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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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New initiative hopes to draw new businesses to Gananoque and area

The Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands are hoping to draw business owners and entrepreneurs to their municipalities through the new Make a Life, Make a Living Storefront Vacancy Initiative. The first installments of this project can be found on the main streets of Gananoque

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Bridges to Business event to support BIPOC entrepreneurs

This month, Kingston Economic Development is hosting an event aimed at supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs. The Bridges to Business – Challenges and Opportunities for BIPOC Entrepreneurs will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. According to a release from Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) dated Monday, Feb.

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The YGK Artisan Market’s spring market goes virtual

YGK Artisan Market’s mission is bringing community together by supporting shopping local and giving back to local charities. Run by a non-profit volunteer team that includes Jessica Pecore (founder and co-owner of Ella Pearl Boutique), Blaize R. (Co-host and custom care coordinator at The Judy May Real Estate Team), and

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Queen’s Innovation Centre hosts pitch competition

Sixteen entrepreneurial teams will be fighting for the chance to win up to $100,000 in funding at the Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition finals hosted by the Queen’s Innovation Centre on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.  The event is Kingston’s largest pitch competition, and participating start-ups and non-profits will compete to take

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Tourism and hospitality award a welcome surprise for Improbable Escapes

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, local escape room business, Improbably Escapes, was up for the Tourism and Hospitality Award from the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Halfway around the world, Melissa Eapen and Emma Rochon, founders of Improbable Escapes, were sleeping, as they were currently in Italy

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