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Meet Your Coordinator

Meet Your Coordinator: Emily Pinksen – Labrador West Chamber of Commerce

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 Emily Pinksen at Labrador West Chamber of Commerce.


What’s your name?

Emily Pinksen

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Labrador West Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Shopping, singing, playing piano, reading, and watching Netflix.

What’s your favourite movie?

High School Musical 3. That movie will forever be the best.

What is your favourite band?

Backstreet Boys, favourite artist would probably be Thomas Rhett.

What is your favourite restaurant?

St. Hubert

Do you have any pets?

I have one dog; her name is Maggie.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me entrepreneurship is having a dream or idea and taking the correct measures to make it happen to earn a profit.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I think a simple idea that was made very cool is Snakes & Lattes. A board game café.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

I am excited to help people take their passions and ideas and bring them to life!

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

Lawn care always is usually very popular. Also, we have a lot of kids in town who would love if someone planned activities for them like a camp where they could take part with friends and learn something new. Another idea is dog walking or pet sitting, with people going on vacations all summer they are usually looking for a trusted person to take care of their precious pets.

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

Youth need to know that this program is here to help, it is free and that its goal is to help young people start successful businesses.

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

One of the most important things I think people of any age wanting to start a business should know is that you must start somewhere. Although it may seem like a long journey, each step is rewarding, and the most important thing is to get started! And Youth Ventures is here to help with that.

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

If people are looking to get in contact with me they can:

Call: 1-709-288-0630


Come by and meet with me at Chambers of Commerce 118 Humphrey Road in the Bruno Plaza.