StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Vinnies, Savage Arms, Sweat Pea Tea Party & 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…

Savage Arms, located in Lakefield and Westfield Massachusetts, has new ownership. An investor group which includes Savage President and CEO, Al Kasper, purchased the company from Vista Outdoor. Vice President and General Manager Terry McCullough says the transition will be very stable, with no changes anticipated. Savage Arms is celebrating two anniversaries this year, 125 years since Arthur Savage founded the company in Utica New York, and 50 years manufacturing rifles in Lakefield. And two of their employees recently marked milestones, Dave Myles with 40 years at the company, and Ernie Barrage with 47 years. Congratulations to all.

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Savage Arms

Sweet Pea Tea Party is Megan Martin’s new business. Megan offers the ultimate tea party experience, catering to all ages in any location, including your home. Teaming up with some of the best small businesses in Peterborough, Megan’s tea parties come with food, drinks, cake, cookies, invitations, a sweetie jar and a special gift for the party host. Megan can customize your party for children, adults, bridal showers, baby showers—pretty much any event! You’ll find details on the Sweet Pea Tea Party on Facebook.

Sweet Pea Tea Party

Sweet Pea Tea Party

There are only a few booths left for the annual Chamber of Commerce Love Local Business Expo, the largest business showcase in the area. The event runs October 3rd at the Evinrude Centre, and it’s your chance to chat with hundreds of potential customers in one afternoon. For details, click here.

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Congratulations to Vinnies on the opening of their third location, this one at 539 George Street. Vinnies are thrift and consignment stores operated by Saint Vincent DePaul and the proceeds help more than 20,000 families per year.

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Congratulations to Kevin and Lisa Isaac, who have decided to close King’s Crossing Tap and Grill. The couple previously owned Copperfields and Zeke’s Thunder, so they’ve had a good run in the local restaurant scene. Enjoy your retirement!

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