StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat Featuring Heather Doughty, Peterborough Volkswagen 50th Anniversary, Love Local Biz Expo & More!

PTBOCanada is delighted to to be running StooNews columns each week here, spotlighting new businesses and startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Here is this week’s edition…

Heather Doughty is a well-known local photographer, specializing in weddings, boudoir, maternity, family, and product and event photography. And increasingly, Heather is known for her incredible INSPIRE: The Women's Portrait Project, a photographic celebration of amazing women who inspire, uplift and empower. Heather recently opened a beautiful new photography studio at 129 ½ Hunter Street, in the Commerce Building. For details on the studio, Heather, her work, or the INSPIRE project, visit heatherdoughtyphotography.com or find her on social media.

Inspire Project

Inspire Project

Heather Doughty

Heather Doughty

Peterborough Volkswagen is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business this month! The business was started by Peter and Rita Eatson in 1969. Their son Michael is now the dealer principle and Michael and Heather’s son’s Eric and Graeme both work at the dealership as well. The dealership, located at 500 Towerhill Road, just off Chemong Road in the North end, will mark the occasion with an Octoberfest event on Saturday (October 5th). Called Volksfest, there will be live music, BBQ, vintage cars and more!

Peter and Rita (archive picture)

Peter and Rita (archive picture)

Another anniversary to mention – Bruce Maly Plumbing and Drain Service celebrates its 20th year in business! Visit brucemalyplumbing.com to check them out.

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Grounds Masters Building & Property Services is Bryan Phillips’ new business. Bryan offers landscaping, home reno’s, decks, lawn care, tree removal and trimming, stone work, snow plowing, snow removal, sanding, salting, and walkways. Phone number is 705.772.3651.

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And don’t miss the 19th annual Love Local Business Expo this Thursday from 11 - 6 at the Evinrude Centre. Eighty vendors, free admission, free parking, lots of door prizes including a notebook computer from MicroAge Peterborough. New this year is the Workforce Hub featuring the Workforce Development Board along with 8 local employment organizations, with local labour market information, skilled trade pathways, literacy and workplace services, local job and labour opportunities, and more. Be sure to check out the new Entrepreneur Showcase featuring start-ups from the Innovation Cluster, Community Futures and the Economic Development Corporation.

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