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Island Entrepreneurs: Island and Kent Street

island entrepreneurs: Very specific to their businesses' Newcomer Entrepreneurship Program includes industry experts Province and Island businessmen team up to help entrepreneurs And now she'll be one of the Island entrepreneurs sharing their experiences Thursday at the fourth annual Advancing Island Connections forum, which provides a place for locals and newcomers to network and chat about potential business opportunities, according to CBC. Arora is the owner of Pam & Joe's Handcrafted on Kent Street, which celebrated its first anniversary this summer. Arora came to P.E.I. from India because she and her husband were attracted by an immigrant business program. I've been designing handcrafted jewelry in India for 13 years and that is what gave my husband and me the confidence of carrying the same business to Canada, Arora said. Hadhad arrived in Toronto in 2015 and was then sent to Antigonish. Peace by Chocolate keynote The keynote speaker is Tareq Hadhad, the founder of Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, N.S. Hadhad's father started a business in Syria in 1986 and after the factory was bombed in 2013, the family left for Lebanon and became refugees. ( As reported in the news.