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

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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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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Karri Dalton-Hull has just launched Stunning Mobile Solutions, a full service Mobile Marketing agency that will help you create a mobile marketing solution. Stunning Mobile Solutions specializes in mobilizing your website so it's easy to see on a tablet or phone, developing business apps, SMS Marketing, and training/consulting services. The website is StunningMobileSolutions.com or call Karri at 705-656-2469.

360 Wellness Clinic is a new multidisciplinary clinic that opened recently at 311 George St N, Suite 203. Therapists Seana Collins Mander, Brooke Vlachos, Leanne Malcolm, and Darian Glaske offer Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Esthetics, and Bowen therapy. There is an Open House on Wednesday, September 25th from 3 pm to 8 pm including door prizes, meet the therapists and a free yoga class at 5 pm!  Call 705-400-8454.

Burrow is a home boutique located at 188 Hunter St. W, Unit 7. Owner Megan Currie offers a selection of home decor items that range from small gifts to mid-sized furniture pieces, as well as lighting fixtures and decor for baby and kids. Open Tuesday through Sunday, you can visit the website at Burrowhome.ca.

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is hosting ten to fifteen Eastern & Northern Ontario Federal MPs for a working breakfast to discuss topics of interest to the region. The breakfast is this Thursday (Sept 26th) from 7:30 to 9 am at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront. If you want your voice heard on issues such as the Trent Severn Waterway, you’ll find the details online at Peterboroughchamber.ca.

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CHARM TREE TOYS
Maren Fine from Charm Tree Toys is launching 2 creative workshops for kids starting the week of September 16. Maren is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, and the first workshop, called Makedo, will give kids ages 6 – 10 an opportunity to design, build and create structures using recyclable materials and Makedo tools.  The second workshop is called Write Me A Story, and gives children an opportunity to write and illustrate their own story with Eeboo art materials.  Both workshops are 4 weeks and cost just $50. You can register at Charm Tree Toys at 372 George Street North or online at Charmtree.ca.

DONNA LOCKHART
If you work with volunteers, you’ll know that 99% of them are great to work with. Donna Lockhart wants to help you deal with the 1% in a workshop on October 29th at the Lions Centre in East City. Called “Dealing with Difficult or Challenging Volunteers”, the half day workshop will deal with myths, hard truths, strategies and solutions, all of it based on cases submitted by workshop participants. Details are online at Rethinkgroup.ca or call Donna at 705-292-5331.

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PETERBOROUGH REPTILE
Peterborough Reptile specializes in reptiles and education. Located across from Costco behind the building at 494 The Parkway, they sell live reptiles, terrariums food and decorations, and will soon be offering pond supplies and installation. They also offer educational programs in store and out. They manufacture their own substrates and décor and they support local and national reptile and amphibian charities and rescues including the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. Go to Peterboroughreptile.ca for more info.
 
LORNE KELSEY
Congratulations to Lorne Kelsey in his new role as Business Development Lead at the GPAEDC. Lorne brings a strong business and tourism background to the job, which will focus on helping local business expand and attracting new business to the community.
 
CAROL BERTUZZI
The Women’s Business Network kicks off the Fall season this Wednesday with guest speaker Carole Bertuzzi Luciani on “Keeping Yourself Mood-ivated”. Details at Womensbusinessnetwork.net.
 
PROSPERITY TRADE SHOW
Don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Business Trade Show next Wednesday from Noon to 7 pm at the Morrow Building. New features this year include the Innovation Zone profiling a number of incubator companies from the Peterborough Innovation Cluster, plus the Networking Café and lots of door prizes including a netbook computer from MicroAge. Details at Peterboroughchamber.ca

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TEAM FIDO DOG TRAINING
Cindy VanFrankfoort has started a dog training business called Team Fido Dog Training. She is offering positive, reward based training in your home for obedience training and behavior issues. Cindy has worked in veterinary hospitals for 24 years, and is the office manager at Peterborough Pet Hospital. She will also be offering beginner Flyball training in the fall. Cindy can also be contacted by email, teamfidodogtraining@gmail.com or phone 705-652-6758.
 
WOOF'UN DOG WALKING
Terrie-Elizabeth Zweep’s new business is called Woof'un Dog Walking. Terrie is a retired registered massage therapist, experienced in treating debilitated dogs. She is also a cat and dog rescue volunteer.  Services include daily walks, puppy visits, kitty visits and pet sitting in your home. Complete details are on the website at Woofundogwalking.com.

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HARDY'S HOBBIES AND CRAFTS IN MADOC
Hardy’s Hobbies and Crafts in Madoc recently underwent a major renovation, doubling in size in order to expand their hobby department. Owner Cathy Hardy offers art supplies for acrylics, oils, water colours and all the accessories, plus the expanded hobby department specializes in models, paints, balsa wood and more. Plus the Fall class schedule starts soon and includes both in studio and online classes, Full details are online at Hardyshobbies.com or if you want to check out the new digs they’re at 93 Tannery Road in Madoc about 1 km North of Highway 7.
 
JACK IN THE BOX PARTY RENTALS
Jack in the Box Party Rentals has moved! Celebrating 24 years in business the new location is 322 McDonnel Street at the corner of Reid and McDonnel. Owner Kim Trimm offers the same great services which include rentals of tents, tables, chairs, dishes, linen, popcorn machines, wedding supplies and decorations, plus sales of plates, napkins, confetti, place cards, balloons and more. Plus it’s a Sears Catalogue outlet and a Ferguson Cleaners depot. Full details online at Jackintheboxpartyrentals.com.

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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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