Young Entrepreneurs of Oakville: Region Provides Money for your Business

2016 Summer Company program accepting applications

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Young Entrepreneurs of Oakville: Region Provides Money for your Business

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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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Halton Region is now accepting applications for its successful Summer Company Program. This program provides supports including hands on training and mentoring for student entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29 and up to $3,000 in funding to help start and run their own summer business.

In 2015, Halton helped 13 student entrepreneurs with running businesses from supporting seniors to providing swimming lessons. Summer Company is a provincial initiative for youth entrepreneurship and employment that is coordinated locally through the Halton Region Small Business Centre.

Regional Council is committed to keeping our economy strong and ensuring businesses throughout the region succeed. Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in innovation and job creation and by enhancing our programs targeted at youth, we can continue to provide the next generation with the tools and guidance they need to bring their business ideas to life.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 6, 2016. Spaces are limited and students are encouraged to complete their application early. For a complete list of program requirements or to apply online, visit the Summer Company website at ontario.ca/summercompany<http://www.ontario.ca/summercompany>. Assistance in completing the application, including preparing a business plan, is available through the Halton Region Small Business Centre.

For more information on the Summer Company Program and the Halton Region Small Business Centre, please visit halton.ca/smallbusiness or dial 311.

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