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I.E. Weldon students sweep 2015 High School Business Plan competition

August 19, 2015 - I.E. Weldon students swept the top spots at the 2015 Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre’s (KLSBEC) High School Business Plan Competition. Winners were announced during a recognition and celebration event on August 13 at City Hall.

“We have been running the high school business plan competition since 2003 and have had students show off their talent for developing business ideas and expressing them by writing a very comprehensive business plan,” said Diane Steven, Manager of KLSBEC. “It is so satisfying to see the enthusiasm coming from the students and the possible beginnings of a young entrepreneur.”

Jenna DeMaeyer of I.E. Weldon Secondary School won top honours and $500 for her business plan submission. Her plan to offer a premier, full-service spa called Serenity Spa was recognized as the best overall plan.

The 1st Runner-Up was Faith Gauthier of I.E. Weldon Secondary School, and the 2nd Runner-Up was Regan Winger of I.E. Weldon Secondary School. Honourable Mention Awards were presented to Jesse Hall and Hunter Breathat of I.E. Weldon Secondary School.

Teachers Carla Vivian and Don Wood of I.E. Weldon Secondary were also recognized for having the most entries submitted.

Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) and Kawartha Lakes This Week were onboard as sponsors for the competition.

The High School Business Plan competition is open to all secondary schools in Kawartha Lakes.

“We encourage students to submit business plans they are working on in class,” said Karyn Dowdall, Youth Program Coordinator of KLSBEC. “This competition helps student to continue working on their business plans and helps to foster entrepreneurial thinking and spirit.” 

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For further information, please contact:

Diane Steven
Manager, KLSBEC
705-324-9411 extension 1283

What is KLSBEC? We provide information and tools in support of the entrepreneurs’ needs to start and grow their businesses. Operating as an arm of the Economic Development Department of the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Centre is a one-stop source for business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business – for both start-up and growing businesses.

About Economic Development

The Economic Development office at 180 Kent Street in Lindsay provides business support services to all business sectors; with an emphasis on agriculture, tourism, business retention & expansion, innovation, arts, culture and heritage, small business and entrepreneurship.

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