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Lansdowne Place Wins LEAP Award as Sustainability Innovator
On June 4th The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) who owns Lansdowne Place and has 30 million square feet of real estate in 163 Canadian locations, hosted the 2nd Annual LEAP Awards in Toronto. The Leadership in Environmental Advancement Program (LEAP) was designed to recognize property managers who have achieved excellence in low energy use, energy savings, overall sustainability achievements, retail and industrial tenant engagement leadership and sustainability innovation. From over 200 award submissions a total of six properties were recognized for going above and beyond. Lansdowne Place was awarded the sustainability innovator award. For further information please contact: Lansdowne Place at 705-748-2961 or visit www.lansdowneplace.com
Merger of Brant Office Supply and Dave's at Work Office Furniture
Congratulations to Dave’s at Work Peterborough on their recent merger with Brant Office Supply. Owner Dave Curtis now joins the team at Brant Basic including owners Jeff and David Cox and Susan Sharp. Details at www.brantbasics.com
On The Go Bookkeeping
Janet Lowery recently started her own bookkeeping company called On The Go Bookkeeping. Janet’s background includes a business diploma and years of experience in the financial industry and as a bookkeeper in the construction industry. Janet will come to your place of business, or she can work from her office. Her hours are flexible and services include data entry, Government remittance, accounts payable and receivable and payroll. Call 705-875-0695
I-Talk: Professional Communication Assistance Services
Angela Kettle’s new business is called I-Talk. Angela is using 15 years experience in the retail sales and telecom industry to help you make sense of all the communications options, and reduce your expenses such as cell phone, internet, tv and landline services. To let I-Talk do the talking call 705-927-4340 or visit www.i-talk.ca
Top to Bottom Cleaning Adds More Services
Top to Bottom Cleaning is expanding. Owner Jessica Fulton has added carpet and upholstery cleaning to her full service residential cleaning business. Full details are online at www.toptobottomcleaning.org or call 705-927-2969
P3 Sustainability is Katie Allen’s new sustainability and business continuity planning company, specializing in corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategic planning, as well as business continuity planning, risk management and grant writing services. Katie brings education and experience to her company and you can get full details online at www.p3sustainability.ca
Green Leaf Baby
Leah Frampton’s Green Leaf Baby offers handmade eco-friendly quilts, stuffed toys, snack bags, and other baby essentials. Check out www.greenleafbaby.ca or find them on Etsy, Facebook or Twitter.
New Customizable Truss Tradeshow Booths at MacMillan Entertainment Group
Tim MacMillan has operated MacMillan Entertainment Group for a number of years, offering DJ Services for corporate & private, A/V services for conferences and meetings, and Sales & Service of professional A/V products. Tim recently added a cool new rental of customizable truss tradeshow booths. The structures can be configured a number of ways and can be mounted with TV or video screens, accent & effect lighting, sound systems and projectors, as well as your own signage and products. Best of all Tim delivers and does set up and tear down. Full details online at www.macmillangroup.com or call 705-652-3421.
Julie Cocks Named Broker at Bowes & Cocks
Sales Representative Julie Cocks has recently been named a Broker at Bowes & Cocks Limited, Brokerage. Julie has an undergraduate degree in marketing, and a MBA. For more information, contact Julie at 705-742-4234 or visit www.bowesandcocks.com.
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Wayne and Vanessa Dinesen are combining a number of different lines of business into one company called Dinesen Enterprises Inc. Services include bookkeeping, tax, financial planning, web site design and hosting, online marketing, IT, data security and customised training. Vanessa brings her financial background to the financial services side of the company, and Wayne brings 18 years in IT. Services can be provided in person or by remote. Full details are online at www.dinesenenterprises.com
Molehill Document Management
Molehill Document Management owner Greg Stulen can take boxes of documents and turn them into searchable digital files. Other services include shredding, and digitizing of old VHS, photos, negatives, manuscripts and more. The website is www.molehilldocmgmt.com or call 705-868-4016.
Tim Barrie Named to Sports Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Tim Barrie, President & General Manager of Merit Precision Moulding Ltd. for being named as one of the 2013 inductees into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame. The annual hall induction dinner will be held at the Evinrude Centre on June 7. For more information, check out the article in the Peterborough Examiner.
A Wedding for Gardens Plus
Congratulations to Dawn Tack, owner of Gardens Plus, who recently got married! Dawn is now Dawn Golloher. For more information on Gardens Plus, visit www.gardensplus.ca or call (705) 742-5918.
Jeff Lingard Launches Accounting Firm
Jeff Lingard has just launched his own accounting firm, located at 1563 Chemong Road. Jeff has worked in public accounting since 2000, has completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course and specializes in Tax preparation and estate planning and corporate financial statement preparation and tax compliance. You can call Jeffrey Lingard at 705-876-6922.
Elderberry Herbals Introduces Community Shared Herbalism
Marianne Beacon is a professional herbalist, working with plants since 1994. Her company, Elderberry Herbals, has just introduced a new concept called Community Shared Herbalism. The $250 Membership fee gets you seven preventative medicine packages from May – November, access to Marianne for consultation, and a discount on her other services which include Bowen Therapy, Reiki and Psychotherapy. You’ll find Community Shared Herbalism on Facebook, follow @MarianneBeacon on Twitter, or call 705-740-2054.
Murray Whitehorn is a certified trainer for Career/LifeSkills Resources and Personality Dimensions, which is a human relations tool that helps identify behaviour patterns in people. It’s often used in business to improve communication in an office setting, as part of the hiring process, or even in families or relationships. And if the relationship works out, Murray can also marry you as he is a certified Humanist Wedding Officiant! You can contact Murray at MKW Training at 416-268-8734 or find him on Linkedin.
Boston Pizza Employee Recognized
Allen Cowitz, Community Relations Co-ordinator for the two Boston Pizza restaurants in Peterborough has been recognized by the national restaurant chain as its 2012 Community Relations Co-ordinator of the Year. Cowitz organizes the annual beach volleyball tournaments held at the restaurants, raising funds for Easter Seals. He also works with local charities, sports teams and community agencies to help promote their causes and raise funds. Check out the article in the Peterborough Examiner. For more information about Boston Pizza, visit www.bostonpizza.com.
Flying Colours Expands
Congratulations to Flying Colours Corp. who recently received a $900,000 repayable interest-free loan through
FedDev Ontario’s Prosperity Initiative. The funding will lead to the creation of 40 more jobs as the company expands its facilities at the Peterborough Municipal Airport location. In recent months, they have been accepted as an approved business for maintenance and repair work for Bombardier. The company is also working toward becoming a certified Bombardier supplier. For more information check out: www.flyingcolourscorp.com
Culp Denture Clinic
Matthew Culp recently opened his own denture clinic. Located in the Northcrest Plaza, off Marina Blvd. Matthew offers standard, partial, implants, relines, repairs, and even house calls! Visit www.culpdentureclinic.com.
Restwell Upholstery Moves
Kerri and Randy Rogers have moved Restwell Upholstery to their new location at 494 The Parkway, Unit 5 across from Costco. Restwell has been at the corner of Ashburnham and Lansdowne for 59 years, but the new location gives them easier access, more parking and more space. For more information, call 705-745-0541 or visit www.restwellupholstery.ca.
Sports Xpress is a multi-platform media company covering sports through a magazine, website and sports event marketing. Well known local athlete Scott Cherwaty is the publisher of the new Peterborough version of Sports Xpress and he’s looking forward to helping to promote local sports in the area. www.peterboroughsportsxpress.ca is the website.
Community Living Peterborough's 60th Anniversary
Community Living Peterborough is celebrating 60 years with an idea called Peterborough in Portrait. They are looking for portrait submissions from local artists, either professional, emerging, or student, working in oil, acrylic, watercolour, fabric, ceramics, pottery or mixed media. The portraits will be showcased at the Peterborough Canoe Museum in a special Gala evening on June 15, and then exhibited starting June 16. Full details are online at www.communitylivingpeterborough.ca
Owens Chiropractic Introduces Metabolic Balance Weight Management Program
Dr. Catherine Owens is a Peterborough chiropractor with 30 years of clinical experience, including family wellness, pediatric chiropractic and nutritional coaching. Catherine recently introduced Metabolic Balance, an innovative and sophisticated weight management program newly arrived in Canada from Europe. There are no pills, shakes, packaged meals or injections; just real food measured in the precise quantities and nutrient ratios for each individual. This information is based on 30 blood values that are taken and analyzed to determine the participant’s unique nutrition needs. To find out more, visit www.metabolic-balance.com/ca or call Dr. Catherine Owens at 705-740-0101.
3rd Annual Speakers Series
The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Peterborough Speakers Series - Unstoppable! Have you ever wondered how some people go the distance- and beyond? Join us for an unforgettable evening of thought-provoking entertainment featuring six acclaimed speakers. Each will speak for 10-15 minutes, followed by a cocktail reception where attendees will meet and mingle with the presenters.
Speakers are Ted Higgins (President, Peterborough Lakers), Shannon McNevan (Partner, Boots and Hearts Music Festival), John Moss (Mystery Writer), Bill and Barb Johnston (Dynamic Duo Motivational Speakers), Dr. Tom Phillips (Trent University, Economic Commentator), and Derek McGrath (Actor/Musician). Proceeds from this event support the Health Services Foundation.
Doors open at 6 p.m., speakers at 7 p.m; Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough); Cost is $50. For tickets call the Foundation Office at 705-740-8074, call The Market Hall at 705-749-1146., or visit http://www.gphsf.ca/peterborough_speakers_series.htm.
Lakeland Building Essentials Opens New Location
Lakeland Building Essentials is opening a new location this Saturday at 165 King Street, across from the Parking Garage. Owners Lucas Welk and Andrew Kernohan sell everything from flooring, doors and windows, to kitchens, all at wholesale prices, but the King Street location is a flooring outlet store, carrying hardwood, laminate, cork, carpet, vinyl and tile. Call 866-359-2640 or visit the website at www.lakelandbuildingessentials.ca .
Goodlife Fitness Expands
Congratulations to Goodlife Fitness on their recent acquisition of seven Gold’s Gym locations across Canada, including the Peterborough Portage Place location. Goodlife now has almost 300 locations and over 750,000 members across Canada. Goodlife was founded in 1979 and they’ve been in Peterborough for many of those years. For more information call (705) 743-9439.
Trent Hosts Annual Employment Fair
Employers looking to recruit top talent from Trent University are invited to participate in Trent's Employment Fair, presented by the Career Centre. The event is taking place on Wednesday February 13, 2013 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Trent Athletics Complex. The registration fee is $250 + HST, with charitable rates available. The deadline to register is Thursday January 31, 2013. For more information contact Trent's Employment Services Advisor.
Pinchin Environmental Has Moved
Pinchin Environmental Ltd has moved from Armour Road to 160 Charlotte Street, Unit 204. Their phone number remains the same at 705-748-4627. For more information, visit www.pinchin.com.
New Production by J's Magic
Local Magician and entertainer Jason Chessar won the National Kinsmen Public Speaking Award last year for his remarkable story, and his ability to tell it. Jason has since developed his presentation into a fantastic new production called “A Quest For Confidence: My Journey in Facing Fear”, combining Jason’s magic with his story. Full details are online at www.questforconfidence.ca To book Jason as a keynote speaker or a magician, call 705-742-9123.
Century Health Named EPIC Venture
Congratulations to Century Health Massage Therapy, the latest EPIC Venture winner from the GPAEDC’s Business Advisory Centre. Owner Jennifer Chambers recently expanded into a new location at 291 Charlotte and opened the Sky Studio for Flow Yoga. Visit www.centuryhealthmassagetherapy.com or call 705-749-3337.
Perry Longhurst Joins Freedom 55
Congratulations to Perry Longhurst, now working as a financial advisor for Freedom 55. You can contact Perry at 705-745-1324 ext 318.
Sidey Auto Expands
Greg Walsh of Sidey Auto Supply has purchased Refinish Systems, a wholesale and do it yourself paint supplier, and moved it into his existing business. He has also created a NAPA Performance Centre, selling performance parts and accessories and providing both stock and custom machining services. For more information call 705-748-5100.
Package Plus Has Grown
Bruce Stewart at Package Plus recently doubled his in house capacity for transferring old video tapes into DVD and other formats. Bruce can handle 12 tape types. Visit www.packageplus.ca or you can call 705-749-1661.
New Recycling Program at Merrett Home Hardware
Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre recently launched a community wide electronic waste recycling program, called eCycle Solutions Inc. Now you can simply drop off any old electronic items at the collection container at the store, 1460 Lansdowne Street West. Visit www.ecyclesolutions.com for details.
20 Years in Business for Hi Ho Silver
Congratulations to Judy Byrne at Hi Ho Silver downtown on her 20th anniversary in business! Visit www.hihosilver.ca or call 705-742-8903
Pammett's Flower Shop Celebrates 20 Years
Congratulations to Kaes and Corry Vanderkooy of Pammett's Flower Shop on their 20th anniversary! For more information about Pammett's call 705-742-5093 or visit www.pammettsflowers.com.
Big Tim Business Services
Big Tim is Tim Deterling, and his new business is called Big Tim Business Services. Tim helps you manage your IT and financial systems including payables and receivables, payroll, financial management, data security and restoration, web filtering, software management and special projects. You’ll find the details online at www.bigtim.ca or call 905-550-1317.
Peter Blodgett Named Broker of the Year
Congratulations to Peter Blodgett, President of Darling Insurance, who was recently named the Broker of the Year by the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. Darling Insurance can be reached at 705-742-4275 or www.darlinginsurance.net.
David Wills' Retirement Recognized with Award
And congratulations to David Wills, recently retired from D.M. Wills Associates, who was honoured with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Citizenship Award at the annual Awards Gala. D.M. Wills Associates can be reached at 705-742-2297 or www.dmwills.com.
Lakeland Building Essentials Inc.
Lakeland Building Essentials Inc. specializes in custom Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry, Wholesale Laminate Flooring, Interior and Exterior Doors, and Designer Windows. The showroom is at 4679 Lindsay Rd. which is located between Fowlers Corners and Omemee, and the owners are Lucas Welk and Andrew Kernohan. Call 866-359-2640 or visit the website at www.lakelandbuildingessentials.ca
J & M Automotive
Congratulations to Jesse Maudsley and Melissa Corrin who recently started J & M Automotive at 844 Water Street. Open Monday to Saturday, J & M offers a full range of automotive services, from repairs, oil changes, major diagnostics, including trucks up to 15,000 pounds, to tires, suspension, steering and brakes. Call 705-874-2400 or online at www.jandmautomotive.com
Trent Security Systems Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to everyone at Trent Security Systems on their 30th anniversary. Owner Martin Wormald started with one employee, and now runs 6 service vans and 24 employees, monitors 3000 alarms and provides burglar, fire, and medical alarms, camera systems and card access systems. Call 705-748-2001 or visit www.trentsecurity.com
The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro
The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro is settling in to its new location downtown. Owners Steve Stewart and his wife Heidi Marshal had to trash the former Trasheteria in order to renovate and transform the historic building at 123 Simcoe Street. The Works is an Ottawa based franchise featuring over 70 different burgers as well as a full menu including many gluten free choices. Open Sunday – Saturday, call 705-874-7474 or online at www.worksburger.com
Cora Breakfast and Lunch
Cora Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant recently opened at 815 High Street across from Lansdowne Place. Local Franchisee Florence Kelly is excited to bring the famous franchise to Peterborough, known for its crepes, French toast, fresh fruit, and classic egg dishes. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch call 705-741-4500 or online at www.chezcora.com
Community Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services Opens Second Location
Community Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services has just opened their brand new second location at 840 Armour Road, just North of Parkhill. The new facility features parking for 100 cars, seating for up to 300 people, reception facilities with a full service kitchen, two visitation rooms, fireplaces, and the same prices as their Hunter street location. Watch for the Open House on December 8 from 1 – 5. The original location at 83 Hunter location remains in operation. Call 705-740-0444 or online at www.communityalternative.ca
Charm Tree Toys Opens Retail Location
Maren Fine established Charm Tree Toys online and has now taken the next step and opened a retail location in downtown Peterborough at 372 George Street. Charm Tree Toys features toys for babies through preschoolers with a focus on learning and growing, including some toys for special needs kids. Maren uses her many years in early childhood education to help her select toys with purpose. Visit www.charmtree.ca or call 705-743-3434.
SGS Lakefield Research Ltd Expands
The new building at SGS Laboratories in Lakefield is really taking shape. The new facility was expected to create 60 new jobs in Lakefield, however SGS recently announced the closure of their Toronto analytical operation and the 90 employees in Toronto are being offered jobs elsewhere within SGS, including Lakefield, so this good news story might get even better. Details are online at www.sgs.com/mining
Cosmetic Transformations Inc a Wins OBAA
Cosmetic Transformations Inc is was awarded the Innovation Award in the OCC’s Ontario Business Achievement Awards. The award is presented to an Ontario business that exemplifies innovation and demonstrates excellence in advancement, adaptability or design of a product or service. Owner Kyla Gutsche developed Titian Wash, a form of micropigmentation which closely simulates healthy skin and realistically recreates features damaged by trauma, surgery or illness. Awards were presented on October 24th. Visit www.cosmetictransformations.com or call 705-931-5955.
Peterborough Driving School
Kevin and Heather Covert recently opened The Peterborough Driving School. Heather and Kevin have been instructors since 2005 and they offer a full MTO approved program. All in-car lessons are 1-on-1 with free pick-up and drop off in city limits, and Kevin and Heather are proud sponsors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). For a course schedule call 705-876-7394 or visit the website at www.peterboroughdrivingschool.ca
Lansdowne Place Recognized for Renovation
20 VIC Management, owner of Lansdowne Place, has won 8 International Council of Shopping Centres Awards. One of the awards they received was a Silver Maple Leaf Award in recognition of Lansdowne Place's renovation and expansion. The multi-million dollar renovation saw the addition of over 160,000 sq. ft. and 40 new retail units. The contemporary design included a new food court reflecting a grand dining room, complete with a fireplace. Amenities were upgraded with new seating, skylights and flooring. For more information about Lansdowne Place, visit www.lansdowneplace.com or call 748-2961.
Lakeshore Designs Designs for Elton John
Lakeshore Designs’ list of clients now includes Sir Elton John. Owner Angela Mark and staff transformed the locker room at the Peterborough Memorial Centre into a British-themed dressing room for Sir Elton at his concert in September. Lakeshore Designs can be reached at 705-748-3875 or visit www.lakeshorehd.ca.
Ian McClure Retires
Congratulations to local businessman Ian McClure. The owner of Ian F. McClure Holdings (2003) Limited recently sold his Northview Commerce Court and announced his retirement. Ian has been a member of the Chamber since 1970. Enjoy your retirement, Ian.
Chamber Members Among 2012 Premier’s Award Nominees
Three Chamber members and Fleming College graduates have been nominated for the prestigious 2012 Premier’s Awards for outstanding Ontario college graduates. Business Category: Mary LaRocque, Owner, Marlin Travel; Creative Arts & Design Category: Gayle McIntyre, Coordinator of both the Collections Conservation and Management and Museum Management and Curatorship programs, Fleming College; Technology Category: Kim Appleton, Co-Owner/President, Emmatt Digital Solutions Inc. Awards will be presented on November 26th.
Helping Hands Home Care Inc.
Helping Hands Homecare is a new in-home nursing care provider, recently started by Michelle and Greg Campbell. Greg and Michelle and their staff of carefully screened providers offer home and personal care, meal prep, light housekeeping, transportation and companion services. Details are at 705-308-5115 or online at www.helpinghandshomecareinc.vpweb.ca.
Austin Trophies Relocates
Austin Trophies has moved from Charlotte Street to 926 High Street. Owner Garnet Capell can now offer a bigger and better facility, new products, a larger showroom and more parking. Visit www.austintrophies.com or you can call 705-745-9012.
My Left Breast Has Moved
My Left Breast has moved from the Peterborough Clinic to 203 Simcoe Street Unit 3 in the Charlotte Mews. The bigger and better store allows owner Bridget Leslie to offer more selection and better service. Bridget specializes in bra fitting, including nursing bras, mastectomy fittings, wig fittings, and cancer care services. Full details are online at www.myleftbreast.ca or you can call 705-876-3333.
New Owners at Paulmac’s Pet Foods
The Paulmac’s Pet Foods store at the corner of Lansdowne and Spillsbury has new owners. Bob Bestard and DJ Evans took over in July. Paulmac’s starting in Peterborough in 1984 and now has stores across Ontario. It’s a full service pet and pet supply store, as well as Groomingdales, an onsite pet grooming service. For more information visit www.paulmacs.com or call 705-742-1311.
Centroid Training & Marketing
Patrick Tinney recently moved his training and marketing business to the Kawarthas. Called Centroid Training & Marketing, Patrick uses 30 years of experience to offer training in sales prospecting, consultative selling, customer service, new business development and business negotiation. Full details are online at www.centroidmarketing.com or you can call 705-657-2518.
ServiceMaster of Peterborough
Andrea Thorn recently opened a ServiceMaster franchise in Peterborough. Andrea offers janitorial and commercial services including daily, weekly and monthly cleaning programs, general maintenance, clinical cleaning, office cleaning, windows, waste removal, carpet and upholstery care and more. Call Andrea Thorn for full details at 705-977-0689.
Prevail Design & Media
Prevail Design & Media provides social media and graphic design services in the Peterborough area. Owner Jeff Macklin has 20 years of experience with everything from large home renovators to small upstarts. Jeff can create dramatic visuals and help you reach your target market. Visit his website at www.prevailmedia.ca or call 705-876-0497.
Butcher George Madill and Chef Jamie Vrooman have joined forces to create Primal Cuts. The shop is located in the Heritage Plaza at 550 Lansdowne Street West. Primal Cuts will carry locally sourced meats, hand-made in-house sausages and burgers, a full service deli, ready to go sandwiches and prepared dishes. The website is www.primalcuts.ca or you can call 705-775-6328.
Kawartha Credit Union Recognized
During the month of September, Kawartha Credit Union was featured on The Best Small and Medium Employer in Canada website. They are a veteran participant who continuously places on the Best Employers list. This national awards program recognizes top employers with between 50 and 400 employees. Visit www.kawarthacu.com or call 705-743-3643.
Peter Moore Accepts Professor’s Role
Peter Moore, owner and Senior Investigator at Stealth Private Investigations and Court Agent Services will be teaching a Private Investigator course at Loyalist College during the Fall Term. Peter worked with the college to design the course for second year Justice Studies students. During the 10 week session, customers can expect Stealth’s service and quick response to continue. Visit www.stealthpi.ca or call 705-748-6544.
Quality Inn Renovates
The Quality Inn recently completed a major renovation. The work included new carpeting, vinyl and paint, art work, linens, granite counters and furniture. The Quality Inn is located at 1074 Lansdowne Street West. Call 705-748-6801 or you can visit www.choicehotels.ca.
MEDIchair Named EPIC Venture
MEDIchair – Home Medical Equipment Specialists is the latest EPIC Venture to be recognized by the Business Advisory Centre. Congratulations to owners Allison and Rod Seiderer who have doubled both the size of their home medical equipment business and the number of employees in the 4 years since they bought it. Visit www.trent.medichair.com or call 705- 740-2650.
Owners Morgan and Debbie Smith have expanded operations with a new division which focuses entirely on braille and tactile signage. They hired five new employees and brought in two new CNC router machines. The new division, named SDiSigns, allows them to produce high-quality wayfinding and corporate signage in-house, as well as the signage necessary for any business or public service building that requires compliant signage. For more information, visit www.signaramapeterborough.com or call 705-742-9994.
Riley’s Pub/Petrina's Tap & Billiards/The Junction Celebrate Anniversary
Congratulations to Riley’s Pub, Petrina's Tap & Billiards, and The Junction on their 10th anniversary. The entertainment complex owned by Jim Kakouros features Riley's on the ground floor, next to Petrina’s Pool Room, with The Junction on the second floor. The Roof Top Patio overlooks the city.
For more information, visit www.rileyspeterborough.com or www.thejunctionpeterborough.com.
Knights on Guard Security Moves
Eastern District Manager David Wilkie and the staff of Knights on Guard Security have moved to 360 George Street North, Suite 306. The company offers a broad range of security services, including concierge, commercial, and industrial security; patrol and inspection services; parking enforcement; and more. Call 705-742-9699 or you can visit www.knightsonguard.com.
Ansell Mechanical Now Ansell Carmichael Engineering Ltd
President Doug Ansell is pleased to announce that Ansell Mechanical Ltd has joined the Carmichael Engineering Ltd Group as of June 4th, 2012. Doug will continue with the company and it will be business as usual for their customers. For more information visit www.carmichael-eng.ca/E_index.html or you can call 705-740-2000.
Boden & Associates Moves
Laura Boden is a Financial Planner who has been working in Peterborough for 20 years, working with business owners and doing retirement and estate planning. Laura needs more room for her growing business so as of August 1st she'll be located at 347 Charlotte Street, Suite 100. Call Boden and Associates at 705-749-6776 for details.
The Eventz Café Renovates
The Eventz Cafe has completed a major renovation to double their space at 1600 Lansdowne Street in the Kawartha Heights Plaza. Owned by Kim MacDonald, The Eventz Cafe sells the Keurig Coffee Maker, over 140 varieties of single brew coffee, a new line of Lailea Marie loose leaf tea and Sodastream – a home soda maker. They also specialize in weddings and event linens and decor. Details at www.eventzcafe.com or call 705-742-6083.
Bob Doornenbal Joins Driving Miss Daisy
Bob Doornenbal has been named Director of Marketing and Development for Driving Miss Daisy. Bob will be responsible for all franchise inquiries coast to coast and franchise sales and support east of Manitoba. Driving Miss Daisy provides “through the door” accompaniment service for seniors - from transportation to appointments, airport, shopping and social events to a fully customized service. The Peterborough franchise owner is Kathy Doornenbal. You can call her at 705-868-0074, Bob at 705-761-7331, or visit www.drivingmissdaisy.net.
TiaStar.com Opens Boutique
Tia Star, owner of TiaStar.com has opened her new retail boutique. Already successful since 2009 as an online clothing store for women, Tia will bring that same sense of style to her new retail space. Located at 188 Hunter Street, Suite10, upstairs through the red awning, Tia’s boutique is open Tuesday through Saturday. The winner of this year’s Bear’s Lair competition, you can find Tia on Facebook, Twitter, her Blog or www.tiastar.com.
Eco Alternative Energy Introduces Construction Services
Eco Alternative Energy recently announced some changes. In addition to their solar and wind energy systems, owner David Fairs is now offering full service construction with qualified tradesmen for residential and commercial renovations, additions, porches, outbuildings and garages, decks and fences. The website is www.ecoaltenergy.com or call 705-742-9997.
The Cheese Shop Named EPIC Venture
Congratulations to The Cheese Shop on being named the latest EPIC Venture from the Business Advisory Centre. Celebrating 40 years in business, owner Heather LaPlante now employs six people at their Brock Street store. For more information visit www.thecheeseshop.ca or call 705-745-9221.
Clinic 288 Now Called Century Health
Jennifer Chambers is a Registered Massage Therapist, and she recently moved and renamed her business. Originally called Clinic 288, located at 288 Park Street, Jennifer has moved to 291 Charlotte Street, and renamed the business Century Health, Leaders in Registered Massage Therapy. Century Health has 10 Registered Massage Therapists, and Jennifer is also a teacher and Program Coordinator for the Fleming College Massage Therapy Program. Full details are online at www.centuryhealthmassagetherapy.com or you can call 705-749-3337.
Jack Snelgrove of Towne Optical Honoured
Congratulations to Jack Snelgrove, owner of Towne Optical at 508A The Queensway. Jack was recently inducted as an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Ontario Opticians Association at the Inside Optics 2012 Conference. Jack has been a licensed optician for more than 40 years, and has always contributed to the profession. Congratulations Jack! For more information on Towne Optical, call 705-876-6976.
Signum Corporation Renovates
Congratulations to Signum Corporation on the recent renovation of 420 George Street. Signum has done a complete top to bottom renovation to create an office and retail opportunity right in the heart of downtown Peterborough. Details are on the website at www.signumcorp.com or call 705-741-9021.
Home Care Assistance of Kawartha-Durham Ltd.
Home Care Assistance of Kawartha-Durham Ltd. recently began operation in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, providing home care for seniors who need help with some of life’s daily activities, or anyone who might be recuperating after a surgery or other hospital visit. They can provide part time or full time service for everything from bathing and dressing to meal prep, medication reminders and transportation to appointments. Call 705-742-0990, or visit www.homecareassistance-kawartha.com
Kryn Vandermey Retires
Congratulations to Kryn Vandermey, who after 28 years has retired as President of Little Lake Cemetery Company. The company also owns Highland Park Cemetery. With the company since 1984, Kryn oversaw the opening of the Visitation and Reception Centre at Highland Park Cemetery in 2010. The company will begin offering embalming services in the Centre in July. Call 705-745-6984 or you can also visit www.littlelakecemetery.com.
Jeannine Taylor, publisher of kawarthaNOW.com is pleased to announce that they have expanded with lifestyle content and new editorial staff. Carol Lawless has joined kawarthaNOW.com as features Editor and Josh Fewings is their Culture and Arts columnist. The new “Life in The Kawarthas” section covers food, wine, people, music, and arts, in the Kawarthas. KawarthaNOW.com also features over 500 events, over 900 venue listings, and a news feed. Visit www.kawarthanow.com or call 705-742-6404.
RBC Dominion Securities Introduces Matt Temple
Graeme Ross, Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities is pleased to announce that Matt Temple, Investment Advisor, is now available to provide professional wealth management at their new office in East City. He offers advice on a wide range of wealth management services, including: portfolio management, financial planning, RSPs/RIFs, education savings plans, estate planning and charitable giving. To arrange a complimentary initial consultation – or to receive an objective, no-obligation second opinion on your current investments – please contact Matt at (705)743-4973 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Armstrong Stores (Towerhill Sobeys) Renovates
Towerhill Sobeys has renovated their store. You’ll find a brighter store with lots of new products and numerous new features including a pizza oven, a new cake unit, a new popper machine in the bakery and expanded fruit, deli, and cheese departments. Call 705-740-9026 and watch the website for workshops www.peterboroughsobeys.com.
The Two J’s Enterprises
The Two J’s Enterprises is a partnership between Judy Lawless and Jim Victor. Judy sells custom made wooden signs and mailboxes. There are many different styles and graphics, and you can view the catalogue and order online at www.oursignsofwood.com. Jim supplies over 180 motorcycle trailer hitches for various bikes and applications. He’s even written a book on the subject called “Pulling Your Tail – A Primer on the art of Motorcycle Trailering”. For more information, call 705-742-1218 or visit www.customcruiserchrome.com.
Jeff Purvey Limited Renovates
Jeff Purvey’s Fish and Chips, a landmark business in Peterborough since 1956, has just completed a major renovation. The restaurant, still owned by Ken Purvey, has an all new dining room including new flooring, walls, ceiling and seating, and watch for an exterior facelift and an updated menu over the summer. Jeff Purvey’s is located at 124 Rubidge Street and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Call 705-742-8301.
Capture Creative is a full-service graphic design, printing and marketing agency recently launched by Laura Hervieux. Laura brings ten years of experience and a multitude of skills to Capture Creative and can help you execute a full ad campaign, create and produce tradeshow displays or just print a few business cards, all at an affordable price. Call Laura at 705-313-2816 or find out more at www.capturecreative.ca .
Two Men and a Truck
Two Men and a Truck is a new local moving company. The franchise is managed by Steve de Boer. Two Men and a Truck can handle any size move, residential or commercial. They have six trucks available, do free in home estimates, and carry a full line of moving supplies which they’ll deliver. Full details are online at www.twomen.ca or call 705-201-5208.
Grady’s Feet Essentials Renovates
In March, Kelli and Tony Grady celebrated the grand reopening of Grady's Feet Essentials in Lansdowne Place. After 2 years of planning and 5 weeks of construction their completely renovated store features Rockport, Mephisto, New Balance, Finn Comfort and Birkenstock. Open 7 days a week you can visit them on the upper level of Lansdowne Place. Call 705-743-5383 or check out their renovation on Facebook.
McIlwain Painting & Decorating Has New Owner
After operating McIlwain Painting and Decorating for 35 years, owner Rick Mcilwain Sr has retired and has turned over the business to his son Todd. Todd has worked alongside his father as a partner for 25 years and will continue to offer industrial, commercial and residential painting as well as drywall repairs and powerwashing. Call McIlwain at 705-760-4732 or email email@example.com .
MB Graphics & Events
Miryam Buchahim's new business is MB Graphics and Events. Miryam does graphic design, web design, photo shoots, DVD creation if you want to capture all those old photos and videos. She also does parties and events including custom made 3D cakes. Visit www.webmbgraphics.com or call 705-749-3115.
Northern Lights Canada #14 on Top Employers List
Northern Lights Canada, a local human service provider, ranked 14th on PROFIT Magazine’s list of the Best 50 Small and Medium Employers in Canada. This national awards program recognizes top employers with between 50 and 399 employees. Northern Lights Canada is a Canadian company with a team of over 180 employment and rehabilitation specialists, case managers, corporate trainers, and support staff. Visit www.northernlightscanada.ca or call 705-740-9014.
Rod and Karen Workman recently started DogGone Beautiful. They offer full service grooming from formally trained professional stylists from their Cherryhill location. Full details are online at www.doggone-beautiful.ca or you can call 705-749-3220.
Paget Denture Clinic Celebrates 25 Years
Congratulations to Paget Denture Clinic on their 25th anniversary in business. Founded by Kim Paget in 1987, the clinic is located at 308 Rubidge Street. Paget Denture Clinic has 3 denturists on staff (Kim Paget, Wayne Paget, and Melissa Hope). As certified denturists, they are licensed to fabricate, adjust, repair and fit, partial, full and implant supported dentures. Visit www.pagetdentureclinic.com or call 705-742-7703.
Raycroft Financial Moves
Raycroft Financial Planning recently moved from the Promenade building on George Street to 452 Charlotte Street, the former D.M. Wills building. Called the Raycroft Financial Centre the building also has room for more tenants. Bill Raycroft operates the business with his son Dan and Jason Quick. Raycroft offers investment advice, and financial, retirement and estate planning. Visit www.raycroftfinancial.com or call 705-743-9650.
Red Fish Blue Fish Moves
Red Fish Blue Fish, the aquatic specialty store owned by Sean Cormican has moved to the Brookdale Plaza. Red Fish Blue Fish provides over 10,000 aquarium and reptile supplies, exotic fish, and aquarium rental and maintenance programs. Visit www.redblue.ca or call 705-874-3300 for all the details.
Collins Barrow Moves
Collins Barrow Chartered Accounts have just moved to their brand new building at 272 Charlotte at the corner of Stewart Street. Collins Barrow, following a merger with Stow Brown & McLeod will occupy the first and second floors, offering a full service accounting firm including tax, audit, accounting and evaluation. All contact information remains the same including the website, which is www.collinsbarrowkawarthas.com
Ed Arnold Retires, Jim Hendry New Examiner Managing Editor
After almost 40 years at the Peterborough Examiner, Ed Arnold has retired. Ed began as a reporter and city editor before taking on the position of Managing Editor since 1985. Jim Hendry, who started at the newspaper in 1982 as a general assignment reporter was named as the new Managing Editor. For more information visit www.peterboroughexaminer.com or call 705-745-4641.
Home Suite Home Transitions
Home Suite Home Transitions provides a complete service to seniors who need to downsize or move. Owner and Peterborough native Patti Priestman, will take away the worry with services such as de-cluttering, floor planning and downsizing to arranging appraisals for furniture or collectibles such as coins, stamps, and china. Patti is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist, and a certified Senior Move Manager. For more information call 705-761-0018, or visit the website at www.homesuitehometransitions.com
Birtch Renovations and Repairs
Birtch Renovations and Repairs specializes in seniors’ repairs and renovations. Owner Don Birtch does everything from property maintenance to complete kitchen renovations. Don has experience as a project manager, mechanical engineering and he’s a certified home inspector. Call Don Birtch at 705-957-0481.
WE Design Group
WE Design Group is a new collaboration of creative professionals, including Christiam Papis, Matt Stimpson, David Jonkers, Jocaste Boone, and Adrienne Richard. WE Design can help you with advertising, packaging, signage, web design, photography, project management, launches, and more. For complete details visit www.wedesigngroup.ca or call 705-755-0850.
The Staffing Connection Welcomes Back Fran Brown
The Staffing Connection, 184 Charlotte St., Unit 205 in Peterborough, is pleased to announce that Fran Brown has re-joined their team as Account Manager. Fran was part of The Staffing Connection team in 2005 prior to relocating to another city. Fran brings Human Resources experience and a network of established local contacts to her new position. Fran can be reached at The Staffing Connection, 184 Charlotte Street in Peterborough, by calling 705-741-5286.
Accurate Accounts is Growing
Marilyn Martin of Accurate Accounts recently added 2 new staff members, Norma Cummings as Tax Specialist, and Joan Bennett as Administrative Assistant. Accurate Accounts offers a customized service and is currently accepting new clients including for tax returns. Located in the Chamber Business Centre at 175 George Street, call 705-740-2400.
Wild Rock Outfitters Named EPIC Venture
Wild Rock Outfitters was recognized by the Business Advisory Centre at the GPA EDC as the EPIC Venture for the month of January. Wild Rock won not only for their successful business, but for fostering growth in the Downtown and for their active engagement outside the store as well as in it. Visit www.wildrock.net or you can also call 705-745-9133.
Working under his own name as a creative free agent, Kris Sieber provides brand development and application using creativity, technical expertise, and broad experience, including at the national level. The former Art Director at Lazer Graphics, Kris can tie-in your traditional marketing with new media. Visit www.creativefreeagent.ca or you can also call 705-875-2770.
LLF and Howell Fleming Announce Merger
Law firms LLF and Howell Fleming have announced a merger. They will continue to operate from the Howell Fleming location on Water Street until Summer 2012. They will then move into an expanded premises at LLF on Aylmer Street. 2012 will see the retirement of senior Howell Fleming Partners Don White, Ed Wood, and John Nichols. The merger will create one of the largest law practices in eastern Ontario. For more information contact either Bill Lockington at 705-742-1674 www.llf.ca, or Bob Packenham at 705-745-1361 www.howellfleming.com
Red Fish Blue Fish Works with Penn & Teller
Sean Cormican, owner of Red Fish Blue Fish, recently set up an aquarium for the famous Penn and Teller magic show at Casino Rama! The aquatic specialty store at the corner of Sherbrooke and Rubidge provides over 10,000 aquarium and reptile supplies, exotic fish, and aquarium rental and maintenance programs. Sean was also recently asked to participate in a documentary regarding United Conservationists’ “Shark Fin Free” campaign. Visit www.redblue.ca or call 705-874-3300.
New Sales Manager with Credit Bureau Collections
Jennifer Beatty-Gruer is the new Sales Manager with Credit Bureau Collections serving the greater Peterborough area. Please call or email Jennifer for more information about third party collection services at 800 207-0841 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.cbcollections.com.