For Immediate release - April 2023

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle is looking for businesses and entrepreneurs.

As a co-chair, I am happy to share this update. 

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle are community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who have invested funds as prizes to be awarded to individuals or groups with innovative ideas that will help improve the local economy throughout the District of Parry Sound. 

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle is lead by an Executive Committee, of Peter Istvan, Chair, Nicole Boyd, Co-Chair, and Clayton Harris, Selection Committee Chair.

Founders contribute $1000, and the money is used for the Parry Sound Area Founders Choice Awards of either $10,000 (1st prize) or $5000 (2nd prize).  Businesses/entrepreneurs from the Parry Sound Area will be invited to submit an application for consideration, deadline will be Fall 2023, exact date to be confirmed.

All applications will be evaluated by the Founders based on the following five criteria: Broad Economic Impact; Innovation; Scalability/Growth Potential; Profitability Potential and Demand for Product/Service. Visit the website for a list of previous winners and applicants.

 The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle will be hosting a “Meet and Greet”, on May 1st, 5:30 to 6:30, at Trestle Brewing Company. RSVP by April 28th, to

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Contact Co-Chairs:

Peter Istvan