Social Enterprise Spotlight: Homegrown

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

Doing well by doing good, Homegrown Land Bank Group is an incredible example of a local social enterprise that has a big impact. Homegrown brings together farmers from the local community in an online farmer’s market to help them reach markets they might not have access to otherwise. The online farmer’s market connects consumers to their favourite local producers with a convenient food basket that can be picked up at multiple locations in...

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Fall Business Workshops!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Coming Events, SBEC News, Workshops & Special Events | 0 comments

Critical Reflection with Carol Casey  Oct. 5, 2017 | Small Business Centre, Goderich | 6:00-8:00 pm The practice of reflection is known to expedite transfer of knowledge to practice; generate higher quality work performance, and promote professional growth. This workshop engages participants in an exploration of how critical reflection can be implemented through discussion, reflective exercises and group practice. $10.00 Excel for...

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Summer Company Spotlight: Rustic Signs

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It all started with a brilliant idea to paint Canadian flags on old wooden pallets to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Now, 16 year-old Jonnie Lavis runs his business, Rustic Signs, as part of the Summer Company Program, funded by the Province of Ontario. Jonnie makes signs with eco-friendly paint on wood pallets, and has recently started painting barn quilts on large pieces of plywood. He says he’s learned a lot about business already:...

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Social Enterprise Spotlight: Upcycle Lifestyle

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

Every good story starts with an ugly sweater. And this story is awesome. 23 year-old Ann Gibson just finished her degree in Environmental Engineering at Waterloo University, and is going on for her Masters in Environment and Sustainability this September at the University of Western Ontario. With her degrees, she will have lived and worked in six different cities on co-op placements. Lucky for Goderich, Ontario, her latest co-op placement was at...

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