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Ameen Fadel and Surria Fadel, owners of Cedar Valley, pitch their business on CBC's Dragon's Den.

Essex County entrepreneurs secure Dragons’ Den deal

MEDIA RELEASE WINDSOR-ESSEX, ONT. (Nov. 3, 2023) — Cedar Valley, a Tecumseh, Ont.-based pita chips manufacturer, has accepted a million-dollar deal with the Dragons. Co-owners Ameen Fadel and Surria Fadel pitched their…

Ameen Fadel and Surria Fadel, owners of Cedar Valley, pitch their business on CBC's Dragon's Den.

MEDIA ADVISORY WINDSOR-ESSEX, ONT. (Oct. 30, 2023) – Tecumseh, Ont. food manufacturer Cedar Valley is a featured business on this week’s episode of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Co-owners Ameen Fadel and Surria Fadel pitch their…

Ameen & Surria Fadel, founders of Cedar Valley, speaking with a trade show attendee

Small businesses are worth celebrating every day. October is officially National Small Business Month and during this time, it is especially important to highlight the contributions small businesses make in our community. Entrepreneurs drive not just the economy but are the tastemakers who…

Dr. Abby Jakob, Optometrist and Owner of BRIGHT Eye Spa + Medical Aesthetics in Kingsville, Ontario

A young optometrist has her sights set on growing dual practices in her hometown of Kingsville. Dr. Abby Jakob opened EYES Dr. Abby Jakob Optometrist in 2018 followed by BRIGHT Eye Spa +…

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre has a long history of supporting the Windsor and Essex County small business community. We are here to offer our support via training programs, complementary consultations, mentorship and access to available financial assistance programs.   Whether…