Business – Marketing, 2014; Business Administration – Marketing, 2014
Owner, Pasta Shoppe
Ashlyn Ransome opened her fresh pasta business straight out of college after creating the business plan in her final semester. Success was immediate. The Pasta Shoppe has become a key part of the ‘Eat local’ foodie movement in Thunder Bay. Her success allowed her to purchase the Superior Olive Oil Company, sourcing oils and balsamic vinegars directly from Italy. Her philosophy is simple: take what works well in other places such as Italy, New York or Toronto, bring them home, and give them a local twist. Ransome is also a leader in increasing environmentalism in the business community.