Seasoned Entrepreneur Category:

1st Place: Jeff Stoneham - Jeff Stoneham's Creative Planters.

Entrepreneur: Jeffery Stoneham
Business: Jeff Stoneham's Creative Planters
Location: Beausejour, Manitoba


Business Description:
My name is Jeff Stoneham and I am the owner of Jeff Stoneham’s Creative Planters.

Located in Beausejour Manitoba, I arrange succulents in unique ways!

My business started off by producing “O.M.G Letterbox Planters” where a letter of your choice and colour is built into a planter and filled with an array of succulents.

This eventually led to selling cat and dog shaped planters as well.

In the last couple years I have expanded to include my “Message on a Bottle Planters”, where recycled glass bottles are sprayed with chalkboard paint and topped with foliage, and my “Tree-mendous Planters”, which involve a hollowed out log filled with succulents.



2nd Place: Michelle Janzen - Michelle Janzen Signature Cakes & Cookies.

Michelle JanzenEntrepreneur: Michelle Janzen
Business: Michelle Janzen Signature Cakes & Cookies
Location: Waldheim, Saskatchewan


Sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, general baked goods & dessert tables for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, corporate events and more.

Serving Saskatoon & Area.

Licenced business, Insured & food safe certified.



3rd Place: Christina Hooper - Backcountry Fitness and Conditioning.
Entrepreneur: Christina Hooper
Business: Backcountry Fitness and Conditioning
Location: Warren, Manitoba


Business Description:
If you or anyone you know has gone to a Backcountry Fitness & Conditioning bootcamp class, you’ll know the kind of fun, work-at-your-own-pace, kick butt workout you get. With inspiring music, an endless variety of exercises, and a friendly leader who knows how to get you motivated, Backcountry bootcamp classes are fun for men, women, and even kids!

Click here to read Christina's full profile.



4th Place: Julie Paseschnikoff - Bee Boyzz Honey.

Bee Boyzz HoneyEntrepreneur: Julie Paseschnikoff
Business: Bee Boyzz Honey
Location: Oak Bluff, Manitoba

Business Description:
Bee Boyzz is a family owned and operated apiary and honey business in Oak Bluff, Manitoba.

We specialize in liquid, creamed and natural flavour extract varieties that are very versatile and can be used in tea, coffee, baking, toast as well as in cooking and barbecuing.

Our many varieties are unique only to us and made in our own registered mixing room on our premises.



Start Up Entrepreneur Category:

Manitoba Start Up Winner: Jody Hunter- Studio 23.

Entrepreneur Jody Hunter
Business Name Studio 23
Location: Ste. Anne, Manitoba

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Studio 23 is a recording studio located in Ste Anne MB.

It is owned and operated by Jody Hunter.

Studio 23 provides recording for musicians, film / TV production and video games with a focus on customer service and producing impressive audio.



Saskatchewan Start Up Winner: Vanessa Savage - Tisdale Florist Ltd.

Vanessa SavageEntrepreneur: Vanessa Savage
Business: Tisdale Florists Ltd.
Location: Tisdale, Saskatchewan


Business Description:
Small town florist shop located in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. We provide fresh flower bouquets & arrangements, fresh cuts, faux botanicals and giftware. Our team can help you decide on the perfect florals for Weddings, Sympathy, Birthday, Thank You, as well as other special occasion or the “just because”.

We bring in fresh product weekly and can source out specific florals and plants for our customers.

We have a great selection of giftware items for you to choose from - Citchen Candles, Willow Tree, Fringe, Gentleman's Hardware and Pretty Useful Tools, to name a few.

We also carry helium and helium balloons.