Four women entrepreneurs are victorious in ‘WIN this Space’ competition

Lovewell Birth Collective take home top prize of year's rent through Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation

Lovewell Birth Collective, winners of the 'WIN this Space' competition with the Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation are pictured after their win. Pictured, from left are: Stephany Borthwick, Nicole Newman, Laura Batista and Carlie Pitka. Photo by Lou Parry.

In what turned out to be a highly competitive process, four local women—Carlie Pitka, Nicole Newman, Stephany Borthwick, and Laura Batista—went home on Thursday evening with a year’s free rent as part of the “WIN This Space” LIVE finale that took place at the Lambton College Event Centre.

In the weeks’ long competition, which included a series of mandatory Business Bootcamp sessions, Lovewell Birth Collective earned the judges’ top marks.

The one year’s lease on a commercial space will help kickstart Lovewell Birth Collective’s entrepreneurial journey, said Don Anderson, general manager of the SLBDC.

“We are leading the charge for entrepreneurs in Lambton County and what’s clear is all the competitors in the ‘WIN this Space’ applied the training and advice from business counseling sessions, leaving them with executable business plans and enhanced knowledge of what it takes to be an entrepreneur,” said Anderson.

“This includes the ability to make financial projections, understand key marketing fundamentals, and apply the unique drive necessary to run their own business.”

A year’s membership in the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is part of the prize package that Lovewell Birth Collective received as the “Win this Space” winner.

Bluewater Power was key sponsor of the competition.

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