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Northumberland’s next-gen entrepreneurs to be featured at Staples Cobourg next Wednesday

Posted on Thursday June 29, 2017
Cobourg, ON – June 29, 2017 – The next generation of local small business owner is being featured at an upcoming event, and by all accounts the future is bright for economic development in Northumberland. 12 youth entrepreneurs from across the county will showcase their products and services at a second-annual ‘trade-show’ style event at the Staples Cobourg location on July 5th. Selected from a pool of over 30 applicants, these 12 are this year’s successful candidates for the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre’s ‘Summer Company’ Program.
“These youth have evaluated the market, discovered a niche for their offerings, and pursued an opportunity, and this program is all about helping them to take this leap and achieve success,” stated Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Manager Rob Day. “Businesses this year range from brand clothing consignment, to a handmade clothing line, a hobbyist product line, a cleaning service, escape room Entertainment, health
products, art and more. We encourage people to support the innovative, up-and-coming entrepreneurs of this community by stopping by the Cobourg Staples location next week to peruse some of their incredible offerings.”
Summer Company is a program funded by the Government of Ontario, providing an opportunity for students between the ages of 15-29 years to start and run their own summer business. The program, delivered in Northumberland County by the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, provides training and mentoring, and up to $3,000 in awards. 
"Small businesses make up over 99% of all employer-businesses in Canada,” indicated County Warden Mark Walas. “Particularly in more rural communities like Northumberland, small business sustainability and growth is at the forefront of locally-driven economic development efforts.

Supporting these young entrepreneurs with connections to knowledge, expertise and resources to help their businesses take root is vital to ensuring a thriving and vibrant Northumberland over the long-term. We invite everyone to come out to this event and learn more about how these new local businesses can meet your needs. ” 
For the second year in a row, participating Staples stores across Ontario are supporting the Summer Company Program by showcasing entrepreneurs and their businesses. All 12 Northumberland entrepreneurs will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, July 5th at the Cobourg Staples location at 1025 Elgin Street West, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.    
New businesses include (see attached for description of each business):
· Dawson Campbell: Bubble Balls Cobourg
· Sarah Grubb: Less Mess
· Tiffany Huider: The Sirens Bliss
· Daniel Koerber: DD Advertising
· Chloe Leguard: Cobourg Escape Room
· Molly Klintworth: Pink Empowerment
· Tristan Robertson: Designer Way
· Matthew Rowan: Imagine Hobbies
· Matthew Sherwin: Back Channel Firewood
· Juliette Sinnott: Fleuri Clothing
· Cassidy Tizzard: TizzArt
· Paul Turcotte: Paul’s Computers PC’s
For more information, please visit the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland at:  
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