Businesses given boost


Six business start-ups in the Fort Frances and Kenora area are being supported by Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. investments.
Five getting support through the NOHFC’s Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program include:
•Squeek E Kleen Auto Detail Specialist of Fort Frances ($21,484) for leasehold improvements to establish a vehicle-cleaning service;
•Myers Bookkeeping Service of Fort Frances ($5,566) to purchase a computer and other office equipment to operate the home-based business;
•Pine River Solar Inc. of Emo ($38,301) to purchase tools to assemble solar systems and sun-tracking modules;
•Comfort Table Bakery of Vermilion Bay ($92,800) to purchase a building for a business providing baked-from-scratch foods such as bread, cinnamon buns, and pastries, as well as freshly-roasted coffee beans; and
•Taiga Property Services of Kenora ($35,897) to purchase a backhoe-loader machine to offer earth-moving services for cottage owners.
A business venture getting help through the Young Entrepreneur Program is Ontario’s North West Doors of Kenora, which received $25,000 to purchase a trailer, scissors lift, and other tools required to install and maintain garage doors.