Seven Young Entrepreneurs Start Summer Companies

June 30, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Running your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. This summer, seven young entrepreneurs from across Cornwall and SDG are turning their business ideas into reality with assistance from the Summer Company program.

Summer Company Cornwall 2022

All seven Summer Company entrepreneurs will be profiled on the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website:

  • Hannah Lavictoire – Hannah Lavictoire, Visual Artist
  • Thomas LeGallais – Swish School
  • Neika Noel  – Bear’s Woof & Wag Dog Wash
  • Coralie Adams – Qu’Aura’s Crystals
  • Connor McDougall – Branch Campfire Kits
  • Bobby Robinson – Baler Bob Custom Work
  • Connor Armstrong – Armstrong Stump Grinding and Hedge Removal

Funded by the Government of Ontario, and administered by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, Summer Company encourages students to start and run their own business. In return, participants will receive $3,000 in start-up funding assistance along with hands-on coaching and mentoring from local business leaders. These young adults were selected to participate in the program after completing detailed business plans, including marketing and financial projections

“This program provides a great opportunity for our participants to develop entrepreneurial skills while making money at the same time,” said Shauna Baggs, Business Consultant with the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. “Through Summer Company, we are helping to develop future community business leaders.”

This year’s Summer Company participants will provide services such as: stump grinding and hay baling, basketball school, campfire kits, visual art, custom mystery crystal packs, and a dog grooming service.

The Summer Company can be a stepping stone for students to continue their businesses through their high school and post secondary years.  Additionally, several past Summer Company participants who have finished their studies are now operating successful, full time businesses in our community.  Most notably are Essential Esthetics, Crystal’s Beautique Spa and Beauty Lounge and Sandfield Furniture.

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. This includes administration of the Summer Company and Starter Company PLUS programs. 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 (Cornwall Civic Complex) and can be contacted by phone at 613-930-2787 x2276 or online at:

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