Local students selected for 2024 Summer Company Program

Left to right: Tanner Sampson - Sampsons Landscape Construction, Kaleb Farrell - The Mowing Co., Braydon Comeau - Comeau Cares for Your Lawn. Photo credit: Submitted.
Posted on: June 12, 2024

This year, 3 enterprising local students have been selected to participate in the 2024 Summer Company Program in the Lanark County/Smiths Falls/North Leeds Grenville area. This program offers young individuals the chance to start and run their own businesses over the summer, providing them with valuable experience and skills. Here are the successful students and their businesses:

Tanner Sampson – Sampson Landscape Construction

Location: Montague Township
Service Area: Lanark County, west end Ottawa to Brockville
Services Offered: Paver installation, retaining walls, driveway pavers, firepit installation
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Business Goal: To provide exceptional customer experience and quality workmanship in landscape construction.

Kaleb Farrell – The Mowing Co.

Location: Drummond North Elmsley Township
Service Area: Rideau Ferry Rd. area
Services Offered: Lawn mowing and trimming
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Business Goal: To maintain beautiful, picture-perfect lawns for homeowners.

Braydon Comeau – Comeau Cares For Your Lawn

Location: Kilmarnock area (between Merrickville-Wolford area and Smiths Falls)
Services Offered: Lawn care and property maintenance
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Business Goal: To provide clean, tidy, and well-maintained lawns and properties for customers.

About the Summer Company Program

The Summer Company Program, an initiative of the Ontario Government, supports entrepreneurial students aged 15-29 who are in school and returning in the fall. Participants receive:

  • Up to $1,500 for business start-up costs
  • An additional $1,500 award in September upon returning to school
  • Approximately 12 hours of business training
  • Hands-on mentoring and business advice

Since its inception in 2001, the program has promoted entrepreneurship among young people, helping them gain invaluable business experience and earnings during the summer.

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