Students start businesses under Summer Company program

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Ten local youths are now operating their own firms under Summer Company. The young entrepreneur program provides grants and mentoring to assist high school and post-secondary students in starting a seasonal business. This initiative is administered by the Economic Development division of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

“Summer Company continues to be a successful and valuable program to our youth as they explore the world of self-employment,” said Jessica Maione, Economic Development Officer with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. “Despite the challenges that business owners have experienced this past year, these young entrepreneurs are eager to join the local entrepreneurship community. I encourage everyone to support this year’s participants in their endeavours.”

The 2021 Summer Company participants in the Sault Ste. Marie area are:

360ImagesNorth (Divit Gawri)

Description: Aerial Photography & Video
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/360ImagesNorth-110557127955435

eSaria (Jacob Santa Maria)

Description: Import/Export
Contact: [email protected] 

Essential Landscaping (Marcus Palumbo)

Description: Property Maintenance
Contact: [email protected]

Ivy’s Dresses (Amelia DiCerbo)

Description: Handmade Baby Apparel
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ivys_dresses_/

Jessica Li Co. (Jessica Li Lepore)

Description: Custom Apparel
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/jessicali.co/ 

JewelsbyJ (Jorja Santelli)

Description: Handmade Jewllery
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JewelsbyJ-101849155489779

Raw Thoughts (Gabriel Rector)

Description: Clothing Brand
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/rawthoughts.co/

Superior Beach Club (Reese Martin)

Description: Summer Apparel
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/superiorbeachclub/

Superior Yard Cards (Gregory Polnick)

Description: Yard Signage
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/superioryardcards  

The Last Piece (Delaney Claridge)

Description: Design Service
Contact: [email protected]
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thelastpiececonsulting/

Summer Company is funded by the Province of Ontario. The program is delivered at the City’s Millworks – Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Machine Shop. For more information on the small business support available in Sault Ste. Marie, visit www.themillworks.ca.