Stories & Media

Hear from Huron County’s local entrepreneurs and business leaders about everything that the shores of Lake Huron has to offer, and what makes it a great place to do business!

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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. View more Starter Company Plus success stories here →

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.  Proudly offering fresh, ethically sourced and artisan roasted coffee, they offer their customers “the good stuff.” Read more →

Westcoast Bakes and Cakes

Tracy Widdis

Tracy Widdis, owner of West Coast Bakes and Cakes took part in the Starter Company Plus program with a passion for creating amazing and delectable treats and 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. Read more →

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. View more Summer Company success stories here →

The Whistling Woodworker

Josiah Peterson

A hobby 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 Summer Company program, Petersen was able to start his business and make money doing something that he already loved. Read more →

Brody's Builds

Brody Nesbitt

A thoughtful Mother’s Day gift idea 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 Summer Company program, which provides business grants and mentoring for students looking to open a summer business. Read more →

Huron’s Success Stories

General Coach Canada

Hensall, Ontario

Hayter’s Farm

Dashwood, Ontario

Edge of Walton

Walton, Ontario

Windmill Lake Wake & Eco Park

Bayfield, Ontario

Shopbike Coffee Roasters

Bayfield, Ontario

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