2017 Mompreneur Award winners Dana Shortt, The Munch Mitt, Duette Anderson, and Oxygen Fitness

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Congratulations to all of our incredible entrants, each a talented Mompreneur in their own right! While it was a tough job narrowing the field down, we are thrilled to announce our Winners of The 2017 Mompreneur® Awards!

Dana Shortt - 2017 Mompreneur of the Year

Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts is a boutique-style gourmet food shop in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, offering freshly made appetizers, entrees, gift baskets and quality chocolates, as well as an olive oil and vinegar tasting bar. As a chef, Dana is convinced that being passionate about taste makes all the difference. It means creating an experience that starts with a taste and ends with a memory. danashortt.com

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Read up on her ‘Why’ behind opening her business, and her top tips for fellow entrepreneurs…

Melissa Hyslop, winner of The 2017 Mompreneur Startup Award for The Munch Mitt

The Munch Mitt is a “handy” teething solution that prevents the constant dropping of teething toys. It provides easy access pain relief for teething babies who are still learning consistent grip and direction, and protects the hands from irritation due to chewing. Made with food grade silicone, BPA and Phthalate free, The Munch Mitt can be found in over 7 countries internationally, in over 2000 independent stores in North America, and in major chains such as Toys R’ Us. munchmitt.com

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Read up on her business idea transpired, and her top tips for fellow entrepreneurs…

Lori-Ann McLeod of Oxygen Fitness, Mompreneur Award winner

Oxygen Fitness is an award winning exclusive boutique style fitness facility that caters to people of all fitness abilities. Oxygen has grown expedetionally in the last 5 years and has helped hundreds of people live healthier lives through fitness and nutrition, offering a supportive team atmosphere that allows people to step out of their comfort zones. oxygenpilates.ca

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Read up on how her business has transformed her life, and her top tips for fellow entrepreneurs…

Mompreneur Duette Anderson of SendoutCards, winner of the Mompreneur Award of Merit

SendOutCards is a unique business tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs, that enables you to keep in touch with your customer database on a personal level by sending personalized greeting cards and gifts. In 60 seconds, you can choose your card, add your company logo, write your heartfelt, inspirational, or cheerful message in your own handwriting font, and click send. Then SendOutCards will print, stuff, stamp and mail your personalized greeting card to any postal address anywhere in the world! With SendOutCards, staying top of mind, building and maintaining relationships with your clients has never been so easy. sendoutcards.com/duette

Find out more about Duette!

Read up on what inspires her, as well as her top tips for fellow entrepreneurs…