Young Business Owners Explore Entrepreneurship Through Summer Company – Greater Sudbury

Aug 25, 2022
Three student entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29 launched their own businesses this summer through the Government of Ontario’s 2022 Summer Company Program. Administered in Greater Sudbury by the Economic Development Division’s Regional Business Centre, Summer Company provides training, mentorship and start-up grants of up to $3,000 to successful applicants.
Summer Company allows students to develop business skills while expressing themselves through their passion and creativity. The group of enthusiastic entrepreneurs rose to the challenge and developed a solid business plan which included a budget and financial forecast to prove the feasibility of their ideas. With the continued support of the Regional Business Centre, students implemented their business strategies to successfully offer their products and services in our community throughout the summer.
“Congratulations to all the beneficiaries of this year’s Summer Company program,” said the Mayor of Greater Sudbury. “These young entrepreneurs are the business leaders of tomorrow and I congratulate them for their contributions to our community. I urge all Greater Sudbury residents to get out and support their local business.”
Amberhill Gallery & Giftshop – Sarah Moreau
Are you looking to provide the perfect unique gift or looking to treat yourself to a shopping trip, all while supporting local? You will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for and much more at Amberhill Gallery & Giftshop! Sarah was inspired to launch Amberhill Gallery & Gift Shop as she noticed a lack of spaces for artists to showcase and sell their work year-round. This is an artist-run space dedicated to supporting independent artists and small businesses in Canada, with priority given to those in northern Ontario! Currently, the gift shop features over 20 makers with a wide range of products, including fibre art, illustration, ceramics and jewelry. 
Contact Information:
Phone: 705-675-1212
Address: 149 Durham St., Sudbury
Social Handles: @amberhillgallery
Nickel City Pressure Washing – Dylan Kryskow
We know Canadian summers can be short, so why spend all your vacation trying to perfect the appearance of your home? Nickel City Pressure Washing can help with your exterior needs, so you can spend more time doing what you love! Dylan utilizes the capabilities of a high-performance pressure washer to provide gutter, concrete, fence, driveway/walkway cleaning. The business has also begun to expand its operations into the real estate industry, providing cleaning services for houses that are being listed on the market.
Contact Information:
Phone: 705-288-0200
Facebook: @nickelcitypressurewashing
Painting Obvious – Antoine Larouche
Calling all hobbyists and miniature model fans in Sudbury and surrounding areas! Painting Obvious is ready to take on any of your miniature model army commissions. Antoine has always had a passion for art and more specifically painting and collecting miniature models. Painting Obvious is a local business that commissions miniature models through a process that includes building the models, cleaning, making their bases, priming, painting, and finalizing them. Antoine understands that no one miniature is the same and that is why he provides his clients with artistic freedom. Clients can choose everything from the paint style, colours and builds, etc.
Contact Information:
Facebook: @PaintingObvious
Instagram: @paintingobvious
Summer Company is a program of the province of Ontario and is administered by the Economic Development Division’s Regional Business Centre in the Greater Sudbury, Sudbury-East, Manitoulin, and Killarney regions. To participate in this program, secondary and post-secondary students must develop a realistic and comprehensive business plan and operate their business during the summer as their main source of employment. The program provides students with grants of up to $3,000 to assist with business start-up costs. Summer Company provides practical experience along with business coaching and mentoring from local business leaders.
Through Summer Company, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade assists students across the province start up their businesses. For more information about Summer Company, call 705-688-7582 or visit
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