Student Entrepreneurs launch new businesses in Stratford and Perth County

Seven new student-run small businesses have launched in Stratford and Perth County with help from the Summer Company program.

The Stratford Perth Centre for Business said provincial grants totaling $21,000 are being distributed to local entrepreneurs within Stratford and Perth County.

“We’re really excited each year to see what the students in the program can come up with. We often see great businesses rise from this program and continue with great support from the community and our services,” said William Wybrow, Project Administration Officer, Summer Company.

The Summer Company program is funded by the Province of Ontario, and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and with the mentorship of the Stratford Perth Centre for Business.

Program graduates include:

-Evan Johnson, Doggy Delights: Evan is running an organic dog treat business focused on providing dogs delicious and healthy treats. Email: doggydelightsstratford@gmail.com

-Meredith MacMillan, Mere’s Brows n’ Lashes: Meredith is taking the industry up a notch with her eyelash and eyebrow beauty services to make customers feel more confident. Instagram: @meres_browsnlashes E-mail: meredithjmacmillan@gmail.com

-Marshall McCormick, Marshall’s Egg-cellent Egg: Marshall’s goal is to start your morning on the right foot by providing delicious premium eggs to his customers. Email: marshall22644@gmail.com

-Rachel Olsen, BinTags: Rachel’s business serves the community by creating customized vinyl labels for garbage, recycling, and green bins that neatly display your address so they will never get lost. Her products are high quality and customizable, making sure you get a product that feels like you. For more information visit: www.bintags.ca

-Oscar Stueck, Bea’s T’s: A creative design business that offers high quality shirts, hoodies, art prints and cards with original designs that’ll be sure to turn heads. For more info visit https://www.instagram.com/beatrixtees/ or email beatrixtees@gmail.com

-Dailey Trainor, From the G: Dailey has created his own streetwear brand specializing in t-shirt and hoodie printing, that feature socially aware and meaningful messaging. Dailey wishes to market “From The G” as a voice for the youth of the Stratford area and intends to encompass Stratford’s lively and exciting downtown area and artistic history in his designs. More info: https://www.instagram.com/ftg.streetwear/ or email: ftg.streetwear@gmail.com