businessNOW – January 8, 2018

Featuring a new pregnancy and parenting hub by Hello, Baby!, a new location for Mark's Work Wearhouse, Vinnies opening in Lakefield, and upcoming business events

Stephanie Hayes and Jennifer Avis, owners of doula and prenatal education service Hello, Baby!, will be opening their new pregnancy and parenting hub in downtown Peterborough on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Hello, Baby!)
Stephanie Hayes and Jennifer Avis, owners of doula and prenatal education service Hello, Baby!, will be opening their new pregnancy and parenting hub in downtown Peterborough on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Hello, Baby!)

This week we feature doula and prenatal education service Hello, Baby! moving into a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Peterborough, Mark’s Work Wearhouse moving into its new expanded location, a new Vinnies thrift store that opened in Lakefield, and upcoming business events including E-Connect!, a free financial literacy clinic for businesses, and more.

If you have business news or events you want to share with our readers, email us at business@kawarthanow.com.


Hello, Baby! to create new pregnancy and parenting hub in downtown Peterborough

Doula and prenatal education service Hello, Baby! is opening at a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Peterborough in March.

They will be moving into 239 Charlotte Street at Alymer, just across the street from the Shoppers Drug Mart.

Over the past year, owners Jennifer Avis and Stephanie Hayes have been renting space for classes and events at Peterborough Living Yoga and The Monocle Centre for the Arts. In December, they received a grant under the Starter Company Plus program administered by the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre.

Doula Stephanie Hayes, co-owner of Hello, Baby! with Maggie, a baby of one of her clients. (Photo: Hello, Baby! / Facebook)
Doula Stephanie Hayes, co-owner of Hello, Baby! with Maggie, a baby of one of her clients. (Photo: Hello, Baby! / Facebook)

At their new location, Jennifer and Stephanie will be expanding Hello, Baby! to provide more classes, groups, events, and workshops. They will also be offering products for people focused on fertility through pregnancy, birth, and the first year with babies.

The space will be safe and inclusive, breast and bottle feeding friendly, and will include a sitting area for group meetings as well as a studio for classes and workshops.

Hello, Baby! is currently seeking class and group facilitators as well as local vendors and makers. For more information and for updates on the new location, visit www.hellobabyptbo.com.

 

Mark’s Work Wearhouse in Peterborough opens in new location on January 12

Mark's Work Wearhouse

Mark’s Work Wearhouse will open at its new location in Peterborough on Friday, January 12th.

Previously at Parkway Place at 1135 Lansdowne Street West, the casual and industrial apparel and footwear retailer is moving into a renovated building at 1230 Lansdowne Street West.

The building, previously occupied by Floor Trends, is located between Jo Anne’s Place Health Foods and Canadian Tire, which is the parent company of Mark’s Work Wearhouse.

The new location will be about 22,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Mark’s Work Wearhouse stores in Canada (the other being located at West Edmonton Mall).

As well as renovating the existing building, Mark’s Work Wearhouse added parking behind the building. The store will have entrances from Lansdowne Street and Clonsilla Avenue.

The Parkway Place location is currently closed while the relocation takes place. The new store will open on Friday, January 12th.

Mark’s Work Wearhouse originally opened in Peterborough in 1977 and moved into Parkway Place in 1989. The chain was acquired by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies in 2001.

 

New Vinnies store opens in Lakefield

The Lakefield Vinnies store is located at at 144 Queen Street. (Photo courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul Peterborough)
The Lakefield Vinnies store is located at at 144 Queen Street. (Photo courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul Peterborough)

St. Vincent de Paul Peterborough, which operates the Vinnies thrift store at 99 Erskine Avenue, has opened a second location in Lakefield.

The organization opened the second smaller store, located at 144 Queen Street, to help the community support those in need, mainly in the area of clothing vouchers.

“While Lakefield already has an amazing food bank, the community needed extra help with clothing vouchers,” says Sue Mazziotti-Armitage, client care coordinator with St. Vincent de Paul Peterborough. “We knew that we could provide support with clothing, and the opportunity became available to us with this location. We are grateful to be able to help build on the services being offered in the community.”

All money raised through the store remains in the community. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

 

Photographers Jennifer Moher and Hugh Whitaker at E-Connect! on January 9

FastStart Jan 9 2018 Econnect

The first E-Connect! event for 2018 takes place on Tuesday, January 9th and features photographers Jennifer Moher and Hugh Whitaker.

The two photographers, who specialize in wedding photography, will be speaking on their journey as entrepreneurs in the photography world. There will also be a question-and-answer session following their presentations.

The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Venue (286 George St. N., Peterborough). It’s free, but you are asked to register at Eventbrite.

E-Connect is the monthly forum connecting Peterborough’s entrepreneurs and start-ups with the region’s most accomplished advisors, experts, and investors. It’s hosted by FastStart, a partnership between Trent University, Fleming College, and the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and The Kawarthas.

 

Peterborough Chamber breakfast meeting and Peterborough Business Exchange on January 9

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is hosting its breakfast meeting and Peterborough Business Exchange event on Tuesday, January 9th.

The Chamber AM breakfast meeting takes place from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Carousel Restaurant (116 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough), featuring guest speaker Gwyneth James of Cody & James CPAs Professional Corporation. She will be speaking on the topic of Bill 148.

Later the same day is the Peterborough Business Exchange (PBX) networking event taking place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Community Care Peterborough (185 Hunter St. E., Peterborough).

Both events are free (you pay for what you order at the breakfast event) and are open to Chamber members or those considering Chamber membership.

 

Peterborough County Cattlemen’s AGM on January 9

Peterborough County Cattlemen is holding its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th at the Douro Community Centre (2893 Highway 28 and County Road 4, Douro).

To vote or stand for office, beef farmers must have paid check-off in 2017. All resolutions must be delivered to President Dave Cavanagh prior to the beginning of the meeting.

For more information, contact Dave Cavanagh at 705-740-5212 or a Cattlemen’s Director.

 

Business Hall of Fame inductees to be announced on January 10

Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka will be announcing the inductees for the 2018 Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday, January 10th.

The event takes place at 10 a.m. in the front foyer of VentureNorth (270 George St. N., Peterborough).

The organization will also be unveiling its future Hall of Fame at the event.

 

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough Annual Member Tradeshow and Workshops on January 10

The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) is hosting its annual member tradeshow and workshops at Highland Park Funeral Centre (2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough) on Wednesday, January 10th.

In addition to a showcase of businesses and organizations of WBN members, the event features two workshops related to human resources: “Diverse Hiring” by Lori McKee and “Developing High Performing Teams” by Colleen Carruthers.

Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. WBN members can register at www.womensbusinessnetwork.net.

 

Free financial literary clinic for businesses on January 16 in Peterborough

Cody & James logo

Cody & James Chartered Professional Accountants is offering a free financial literacy clinic from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16th at Canterbury Gardens (1414 Sherbrooke St. Peterborough).

The hour-long session will be on the topic “Understanding Financial Statements”. This is a basic session explaining the terms and concepts of financial statements. By taking this session, participants will be able to assess how their business is doing, why a balance sheet is needed, and learn more about their cash flow.

The clinic is being held in conjunction with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s financial literacy program. The program assists Canadians in gaining the financial skills, knowledge and confidence required to make the best choices for their circumstances.

This clinic is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you’re interested, you must register by Friday, January 12th. Email info@codyandjames.ca or call 705-876-6011 to register.

 

Trent University at Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area Breakfast Network on January 17

Julie Davis and Alison Scholl of Trent Unversity's External Relations and Advancement will speak at the monthly Peterborough DBIA Breakfast Network on January 17. (Photos: Julie Davis / Alison Scholl, Twitter)
Julie Davis and Alison Scholl of Trent Unversity’s External Relations and Advancement will speak at the monthly Peterborough DBIA Breakfast Network on January 17. (Photos: Julie Davis / Alison Scholl, Twitter)

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) will be hosting two speakers from Trent University at the monthly DBIA Breakfast Network on Wednesday, January 17th.

Julie Davis, Vice-President of External Relations, and Alison Scholl, Advancement Community Relations Officer, will be speaking at the event, which takes place at Empress Gardens (131 Charlotte St., Peterborough).

Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the guest speakers at 8 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, and the event is open to everyone.

 

Peterborough Chamber Lunch Box Learning on January 17

The next Peterborough Chamber Lunch Box Learning session takes place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th at the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce boardroom (175 George St. N., Peterborough).

Toby McLeod of Stradegy.ca will speak on the topic “Website Roadmap: Learn how to turn your website into a business asset that makes you money, instead of costing you money and opportunities”.

The session is open to Chamber members and members of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough.

 

Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Business After Hours Lakefield Health and Wellness Hop on January 23

Robyn Jenkins and Evelyne Derkindren of The Robyn's Nest Photography Company & Beauty Boutique in Lakefield, one of three businesses participating in the Business After Hours Lakefield Health and Wellness Hop.
Robyn Jenkins and Evelyne Derkindren of The Robyn’s Nest Photography Company & Beauty Boutique in Lakefield, one of three businesses participating in the Business After Hours Lakefield Health and Wellness Hop.

Members of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will be visiting three Lakefield businesses on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 p.m. to learn tips and tricks for wellness in the new year.

The Business After Hours Lakefield Health and Wellness Hop takes place at Salon Sorella & Day Spa, Robyn’s Nest Photography & Beauty, and Cuddles for Cancer.

To register, visit kawarthachamber.ca.

 

Launch & Learn at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre in Cobourg on February 7

Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre is offering a "Launch & Learn" session about corporate and wellness day retreats offered at the farm on February 7. (Photo: Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre / Instagram)
Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre is offering a “Launch & Learn” session about corporate and wellness day retreats offered at the farm on February 7. (Photo: Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre / Instagram)

Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre (3517 Rowe Rd, Cobourg) is hosting a “Launch & Learn” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7th.

Owners Linda and Tony Armstrong are inviting representatives from organizations to find out more about corporate and wellness day retreats offered at the farm, which is located 10 minutes north of Highway 401 between Port Hope and Cobourg.

The preview includes a sampling of Headwaters’ food and mocktails, a tour of their activity and meeting facilities, a presentation about what the centre has to offer, and a choice of three sample workshops.

To reserve your complimentary spot, email info@headwatersfarm.ca by Wednesday, January 31st.

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