Our 2013 Grant Winners

Now, more than ever, it is time to instill confidence in woman entrepreneurs. I want to encourage creative business women with a focus on introducing and developing new innovative products.

The three finalists for the first Shannon Passero Annual Women in Business Grants.

Alyssa Kerbel – mini mioche Inc. 2013 Shannon Passero Women In Business Grant winners

Alyssa Kerbel – mini mioche Inc. – Winner

Alyssa Kerbel founded mini mioche in 2008 after giving birth to her first child and realizing how difficult it was to find great baby basics and layering pieces for infants. Noticing a niche in the marketplace that needed to be filled, she immediately set out to design and produce the best line of Canadian-made organic baby basics. The brand has grown steadily to include a full fashion component and toddler sizes 2-6 years.

Lori Elstone Provisions Food Company - 2013 Shannon Passero Women In Business Grant Winners

Lori Elstone – Provisions Food CompanyWinner

Lori Elstone published THE AWARD- WINNING’ The Harrow Fair Cookbook’ with her sister Moira in 2010. In February 2012, Lori opened Provisions Food Company, targeting sales to local Niagarawineries after noticing a neglected niche market for high-end, edible foodstuffs that compliment wine and appeal to winery visitors. She has plans to become a nationally distributed specialty foods company by 2015.

Leah Feor Simply Sustainable 2013 Shannon Passero Women In Business Grant Winners

Leah Feor – Simply Sustainable Runner Up

Owner & Artisan Leah Feor creates with macramé and traditional silver smithing techniques. Always using quality materials such as silver, semi-precious stones & waxed string, the jewelry is handmade. In addition,
Simply Sustainable has been using Fair Trade practices to showcase hand made products made by a small group of Artisans in Argentina and Guatemala.

spdesigns2013 Grant Winners