‘Summer Company’ applications open

Press Release

Summer Company 2019 is now open and accepting applications!

Summer Company is an Ontario government program delivered by the Northwest Business Centre.

It helps youth aged 15-29 start and run their own summer business by providing funding, advice, and services.

Students accepted into the program receive an award of up to $3,000, as well as hands-on coaching and mentoring from business leaders in their community.

The application deadline is April 26.

“This program is an amazing opportunity for youth in our communities to be their own boss over the summer while at the same time receiving business training and support,” said Allyson Pele, manager of the Northwest Business Centre.

“In the past 11 years, 32 Summer Company businesses have launched in the region and I have been lucky enough to work with some of those entrepreneurs through new business start-ups and expansions,” she noted.

Last year, the Northwest Business Centre hired Matthew Kennedy, owner of Upriver Media, to produce a video to promote and highlight the Summer Company program.

Four alumni business owners from across the Kenora and Rainy River districts are featured, including Morgan Shepherd, owner of Little Mod Nest in Dryden, Ellie Petsnick, owner of Ellie’s Crepe Cart in Fort Frances, Cole Forsyth, owner of Tight Line Guide Service in Kenora, and Kaden Kanakakeesic, owner of Sioux Knives in Sioux Lookout.

Check out the video on the Northwest Business Centre’s Facebook page!

For more information on Summer Company, contact Pele at 1-807-456-3682 or allyson@nwbiz.ca