Starter Company Plus - Success Stories

Starter Company Plus: Helping Entrepreneurs Launch and Grow their Businesses

Each year, Huron County Economic Development supports the launch or growth of local businesses through the Starter Company Plus program’s micro-financing, training and coaching services. Below are some success stories of local entrepreneurs who started or expanded their businesses with the help of the Starter Company Program.

Coastal Coffee

Ben and Bri Gingerich

Coastal Coffee is on a mission to bring the best specialty coffee the world has to offer to Ontario’s West Coast. Partnering with global coffee farmers who produce the highest quality of premium, specialty coffee, Coastal Coffee is a small batch roastery located on the shores of Lake Huron, near Amberly.  Proudly offering crazy fresh, ethically sourced and artisan roasted coffee, they offer their customers “the good stuff.”

Westcoast Bakes and Cakes

Tracy Widdis

Last year, Tracy Widdis, owner of West Coast Bakes and Cakes took part in the Huron County Starter Company Plus program. Tracy had a passion for creating amazing and delectable treats and enjoys taking her creative energies to the next level. A self-pronounced people-pleaser, Tracy loves bringing people joy with the food she bakes and takes great pride in creating something that can’t be found in a grocery store or other shop.

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