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    The Starter Company award is presented to the Starter Company business that has demonstrated personal growth and development, good business planning and positive financial trending in their business. With the help of the Starter Company program, Adam Beverly of Total Plumbing Solutions expanded his business in July, 2016. He has strategically leveraged the Small Business […]

    This award is to reward the efforts of entrepreneurs who have started a business using strong research, good business planning, dedication, hard work, ingenuity and innovation. Port Stanley native Carly Ryan has a love for plants, especially succulents. In May 2016 she started on the front yard of her home selling succulents in reclaimed vessels. […]

    Salt and Pepper Meals This award is to reward the efforts of entrepreneurs who have started a business using strong research, good business planning, dedication, hard work, ingenuity and innovation. Anita Waite and Sarah Paradis were two busy moms with full time jobs and hectic lives and the longing to provide their families with fresh, healthy, […]

    Serenity Wellness The Starter Company award is presented to the Starter Company business that has demonstrated personal growth and development, good business planning and positive financial trending in their business. Serenity Wellness Centre offers counselling and support services to individuals managing the effects of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and life transitions. Cassidy approached the Small […]

    ClapBalm This award goes to a business that rocks and business model and sets themselves apart as a business leader in their area of expertise. Leadership is having a vision, sharing it and inspiring others to support the vision while creating their own. It’s about setting a tone, motivating, inspiring, thinking big, and never giving […]

    Out There Creative Therapy This award is presented to a small business in Elgin County or St. Thomas that has overcome life transitional challenges while starting or running their existing business. Out There Creative Therapy in Springfield is a vibrant, non-profit social enterprise that provides hip-hop workshops, dances, theatre production and creative activities for youth […]

    Smart Dental Hygiene This is awarded to a Libro small business customer who has created a successful and growing business that is positively impacting the economic well-being of the Elgin/St Thomas community through job creation and demonstrated support of other businesses in the community, innovative business strategies that display positive financial trending and demonstrated flexibility […]

    Twelfth Night Events  The award is to recognize the efforts of a St. Thomas entrepreneur who has created a successful and growing business through the application of commitment, dedication, hard work, ingenuity and innovation. Twelfth Night Events is a full service Event Planning that serves South Western Ontario. They plan conference, weddings, social events and […]

    Bee Loved Gardens This award is to recognize an Elgin County entrepreneur who has created a successful and growing business through the application of commitment, dedication, hard work, ingenuity and innovation. Deanna van den Dries of Bee Loved Gardens is probably one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She is a one-woman […]

    Country Canning The Summer Company award is presented to the Summer Company student that has demonstrated personal growth and development, good business planning and positive financial trending in their business. This summer Sydney Woodhouse started Country Canning.  Sydney was the first Summer Company student to run a summer business while completing a summer co-op. This […]