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

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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StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Hobart's Lighthouse, Tora Bistro & More!

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Tora Bistro is a brand new Asian fusion restaurant on Charlotte street. A sister restaurant with Madoi Sushi at the corner of George and Brock streets, Tora Bistro specializes in Korean and Japanese cuisine, including sushi, noodles, rolls, ramen and lots more. A complete renovation has created a cool setting, and the food reviews are all positive, so check out Tora Bistro at 172 Charlotte Street, or order delivery or take out.

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ComForCare Home Care recently established a Peterborough location under franchise owner Woody Brumet. Compassionate, professional caregivers and PSW’s, the team provide individual non-medical care plans for seniors, people with disabilities, injuries, post-surgery or stroke, palliative care, chronic disease and more. Services include meal prep, personal care, light housekeeping, shopping, errands, escort to appointments and companionship. Call the office at 705-874-5770 for a complimentary in-home consultation.

ComForCare team

ComForCare team

Congratulations to Hobart’s on the opening of their third location! Hobart’s Lighthouse is located at Harbour Town at McCracken’s Landing. Hobart’s Executive Chef Scott Hudson is serving up casual dining for brunch, lunch and dinner, all in a spectacular setting. Harbour Town looks out over Stony Lake and is a great spot for watching people, boats and sunsets. McCracken’s Landing is located about 30 minutes from Peterborough. Just take County Road 6 East of Lakefield to 2281 McCracken’s Landing Road.

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Hobart’s lighthouse

TrustWealthy is Sophie Simard’s new business. Sophie offers bookkeeping and financial services including software setup, data entry, preparation of financial statements, budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and more. TrustWealthy is located in Peterborough but they offer virtual services everywhere in Canada. Sophie brings ten years experience to her new company. For details visit trustwealthy.com.

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The Business Beat With Stu Harrison: TrentWorks, Flying Colours, Wee Wok Express

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 TRENT WORKS
Sofie Andreou
is leveraging the talent of her Trent University students to create a new company called TrentWorks. Sofie will help students launch their careers in digital marketing by giving them experience in graphic design, logos, branding, websites, SEO, tech support and social media. Businesses will benefit from fresh new thinking from the cutting edge. To find out more about this great idea, visit Trentworks.com.

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FLYING COLOURS
The investment in the Peterborough airport is starting to pay off, with the recent double announcement—the expansion of Flying Colours, and the creation of the Peterborough Aerospace Centre. Flying Colours continues its amazing flight path with the construction of a new 20,000 square foot addition and 15 – 25 new jobs in the interior, maintenance and engineering areas. This adds to the 200 employees at Flying Colours. Meanwhile the Seneca College School of Aviation & Flight Technology Building is nearing completion. Peterborough Economic Development is packaging all of this new activity and infrastructure including airport resident and regional aerospace businesses to demonstrate the strength of the sector in this region. It should help generate interest and increase investment inquiries. More details here.

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 WEE WOK EXPRESS
Wee Wok Express is a new Chinese takeout restaurant at 337 George Street. Ron Kam and his family have renovated the former South Pacific location and are now offering pick-up and delivery of their signature dishes including Cantonese, Szechuan and Thai specialties. You find the full menu and details online at Weewok.ca.

 OVERSTOCK LIQUIDATION
Jay and Sheryl Over recently took over the former Jack and Jill Farms location at 3001 Lakefield Road to create Overstock Liquidation. Open every Friday and Saturday, Jay and Sheryl unload two new truckloads of merchandise each week. Everything from bedding, furniture and household, to beauty products, electronics, handbags, clothing, jewellery and watches.

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THE EPICENTRE

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The Epicentre is a Bridgenorth based spice company owned by Barry Mortin and Barbara McGee. They recently introduced 6 new spice blends, and have enlisted local coffee roasters Dreams of Beans to provide the product for their new Coffee/Chile Steak Rub. You can find Epicentre products at a number of local retailers including Firehouse Gourmet in Peterborough, Herma’s in Port Hope and The Market in Lakefield. Click here for more info.
 

SUGARCAINE CATERING

SugarCaine Catering is the clever name of Stacey Caine’s new company. Stacey is focused on providing meal plans for seniors based on their choices. A red seal chef with years of experience in health care, hospitality, and a love of seniors, Stacey will help you develop a menu, prepare it in your home, with your help if you like. Calling it “companion cooking”, your consultation is free and fees are based on a weekly fee plus cost of groceries. Contact SugarCaine Catering at 343-263-4374.
 

RURALLYNX NETWORK CABLING 

RuralLynx Network Cabling and Wireless Internet Services is Ray Abrams new business. With over 30 years of telecomm experience, Ray is offering structured cabling for large or small projects, fibre optic connectivity, telephone installation, and wireless tower technologies. Plus Ray is developing a rural high-speed network East of Peterborough and Hastings County. Details at Rurallynx.com.

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LOCKSIDE TRADING COMPANY

Lockside Trading Company is introducing a new event called Art @ The Lock August 24th and 25th, featuring works by the Group of Seven and others. If you are a local artist interested in showing your work, contact Mike or Sue at Lockside.com.

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THE CRATE ESCAPE
The Crate Escape is a new professional dog walking and care service. Owner Cheri Anderson offers a variety of services from a 30 minute walk and play from your home, filling water or food, to an in-home play date or visit for puppies, geriatric, convalescing, or post surgery dogs. Check out her great blog at thecrateescapeptbo.com, call 705-772-1787 or find her on Facebook/crateescapePTBO and Twitter @crateescapePTBO.
 
GEAR IT UP CYCLING
Sue Naulls is offering a wide range of regional cycling adventures with her new company Gear it Up Cycling. There are experiential tours, skills building clinics, educational tours and the Sprokids program. If your bike ride is missing a Fine Art, Wine and Cheese Tour, a Hunting and Fishing Tour, or a Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt, then check out gearitupontario.com.

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ELEMENT ECOLOGICAL
Element Ecological
is Amanda Newell’s new business. Amanda specializes in edible gardens and conservation projects including planning and planting, habitat, maintenance, raised beds and ecological monitoring. Amanda is a graduate of Waterloo’s Environmental Studies and Biology programs and can bring her extensive experience to your balcony or back 40. For a complimentary consultation, call 705-930-3169 or visit elementecological.com.
 
ADAPTIVE HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS
Peterborough’s newest health clinic Adaptive Health Care Solutions recently opened at 150 O’Carroll Avenue. Owners Jordan Crane, Fergal O’Hagan, Kathy McInnis and Keith Nelson provide rehabilitation, physiotherapy, massage therapy, kinesiology, workplace injury prevention, medicine consultations and homeopathic medicine. For more information, call 705-874-1221 ext 30.

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