Lo­cal en­trepreneurs win at Youth Ven­tures Awards

Three Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion busi­ness own­ers rec­og­nized

The Compass - - Sports - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

CON­CEP­TION BAY SOUTH, NL — Three young en­trepreneurs from the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion area were hon­oured at the re­cent An­nual Youth Ven­tures Awards.

Cody Green of Car­bon­ear, and Alyssa Bar­rett and Kar­lie Squires of Old Per­li­can were rec­og­nized for their suc­cess as young en­trepreneurs in the prov­ince.

Green, who runs and op­er­ates his busi­ness Strung Out from his home in Car­bon­ear, was awarded with the out­stand­ing ven­tures award for par­tic­i­pants aged 17 and un­der. Green uses re­cy­cled gui­tar and bass strings to cre­ate var­i­ous pieces of jewelry, and has seen sig­nif­i­cant suc­cess with only less than a year un­der his belt.

Both Bar­rett and Squires run A&K Candy Bou­tique, a fullser­vice candy bou­quet in Old Per­li­can. The two girls pre­pare bou­quets for hol­i­days, as well as spe­cial events such as grad­u­a­tion and wed­ding cer­e­monies. They were pre­sented with the award for ex­cel­lence in fi­nan­cial man­age­ment.

The awards cer­e­mony cel­e­brated its 20th year on Thurs­day, Aug. 10, by pre­sent­ing 14 awards to nine dif­fer­ent in­di­vid­u­als.

“See­ing the qual­ity of busi­nesses cre­ated by our youth is an in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive thing for the fu­ture of our prov­ince. These young peo­ple have a strong vi­sion of how to do busi­ness and there is no doubt that they will be the lead­ers of to­mor­row,” said Roseanne Leonard, manag­ing di­rec­tor of the New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of CBDCs. “The work that we see come through our of­fices with the Youth Ven­tures pro­gram is amaz­ing. En­trepreneur­ship in this prov­ince is boom­ing, and we are re­minded ev­ery year at these awards that the en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit is not going any­where.”

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Cody Green won a Youth Ven­tures Award for his busi­ness Strung Out.

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