This summer, the Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre (PREC) received great news from the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG). As part of the Summer Company program, the PREC received $18,000 to help six young entrepreneurs located in the Prescott and Russell region.

But that’s not all! Not only did the PREC matched last year’s grants support, it solidified two partnerships which each contributed $3,000 to help two more students. The Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell through the Department of business development and tourism (PREDT).

The Summer Company grant program delivered by the PREC for a number of years now, is a mentoring, coaching and financial assistance program in the form of a non-refundable grant of $3,000 per student. It was with hard work and determination that the PREC was able to obtain eight grants altogether, for a total of $24,000 enabling eight businesses to start up in their respective field.

We would like to congratulate eight entrepreneurs who received a grant funding of $3,000 for the 2018 Summer Company program:
Maxime Paquette – Augmenta Services – Social Media Agency;
Sarah Bourdon – Sushi Pop Hawkesbury – Sushi restaurant;
Dominick Lefebvre – Fourdoors Clothing – Clothing/streetwear brand;
Jeremy Poirier – Do More Productions – Outdoors and sports apparel brand;
Andrew Beaulne – ESCP – Online shopping platform;
Lyns Marc-Daniel Prévost – Mdp’s summer basketball camp;
Nicolas Demers – Evoke – Social Media Agency;
Maxime Filion – Morris Village Green and Clean – Lawn mowing.

“We are thrilled to be in a position that community partners want to participate in our programs. This help goes beyond the financial aspect for young business owners. The knowledge and expertise of our mentors go beyond what the grant money can buy. I cannot thank the CSDCEO and DETPR enough for their help in making our region, Prescott and Russell, a great place to start and develop a business. I am happy and proud to say that our future is in good hands,” said Benoit Brunette, Project Officer for the PREC.

The PREC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Prescott and Russell by providing information, tools and support during start-up and growth phases.

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