StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out Business Beat This Week Featuring Orange Theory Fitness, Copper Spoons & More!

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Orange Theory Fitness recently opened in town. Franchise owner Katie Wheler explains Orange Theory as heart-rate based interval training where you work for 1 hour, and burn for 36. Science-backed, technology-tracked, and coach-inspired, it’s an hour-long HIIT class, incorporating cardio, rowers, weight training, floor exercises, and individual heart rate monitors for personalized results. Orange Theory is located at 1905 Lansdowne Street, just West of Brealey. Visit peterborough.orangetheoryfitness.com for more info.

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Say “The Hide-A-Way” to most people in Peterborough and they’ll know that you are talking about the little restaurant on Romaine Street. New owner Jessica Gillett is committed to maintaining that friendly neighborhood feel, but wanted to give it a fresh start. The new name is Copper Spoons and friends and family have helped Jessica with a top to bottom renovation. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, stop in and check it out.

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After 25 years on Crescent Street Ron and Karen Bestard are moving their income tax business and Ron's Mutual Fund Franchise to 250 Sherbrooke Street Unit 4. The new location provides more office space and plenty of ground level parking. With a combined 60 years of tax preparation in Peterborough, Ron and Karen will continue to provide accurate and efficient tax preparation. Call 705-745-6336 for info on their services.

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Adam Parish and Luke Silver recently launched Skip the Dump. They’ll haul away any and all junk for you, with up-front pricing and fast efficient service. Serving Peterborough and surrounding area, visit skipthedump.net for details.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out A Special Business Beat This Week Featuring 7 Student-Owned & Operated Companies

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre is again supporting the creation of new student-owned and operated companies as part of the annual Ontario Government Summer Company Start-Up program. Seven business are supported this year including…


Dustyn McCready-DeBruin and his company - Dusty Dives, offering dock repair, underwater weeding, and retrieval dives for missing items.

Dustyn McCready-DeBruin

Dustyn McCready-DeBruin

Kathir Puvendran’s company - Kip’s Window Cleaning, offering interior and exterior windows, window sills, screens, eavestroughs and vinyl siding.

Kathir Puvendran

Kathir Puvendran

Braeden Pitre has Pitre Property Maintenance, offering year-round outdoor services including lawn cutting, weeding, edging, pruning, hedge trimming, leaf clean-up, landscaping, snow removal, sanding and salting, and Lakeside residential services.

Wesley Penney’s Nufit Program offers quality professional workout and fitness programming for those new to fitness or experienced.

Wesley Penney

Wesley Penney

Samantha Hourie’s Travelling Footcare Reflexology provides mobile foot reflexology using pressure techniques that help to reduce stress, enhance circulation and normalize metabolism.

Samantha Hourie

Samantha Hourie

Michael Tucker has Tucker’s Lawn & Order… providing landscaping services that are focused on assisting seniors with manual labour and landscaping projects.

Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

And Austin Murray’s AGM Academics assists elementary and high school students with math and science by using incentive/tracking charts and lesson books to track and promote progressive learning.

Austin Murray

Austin Murray

It’s so great to see these young entrepreneurs get a chance to learn the fundamentals of business, and in many cases succeed. The Summer Company program is delivered through Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Business Advisory Centre. Visit peterboroughed.ca for more info.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Cozy Home, Sustain, The Food Shop & More!

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Cozy Home: Designs by Lacey recently opened at 183 Charlotte Street. Owner Lacey-Kristen Klatt has filled the shop with recycled home decor, handmade decor and gifts, as well as refinished furniture! A professional interior painter for the last 10 years, Lacey also offers colour consultations, and assistance with interior decorating. You’ll find Cozy Home Designs by Lacey on Facebook here and Instagram here.

Lacey from Cozy Home

Lacey from Cozy Home

Sustain, Your Eco Living and Building Store, winners of the DBIA’s Win This Space competition, are settling into their rent-free space at 418 George Street. Owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay also operate a similar shop in Huntsville. The product offering covers everything from building products, flooring, kitchens, countertops, paint and stain, to cleaning products, baby products, personal care products and more. plus they offer a full renovation and custom kitchen service. You’ll find Sustain on Facebook here.

Sustain owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay with kids

Sustain owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay with kids

And yet another new store to come out of the Win This Space process, The Food Shop is open at 372 Water Street. Offering a farmer’s market experience every day of the week, owners Anthony and Samantha Lennan carry locally grown and produced food with a direct connection to suppliers. Produce, meats, cheeses, fruits and more, it’s a great option for those who love local.

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Evolution Automotive recently moved to a larger location. Now located at 2629 Lakefield Highway next to Kyoto Coffee, owner Tyler Warmington offers general automotive repairs, computer diagnostics, 4x4 repairs, custom fabrication, diesel mods and more for all makes and models. You’ll find Evolution Automotive on Facebook, or call 705.930.1178.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Kit Coffee, Taso's Restaurant And Pizzeria & More!

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Last year Swish Maintenance and their Charlotte Products division introduced a camera that can identify invisible pathogens. Called OptiSolve, the camera can reveal invisible contamination on surfaces. It might look clean, but is it really clean? It’s an amazing technology that can help your company or institution perform an audit and establish cleaning systems that can not only elevate your standards, but give you a competitive edge. Diane Richard of Diatom Consulting has been contracted by Swish to bring Optisolve to market. If you are in the healthcare, food, office, or hospitality sectors, check it out at diatomconsulting.ca or optisolve.net.

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Lots of recent activity in Peterborough’s Downtown core with the opening of several new businesses, including Taso’s Restaurant and Pizzeria. A family owned Greek and Italian restaurant, you’ll find their Homemade Signature Pizza, Pasta, Gyro, Fresh Ground Burgers, an eight-layer lasagna and lots more. Daily Specials, Gluten-Free and Vegan options are also available. Located across from Showplace, you can find Taso’s on Facebook.

Taso’s 8-layer lasagna

Taso’s 8-layer lasagna

Illume Room Cosmetic Teeth Whitening owner Emma Pineo was one of the DBIA's Win this Space Top 10 contestants. Her new shop is located at 414 George Street in the former Spill location. Emma offers laser teeth whitening, spray tanning and a complete retail product line as well. Call 705.768.5130 or go online at illumeroom.com.

Illume Room owner Emma Pineo

Illume Room owner Emma Pineo

At Kit Coffee Espresso Bar & Bake shop at 144 Hunter Street, owner Helen McCarthy offers an espresso bar and bakeshop in a cozy, bright space, serving everything from traditional cafe eats and drinks to Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, plant based, and kid friendly options. Go to Kitcoffeeptbo.ca for more info.

Kit Coffee owner Helen McCarthy

Kit Coffee owner Helen McCarthy

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Comfort Keepers Peterborough, Harley Farms & More!

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Alyssa and Corey Rowe recently opened Comfort Keepers Peterborough. Comfort Keepers provides in-home services such as respite care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, end-of-life care, nursing services, and more. Alyssa has worked for Comfort Keepers Calgary for six years, and is excited to bring a franchise to Peterborough. Her husband Corey is joining her in the business and they would love to welcome your calls or questions, or to join them for their Open House on August 22nd from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peterborough Business Hub, 398 McDonnel Street. “Like” their page on Facebook here.

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Harley Farms continues to grow. Located on Heritage Line near Lang Pioneer Village just north of Keene, the farm checks all the boxes, providing 100% GMO free, grass fed, free range, sustainable, locally raised and environmentally friendly products. The on-farm store features quality meats, and vegetables and is now surrounded by a free to enter Family Fun Farm and Picnic Area which includes a play area and farm animals. Stop in for a visit and watch for the customer appreciation BBQ and Grand Opening on August 3rd.

Harley Farms Family Fun Farm and Picnic Area

Harley Farms Family Fun Farm and Picnic Area

Atlas Therapeutic is a new clinic offering float therapy, massage therapy, CBD oil sales, meditations and stress management, mini retreats and acupuncture for treatment of everything from work and sports injuries and tendonitis, to whiplash, headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain. Located at 322 McDonnel Street in Peterborough, Atlas Therapeutic is open 7 days a week. 

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PedalBoro is a multi-passenger bike tour company providing a fun way to do a discovery tour of Peterborough’s vibrant food and beverage scene. The unique 15-passenger party bike typically takes you and your group to 3 or 4 local pubs, craft breweries, distilleries and restaurants. Owner Hillary Flood says Peterborough is the 5th city to host this type of cycle tourism in Canada. For more info, click here.

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If you’d like your company to be involved in the next Habitat for Humanity Women Build Program, they are always looking for teams and sponsors. To explore a partnership opportunity, contact Sara George at 705.750.1456 or habitatpkr.ca.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Dr. Ange Wellman, Shaw Computer Systems & More!

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Dr. Ange Wellman is a local Chiropractor who recently set up shop in the Core Chiropractic Offices at 315 King Street. Dr. Wellman uses gentle chiropractic adjustments for men, women and children utilizing state-of-the-art, scanning technology to determine how well you’re adapting to the stresses in your life, if your “gas pedal is always on”, and if you are burning yourself out physiologically. The adjustment, typically using a torque release tool, focuses on releasing tension in the spine and balancing the nervous systems. Check out the informative website at drangewellman.com.

Dr. Ange Wellman

Dr. Ange Wellman

Shaw Computer Systems recently relocated, underwent a rebrand, introduced a new website, and introduced some new services! Their new location is 236 King Street in the AON City Centre Building, and the website includes the ability to register and pay for online training, a new blog, customer portal and more. New services include a help desk service, remote login software, cloud workstation and server backup, document sharing, a password manager, monitoring and managed IT services, security, training and lots more.

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Congratulations to Donna Floyd of Cottage Toys, who recently celebrated 30 years in business. Serious about fun! Check out cottagetoys.ca for info about their locations.

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A cool story from GardaWorld Peterborough. One of their security guards, Mike Post, is a strong supporter of the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and with the help of GardaWorld he managed to make a donation to the recent Ride Don’t Hide event of more than $10,000! Mike was awarded the “Champion of Mental Health Award”, and GardaWorld has announced that they will continue to support Mike and his continuing efforts.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring La Belle Spa, Maar's Music & More!

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La Belle Spa is officially open! Owner Brittany Stewart and her team offer manicures and pedicures, waxing, eyelash extensions and tinting, teeth whitening, facials and massage. They are located at 306 George Street, lower level, next to Brant Office Supply in the downtown core. Call 705.761.5165 or visit labellespa.ca for more info.

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Maar’s Music has opened in its new location in the Brookdale plaza on Chemong Road in the North End. The owners have been under the town clock for a long time downtown, but they’ve outgrown their space and needed to keep growing their business. The new space will allow for more products and services, bigger showroom, lesson rooms, workshop rooms, a service area, a sound recording area, and a dedicated space for their Apple authorized Service Provider service. Check it out at 869 Chemong Road or online at maarsmusic.com.

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Kawartha Home and Health Care Services recently celebrated their Grand Opening. Founder Patti Clancy and Office Manager Peter Rellinger provide Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses & Personal Support Workers for 24/7 medical support in private homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes and assisted living facilities within Peterborough and surrounding communities. Visit 765 Ward Street in Bridgenorth or kawarthahomehealthcare.com for details.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Dream Cyclery, Canada Homestay Network & More!

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Dream Cyclery (432 George St N.) recently opened in downtown Peterborough. With the flagship store in Toronto, Peterborough is their second location. Dream Cyclery is a custom bike & wheel building specialist, offering rentals, road, mountain bike, hybrid, E-Bike, and folding bike sales and service. Check them out on Facebook and for more info, visit their website.

Dream Cyclery

Dream Cyclery

NV Media Productions has rebranded as 705 Creative. Owners and sisters Bianca Nucaro-Viteri and Mercedez Nucaro have now grown to a staff of four and specialize in full-service content marketing, promising your followers rich content, substance, and brand stories, on time, on budget and to your original vision. For more info, go to 705creative.ca.

705 Creative team

705 Creative team

The Canada Homestay Network is a family-run, non-profit organization specializing in helping international students find a home away from home in Canada. Host families can make life-long friendships, share the beauty of their home and community, benefit the local economy, and get a generous allowance to offset expenses. The international students get just as much out of it, including language skills and a positive introduction to Canadian family life. For details on how you can get involved, visit canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Imprinted Apparel/Embroidery Merger & More!

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Imprinted Apparel and Embroidery Plus have merged. Clinton and Lesley Smith, the owners of Imprinted Apparel, have purchased Embroidery Plus from Bob Clarke and moved the office from O’Brien Drive to the Imprinted Apparel offices on the Kingsway. The company offers branded merchandise, embroidery, screen printing to sports teams, resorts, breweries and more, as well as wholesale work for larger clients. They also remain the home of the Peterborough Curling Shop.

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David Joyce has been a performing musician for more than 35 years. He recently launched his own business called Treblecock Studio—the little studio with the big strut. David offers solo artist recording with “Full band" production, Audio/Video recording, editing and mastering, Voice Over recording on music or video, full production Podcast creation, virtual tours for Real Estate or Business, and more. There is an Open House on Saturday (June 22nd) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit his website here.

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The Peterborough Airport will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a special two-day Air Show on September 21st and 22nd featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerial demonstration team. There will be lots of other aerial demonstrations, static aircraft displays local vendors and activities for kids. So mark it on your calendars, and if your business would like to get involved, contact Esther Juthman at The Loomex Group at 705.775.5022.

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Community Futures Peterborough is introducing a new funding source for local trades and manufacturing businesses looking to hire. Called the Rural Innovation Initiative, the program provides up to $10,000 to support hiring and training high school graduates. There is a meet and greet on Thursday (June 20th) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Venture North building. For details, click here.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Sweet Beast Butcher Shop, Fusion Bowl & More!

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Grant Slavin recently opened his own butcher shop in East City. Called Sweet Beast Butcher Shop (95 Hunter St. E.), Grant specializes in local, ethical and traditionally raised beef, pork and chicken from Southern Ontario and the Kawarthas, pasture-raised with no antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids, as well as fresh seafood. Open Tuesday through Sunday, visit sweetbeastbutcher.com for more info.

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The owners of the award winning Imperial Tandoor Restaurant on Lansdowne Street recently opened a new restaurant in Downtown Peterborough. Called Fusion Bowl (376 George St. N.), owners Nitin Grover and Manish Choundry offer a counter-service concept with noodle or rice bowls topped with a fantastic selection of mains from Indian, Chinese and Mexican cuisine, as well as salads, quesadilla’s, tacos and more. Everything is fast and delicious. Located in the former Natas Cafe location on George Street in Peterborough, stop in or visit their Facebook page for more info.

Fusion Bowl in downtown Peterborough

Fusion Bowl in downtown Peterborough

Dan Brandsma was recently introduced as the new co-owner of the Silver Bean Cafe. The now iconic Silver Bean was started by Michael and Andrea VanDerHerberg in 2003 and has built a loyal following for both its setting on the Otonabee River, the food, and the friendly staff. Andrea decided that it was time to move on and Dan Brandsma stepped in to join Michael as the new co-owner. Expect the same great food and atmosphere, and think about renting the event space next door for your next event.

Silver Bean Cafe

Silver Bean Cafe

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