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Area youth receive assistance in business start-up

The Business Advisory Centre, a division of Peterborough Economic Development, is pleased to announce the creation of fifteen youth businesses in the Peterborough region through the 2014 Summer Company Program.

A formal recognition ceremony was held last Wednesday at the Silver Bean Cafe in Peterborough. Dignitaries in attendance included Mayor Bennett, County Warden J. Murray Jones and GPA EDC President and CEO Dan Taylor.

The recipients of support through the program in the East Kawarthas included Iain MacKenzie of Aerial Visuals Photography based out of Selwyn Township, Bryce Porter of S.O.S. Tech Support also based out of Selwyn and Greg Smith of Clear Lake Lawns residing in Douro-Dummer Township.

Summer Company is a youth program offered by the Ontario government which provides students aged 15 to 29 with the opportunity to open and operate their own summer business. Participants are provided with funding, business training, and mentorship. For over a decade, the Business Advisory Centre has been the proud program provider for the Peterborough Region. We are pleased to have 15 students participating in the program this summer.

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