This event is in conjunction with the Wallaceburg High School where students will ‘pitch’ business ideas to the judges in an attempt to win them over with their business ideas. They have taken existing local businesses and hope to come up with an idea to expand that business.
The students only five minutes to prove they are the one that the judges should invest in. This nerve wracking presentation could be the start they need for their future with a cash prizes awarded to the best three ideas. Sponsored by The Chatham Kent Community Foundation, this cash will provide the students a step up towards their further education.
IT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME ALONG TO SUPPORT THE STUDENTS.
About the judges :
MPP MONTE MCNAUGHTON – He is the two-term MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and currently serves as Official Opposition Critic for Economic Development & Growth. Monte is also the Chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Assembly.
JAMES SNYDER – is semi retired after 35 years of municipal employment ,most recently as Manager of Strategic Services for the Town of Lakeshore and Manager of Partnership Development Services for the Municipality of Chatham Kent.
James continues to work in the areas of proposal development , grant applications, research and development , business case development projects, project submissions /applications and government relations etc for both the public and private sector
CLLR JEFF WESLEY – former Mayor, Deputy Reeve and Councillor for the Town of Wallaceburg Jeff Wesley has been involved in Chatham-Kent as both an elected official and volunteer since 1985. Jeff Wesley is an outspoken advocate for Chatham-Kent taxpayers and the community of Wallaceburg.
LEE O’NEIL – High School representative. Lee is a teacher and his family have been long standing members of the Wallaceburg community.
STEVE BRENT – Financial Adviser for Sun Life and for for many years worked for CIBC leading innovations in banking practices. He has been an active member of the community and strives to help local businesses and farmers to achieve financial security.
We appreciate them taking their own time to come along and be part of this event