Summer Company 2019

Summer Company 2019 2019-06-04T09:19:19+00:00

The Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre proudly launches its annual Summer Company program on
Thursday, May 30th. This year 9 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:

Danica Cole – EcoCharge Vintage, Augusta Township, ON
Danica will be purchasing second hand clothes and accessories and up cycling them to create new fashion for those who are conscious of the environment and the ”reuse” movement. Danica will be selling at the farmers market, online and at other events in the community. Danica can be reached at: or 613-340-1683

Joshua Gilbey – Shot 2 See Photography, North Grenville, ON
Josh will be taking nature photos of the area and selling them at various markets and retail outlets in North Grenville and beyond. His unique perspective will bring our local landscapes into people’s home and offices in a new way. Josh can be reached at: 
or 289-928-1783

Mark Gilpin – Oxford Photo Restoration, North Grenville, ON
Mark will be restoring photos this summer using digital software and techniques. Mark will bring your precious memories and family history back to life for more generations to appreciate. Mark can be reached at: or 613-408-3384

Prutha Patel – little india, Brockville, ON
Prutha will be showcasing some of the traditions of India this summer. Her main feature will be Henna Tattoos. Prutha will explain the history behind the tattoos while she is creating your work of art. Prutha will also sell Indian accessories. Prutha can be reached at: or 613-340-1459

Michael Fenn – Joyful Sound Music Studio, Athens, ON
Michael will be available in Brockville at St John’s Anglican Church and in Athens, by request, to give singing lessons to individuals who are in the starting phases of exploring their voice and music. Michael can be reached at: or 613-246-3507

Katie Gilpin – Equine Bonnet Stop, North Grenville, ON
Katie will be creating bonnets for horse owners to protect their horse’s ears from flies and other insects. She will be appealing to horse lovers in the area crocheting bonnets in different colours and styles and will market to horse barns in North Grenville. Katie can be reached at: or 613-258-3384

Chad Izatt –Izattek, Brockville, ON
Chad will be assisting seniors and inexperienced adults on how to use their technology effectively. Everything from your computer or tablet to your Apple TV, Chad can help. He will provide written instructions for use after he leaves so that you won’t be left without support. Chad can be reached at: or 613-530-6934

Lauren Pringle – WeDoMore Journals, August Township, ON
Lauren will be selling attractive journals for people to purchase and use in their daily journaling ritual. For each sale of a journal 75% of the revenue goes to the purchaser’s charity of choice. A list will be provided of the local charities. This is our first Summer Company Social Enterprise! You can see Lauren with her journals at various events around the community. Lauren can be reached at: or 613-498-4905