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Students start businesses under Summer Company program

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Ten local youths are now operating their own firms under Summer Company. The young entrepreneur program provides grants and mentoring to assist high school and post-secondary students in starting a seasonal business. This initiative is administered by the Economic Development division of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. 
 
“Summer Company continues to be a successful and valuable program to our youth as they explore the world of self-employment,” said Jessica Maione, Economic Development Officer with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. “Despite the challenges that business owners have experienced this past year, these young entrepreneurs are eager to join the local entrepreneurship community. I encourage everyone to support this year’s participants in their endeavours.”  
 
The 2021 Summer Company participants in the Sault Ste. Marie area are: 
 
360ImagesNorth (Divit Gawri) 
Description: Aerial Photography & Video 
Contact: 360imagesnorth@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/360ImagesNorth-110557127955435  
 
eSaria (Jacob Santa Maria) 
Description: Import/Export  
Contact: esaria.ca@gmail.com 
 
Essential Landscaping (Marcus Palumbo) 
Description: Property Maintenance 
Contact: marcuspalumbo10@gmail.com 
 
Ivy’s Dresses (Amelia DiCerbo) 
Description: Handmade Baby Apparel 
Contact: ivysdressesamelia@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ivys_dresses_/   
 
Jessica Li Co. (Jessica Li Lepore) 
Description: Custom Apparel 
Contact: jeslepore776@gmail.com 
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/jessicali.co/ 
 
JewelsbyJ (Jorja Santelli) 
Description: Handmade Jewllery 
Contact: jorjasantelli7@hotmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JewelsbyJ-101849155489779  
 
Raw Thoughts (Gabriel Rector) 
Description: Clothing Brand 
Contact: lolgaberector@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/rawthoughts.co/  
 
Superior Beach Club (Reese Martin) 
Description: Summer Apparel 
Contact: superiorbeachclub@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/superiorbeachclub/  
 
Superior Yard Cards (Gregory Polnick) 
Description: Yard Signage 
Contact: gpolnick@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/superioryardcards  
 
The Last Piece (Delaney Claridge) 
Description: Design Service 
Contact: thelastpiececonsulting@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thelastpiececonsulting/  
 
Summer Company is funded by the Province of Ontario. The program is delivered at the City’s Millworks - Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Machine Shop. For more information on the small business support available in Sault Ste. Marie, visit themillworks.ca.  
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