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Local teens open for business with Summer Company Program

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Three local kids are looking forward to summer as they launch businesses in the Summer Company Program. The Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre offers the opportunity for hands-on business training, mentoring and up to $3,000 in this competitive program. Connor Laird is starting “Lawns by Laird” and he already has a strong vision on how to make his lawn maintenance business different:

Also in North Grenville, Halle Fraser is launching “Halle’s Technology Solutions” and Alexandra Blockley offers “Beat the Wheat (gluten-free) Treats.”

Blockley will sell her treats at both the Brockville and Kemptville Farmers’ Markets. Pictured, at the Summer Company Program launch at the new Rideau Restaurant, left to right: Kevin Savoy, Steve Lafave, Teri Devine, Alex Blockley, Wendy Onstein, Connor Laird, Nicole Hanson, Tracy McDonald and Matt Gilmer.

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