Starter Company Plus Award Recipients

Grant Recipients are: Sharon Needham, Kimberly O'Brien, Steve Sutcliffe, Rebecca McPhee, Marlene Schaly, Amy Robinson, Sophie Smith-Doré, Kate Mooney, Troy ClevelandCorrine Graham, Catherine GrantLivia Lodenicar, Troy Egan, Leslie Ann Wirth, Margaret Ann GriffithJean Hughes, Clem Paradis, Tammy Stuart, Matt Ott, Daivd Prange, Kim Berry, Conrad Arnold, Anna Williamson and Ro Nwosu. 

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) would like to extend our congratulations to our Starter Company Plus award recipients for all of their hard work and perseverance. Each of these business owners had to take part in business training, write their business plan, and develop two years cash flow for their business. Each business owner also had to pitch their business case to a grant review committee who then decided if they would receive the $4,000 grant to help them with their business venture.

ERC would lie to thank all of the business owners who took part in the business training. We could not have done it without your support and participation. We wish everyone good-luck as you venture forth with your business.

Sharon Needham owner of TailwaggersK9SportSharon Needham is the owner of TailwaggersK9Sport located in Laurentian Valley, (near the City of Pembroke). TailwaggersK9Sport provides enrightment activities and training for you and your K9 in the form of workshops, seminars, special events and other activities.

Kimberly O'BrienKimberly O'Brien is the owner of Leadership and Coaching Academy located in Braeside, Ontario. Leadership and Coaching Academy specializes in leadership courses and coaching support for families. Businesses and organizations can hire Leadership and Coaching Academy to design specific quality learning programs as required.

Steve Sutcliffe - Valley Wide Home InspectionsSteve Sutcliffe is the owner of ValleyWide Home Inspections, located in Dacre, Ontario. Having a home inspection completed by ValleyWide Home Inspections gives a client the information needed to a make an informed decison about purchasing a home and to prioritize necessary repairs. All of the major systems of a house are evaluated during a home inspection.

Rebecca McPhee - Heartwood RestaurantRebecca McPhee is the co-owner of the Heartwood Restaurant, located in Combermere Ontario. The Heartwood Restaurant is committed to providing a warm and welcoming homelike atmosphere, and to feeding their customers delicious, nourishing and carefully presented food sourced locally when possible.

Marlene Schaly - Treehouse Art Studio and GalleryMarlene Schaly is the owner of the Treehouse Art Studio and Gallery located in the beautiful Calabogie Lodge Resort. The Treehouse Art Studio, provides art instructions for all ages and abilities with both an educational and therapeutic focus. Children and family classes are offered in a spacious studio  you and your family can take classes in: drawing, painting, sculpture and sewing.

Amy Robinson - FleurishAmy Robinson is the owner of Fleurish located in the Town of Petawawa. Fleurish has moved to a storefront and is now located in the former Kevin's Flowers in Petawawa. Fleurish offers: fresh cut bouquets, floral arrangements, special occasion arrangement such as wedding, and memorials. Fleurish also carries a collection on local handcrafted items, chocolates and giftware.

Sophie Smith-Dore - Musclebound Mama

Sophie Smith-Doré is the owner of Musclebound Mamaoffers monthly subscription based fitness and nutrition programs. Clients received one-on-one coaching to help reach their health and nutrition goals.

Kate Mooney is the co-owner of Grow For You Inc., located in the City of Pembroke. Grow For You manufactures indoor, soilless vertical garden systems. These towers are suitable for families, individuals and businesses. Grow For You towers are simple to use and there is no weeding involved.  

Troy Cleveland is the owner of Everlasting Woodworks Inc., located in the Town of Petawawa. Everlasting Woodworks builds custom furniture that focuses on mid-century North American styles. Everlasting Woodworks only uses wood that are harvested and milled locally in the County of Renfrew. Everlasting Woodworks can be reached at: 613.602.7667 or via email:

Corrine Graham is the owner of Forest Cove Farm and Country Market located in Chalk River, Ontario. While shopping at Forest Cove Farm and Country Market you can purchase flowers and floral arrangements from their flower shop, fresh made desserts at the bake shop and at the market purchase fresh local made fudge, fresh produce, micro-greens, coffee, handmade soap and a variety of gifts.

Catherine Grant is the owner of The Bath Boutique located in the Town of Petawawa. The Bath Boutique sells a variety of bath items and accessories such as bath salts, locally made soap, bath bombs, beard oil, turkish towels and bath bomb tubes. The Bath Boutique is also available for children's birthday parties

Livia Lodenicar is the owner of Holistic Care located in Golden Lake, Ontario. Pharmasave Holistic Care Clinics offers various health related clinics. Pharmasave Holistic Care is your one stop shopping for your health care needs, these health care clinics are offered by trained professionals.

Troy Egan is the owner of  Egan Carpentry located in the Town of Arnprior. Egan Carpentry specializes in home renovations, building decks, installing windows and doors, adding customized additions and log framing.

Business is Closed. Leslie Ann Wirth is the owner of Good Food to Go, in the Town of Arnprior. Good Food to Go makes all of their food from scatch and also creates meals for special dietary restrictions and preference such as: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and peanut free.

Margaret Ann Griffith is the co-owner of  Griffith Farm and Market located in Golden Lake, Ontario. Griffith Farm and Market specializes in soup mixes, frozen prepared meals, salads, locally raised meat and catering for up to 200 guests.

Jean Hughes is the new owner of Renfrew Printing Limited, located in the Town of Renfrew. Whether you need commercial printing, graphic design, custom vinyl signage or heat transfer, Renfrew Printing Ltd can help you with all of your printing requirements for both commercial and personal projects.

Tammy Stuart is the new owner of Opeongo Soaps located in Eganville, Ontario. Opeongo Soaps are all natural handmade soap that can be purchased online, at tradeshows, events, craft and artisan shows, specility shops or contact Tammy directly for locations.

Clem Paradis is a licensed Paralegal and the owner of Valour Legal Services. His office is located in the City of Pembroke but offers services to surrounding areas. Clients will be able to receive assistance with many legal issues. Visit Valour Legal Services to contact Clem and to see how he can help you.

Jacob Redner is the owner of  Aunt Sylvia's Ice Creamery, located in the Town of Arnprior. Aunt Sylvia's Ice Creamery offers a variety of ice cream treats such as: ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and ice cream cones.

Matt Ott is the co-owner of Bee Savvy, located in the Town of Arnprior, Ontario. Bee Savvy offers a full line of wooden beekkeeping products from: wooden boxes, top covers, bottom boards to racks. Along with a full line of honey products: from liquid honey to a variety of infused honey. Bee Saavy carries a line of beauty products that uses  beeswax and natural ingredients.

Davide Prange is the owner of Valley WorkSafe, located in Whitewater Region near Codben, Ontario. Valley WorkSafe offers a variety of training courses for both employers and employees, such as: Working From Heights, Health & Safety Training, WHMIS, visit Valley Worksafe for an updated list of training courses that are currently being offered.

Kim Berry is the owner of Snark Coffee, located in the Town of Arnprior. Snark coffee uses ethically sourced beans, which are packaged as environmentally friendly as possible. Snark coffee is sold on-line and in select stores across the region.

Business is Closed. Conrad Arnold is the owner of Conrad's Hope Chest, has re-located his business to Petawawa area. Conrad pitched his business to the Grant Review Committee and was successful in being awarded the Starter Company Plus Grant. The award will assist Conrad in growing his business.

Anna Williamson is the owner of Anna's Lingerie & Swimwear, located in the Pembroke Mews (City of Pembroke). Anna pitched her business to the Starter Company Plus Grant Review Committee and was successful in being approved for a business grant.

2017: Ro received the financial award for her business. Roisin Nwosu is the owner of Move-ment, her business is located in the Town of Renfrew. Ro teaches Yoga, fitness and, Pound Rockout.