CHARLOTTETOWN â€”Â TheÂ Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce has launched their second annualÂ student entrepreneurshipÂ AwardÂ as part of an effort to celebrate and supportÂ entrepreneurshipÂ inÂ theÂ province.Â This $2,000Â awardÂ is sponsored by Air Canada andÂ willÂ be presented to a post-secondaryÂ studentÂ who both resides onÂ theÂ Island duringÂ theÂ academic year and operates a business here.
â€œYoungÂ entrepreneursÂ bring energy and passion to their businesses in a way that inspires their peers and those around themâ€, said Chamber President Rory Francis. â€œWe are pleased to offer thisÂ awardÂ to recognize IslandÂ studentsÂ who are followingÂ entrepreneurshipÂ as a career path.â€
TheÂ awardÂ reflectsÂ theÂ Chamberâ€™s commitment to encouraging economic growth in P.E.I. by promoting and supportingÂ entrepreneurship. ThroughÂ theÂ Island Advance initiative,Â theÂ Chamber works to ensure Islanders see business as a vital and meaningful career option and appreciateÂ theÂ commitment ofÂ entrepreneursÂ of all ages in buildingÂ theÂ businesses that areÂ theÂ foundation of communities acrossÂ the province.
â€œWe feel a strong connection toÂ theÂ communities we serve and understandÂ theÂ integral role business plays in these communities,â€ said Susan Grant, Air Canada Manager of Business Development-Atlantic Canada. â€œWe are very proud to sponsor thisÂ award, whichÂ willÂ encourageÂ theÂ business leaders ofÂ tomorrow.â€
TheÂ StudentÂ EntrepreneurshipÂ AwardÂ winnerÂ willÂ receive $2,000 in cash, mentorship support, and a one-year complimentary membership inÂ theÂ Chamber.
TheÂ recipientÂ willÂ be selected byÂ theÂ Chamberâ€™sÂ StudentÂ EntrepreneurshipÂ AwardÂ Review Committee, andÂ theÂ awardÂ willÂ be presented at theÂ Chamber Presidentâ€™s Annual Luncheon in May 2018.
TheÂ deadline for applications is March 2nd, 2018.
To reviewÂ theÂ eligibility criteria or to submit an application, visitÂ www.charlottetownchamber.com/studentaward.
This is a sponsored post.Â