Area youth start businesses under Summer Company program

July 14, 2015

Samantha Luck

 

A number of youth in the region are now running their own business through the Summer Company young entrepreneur program. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the initiative is administered in the Algoma District and Chapleau by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. 
Summer Company provides grants and mentoring to assist students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school, in starting and operating a seasonal business. The program teaches youth the ins and outs of entrepreneurship while helping to generate employment opportunities that allow more area residents to return or remain in their hometown during the summer months.
“Summer Company provides youth with valuable entrepreneurial experience and, in many cases, leads to a lifetime of enterprise for the participants,” said Kendall Scott, an Economic Development Officer with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “I encourage people throughout the region to support these young entrepreneurs as they delve into the world of entrepreneurship.”
The 2015 Summer Company participants in the Algoma region include:
Wood Runner: Jordan Overland (Goulais River)
Firewood for sale
Contact: 705-257-6054
Superior Shine Auto Detailing: Noah Reynolds (Sault Ste. Marie)
Vehicle detailing
Contact: 705-943-6793
Shine Designs: Janey Dunn (Sault Ste. Marie)
Custom-embellished personalized items
Contact: 705-257-6227
Website: www.facebook.com/creativeblingcases?fref=ts
SDFM - Sonke Deck and Fence Maintenance: Conner Sonke (Sault Ste. Marie)
Deck and fence maintenance and repair
Contact: 519-282-7965
Sam Luck House and Cottage Portraits: Samantha Luck (Sault Ste. Marie)
Custom drawn portraits of homes and cottages
Contact: 905-808-6290 or samanthaluck@live.ca
Website: www.samluckhouseart.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Luck-Home-and-Cottage-Portraits/741862142544684  
O’Wooden Furniture: Christian Ouellet (Sault Ste. Marie)
Construction of wood benches and furniture
Contact: 705-257-6054
Makea Design Co.: Chelsey Pollari (Richards Landing)
Furniture restoration, event planning and interior design
Contact: 705-943-2435 or makea.designs.co@gmail.com 
Levi’s Wood 4 Sale: Levi Laundrie (Goulais River)
Firewood for sale
Contact: 705-649-1846 or leviswood4sale@outlook.com 
Get Laid Interlocking Repair: Alex Nisbet (Sault Ste. Marie)
Interlocking brick repair and restoration
Contact: 705-971-9120
Fogg Bros. Landscaping: Jonah Fogg (Sault Ste. Marie)
Landscaping and lawn care services
Contact: 705-971-2825 or foggbroslandscaping@gmail.com  
Colin's Lawn Care Services: Colin Manuel (Elliot Lake)
Lawn care and maintenance services
Contact: 705-971-1757
Brett's Superior Home Maintenance: Brett Warmington (Goulais River)
Residential and seasonal property maintenance
Contact: 705-542-7940

A number of youth in the region are now running their own business through the Summer Company young entrepreneur program.

[Watch a video profile of 2015 participant Samantha Luck].

Funded by the Province of Ontario, the initiative is administered in the Algoma District and Chapleau by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

Summer Company provides grants and mentoring to assist students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school, in starting and operating a seasonal business. The program teaches youth the ins and outs of entrepreneurship while helping to generate employment opportunities that allow more area residents to return or remain in their hometown during the summer months.

“Summer Company provides youth with valuable entrepreneurial experience and, in many cases, leads to a lifetime of enterprise for the participants,” said Kendall Scott, an Economic Development Officer with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “I encourage people throughout the region to support these young entrepreneurs as they delve into the world of entrepreneurship.”

The 2015 Summer Company participants in the Algoma region include:

  • Wood Runner: Jordan Overland (Goulais River)
    Firewood for sale
    Contact: 705-975-0045
  • Superior Shine Auto Detailing: Noah Reynolds (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Vehicle detailing
    Contact: 705-943-6793
  • Shine Designs: Janey Dunn (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Custom-embellished personalized items
    Contact: 705-257-6227
    Website: www.facebook.com/creativeblingcases?fref=ts
  • Sonke Deck & Fence Maintenance: Conner Sonke (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Deck and fence maintenance and repair
    Contact: 519-282-7965
  • Sam Luck House & Cottage Portraits: Samantha Luck (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Custom drawn portraits of homes and cottages
    Contact: 905-808-6290 or samanthaluck@live.ca
    Website: www.samluckhouseart.com or www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Luck-Home-and-Cottage-Portraits/741862142544684  
  • O’Wooden Furniture: Christian Ouellet (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Construction of wood benches and furniture
    Contact: 705-257-6054
  • Makea Design Co.: Chelsey Pollari (Richards Landing)
    Furniture restoration, event planning and interior design
    Contact: 705-943-2435 or makea.designs.co@gmail.com 
  • Levi’s Wood 4 Sale: Levi Laundrie (Goulais River)
    Firewood for sale
    Contact: 705-649-1846 or leviswood4sale@outlook.com 
  • Get Laid Interlocking Repair: Alex Nisbet (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Interlocking brick repair and restoration
    Contact: 705-971-9120
  • Fogg Bros. Landscaping: Jonah Fogg (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Landscaping and lawn care services
    Contact: 705-971-2825 or foggbroslandscaping@gmail.com  
  • Colin's Lawn Care Services: Colin Manuel (Elliot Lake)
    Lawn care and maintenance services
    Contact: 705-971-1757
  • Brett's Superior Home Maintenance: Brett Warmington (Goulais River)
    Residential and seasonal property maintenance
    Contact: 705-542-7940
PHOTO: Samantha Luck, owner of Sam Luck House & Cottage Portraits. 

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