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Meet Your Coordinator: Julia Blackwood – Gander and Area 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 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Julia Blackwood at Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce in Gander.

What is your name?

Julia Blackwood

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

What are some of your favourite hobbies?

Playing volleyball, swimming, working out, baking/cooking and hiking/exploring.

What’s your favourite movie?

Me Before You

What is your favourite band?

Jonas Brothers

What is your favourite restaurant?

Boston Pizza

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a fish named Astro.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Making your dreams a reality.

What is the coolest business you heard of?

I watch a lot of youtubers, all of which make money from making videos. I think that is really cool because they are getting to make money doing that they enjoy. 

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Seeing the ideas that participants come up with and watching their businesses grow 

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

Anything souvenir like, tourism is huge in my area 

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

Youth Ventures is a great program and it can start a lifelong career that is very rewarding.

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

You have to work really hard to get what you want. It’s not going to happen instantly 

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

(Please include site address, phone number and email)What’s your name?

Julia Blackwood

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

Ph: (709) 256-7110