CEDC Kicks Off 2013 Summer Company Program

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CEDCTHUNDER BAY – Eleven Thunder Bay students have received approval to participate in the 2013 Summer Company program under the guidance of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC). Today the eleven successful students met for their orientation, workshops and to meet their program mentors.

The successful applicants are:

Andrew Potter

Boreal Wood Creations

Wood construction

Diandra Singh

Redeeming Dance School

Teaching youths stomp and other dance 

Greg Rondeau

Greenstone – Superior Landscaping

Gras cutting and other misc small jobs; 
painting and clean up

Kelin Ainsworth

K and A Lawncare

Lawn cutting, trimming and general lawn 

Lynne Buzzi

Lynne Buzzi Jewelry

Jewelry manufacturing and sales

Mehdi Syed

DARK HERON graphics design studio

Graphic design, business marketing and 

Michael Coccimiglio

Tech-No Problems

Computer services and training

Nathaniel Stonehouse

Nate’s Custom Graphic Design

Vinyl cutting for t-shirts and vehicles

Shawna Heyder

Bay Pottery

Ceramic manufacturing and sales

Taylor Green

Bay of Thunder

Merchandising, tourism and youth 

Travis Kjellmen

TMK Lawns and Services

Lawn cutting, trimming and misc small jobs

 The Summer Company program provides each applicant up to $3,000 and the opportunity to start their very own business and to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

The program is open to all Ontario students between 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall. It can help bring ideas to life. It’s exciting and highly rewarding and will give the participants the chance to be their own boss.

 The program includes hands-on coaching and mentoring from business people in the community who volunteer their time.

 When it comes to actually getting the company up and running, the program provides each participant up to $1,500 and approximately 12 hours of training to help get them started. When they have successfully completed the program at the end of the summer, the program provides up to $1,500 for their return to school.

 Visit the Summer Company website at www.summercompany.ca  for more information or contact Stacia Kean- Development Officer, CEDC at 625-3972.

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