Meet Southwestern Ontario's Millennial Entrepreneurs

 Last week, I went on a road trip to Southwestern Ontario for a little girls getaway.
While in Windsor, ON I had the opportunity to meet a few local Millennials who turned their passions into booming businesses.
I came home that week feeling so inspired by the people I met on this trip, that I had to come home and share their stories with you.
I hope that this post inspires maybe even just one person to go after their dreams and make a living doing what they love.

The first millennial entrepreneurs I met on our trip were Danielle Chevalier & Chris Mangay, owners of Urban Surf &

Danielle & Chris have brought a California vibe to Windsor, ON. 
 The first thing you'll notice at Urban Surf is how chill and down to earth the staff are.
Everyone is SO lovely and immediately makes you feel like your amongst your best friends.
Urban Surf offers water sport rentals (canoe, kayak & SUP) between the hours of 9am - 6pm everyday and one hour SUP (stand up paddle board) fitness classes for $25 on weekends. 

Danielle, her husband Chris and three daughters (13yo Rya & twin baby girls) live on site and they are serious #familygoals.
How cool is it that they are able to make a living spending time together as a family doing what they love?!
After meeting them, I may or may not have gone home and told my husband that he needed to quit his 9-5 job asap so we could pursue a family business together.
 If you are in the Windsor, ON area you must make a stop at Urban Surf!
I have plans to head back with my family later this summer.

For weekly schedules, special events & more click HERE

The next millennial entrepreneurs I met were Benjamin Leblanc-Beaudoin and Ginette Tremblay, owners of Iron Kettle B&B.
I'm gong to warn you, the story of how they came to own this business will melt you.
Ben & Ginette stayed at the Iron Kettle B&B on their wedding night back on July 27th 2013.
A few months after their stay, they found out the owners were in the process of selling it. 

Ben, a chef who can be seen on Chopped Canada and Ontario's Southwest Next Stop Taste Video Series, got the idea of purchasing it with his soon to be wife and the rest is history! 

Combining his culinary skills and her eye for design they run the most charming B&B Southern Ontario has to offer! 

To book a stay at the Iron Kettle click HERE


  1. That is the cutest B&B! I love the style of both of these companies!

  2. I don't care what anybody has to say, I love being a millennial and I love how creative we are. I love learning about entrepreneurs' stories and seeing how they turned ideas into action. I would love to be able to work with my bf... sometimes lol.


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