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Craftsmanship earns N.L. man business recognition

Photo courtesy of Ross Connolly
Photo courtesy of Ross Connolly

Due to the passion he has shown for his business, but also the craftsmanship in his manufacturing, Enactus Canada and the John Dobson Foundation have named Ross Connolly as one of the province’s top student entrepreneurs.

Connolly is a Memorial University of Newfoundland student and the owner of Are Audio, creating boutique high fidelity speakers, guitar cabinets and custom audio projects. He is based in St. John’s.

“I love being able to think up an idea, put it to paper, model the design, then build it by hand from raw materials,” he said in a notice issued on the recognition.

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“Speakers are not simply pieces of furniture designed for their aesthetics, but they’re beautiful pieces of art that breathe life into your living space by appealing to multiple senses.”

Are Audio products are handcrafted on order and not currently sold through retail outlets.

You can watch Connolly as he builds some Are Audio product in video appearing on the mainpage of the company’s website (areaudio.com/areaudio/).

Connolly will next be part of an Enactus Canada Regional Exposition in Halifax Feb. 26, representing the province in a run for top student entrepreneur in the region.

Enactus is an organization fueled by support of academics and business leaders, focused on encouraging entrepreneurship in Canada.

“Canada has a long history of entrepreneurs who utilize beautiful craftsmanship,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “We are proud to celebrate and support entrepreneurs like Ross through the Student Entrepreneur National Competition and give them a stage to showcase their business.”

Following the regional competition, there will be a national event in Toronto May 2-4, with winners of regional events across the country. The national champion is awarded a $10,000 cash prize.

 

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Connolly is a Memorial University of Newfoundland student and the owner of Are Audio, creating boutique high fidelity speakers, guitar cabinets and custom audio projects. He is based in St. John’s.

“I love being able to think up an idea, put it to paper, model the design, then build it by hand from raw materials,” he said in a notice issued on the recognition.

Related story:

Business mind and spirit draw recognition for N.L. student

“Speakers are not simply pieces of furniture designed for their aesthetics, but they’re beautiful pieces of art that breathe life into your living space by appealing to multiple senses.”

Are Audio products are handcrafted on order and not currently sold through retail outlets.

You can watch Connolly as he builds some Are Audio product in video appearing on the mainpage of the company’s website (areaudio.com/areaudio/).

Connolly will next be part of an Enactus Canada Regional Exposition in Halifax Feb. 26, representing the province in a run for top student entrepreneur in the region.

Enactus is an organization fueled by support of academics and business leaders, focused on encouraging entrepreneurship in Canada.

“Canada has a long history of entrepreneurs who utilize beautiful craftsmanship,” said Enactus Canada president Nicole Almond. “We are proud to celebrate and support entrepreneurs like Ross through the Student Entrepreneur National Competition and give them a stage to showcase their business.”

Following the regional competition, there will be a national event in Toronto May 2-4, with winners of regional events across the country. The national champion is awarded a $10,000 cash prize.

 

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