StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat Featuring Tacheena Restaurant, Kawartha Organizing Solutions & More!

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Tacheena is not only a well known middle-eastern dish, it’s the name of a new restaurant in the North end. The proud husband and wife team of Hussain Ali and Zaineb Naim had always dreamt of opening their own business, serving delicious Tacheena, Kebab’s, chicken tikka, Guss, falafel, soups, wraps, and more. Located at 1123 Water Street, at Marina, in the former Pye’s Buns a Deli location, stop in and try a dish, or check out their menu, which you’ll find on Tacheena Peterborough’s Facebook page. Or call 705.749.1993.

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Kawartha Organizing Solutions provides organizing, downsizing and decluttering services in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Owner Sommer Sanderson is a professional organizer offering help with preparing for a move or transition, refreshing a space, or creating systems in your home. The services are tailored to your own situation, but the focus is on creating functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces for you to feel good in! Visit kawarthaorganizing.com for more info.

Sommer Sanderson

Sommer Sanderson

Mention the Pizza Factory and many people will talk about their incredible Caesar Salad. Well now you can take a bottle of that powerful potion home with you and pretend it’s yours, because Pizza Factory owners Peter and Anna Bouzinelos and their family are selling the Caesar dressing in four local grocery stores—Sobey’s on Lansdowne and Towerhill, and Foodland Stores on Sherbrooke and in East City. You can also buy olive oil at the restaurant from Peter’s home town in Greece, and there are plans to bottle their Greek salad dressing and spaghetti sauce soon as well.

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

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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.

Savage Arms

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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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out Business Beat This Week Featuring PJ's Diner, Alexander Optical & More!

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PJ’s Diner on Sherbrooke Street is under new ownership. Shari Cunliffe and Adam Jackson have been in the food service industry in Peterborough for a long time, and have finally fulfilled their dream of owning their own place. They are creating a family atmosphere at PJ’s with both of their kids working in the restaurant. Open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. every day, PJ’s serves an all-day breakfast, lunch specials, everything from eggs benny or pancakes to a clubhouse or a wrap. There is free parking and a warm and friendly greeting, so check out the new owners of PJ’s Diner, 250 Sherbrooke Street (705-775-3663).

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PJ’s Diner new owners

Alexander Optical is Dylan Trepanier’s new company. Dylan plans to change the eye care business by setting up pop-up shops in larger companies or institutions who not only want to take care of their employees or students, but also want convenience, accessibility and affordability. Partnering with Vanessa Brown of Direct Visual Care, the two young entrepreneurs set up their first pop up shop in the Venture North Building last week as they prepare for their first big contract with a local institution. The concept is scalable and presents a great business opportunity for optometrists and opticians as well, so if you want more information just visit alexanderoptical.com for details.

Dylan Trepanier from Alexander Optical

Dylan Trepanier from Alexander Optical

At The Lake Distributing is a wholesale distributor of water recreational products, from towables, trampolines, paddle boards and pedal boats, to docking, swim rafts, canoes and kayaks to full-on water parks. They recently launched a second company called Waterfront Recreational Specialists, offering planning, design, sales and installations to commercial customers such as camp grounds, resorts, kid’s camps and municipalities. Mike Mann is the new Sales Manager for Waterfront Recreational Specialists. For details contact Jason Pulchinski at atldistributing.ca.

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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Carlson Wagonlit, Ultimate Car Care & More!

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Diane Couse is a Food Sensitivity Coach. Through a long history of struggling with her own food allergies, Diane has learned that there are very effective tools and techniques available for people. If you have had IgG testing done, if the FODMAP diet has been recommended, if you’ve been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus or Reynauds Syndrome, or if you just have no idea where to start but need someone who has been there to show you the way, then Diane is who you call. Check out her informative website at foodsensitivitycoach.ca or call 705-768-0430.

Diane Couse

Diane Couse

Ultimate Car Care is putting the finishing touches on their new location at 889 George Street North. Located at the corner or George and Hilliard streets, it’s the former North End Auto Wash building, and some will even remember it as the original A & W! It’s a fantastic renovation, giving owner Jamie Wagar a lot more room to expand and add services. Jamie and his team of licensed mechanics offer a full list of automotive services and have built a solid reputation over the past ten years at their McDonnell and Bethune street location. Stop in for a look or find them online at ultimatecarcareptbo.ca.

Ultimate Car Care

Ultimate Car Care

Congratulations to Sam and Rob Blowes of Blowes Travel in Stratford, and Scott Stewart and Dana Empey of Stewart Travel here in Peterborough, on the merger of the two companies. The merger results in eleven brick and mortar retail offices, 34 home offices, a group tour division, conference and events division and a wholesale division, with over 90 team members in Ontario under the Carlson Wagonlit Travel brand. For details, visit blowestravel.com or carlsonwagonlit.net.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel brand

Carlson Wagonlit Travel brand

NEO Performance Materials is a company that purifies recycled metals. The company buys scrap metal from cell phones, solar and LED products and display technology and then recaptures metals such as gallium and indium. The company recently announced that it was consolidating two of its locations, the other in Utah, to operate solely out of the Peterborough location at 625 Neal Drive. The existing building is 13,000 square feet and they’ll be adding another 6,000 square feet, and have already added four employees.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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