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Tag: Young Entrepreneur

Young Entrepreneur: Maya Ramnarine

A person standing in front of a river with trees in the background. Earth2U Products is an eco-friendly business located in the Quinte region that offers a sustainable alternative to plastic produce bags.

After seeing firsthand the amount of plastic bags used at grocery stores, Maya Ramnarine decided to take a stand and offer a sustainable alternative.

An interview with Maya Ramnarine of Earth2U Products. Describe your business. Earth2U Products is an eco-friendly business located in the Quinte region that offers a sustainable alternative to plastic produce bags. Our cotton mesh reusable produce bags are packaged in sets of 6 (3 large and 3 small) for $20. I was inspired to start Earth2U Products after my experience working as a cashier at Marc’s No Frills. I was shocked at how much plastic was being used by ...

Young Entrepreneur: Myles Ramsay

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An interview with Myles Ramsay of Buzz Box Fun Kits. Describe your business. Buzz Box Fun Kits is a fun, safe, home-delivery solution for bored kids and busy parents in the Bay of Quinte area. I create themed activity kits for kids aged 4-10 that are designed to spark creativity, fun and active play. Our current themes include Unicorn Wishes, Be Your Own Superhero, Campfire Kids, Mermaid Magic, Backyard Bug Safari and Top Secret Spy. I started the business ...

Young Entrepreneur – Therese Cilia

Therese Cilia of Strawberry Snail Illustrations

Meet Thérèse Cilia, the talented artist and entrepreneur behind Strawberry Snail Illustrations.

An interview with Thérèse Cilia of Strawberry Snail Illustrations. Describe your business. Strawberry Snail Illustrations began in 2011 out of my studio in Toronto. It was really just a way for me to build a children’s illustration portfolio I could send to publishers while keeping myself accountable. Over the years I took on a lot of commission work and that has really built my business. Learning how to work with clients, and teaching myself new applications so that I ...

Young Entrepreneur – Shelby Lisk

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Meet Shelby Lisk, a Kanyen’kéha:ka (Mohawk) photographer, writer and artist from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory).

An interview with young entrepreneur Shelby Lisk of Shelby Lisk Photography. Describe your business. I’m a photographer, artist and writer. I freelance for magazines, write poetry, exhibit my artwork and work as a documentary and commercial photographer. What brought you to the region? I grew up in Belleville but moved away after high school. Travelling made me realize that my connection to my home, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, was a missing part of me, so I moved home. What makes ...

Young Entrepreneur – Carly Dudley

Carly Dudley, the young entrepreneur behind El Creamino.

This young entrepreneur moved from Alberta to the Quinte region, and she’s making your new go-to summer treat.

An interview with young entrepreneur Carly Dudley of El Creamino. Describe your business. El Creamino is a handcrafted, local ice pop company. All of our ice pops have fresh, organic ingredients in delicious and uncommon combinations, as well as boozy pops for private events and catering. Eventually we’re looking at purchasing a 59′ El Camino and serving ice pops out of the back. But for now, we’re just doing pop-ups at festivals and events throughout the region, getting our ...

Young Entrepreneur – Carley Buck

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An interview with young entrepreneur Carley Buck of Carley’s Dog Care. Describe your business. Carley’s Dog Care provides personal one-on-one care for your dogs. I offer at-home overnight dog sitting that allows your dog to stay in the comfort of their home while you’re away. Along with dog walking, I also offer pet portraits and many more services to cover all your dog care needs! What brought you to the region? I grew up in the Bay of Quinte. ...

Young Entrepreneur – Stephanie Rayton

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An interview with young entrepreneur Stephanie Rayton of Mommy Mops. Describe your business. Mommy Mops is the cleaning company you don’t have to clean for! We know how busy life can be and how hard “adult-ing” actually is! We have judgement-free consultations and no shame services. Don’t worry about the dishes in the sink–we’ve got your back! What brought you to the region? I was raising my three daughters in Barrie and feeling like we were always rushed, looking ...

Meet A Local Series – Shelby Lisk

Meet Shelby Lisk. She is a local artist, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur who is rediscovering her roots in the area. Originally from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Shelby grew up here in Belleville and then moved to Ottawa for university to obtain her degree in Fine Arts and minoring in Feminist and Gender Studies. She later travelled around North America, in part working as a wedding photographer — van-life style. After recently moving back to Belleville, Shelby enrolled in the ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.