This year, 18 students in the Sault area are taking part in the Summer Company young entrepreneur program and are now operating their own businesses.
Today, Wednesday, July 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., most of the participants will be set up in the Station Mall (Sears Entrance) to display their services and skills in a Summer Company Showcase.
The 2016 Summer Company participants in the Sault Ste. Marie area are: Secret Sip Coffee Club, Touchdown Media, Northern Equine Massage Therapy, Mazzuca Basketball Academy, Technic Computer Services, Tristan’s Hardwood Products, PetSitter Plus, NSMZ T, Inspired deSIGNS, Virgil Business Solutions, Fresh Kicks 4 Less, JDBR Services, KC Firewood, Halle Nails, D’s Lawncare and Maintenance, Country Store Ice Cream Parlour, Bold Noize and Amethyst Artistry.
Summer Company is administered in the region by the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the program provides grants and mentoring to assist students between the ages of 15 and 29 in starting a seasonal business.