Four students participating in 2019 Summer COmpany Program

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce four young entrepreneurs will be taking part in the 2019 Summer Company Program.

Operating for the 20th year in Sarnia-Lambton, the joint initiative between the Economic Partnership and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade will see the four students receive a $1,500 grant to launch their business as well as mentoring and training over the course of eight weeks this summer.

Upon successful completion of the Summer Company Program, the four students are eligible to receive another $1,500 in funding for a grand total of $3,000.

Businesses operating in the Summer Company Program are a web development company, a watercraft cleaning operation, a lawn care company, and an eyelash boutique, and include participants throughout Lambton County with two business operating in St. Clair Township, and one each in Brooke-Alvinston and Sarnia.

Open to high school and post-secondary students between the ages of 15 and 29, the 2019 Summer Company Program recruited participants through social media advertising, radio advertising, visits to Lambton County high schools, and an open house at District Beta, a virtual reality arcade owned and operated by an alumnus of the Summer Company Program.

“The Summer Company Program provides an excellent opportunity for young entrepreneurs to receive training that will benefit them for years to come,” said Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership CEO, Stephen Thompson.

“This particular group of participants offers a wide variety of services and teaching opportunities and will provide more opportunity for our team to continue to foster business throughout Lambton County,” he added.

A full list and description of the 2019 Summer Company Program businesses can be found below.

To enquire about the services of one of the four businesses listed, please contact Daniel Difederico at or by calling 519-332-1820.

Kember Web Development

Ethan Kember

Ethan will be providing website development services to any individual or business in the Sarnia-Lambton area who is looking for a new, professional website or could benefit from a website update. His services will include planning, designing, hosting, and the functionality programming of a website which he will happily customize for any clients’ needs. Ethan strives to provide fast and professional service using modernized development techniques to ensure you have a leg up on your competition.

Brooke Clean ‘n’ Stuff

Brooke Lauwers

Brooke will be cleaning and maintaining clients’ boats, houses, and trailers for any resident located in Port Lambton and its surrounding areas. She brings precision and expertise to the table so you can sit back and relax to enjoy your summer worry free knowing your property is in good hands. Brooke’s services can be customized to fit any client’s job whether it is large or small.

Curb Appeal

Logan Forbes

Logan is offering a professional lawn edging service that will help to remove the overgrown grass that often gets overlooked by many. Logan has brand new, top of the line equipment as well as plenty of experience in this industry which will help to make any yard look stunning. He takes pride in providing reliable, fairly priced, and flexible service to any interested resident or business throughout the whole summer.

Lush Lashes by Colleen Van Damme

Colleen Van Damme

Colleen’s business will be providing aesthetic services across Lambton County primarily focusing on eyelash extensions, makeup application and even a lash lifting service. She will be operating pop-up stores working at different locations that will be convenient for any customer. As a certified lash technician, Colleen will be able to provide professional service at competitive rates.

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