Halton students open summer businesses through Summer Company program

Summer Company provides student entrepreneurs with hands-on business training

Halton students open summer businesses through Summer Company program
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Gary Carr

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In 2006, Gary was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary is also a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and served on the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

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This summer, the Halton Region Small Business Centre is working with 12 young entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their own summer business through the provincially funded Summer Company program. Summer Company provides participating student entrepreneurs with hands-on business training, mentorship opportunities and potential funding of up to $3,000 from the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Entrepreneurship plays an integral role in innovation, job creation and economic growth. Programs like Summer Company provide the next generation of entrepreneurs with the necessary training, mentorship and support that can help put them in a position to succeed.

The Halton Region Small Business Centre co-ordinates the program locally and delivers it with the help of volunteer business advisors through the local community. This year’s mentors from Oakville include:

The goal of the program is to support students interested in entrepreneurship as a possible career goal. This year’s participants were selected from a group of applicants throughout the Halton area.

Here are this year’s summer companies in Oakville:

  • Luke Corbeth, Corby Car Cleaners
  • Paul DeMarco, DeMarco Business Services
  • Cory Hudson, Ambient Audio Canada
  • David Kong, Eco-Space
  • Jason Lum, JXL Apparel
  • Cameron Mulligan, First Waves Swim School
  • Dragos Rotaru, Orchard Audio & Design
  • Anna Starkova, Blue Hat Caricatures

For more information on the Summer Company Program and the Halton Region Small Business Centre, please visit www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca or dial 311. You can also follow the Halton Region Small Business Centre on Twitter at @HaltonEcDev, on Facebook and on WordPress.

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