Summer Company - Success Stories

Summer Company: Helping Local Youth Launch New Start-Ups

Each summer, Huron County Economic Development supports the launch of up to 5 new business start-ups by local youth, aged 15-29. Below are some success stories of local entrepreneurs who started their businesses with the help of the Summer Company program.

The Whistling Woodworker

Josiah Peterson

A hobby has turned into a successful, international business for Josiah Petersen, owner of Whistling Woodworker, who began woodworking when he was only nine years old.  After connecting with the Huron County Summer Company program, Petersen was able to start his business and make money doing something that he already loved and was skilled at.

Brody's Builds

Brody Nesbitt

A thoughtful mother’s day gift idea has turned into a flourishing business for Brody Nesbitt, owner of Brody’s Builds. Nesbitt notes that a key moment in his entrepreneurial journey was his acceptance with the Huron County Summer Company program, which provides business grants and mentoring for students looking to open a summer business.

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