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Summer Company 2022

The Leeds Grenville Small Business Centre proudly launched its annual Summer Company program on June 8, 2022. 

This year 5 young entrepreneurs in Leeds Grenville will experience being their own boss this summer. The entrepreneurs will use their creative genius and community support to successfully operate their businesses this summer.

The Summer Company is funded by the Government of Ontario. The program provides hands-on business training and mentoring. The participants will receive:

  • An award of up to $1,500 in early summer to help with business start-up costs, and an additional $1,500 award in the fall upon the successful completion of their Summer Company business and proof of returning to school
  • Education on all things small business and the opportunity to meet every 2 weeks with a local business mentoring group for support and advice on operating their summer business.

This year’s Summer Company participants include:

Emily Jollota, Jollota Designs, Brockville; is using her artistic talents to create resin art this summer.  Everything from jewelry to bookmarks to charcuterie boards. Emily’s art will make gifting easy this summer!  Watch for Emily at the Brockville Farmers Market on Thursdays and Fridays this year.

Emily can be reached @JollotaDesigns on Facebook and Instagram and by email JollotaDesigns@gmail.com and by phone at 613-802-7861.

Arianna Bennett, Island Sweet Treats, Leeds and the Thousand Islands; is serving up lots of colour this summer.  She will be serving fresh cotton candy and flavoured shaved ice. These “old-timey” treats will make for easy grab and go snacks at the markets in and around Gananoque this summer.

Arianna can be reached on Instagram @theislandssweettreats and TheIslandsSweetTreats@gmail.com or 416-737-8747

Evan Munro, I Believe Training, Brockville; will provide 1 on 1 basketball training sessions and group basketball skills training this summer at outdoor facilities and at clients’ homes in the Brockville area. He can cater his training to any skill level. Evan is looking forward to sharing his skills and knowledge with young people 6 – 18 years old this summer.   

Evan can be reached at evan.ibelievetraining@gmail.com  or 613-340-9749 and on IG @Ibelieve.training


Jack Sloan, Good Neighbour Lawn Care, Elizabethtown-Kitley; will be providing lawn care, edging, pressure washing, window cleaning and other property enhancement services in and around Brockville this summer.   Jack wants to provide that feeling of good will and neighbourliness as he helps people with their outdoor work. 

Jack can be reached at jack.sloan2004@gmail.com or 613-803-5516 and on Instagram-@goodneighbouryardworks

Janevra Pier, Bakery by the Pier, Gananoque; is baking up a storm this summer with her fresh vegan sourdough bagels using locally sourced flour. She will also be creating vegan spreads to accompany the bagels.  Janevra will be selling her bagels at the markets and events around Gananoque this summer.

Janevra can reach Janevra @bakerybythepier on Instagram and Facebook, by phone at 613-561-9365 and by email at bakerybythepier@outlook.com