businessNOW – June 4, 2018

Featuring Electric Juice Factory, Innovation Cluster, Farm Life, City Electric Supply, Heather Watson, a new farmers' market in Fowlers Corners, and more

Port Hope's Electric Juice Factory has now opened a location in downtown Peterborough. The company offers of raw, organic, cold-pressed juice as well as other natural food products. (Photo: Electric Juice Factory / Facebook)

This week’s business news includes the opening of Electric Juice Factory in downtown Peterborough, the Innovation Cluster’s annual general meeting, Bernie Kottelenberg joining Farm Life, City Electric Supply opening a new location in Lindsay, local entrepreneur Heather Watson running for Douro Ward council, and a new farmers’ market opening at Fowlers Corners in June.

New regional business events added this week include Habitat for Humanity’s grand re-opening of Lindsay ReStore on June 2nd, the City of Kawartha Lakes Downtown Dreams contest winners and business showcase on June 6th, the Innovation Cluster’s Hands-ON workshop with Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory on June 6th, Community Futures Peterborough’s Financial Friday on succession planning on June 8th, and the Peterborough Chamber’s Leaders Lunch Series on trade and potential of student ambassadors on June 20th.

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Port Hope’s Electric Juice Factory expands to downtown Peterborough

 Electric Juice Factory's Peterborough location is now open at 181 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Electric Juice Factory / Facebook)

Electric Juice Factory’s Peterborough location is now open at 181 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Electric Juice Factory / Facebook)

Healthy juice company Electric Juice Factory has opened a new location at 181 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough (beside Tribal Voices).

Based in Port Hope, Electric Juice Factory is the region’s first and only manufacturer of raw, organic, cold-pressed juice.

The company offers bottled cold-pressed juice blends, juice diet plans, “superfood” smoothies, vegan salad bowls, gluten-free and vegan baked goods, and fine espresso.

They also deliver to locations in the Kawarthas and you can find them at the Saturday farmers’ market in Cobourg and the Wednesday farmers’ market in Whitby.

For more information, visit www.electricjuicefactory.com.

 

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and The Kawarthas hosts its annual general meeting

The Innovation Cluster held its annual general meeting on May 31, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Innovation Cluster)
The Innovation Cluster held its annual general meeting on May 31, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Innovation Cluster)

Last Thursday (May 31), the Innovation Cluster Peterborough and The Kawarthas held its annual general meeting in downtown Peterborough.

The event offered an opportunity for the public to hear what the local organization has been working on in the past year, including supporting businesses and employment with an economic impact exceeding $10 million.

Speakers included: John Desbiens, Chair of the Board for the Innovation Cluster; Dr. Neil Emery, Vice President of Research and Innovation at Trent University; Michael Skinner, Innovation Cluster President and CEO; Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College; Tim Barrie, Peterborough Region Angel Network; John Fielding, Regional Director ofBusiness Development at Ontario Centres of Excellence; Ribat Chowdhury of Ribitt; and Brian Robinson of Horizon Aircraft.

The speakers highlighted the diversity of projects undertaken by the entrepreneurs at the Innovation Cluster’s business incubator known as The Cube.

 

Bernie Kottelenberg joins Farm Life Financial Planning Group (Farm Life)

Farm Life senior advisor Bernie Kottelenberg and his wife also operate a dairy, hog, and crop farm in Orangeville. (Photo: Bernie Kottelenberg / LinkedIn)
Farm Life senior advisor Bernie Kottelenberg and his wife also operate a dairy, hog, and crop farm in Orangeville. (Photo: Bernie Kottelenberg / LinkedIn)

Farm Life Financial Planning Group (Farm Life) has announced Bernie Kottelenberg as the newest advisor to join the fast-growing Peterborough-based company.

Based at his home farm near Orangeville, Kottelenberg will continue to work with farming clients across southwestern Ontario. With over 20 years’ experience in agriculture banking leadership, team coaching, and finance strategy development, he has extensive experience working with families on their farm business growth strategies.

He also maintains a dairy, hog, and crop farm where he and his wife are already teaching their nine children about the agriculture industry.

“Bernie’s extensive experience in agri-banking across southwestern Ontario provides us with another diverse offering for our clients,” says Darrell Wade, founder of Farm Life. “He is known across the industry for his integrity, commitment to his family and faith and will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Farm Life Financial Planning Group was founded in 2015 with a mission to ensure Canadian farmers can keep farming. It works with families across Ontario to build continuity of the farm through succession, transition, and tax-efficient estate plans. Farm Life currently has representatives across the province with its headquarters in Peterborough.

 

City Electric Supply opens new location in Lindsay

City Electric Supply

Canadian electric wholesaler City Electric Supply is opening a new location in Lindsay effective June 4th.

The new 5,000-square-foot branch at 3 Commerce Place, Unit 101 offers energy-efficient LED light fixtures, with remote monitoring and management to further save on energy, reduce emissions, and improve building operations.

A grand opening event will be held on Friday, June 15th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon along with a Texas-style BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Formerly Torbram Electric Supply, City Electric Supply was founded in Mississauga in 1991 and now has 65 branches across Canada. It is part of a privately owned electrical wholesale network with 850 branch locations in eight countries around the world.

 

Local entrepreneur Heather Watson running for Douro Ward council

Heather Watson, founder and CEO of local marketing agency acorn30, is running for  Douro Ward Councillor. (Photo: acorn30)
Heather Watson, founder and CEO of local marketing agency acorn30, is running for Douro Ward Councillor. (Photo: acorn30)

Heather Watson, founder and CEO of local marketing agency acorn30, has announced she is running for Douro Ward Councillor in the Township of Douro-Dummer in the upcoming municipal election.

Watson, who has lived the ward for almost 20 years, was part of the Warsaw Fire Hall Park fundraising group and a board member with both the Kawartha Chamber and Peterborough Agricultural Society. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Douro Library Board and spent time as a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Peterborough. In 2015, she was recognized by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce of one of their “4-Under-40”.

For more information, visit www.voteheatherwatson.ca.

 

New farmers’ market opening at Fowlers Corners in June

A new farmers’ market is opening at Fowlers Corners in June.

The Cottage Country Farmers’ Market at the Barn begins on Saturday, June 16th at Craftworks At The Barn (124 Lindsay Rd., Selwyn).

The new market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, until the Thanksgiving weekend.

Vendors at the market must grow, make, or raise at least 70 per cent of the products they sell at the market.

For a vendor application, visit www.peterboroughcraftworks.ca/pages/become-a-vendor

 

Habitat for Humanity host a grand re-opening of Lindsay ReStore on June 2

Lindsay ReStore

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2nd, Habitat for Humanity and community representatives will be celebrating the grand re-opening of the Habitat ReStore at its new location on 55 Angeline Street in Lindsay.

Ceremonies will include a ribbon cutting featuring City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham and special remarks, with doors opening to shoppers immediately after.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores and operated by Habitat for Humanity that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. All proceeds from the stores are used to cover Habitat for Humanity’s administration costs, so that donated funds go directly to building homes in partnership with low income families.

For more information, contact Emily Ferguson at Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region at 705-750-1456 ext. 226 or emily@habitatpkr.ca.

 

Northumberland Chambers host Small Business Access Workshop in Colborne on June 4

The four Chambers of Commerce in Northumberland County are hosting a Small Business Access Workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4th at The Keeler Centre (80 Division St., Colborne).

You can learn about Small Business Access and the programs and resources available to help Ontario small businesses, including the Ontario government’s new Small Business Access portal and hotline, funding for hiring youth and training apprentices, programs and rebates to help reduce your energy consumption and save money, and resources to help you access global markets.

Registration and networking (with light refreshments) takes place at 6 p.m., with a presentation from Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland at 6:30 p.m. and the Small Business Access Workshop at 7 p.m.

The event is free, but advance registration is required at business.trenthillschamber.ca/events/details/small-business-access-workshop-3.

 

Innovation Cluster Hands-ON workshop with Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory on June 6

Hands-ON workshop with Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory

The Innovation Cluster Peterborough and The Kawarthas is hosting a workshop entitled “Maintaining Mindfulness as an Entrepreneur” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th at the Innovation Cluster (270 George St. N., Peterborough).

Inclusive Advisory’s Michael Konopaski will be discussing how happiness drives an entrepreneur’s success. He will help you explore your belief system, introduce you to the “Ten Mind Stimuli”, give an in-depth review of “Flow Psychology”, and more.

Michael is the Managing Director of Inclusive Advisory and the Chief Financial Officer of Aligned Capital Partners. Inclusive Advisory is a local, third generation, multi–discipline partnership of accountants, lawyers and wealth management professionals. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a PhD from one of the top business schools in the world.

The workshop is free, but you must register in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-on-maintaining-mindfulness-as-an-entrepreneur-michael-konopaski-of-inclusive-advisory-tickets-45802385167

 

City of Kawartha Lakes to announce Downtown Dreams contest winners at business showcase in Lindsay on June 6

Downtown Dreams

The City of Kawartha Lakes is hosting a Downtown Dreams Business Showcase from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th at the Academy Theatre (2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay) where the city will announce the winners of the contest.

Downtown Dreams is a business attraction program partially funded by the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, in support of the province’s Downtown Revitalization program.

The showcase will highlight businesses from Coboconk, Norland, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, and Lindsay that have participated in training and mentoring to complete a business plan.

These businesses are also competing in the Downtown Dreams contest and will be awarded more than $4,000 in products and services from community sponsors.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with networking and the business showcase in the Academy Theatre lobby, followed by an announcement of the contest winners by Mayor Letham at 5:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Catered food from participating communities and a cash bar will be available.

 

Community Futures Peterborough hosts Financial Friday on Succession Planning on June 8

Financial Friday on Succession Planning

Community Futures Peterborough continues its “Financial Friday” series with a seminar on succession planning with Adam Crowley of Gauvreau & Associates from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Community Futures Peterborough (351 Charlotte St., Peterborough).

Succession planning is a critical and often overlooked process. Whether it is determining a succession of future family members, whether it is making the business ready and available for sale to a third party, or whether it is ensuring that a business is appropriately structured for an internal employee to carry on the business, succession planning requires expertise and advanced planning.

You will learn the differences in business structure (corporation versus sole proprietor/partnership), the tax consequences of the different business structure types, types of business sales (share sale or asset sale), the best time to create a succession plan, common succession planning problems, and succession options.

Presenter Adam Crowley is the Manager of Taxation and Advisory Services at Gauvreau & Associates. Crowley, who received his CPA designation in 2016, has worked in public accounting for five years and provides consulting, advisory, and taxation services to our business and personal tax clients.

Financial Fridays are a free monthly initiative by Community Futures Peterborough to further support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.

The event is free, but you are encouraged to register in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/financialfridays-succession-planning-tickets-45864721617.

 

Peterborough Chamber Breakfast Meeting with Michael Konopaski on June 12

Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory speaking at a FastStart E-Connect event in December 2017. (Photo; Inclusive Adivsory / Twitter)
Michael Konopaski of Inclusive Advisory speaking at a FastStart E-Connect event in December 2017. (Photo; Inclusive Adivsory / Twitter)

The next Chamber AM, a breakfast meeting hosted by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12th at Carousel Restaurant & Tavern (116 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough) with a presentation from Michael Konopaski, who will speak on the topic “The Truth About Finding Happiness for Entrepreneurs”.

Michael is the Managing Director of Inclusive Advisory and the Chief Financial Officer of Aligned Capital Partners. Inclusive Advisory is a local, third generation, multi–discipline partnership of accountants, lawyers and wealth management professionals. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a PhD from one of the top business schools in the world.

His research interests include the connection between happiness and entrepreneurship. Over the years, Michael has studied hundreds of entrepreneurs to find out how they built their business while simultaneously achieving happiness. His presentation will focus on helping you increase your well being while keeping ahead of your competition.

Networking begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (where you can make your best 30-second elevator speech to the room) followed by the guest speaker at 8 a.m.

The event is free to attend (pay for what you order). To register, visit www.peterboroughchamber.ca.

 

Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism hosts Business After Hours: Woodview Hop on June 13

 Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake. (Photo: Viamede Resort)

Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake. (Photo: Viamede Resort)

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is hosting its next Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th in Woodview.

The “Woodview Hop” begins at 5 p.m. at Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake (595 Mount Julian – Viamede Rd.) and then travels to Woodview on the Lake (6242 Highway 28) at 5:45 p.m. for networking and refreshments from 6 to 7 p.m., including beef tenderloin on a bun, fruit and cheese, cupcakes, and wine and beer.

Business owners from the Woodview area will also be in attendance to speak about their businesses.

 

Artspace hosts its Annual General Meeting on June 13

Artspace, Peterborough’s non-profit artist-run centre that assists artists with the presentation of new work, is hosting its annual general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th in the main gallery at Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough).

Artspace will review the previous year’s operations and the organization’s audited financial statements, and will seek nominations for new members for the board of directors.

All members of the community are invited to attend, but only members in good standing with the centre are eligible to participate in voting.

The meeting will be held in a physically accessible space, and a cash bar and light refreshments will be provided.

 

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre Annual General Meeting in Cobourg on June 19

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is holding its annual general meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th in the Rotary Room at the Cobourg Public Library (200 Ontario St., Cobourg).

David Quesada, Community Outreach Officer with Horizons of Friendship, will be giving a special presentation on that organization’s partnership with Cornerstone, and will outline the itinerary for the upcoming gender-based violence knowledge exchange in Guatemala in which Cornerstone will be participating.

Cornerstone provides immediate shelter, counselling, and prevention services throughout Northumberland County.

To RSVP, email ghuth@cornerstonenorthumberland.ca.

 

Peterborough Chamber hosts Leaders Lunch Series on trade and potential of student ambassadors on June 20

Leaders Lunch Series on trade and potential of student ambassadors

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is hosting its latest Leaders Lunch Series, “Harnessing Trade Opportunities and the Potential of Student Ambassadors”, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th at Fleming College’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough).

Dignitaries from Brazil, China, and India will discuss trade opportunities and harnessing the potential of student ambassadors.

Keynote speakers are Sarah Kutulakos (Executive Director of Canada China Business Council), Mr. Anil Shah (National Convenor of Canada India Foundation), Mr. Ademar Seabra da Cruz Junior (Deputy Consul of Brazil to Toronto), and Ms. Paola Saad (Vice-President of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce).

Other speakers will include Douglas Kennedy from the Centre of Global Enterprise (Toronto) and more.

The lunch costs $20. Register at www.peterboroughchamber.ca.

 

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area Annual General Meeting on June 27

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is hosting its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 27th in the Nexicom Studio at Showplace Performance Centre (290 George St. N., Peterborough).

Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. with business at 6 p.m. The meeting will include updates on what’s happening in downtown Peterborough, as well as a general election of the board.

Everyone is welcome to attend, although only DBIA members can vote.

For more information on joining the board, contact Joel Wiebe at the DBIA at 705-748-4774 or joelwiebe@peterboroughbia.com.

 

Kawarthas Northumberland annual tourism partner meeting on June 20

 Todd Lucier, co-founder of Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre, a retreat designer and IGNITE facilitator will be the guest speaker at the Kawarthas Northumberland annual tourism partner meeting. (Photo: Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre)

Todd Lucier, co-founder of Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre, a retreat designer and IGNITE facilitator will be the guest speaker at the Kawarthas Northumberland annual tourism partner meeting. (Photo: Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre)

RTO8’s Kawarthas Northumberland is inviting tourism operators from within the Kawarthas Northumberland region (City of Kawartha Lakes, City and County of Peterborough, and Northumberland County) to its annual partners meeting (annual general meeting) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th at Iron Horse Ranch (804 Ontario 7A RR1, Bethany).

The meeting will provide tourism operators with the opportunity to meet Kawarthas Northumberland board members and staff, along with representatives and advisors from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and to network with other tourism operators.

The guest speaker at the session will be Todd Lucier, co-founder of Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre, a retreat designer and IGNITE facilitator. Lucier will speak on how tourism operators can leverage their own resources to build new and exciting visitor experiences, with an appreciation for the importance of community collaboration.

The event is free, but advance registration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8th. Register at Eventbrite.

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