Stew­ard bags

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SD& G cus­tomers have put Corn­wall res­i­dent, Josée Lemieux-Bai­ley’s name into the ring to win the SavvyMom Mom En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Award, a read­ers’ choice con­test de­signed to find Canada's top Mom En­tre­pre­neur. The win­ner will be an­nounced in Oc­to­ber, and will be re­warded with a $ 15,500 that was de­signed to help take that busi­ness to the next level.

Stew­ard Bags of­fi­cially launched Feb. 16, 2009. Josée was awarded Most Promis­ing New Busi­ness Award 2009 in June by the Women En­trepreneurs of Corn­wall. Stew­ard Bags are cur­rently sold in 15 re­tail lo­ca­tions in Canada, in­clud­ing Bax­trom’s Your In­de­pen­dent Gro­cer, Har­vest Gar­den Cen­ter Gift Shop & Restau­rant, Glen­garry Bee Hive, Van­kleek Cot­tage Gift Shop, and the Corn­wall Farm­ers’ Mar­ket. Mom­preneur Mag­a­zine rec­og­nized her 100% or­ganic pro­duce bags as a “ live green prod­uct” in their June 2009 “ Eco-Is­sue.” She re­cently es­tab­lished a stew­ard­ship bur­sary in con­junc­tion with two lo­cal high schools as well as a grant for a uni­ver­sity-level stu­dent in­volved in a habi­tat con­ser­va­tion project in Costa Rica.

“ Stew­ard bags was in­spired by my fam­ily’s love for the out­doors and our con­cern for the grow­ing plas­tic bag prob­lem,” says owner Josée Lemieux-Bai­ley. “ If I am hon­oured with the ti­tle of Mom En­tre­pre­neur of the Year, I plan to use the award money to help build more aware­ness of our Earth­friendly al­ter­na­tive to plas­tic bags, and spend some re­search dol­lars to de­velop new green prod­ucts.”

Through­out the con­test pe­riod, Savvymom. ca will be host­ing a “ Mom En­trepreneurs Gallery” at www. mom­pen­treneu­raward. com. One vote can be cast per e-mail ad­dress.

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Stew­ard Bags owner owner Josée Lemieux-Bai­ley and her fam­ily.

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