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. In less than 18 months she has opened her own retail location in Port Stanley that offers her own brand of unique home décor collectables and offers a space for 16 local artisans to sell their products. Through hard work, strategic partnerships, creating innovative workshops and products, Carly has taken what some would consider a seasonal business and has created a thriving, vibrant tourist destination in Port Stanley. Congrats Carly on all your hard work and we look forward to seeing what’s next for you!