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2017 Summer Company Participants

The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is once again offering the popular Summer Company program. Summer Company provides local youth with funding and guidance as they start up and run their own businesses during the summer months. Students aged 15 to 29 can receive grants of up to $3000 to make their businesses a reality.

This summer, eight enterprising Dufferin area students will be operating businesses in a wide range of sectors including retail and food service, marketing consulting, beverage and furniture manufacturing, face painting, auto detailing and student odd jobs.

This year’s participants include:

Detail My Ride – Auto Detailer

Your vehicle will look as good as new once it’s been to Detail My Ride, located on the 4th Line in Melancthon.  Jacob Luxton, owner of Detail My Ride, uses state-of-the-art equipment and professional cleaning products to provide precision service for all vehicle types. Jacob’s care and meticulous attention to detail will get you the polished results you are looking for. To schedule an appointment for full vehicle detailing services contact Jacob Luxton at

Fabulously Frozen – Hand Scooped Ice Cream Stand 

Summer is serving up some sweet treats at Jasmine Joaquin’s Fabulously Frozen ice cream stand. Jasmine’s business will be located outside the Dollarama (Westside Village location) throughout July and August. Treat the family to an old fashioned, scooped ice cream cone in one of Fabulously Frozen’s wide variety of flavours – always fresh and served with fun. Get the latest, delicious news on Fabulously Frozen at or check out Jasmine’s outdoor ice cream stand in Westside Village.

Fun Face FX – Face Painting Services

Get your party on!  Abby de Ryck, owner of Fun Face FX will help customers celebrate in style with face painting services for birthday parties, Canada Day celebrations, festivals, events and more. Abby’s passion for art and her love of children inspired her to launch Fun Face FX, a creative party service business that will brighten up any gathering. Contact Fun Face FX for your next celebration at

JF Designs – Small Business Marketing Services

Does your small business or organization need a helping hand with marketing? Jocelyn Foster of JF Designs will work with business owners to create the right logo and brand to attract customers and clients. A student of graphic design, Jocelyn also specializes in creating rustic signs, home décor, and vinyl stickers for use at home and on vehicles. Jocelyn can provide the right promotional products that will capture new business and help companies grow. Visit JF Design on Facebook at  or contact Jocelyn directly at to set up a free consultation.

Knives a Plenty – Online Cutlery and Gadget Store

Looking for the perfect gear for your outdoor adventure? Look no further than Alex Arnold’s Knives a Plenty, an online shop that makes outfitting your kitchen, camper or cottage a breeze. With a large and diverse inventory of essential tools and implements, Knives a Plenty will cut through the competition and quickly become a favourite online source for cutlery, camping equipment and more.

Newton Wood Furniture

Camden Newton is a skilled carpenter who creates quality, custom home furnishings using locally sourced materials. From tables to cabinets, wall units to coat racks, no job is too big or too small for Newton Wood Furniture. Cam’s fine creations are reasonably priced and made to order. In addition to selling his own premade pieces, Cam will meet with customers who want a unique or customized item and build to suit.  For quotes contact Cam directly at

PEAK Probio – Probiotic Soda Beverage

Capitalizing on the public’s growing appetite for healthy consumables, Robin Moffatt has launched PEAK Probio, a company producing an energizing and tasty brewed beverage known as water kefir (pronounced “kuh-feer”). PEAK probiotic soda is a fermented, non-alcoholic beverage made with tibicos grains combined with natural juices and flavouring. Robin’s fruity recipes make for a refreshing culinary adventure that will quickly become a summer favourite.

Student Gofers – Yardwork, housework and more

Haven’t got time for all the odd jobs that pile up around the house? Call on Student Gofers, owned and operated by Madelyn Cook. Madelyn’s services include lawn mowing, hedge trimming, property clean-up, painting, and even junk removal. Additional services include personal shopping, dog walking, pet sitting, and general housework.  You name it; Student Gofers will ‘go for it’! Madelyn’s reasonable rates, quality work, and respectful client service are sure to satisfy any customer. Contact Madelyn for a quote at

To support our amazing 2017 Summer Company students, use the contact information provided or call the SBEC office at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2270.