Meet our 2018 Summer Company Students!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

Please join us in welcoming this year’s Summer Company students in Huron County! These up-and-coming entrepreneurs will receive financial assistance, training, and mentorship from the Summer Company Program, funded by the Province of Ontario. This year, Huron County was granted six spaces, which were filled by the following fantastic young entrepreneurs: Lauren Wright (519-441-3658) will be operating “Artbylaurwrig” in Goderich....

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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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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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Summer Company Spotlight: Kleinton’s Woodwork

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

I think we all have a story of that exceptional teacher who helped us find our passion—or at least to love a subject that might have otherwise been a bore. 19 year-old Kleinton Saunders took woodworking by chance in grade 11, and now he’s running his own business, Kleinton’s Woodworking, with the Summer Company Program, funded by the Province of Ontario. Woodworking is the perfect challenge for this self-proclaimed perfectionist (and...

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