at griffincampbell@hotmail.com or 613-513-4440

Callum Cairns, Dove Designs Wood Creations, Kemptville
Dove Designs Wood Creations will custom build slat wood benches and tables for outdoor and indoor use. Callum will sells his products at local Farmer’s Markets. He can be reached at: dovedesignscwc@gmail.com or 613-806-5203.

Melissa DeJong , Perfectly Picked, Addison
Melissa will grow and sell fresh produce such as sweet corn, vegetables and fresh cut flowers. She will sell her produce at local Farmer’s Markets. She can be reached at perfectlypicked.md@gmail.com or 613-213-5315.

Brad Jessup, Ignite Firewood, Merrickville
Ignite Firewood will sell firewood by the bush cord and in small amounts for campfires. Wood can be picked up or delivered to clients. Brad can be reached at camohunter4life@yahoo.com or 613-222-5039.

Leyton Basiren, Tennis Lessons by Leyton, Elizabethtown-Kitley
Leyton will provide group and private tennis lessons in various locations throughout Brockville. He will cater to both the learner and those who wish to improve their skills. Leyton can be reached at basiren@ripnet.com or 613-498-0717

Jackson Phillips, All Hands on Deck, Brockville
Jackson will offer boat cleaning services in the area marinas including Rockport, Prescott and Brockville. He will provide interior and exterior cleaning services. Jackson can be reached at: phillipsjackson002@gmail.com or 613-213-5351.

Ava Prosser, Swish Basketball Camp, Brockville
Ava will deliver a Basketball Camp to young people to not only improve their basketball skills but also teach leadership through various exercises. Ava will run her camp at Wall Street United Church. She can be reached at: swishsummerbballcamps@gmail.com or 613-341-1566.

Brody Rock, Rock Solid Lawncare, Delta
Brody will provide lawn care and odd jobs to residents of Delta and area. He will offer lawn cutting, trimming, raking and other tasking as required. Brody can be reached at rockbrody123@gmail.com or 613-340-3547.

Kieran Rudd, Project Plague, Kemptville
Kieran will create and sell T-shirts geared to youth. He will sell his shirts on-line, at local events and Farmer’s Markets. Kieran can be reached at ruddkieran803@gmail.com or 613-406-8989.

Selina Deng, The Blank Canvas Art, Brockville
Selina will create acrylic, water colour, and landscape paintings. She will sell her paintings at the local Farmer’s Market. She can be reached at selinad0602@gmail.com or 647-626-8867