Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Gary Noseworthy – CBDC Trinity Conception

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Gary Noseworthy at CBDC Trinity Conception.

What’s your name?

Gary Noseworthy

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Trinity Conception

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

  • Painting 28mm scale Miniatures for fantasy table top games.
  • Trying to make people laugh.
  • Hanging out with friends

What’s your favourite movie?

Hard to select just one but here are a few I always love to watch:

  • Animal crackers (1930) Marx Brothers
  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • The labyrinth
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil

What is your favourite band?

Can’t pick one band, but here are a few songs to showcase my musical taste:

  • Operator by Jim Croce
  • Too much time on my hands by Styx
  • For reasons unknown by The killers
  • Ruin by Lamb of God
  • Friday I’m in love by The Cure

What is your favourite restaurant?

I’d pick a home cooked meal any day of the week

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a beautiful cat named Squiggie. She is just coming up on 15 years old.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship is being able to work at what you love, being able to take your dreams and create a viable business

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Abbyshot Custom Clothiers Makes replicas of movie, TV and video game costumes.
They turned that passion and love of entertainment into a great business, they create what they love, which is truly inspiring. https://www.abbyshot.com/

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to seeing all the accomplishments from this year’s participants.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

Recreation to me can be huge, the Trinity Conception area has great venues for a sport/outdoor business venture.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

It is a great program with many personal and financial benefits

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

Help is out there, and being able to find support is the key to success

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
CBDC Trinity Conception 21 Industrial Crescent, call (709) 596-3849, or email trinity@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Justin Coish – Centre of Economic Development

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Justin Coish at Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development in Deer Lake.

What’s your name?

Justin Coish

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Humber Valley/White Bay Region

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Soccer, Hockey, Golf, Hanging with friends.

What’s your favourite movie?

Step Brothers, Miracle, Concussion.

What is your favourite band?

Beartooth. I’m also a huge country fan. Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton are my go to driving tunes.

What is your favourite restaurant?

Pizza Delight for sure in Deer Lake. I’m also always game to eat at Wendys or Burger King. I also love East Side Marios. Shout out to Starbucks as well.

Do you have any pets?

I have a pet dove!

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means chasing your dreams. Risking more than the average person to pursue something you believe will be successful. It means putting yourself out there for an idea that you are passionate about.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

This is my fourth year as a YV coordinator and in that time I’ve seen a lot of cool ideas! I think my favourite over the years would be A&K Candy Boutique

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Just meeting new people! Having new ideas come into the program and helping more youth start successful businesses!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

I would love to have a person create crafts or paintings for sale at the local festivals here in the Deer Lake area! I feel like that would be a great opportunity for someone!

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

People should know that the coordinators are here to help with anything! Every idea can be worked into something that would work. People shouldn’t worry if their idea is a good one. The coordinators are there to help work these problems out!

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

The best thing I can say about this is to have faith. Believe in yourself and work hard. If you do this it will work. It won’t be easy and it’s not for everyone but you can do it if you really try.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Anyone looking to start a business or to talk about the program can reach me by telephone at (709)635-3861. I can also be reached by email at grandlake@youthventuresnl.com or by stopping by my office at the Grand Lake Centre of Economic Development, 44 Trans Canada Highway in Deer Lake.

Meet Your Coordinator: John Button – CBDC Eastern Initiatives

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have John Button at CBDC Eastern Initiatives in Clarenville.

What’s your name?

John Button

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Eastern Initiatives

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

All types of sports

What’s your favourite movie?

Bench Warmers

What is your favourite band?

Goo Goo Dolls

What is your favourite restaurant?

East Side Mario’s

Do you have any pets?

Nope

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Being able to make a dream or inspiration come to life, in a business.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Strung Out

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Meeting all the young and inspiring entrepreneurs in my area and see what kind of idea they have!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

Clarenville has opened a farmer market this past summer which offers an opportunity for people who enjoy making crafts, food, or bake goods! As well as, Bonavista being a high tourist area during the summer is a big opportunity for participants!

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

We are here to help and we will do everything we possibly can to bring your business ideas to life.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

Believe in yourself, as well as your business!

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Address:  76A Manitoba Drive, Clarenville, NL, A5A 1K6

Tel: (709) 466-1170

Email: eastern@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Nicolas White – CBDC Humber

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Nicolas White at CBDC Humber in Corner Brook.

What’s your name?

Nicolas White

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Humber

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Running, Cinematography/Film production, YouTube

What’s your favourite movie?

In Time

What is your favourite band?

Linkin Park

What is your favourite restaurant?

Wingin’ It

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 dogs

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me entrepreneurship means taking something that your passionate about and turning it into your career

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I’ve heard of is an escape room.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Helping youth turn their passions into a jobs

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

There are a lot of youth with many talented hobbies but are not selling the things that they are making and I believe that the possibility for they to take something that they love doing an turn it into something that can make them money will be important for the community and the future of the province.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

That it’s free, most things today are not free, however we are. You can ask us anything and if we don’t know the answer we will not stop until we can find it and help you out. Youth ventures is a great avenue to test out your business idea and get an idea on if it is something that you might actually want to peruse in the future as your career.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

It is important to know that failing is an option, and we are not as successful if we do not fail. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and having the potential to fail is what will push you the furthest in your business.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

If someone would like to get in contact with me they can send me an email: humber@youthventuresnl.com, give me a call (709) 639-7755, or or visit me in CBDC Humber on 19 Union Street, Suite 4, Corner brook, NL, A2H 6G1. They can also contact us online through Facebook.com/YoutheVenturesNL, Twitter.com/YouthVentures, or contact us through our website YouthVenturesNL.com.

Meet Your Coordinator: Bethany Dawe – Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Bethany Dawe at Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce.

What’s your name?

Bethany Dawe

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I enjoy playing volleyball, photography, going on hikes and road trips

What’s your favourite movie?

Silver Linings Playbook

What is your favourite band?

Coldplay & Queen

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Keg or Boston Pizza

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cockapoo named Cooper

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me means creating a business from an idea that you are very passionate about. Making your dreams a reality.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I’m really obsessed with watching “slime” videos on Instagram so I think people who have their own slime business is pretty cool (I’d be their #1 customerJ)

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing a participant’s ideas come to life and becoming successful young entrepreneurs. I’m also really looking forward to hearing all the different ideas participants bring to the table.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

Anything with tourism, whether it is homemade Newfoundland crafts, art, or photography. I think these types of businesses would be successful in my region especially in the smaller outport communities.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

It’s a constant learning process. Nothing happens over night so you need to work really hard for what you want.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

gander@youthventuresnl.com

www.youthventuresnl.com

Ph: (709) 256-4794

Meet Your Coordinator: Amanda Barney – Labrador Straits

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Amanda Barney in Labrador Straits.

What’s your name?

Amanda Barney

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Labrador Straits (L’Anse au Loup)

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Hiking, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Quading, spending time with my three children

What’s your favourite movie?

Any chick flick!

What is your favourite band?

Love Bon Jovi!

What is your favourite restaurant?

Swiss Chalet

Do you have any pets?

A seven year old Brittany Spaniel named Barney J

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

There is no better work arrangement than to be your own boss!  With the right level of commitment, the sky is the limit!

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Any business is cool when someone takes a hobby or an interest and transforms it into a prosperous venture!  Last year, I had a participant who made ice fishing poles and roasting sticks and painted them in colours of the Labrador flag.  The business excelled way beyond our expectations!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am looking forward to helping students make their business ideas become reality.  I am anticipating a very successful summer!

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

There is a strong tourism industry in the Labrador Straits.  Businesses in the arts and crafts usually seem to do well in this industry.  Examples include: knitted goods, crafts made with local products (rock, driftwood, etc.), and paintings and pictures of NL scenery.  The whole province of Newfoundland and Labrador has an aging population so I see that service type businesses would be very successful as well.  These include: housekeeping, car wash, yard work, dog walker, etc.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

Youth Ventures is a great program that can provide the necessary support, resources, training and counseling to potential new business owners.  This program fosters entrepreneurship in our youth and helps to shape them into leaders of tomorrow.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

Business opportunities are endless but starting your own business takes a huge level of time, resources and dedication.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Amanda Barney

Youth Ventures Regional Coordinator

Community Youth Network

PO Box 256

L’Anse Au Loup, NL A0K 3L0

Phone: 709.927.7912

Email: southernlabrador@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Alicia Lilly – Harbour Breton CYN

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Alicia Lilly at Harbour Breton CYN.

What’s your name?

Alicia Lilly

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Harbour Breton CYN and area

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Walking, Crafts, Photography

What’s your favourite movie? 

Annie

What is your favourite band?

The Band Perry

What is your favourite restaurant?

Jungle Jims

Do you have any pets?

NO

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship means turning something you love to do into profit !

What is the coolest business you heard of?

The coolest business I have heard of is the Hockey Camp Business, where hockey players help younger kids to improve their skills

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing what kind of businesses youth will come up with.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

Hockey Camp

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

It’s not a job !  You make your own hours on your own terms..

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

You won’t know until you TRY !

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
Harbour Breton Community Youth Network
24-26 Canada Drive, Harbour Breton, NL A0H1P0
Telephone: 1 709 885 3180
Email: southcoast@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Mia Francis – CBDC Gateway

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Mia Francis at CBDC Gateway.

What’s your name?

Mia Francis

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Gateway in Channel-Port aux Basques

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

I love reading, hiking, and going to the beach!

What’s your favourite movie?

I love almost any superhero movie.

What is your favourite band?

I really like The Strokes and Weak Size Fish.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship to me is turning your ideas and passions into profit and bringing opportunities into your community.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I love Kailey’s Creations! Kailey sells seashell art to raise awareness of sea turtle endangerment. Another one of my favourites is Camp Ohana a camp for LGBTQ+ youth that is held in Pasadena.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am most looking forward to working with my participants and helping their businesses grow and flourish.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

There is definitely an opportunity to be seized at the Cape Ray Come Home Year this summer! As well, the local museum gift shops and the Scott’s Cove kiosks are always big hits.

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

Youth in NL should know that our program is flexible, manageable, and fun! We are here to help you in any way we can, and it’s so easy to get started.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

The first step is to make a sound business plan so you can focus on your goals and get all your ideas organized.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

Mia Francis

CBDC Gateway

52 Main Street, PO Box 430

Channel-Port aux Basques, NL

A0M 1C0

Phone: (709) 695-7406

Email: gateway@youthventuresnl.com

Meet Your Coordinator: Dylan Wheaton – CBDC Central

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Dylan Wheaton at CBDC Central

What’s your name?

Dylan Wheaton

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Central

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Playing guitar, watching hockey, spending time at the cabin, and hanging out with friends

What’s your favourite movie?

Inception

What is your favourite band?

The Eagles

What is your favourite restaurant?

Pizza Delight

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a cat named Chloe

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me, entrepreneurship is a way to make money on your own terms, hopefully through something you are passionate about

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Probably the coolest business idea I heard of last summer through this job was melting soda cans to create crafts

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Helping young entrepreneurs make their dreams come true

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

My region is home to the Exploits River, so something in regards to taking advantage of the tourism created from that

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

That it’s a free program! It provides many benefits at no cost to the participants

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

That it takes a lot of hard work, but it can be extremely rewarding

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

10 Pinsent Drive, Grand Falls – Windsor, NL A2A 2R6

(709) 489-4496

central@youthventuresnl.com

 

Meet Your Coordinator: Aaron Harris – CBDC Labrador

Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2018 Youth Ventures season, and the next coordinator is Aaron Harris who is based at CBDC Labrador.

What’s your name?

Aaron Harris

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

CBDC Labrador

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Sports, reading, and games

What’s your favourite movie?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Hunt for the Wildepeople

What is your favourite restaurant?

Piatto

Do you have any pets?

No

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

You take responsibility for starting and running your own business

What is the coolest business you heard of?

Either Strung Out by Cody Green, who makes jewelry out of old guitar strings or the cardboard arcade by Caine Monroy

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing how different students and their ideas work.

What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?

An odd jobs business or a crafts business would both do well I think

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?

We are here to help you with what you need and we’ll be some of your biggest fans to try and spread the word about your business.

What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

You never know what will happen until you go and do it.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?

You can email me at labrador@youthventuresnl.com or call (709) 896-5814. Also, you can swing by the office at 4 Hillcrest Road.