WindsorEssex Small Business Centre Launches 2012 Summer Company Program

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Summer Company is an exciting opportunity for full time students

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Who: 2012 Summer Company Students:

Lois Li- Domestic Diesel Ltd.
Kelsey Santarossa- West Beach Snack Shack
Andrei Enache-The Mobile Mechanic
Anthony Nassar- Nassar Magic
Trysten Cassidy- Cassidy Mowing Services
Gabriel Jee- Green Exterior Management
Mikaela Batke- Mikaela's Backyard Swimming Lessons
Hannah Costa- Hannah's Closet An Emporium of Fine Bath Products
Sarah Adams- Country Trails Pony Rides

What: The Windsor-Essex Small Business and Entrepreneur Centre (WESBEC) is committed to fostering and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of students and young adults through initiatives such as Summer Company.

Summer Company is an exciting opportunity for full time students throughout the region 15 to 29 years old, to explore entrepreneurship hands on. Applying for Summer Company is a competitive process as space is limited and the program reaches capacity quickly. Students who are accepted receive up to $1,500 to put towards the costs to start and run their own summer business. A second award of up to $1,500 is available to the students upon successful completion of the program. With hands-on business coaching, training and mentoring, Summer Company helps turn ambitious students into entrepreneurs.

Summer Company is administered by the WESBEC in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Where: 2012 Summer Company Training Day presented by the WESBEC takes place at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator located at 720 Ouellette Ave. For further information visit www.windsoressexsmallbusiness.com/youth.cfm or call the Small Business Centre at 519-253-6900.

When: Friday, July 6, 2012- The nine Summer Company students will be present and available for interviews at the 2012 Summer Company Training Day taking place on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

About the Windsor-Essex Small Business and Entrepreneur Centre (WESBEC)- As one of the busiest small business centres in Ontario, the WESBEC is proudly located in Windsor-Essex, a region recently named one of the Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum. Operating within the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, the WESBEC is a part of Ontario's Small Business Support Network which provides entrepreneurs with all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. The WESBEC is staffed with dedicated professionals who provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with intensive support in a number of key areas including accessing financial resources, training, and networking opportunities. The WESBEC also works closely with community partners, industry associations, and educational organizations to foster entrepreneurship and assist small businesses across the region. The WESCBEC is conveniently located in Windsor and Kingsville, Ontario.

Media Contact:
Sabrina DeMarco, Executive Director, WESBEC- 519 255-9200 X2232