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Rosthern entrepreneurs make cut in ‘Just Watch Me’ contest

Finalists in the ‘Just Watch Me!’ video contest for entrepreneurs with disabilities include (clockwise from top left) Lorena Mitchell of Manitoba, Lori Kobialko of Rosthern, Donald Glenn of Manitoba and Louisa Reddekopp of Rosthern

Two entrepreneurs from Rosthern are among four finalists in the annual ‘Just Watch Me!’ video contest.
Louisa Reddekopp is the owner of Fire Moon Soap Company in Rosthern. She creates beautiful Handmade health and beauty products such as soaps, salves, lip balms, scrubs, beard oil, and room sprays.
Lori Kobialko is the owner of Arts in the Alley Studio in Rosthern, a bowling alley and art school that offers group classes to children and adults while also offering consignment space for other artists in the community.
The other two finalists, Donald Glenn, and Lorena Mitchell, are both from Manitoba. The contest is open to entrepreneurs in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba with disabilities or health conditions
The four finalists in the “seasoned entrepreneur” category of the ‘Just Watch Me!’ video contest were chosen by a panel of judges. The final winner, however, will be decided by the public through online voting. The video that receives the most public votes will win the top prize of $1,000 in cash along with business prizes valued at over $2,000.
“Rural entrepreneurs were asked to submit a short video sharing their journey of business success,” said Susan Bater, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program Manager and contest spokesperson. “Our panel of business and community leaders judged the videos and the top four entrepreneurs in the seasoned category now move into the public voting stage.”
Voting opened February 1 and continues until February 12. To vote for your favourite video, visit www.justwatchmecontest.ca . Winners will be announced February 15.
The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program is a project of Community Futures, a non-profit organization assisting rural communities with economic development.

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