On Thursday, June 29, the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism Department (PREDT), through the Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre (PREC) received great news from the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG). As part of the Summer Company program, the number of grants to be awarded were doubled to $18,000 in the Prescott and Russell region.
The Summer Company grant program delivered by the PREC for a number of years now, is a mentoring, coaching and financial assistance program in the form of a non-refundable grant of $3,000 per student. Target to reach was three entrepreneurs starting each a business in the region, for a total budget of $9,000. It was with hard work and determination that the PREC was able to obtain twice the budget by the Ministry, for a total of $18,000 in order to start six businesses in their respective field.
We would like to congratulate these six entrepreneurs who received a grant funding of $3,000 for the 2017 Summer Company program:
Samuel Cheff – Better View Captures – Photographer,
Marie-Josée Vézina – Vézina Photo – Photographer,
Chrissy Colizza –Competitive Edge Elite Girls Hockey – Trainer,
Brandon Séguin – Nimbus Controversy – clothing line,
Jeremy Chevalley – Moo Call & Clip – cow grooming and tail clipping and
Jeremy Arbour – Arbs Edit – Videographer.
“There’s a lot of talk about business succession and our succession plan. Not surprising considering that small and medium-sized businesses constitutes the foundation of Ontario’s economy and create jobs, innovation and prosperity. I am happy and proud to say that we are in good hands,” said Benoit Brunette, Project Officer for the PREC.
The Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help small business owners and small business entrepreneurs succeed in Prescott and Russell by providing information, tools and support during their start-up and growth phases.