Seven Students Launch Summer Companies

June 25, 2019
By Ryan Kuhn

Cornwall, Ontario – Seven students from across Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry will begin their entrepreneurial journeys as participants in the Summer Company program.

Summer Company Cornwall 2019

These new entrepreneurs will be introduced to the community with a special Summer Company launch event on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at the Cornwall Civic Complex in the main concourse. The celebration will begin at 11:30 am and run until 1:30 pm. The public is invited to attend and meet these new entrepreneurs and learn more about their ventures.

The students earned this opportunity through the Summer Company program, a provincial grant offered through the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. The grant program offers business training, mentorship opportunities and financial aid to students during their summer breaks.

“Once again, we have a wide variety of businesses and a group of young but enthusiastic entrepreneurs. It will be exciting for us to assist them as they jump into the world of entrepreneurship,” says Candy Pollard, Business Consultant of the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.

This year’s participating businesses include:

  • Rustic Optics – Photography
    • Adriane Dingemans
  • Essential Skills – Tutoring Services
    • Affaan Ali
  • BenJAMin’s – Homemade Jams
    • Benjamin Malyon
  • A Relaxing Promise – Homemade Soaps and Candles
    • Madison Nuttley
  • ObliterateYGO – Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards and Strategy
    • Paul Brenneman
  • Starshine – Canvas and Apparel Artwork
    • Sarah Beauchamp
  • Mess’ Crazy Creatures – Stuffed Animals, Food Plushes, Pins and Puppets
    • Sarah Messervey

These student-run businesses can be found this summer at local farmer’s markets, community events, online and on social media. The program runs until the end of August when the student business owners will return to school. Join us this Friday to welcome these students to the world of entrepreneurship.

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development and funded in part by the Government of Ontario.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is located at 100 Water Street East – the Cornwall Civic Complex, and can be contacted by phone at 613-930-2787 x2276 or online at:

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