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    PROMISING NEW START UP AWARD 2016
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    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, […]

    Starter Company Award 2016

    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 […]

    Young Business Leadership Award 2016
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    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 […]

    Inspirational Entrepreneur Award 2016
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    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 […]

    LIBRO SMALL BUSINESS AWARD 2016
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    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 […]

    St. Thomas Small Business Achievement Award 2016

    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 […]

    Elgin County Small Business Achievement Award 2016

    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 […]

    Summer Company Award 2016

    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 […]

    Elgin County Economic Development Award 2016

    Great Lakes Farms The Elgin County Economic Development Award is given to a business who exemplifies Elgin’s progressive nature, by being an integral part of Elgin County’s Economic Development & Tourism programming. Great Lakes Farms bring families, fun and farming together. MaryAnne and Joe Van de Gevel are the third generation to carry on the […]

    Downtown Small Business Award 2016

    Sherry’s The Downtown small business award is to recognize the efforts of the entrepreneur who has created a successful and growing business in the downtown core through the application of commitment, dedication, hard work and innovation. Sherry and Jim Chambers started their business from scratch about 8 years ago and evolved from Gifts and Décor by […]

    St. Thomas Business Achievement Award 2016
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    Amino North America Corporation As the world’s premier sheet hydroforming production facility, Amino North America Corporation specializes in offering cost effective solutions to demanding automotive skin applications in both aluminum and steel. ANAC brings Amino Corporation’s leading edge forming technologies to North America to produce complex Class A panels for the automotive industry. ANAC’s goal […]

    Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
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    Yurek Pharmacy At Yurek Pharmacy Ltd., you get the best of two worlds. You get the best of modern pharmaceutical practices and technology, combined with a commitment to care and a personal touch that can only come from being part of a community for over 50 years. “When my father Edward first unlocked the doors […]

    Summer Company 2016
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    Congratulations to all of our 2016 Summer Company entrepreneurs! Acceleration Boards Andrew Payler Angelica Louise (Artist)  Angelica Stok CK Window Cleaning Will Cook Cool Treats! Tori VanderSpank Country Canning Sydney Woodhouse Elgin Auto Detailing Andrew Baxter Elgin Screen Repair Clayton Sturk Impressions Auto Detailing  Robert Carter Loby Backyard Swimming Lessons Mary Kate Looby NOS Graphics […]

    Word of Mouth
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    Elgin/St. Thomas SBEC is so lucky to have such a motivating and inspiring employee such as Tara McCaulley .  Tara and SBEC have supported me through so much over the last year.  Wandering Spirit Nursing had been a dream of mine for over a decade, and with help I was able to make my dream […]

    Start Wise Celebration

      On Tuesday, July 12th participants in the 2016 Start Wise Program gathered at Glassroots Restaurant to celebrate the completion of the program. Delivered by the London Small Business Centre and Elgin/St. Thomas SBEC, this Ontario Government funded program provided business plan training, skills development and grants to help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses. At […]