businessNOW – November 12, 2019

Featuring Katie Young-Haddlesey and Curve Lake First Nation, Kawartha Buttertart Factory and The Little Building Company, Plant Goals, Smile & Shine K9, and more

Curve Lake First Nation economic development officer Katie Young-Haddlesey (second from left) is presented with the Economic Development Officer of the Year Award at the Cando Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on October 30, 2019. Cando is an organization that promotes economic development in Indigenous communities across Canada. (Photo: Cando)
Curve Lake First Nation economic development officer Katie Young-Haddlesey (second from left) is presented with the Economic Development Officer of the Year Award at the Cando Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on October 30, 2019. Cando is an organization that promotes economic development in Indigenous communities across Canada. (Photo: Cando)

businessNOW™ is the most comprehensive weekly round-up of business and organizational news and events from Peterborough and across the Kawarthas.

This week’s business and organizational news features Curve Lake First Nation economic development officer Katie Young-Haddlesey winning a national award, The Kawartha Buttertart Factory moving into The Little Building Company’s new building in Douro-Dummer next year, new garden shop Plant Goals opens in downtown Peterborough, Smile & Shine K9 in Lindsay improves your pet’s smile (and breath), and other notable business and organization news from across the Kawarthas.

New regional business events added this week include the Business Advisory Centre’s New Venture Session in Peterborough on November 19th, and succession planning focus groups and workshops for employers in Kawartha Lakes on November 21st and in Northumberland on November 28th.

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Curve Lake First Nation economic development officer Katie Young-Haddlesey wins national award

Katie Young-Haddlesey with her Economic Development Officer of the Year Award  at the Cando Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on October 30, 2019.  (Photo: Cando)
Katie Young-Haddlesey with her Economic Development Officer of the Year Award at the Cando Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on October 30, 2019. (Photo: Cando)

Katie Young-Haddlesey won the Economic Development Officer of the Year Award at the Cando Conference in Gatineau, Quebec on Wednesday, October 30th.

Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) is an organization that promotes economic development in Indigenous communities across Canada.

Young-Haddlesey has been working as the economic development officer of Curve Lake First Nation for the past three years. Previously, she worked as director of business development and communications for The Loomex Group and as communications officer for the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation (now Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development).

Her consulting company Affinity Strategic Communications has also worked with Curve Lake First Nation in the past.

One of Young-Haddlesey’s notable roles has been coordinating the development of a new 18,000-square-foot commercial centre in Curve Lake First Nation, whose construction is expected to begin in spring 2020.

 

The Kawartha Buttertart Factory moving into The Little Building Company’s new building in Douro-Dummer next year

In 2020, the award-winning Kawartha Buttertart Factory will be moving into  The Little Building Company's new building at Highway 28 and County Road 4 in Douro-Dummer. (Photo: The Little Building Company / Facebook)
In 2020, the award-winning Kawartha Buttertart Factory will be moving into The Little Building Company’s new building at Highway 28 and County Road 4 in Douro-Dummer. (Photo: The Little Building Company / Facebook)

Butter tart lovers heading up Highway 28 on their way to the cottage will be able to easily drop in at The Kawartha Buttertart Factory next year.

The Kawartha Buttertart Factory, currently located at 895 Water Street in Warsaw, will be moving into a new building under construction on the southeast corner of Highway 28 and County Road 4 in Douro-Dummer.

The building is being constructed by The Little Building Company (747 Daleview Rd., Peterborough). Owned by Sean Harris and Dave Conroy (who met at Fleming College’s School of Sustainable Building, Design, and Construction), The Little Building Company designs, builds, and installs a variety of high-quality backyard buildings as well as docks, decks, renovations, and additions.

The Little Building Company will occupy the larger section of the building, with The Kawartha Buttertart Factory moving into the adjacent smaller section, with occupancy planned for February 2020.

The Kawartha Buttertart Factory recently won the 2019 Tourism/Hospitality Excellence Award from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

 

New garden shop Plant Goals opens in downtown Peterborough

Plant Goals is a new garden shop owned and operated by Désirée Fawn in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Plant Goals / Facebook)
Plant Goals is a new garden shop owned and operated by Désirée Fawn in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Plant Goals / Facebook)

“Small plant shop. Big plant goals.”

That’s the tagline for Désirée Fawn’s new garden shop called Plant Goals in downtown Peterborough.

Located at 219 Hunter Street West, between Karma’s Cafe and Black Honey, Plant Goals offers houseplants, succulents including lithops, and more.

The shop, which opened last Thursday (November 7), is currently open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

You can find Plant Goals online on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Smile & Shine K9 in Lindsay improves your pet’s smile (and breath)

Smile & Shine K9 in Lindsay uses brushing and sterilized hand-scaling instruments to improve your pet's oral health. (Photo: Smile & Shine K9 / Facebook)
Smile & Shine K9 in Lindsay uses brushing and sterilized hand-scaling instruments to improve your pet’s oral health. (Photo: Smile & Shine K9 / Facebook)

Emma Gregory recently started her business called Smile & Shine K9, which provides cosmetic teeth cleaning for cats and dogs.

Gregory works out of a Lindsay location but she says she and her cosmetic teeth cleaning technicians can also do home visits, “so that the pets and owners can have the service provided in the comfort of their own home”.

Smile & Shine K9 uses sterilized hand-scaling instruments and brushing, along with all-natural products, to gently remove visible plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface above the gum line.

Gregory says she has worked with dogs for over six years and learned cosmetic teeth cleaning from a vet technician and from a person who learned from a veterinarian.

She say the service is designed to be used in conjunction with home care and regular veterinarian visits. She points out she is not a veterinarian and cannot diagnose or treat infections or disease, and pets that have a severe build up or that have been previously diagnosed with periodontal disease will need to be seen and treated by a veterinarian.

For more information, visit smile-shine-k9.webnode.com.

 

Other notable business and organization news from across the Kawarthas

Northumberland United Way receives a cheque for  $3,268.25 from the Taste of Port Hope. (Photo: Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce / Facebook)
Northumberland United Way receives a cheque for $3,268.25 from the Taste of Port Hope. (Photo: Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce / Facebook)

Here’s a summary of other notable business and organizational news from across the Kawarthas over the past week:

  • Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce presented $3,268.25 in proceeds from the Taste of Pope Hope to Northumberland United Way
  • The Cozy Home in Lakefield has opened its second location, The Cozy Home Kitchen & Bath, at 14 Queen Street
  • Rileys Bar and Grill will be opening in February 2020 at 50 Canal Street in Bobcaygeon
  • Nexicom will be installing fibre optic cable in Lakefield for high-speed internet, high-quality phone service, and high-definition television.
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Northumberland Chamber hosts “Meet and Greet” networking event in Cobourg on November 12

The Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce’s next monthly Meet and Greet” business networking event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12th at Venture13 (739 D’Arcy St., Cobourg).

Venture13 brings together early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative partners to connect, empower, and accelerate new ventures. It is a place and a pathway for business growth synchronized with economic development and diversification. In addition to business networking, you’ll have an opportunity to see the facilities including the V13 Venture Zone, MakerLab, and Innovation Commons.

The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required at nccofc.ca/events/details/nccofc-meet-greet-venture-13-2623.

 

Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre presents marketing strategies and social media workshop in Lindsay on November 12

Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is presenting a workshop on marketing strategies and social media from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12th in the downstairs meeting room at the Lindsay Library (190 Kent St. W., Lindsay).

Facilitated by Sandy Greenberg, established business coach and former business advisor at Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship, the workshop will cover topics including target marketing, developing your brand, reviewing your marketing channels, online and offline marketing strategies, and monitoring the effectiveness of your marketing activities.

Wi-fi access is available, but bring your own laptop and refreshments. The cost for the workshop is $10; register at eventbrite.ca/e/marketing-strategies-and-social-media-workshop-tickets-73487891261

 

Trent Hills Chamber hosts lunch-and-learn photography seminar in Campbellford on November 13

The Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch-and-learn photography seminar from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th at Clock Tower Cultural Centre (36 Front St. S., Campbellford).

In this hands-on workshop, Laurie Anne King Photography will teach you how to take better portraits with your phone. The session begins with 15 minutes of networking, followed by a 30-minute presentation, and then a question-and-answer session.

The event is free for Chamber members, but registration is required at business.trenthillschamber.ca/events/details/take-better-portraits-with-your-phone-lunch-n-learn-series-4115.

 

Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland hosts marketing seminar in Cobourg on November 13

Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN) is hosting “Stand Out, Connect & Grow: Creating & Sharing Exceptional Marketing Messages” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th in the BECN boardroom (600 William St., Cobourg).

Kevin Bulmer will provide a fun and engaging group coaching session on crafting unique and effective marketing messages and creative online content to help attract, sustain and grow new sales to your business.

Register at forms.northumberland.ca/BECN/Creating-Sharing-Exceptional-Marketing-Messages.

 

Business Advisory Centre hosts New Venture Session in Peterborough on November 19

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre is hosting a New Venture Session from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19th in the boardroom at VentureNorth (270 George St. N., Peterborough)

The session is designed for entrepreneurs starting a new business, and will provide an overview of the foundations of starting and running a business, local resources and programs available to entrepreneurs, working with the Business Advisory Centre and building a plan of action for your business, and completing the start-up checklist.

The session is free, but to reserve your spot register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-venture-session-tickets-74151600433.

 

Port Hope Chamber hosts lunch seminar on managing stress in Port Hope on November 20

The Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Lunch and Learn: 10 ways to simplify the Holidays!” from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th at the Port Hope Public Library (31 Queen St., Port Hope).

Professional organizer Louise Nettleton of Simplify will discuss ways for you to lower stress during the holiday season.

 

Peterborough Chamber hosts financial wellness seminar in Peterborough on November 20

The next Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Lunch Box Learning seminar takes place from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20th at the Chamber’s boardroom (175 George St. N., Peterborough).

David Nohora of BDO will provide information, tools, and resources on the subject of financial wellness and literacy.

The seminar is free to attend for members of the Chamber and members of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough. Bring your own lunch.

 

Haliburton Chamber hosts lunchtime bookkeeping seminar in Haliburton on November 21

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch-and-learn seminar from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 21st at the Chamber office (195 Highland Ave., Haliburton).

Angelwings Solutions will lead the seminar, called “Bookkeeping 101”.

The seminar is free for Chamber members or $15 for non-members. Register at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=lu6q9flab&oeidk=a07egoiwp9eb67041f2.

 

Free succession planning focus group and workshop for employers in Kawartha Lakes on November 21

The Workforce Development Board – Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is presenting a free succession planning workshop and focus group for owners, managers, and directors of any type and size of business or organization in the City of Kawartha Lakes are on Thursday, November 21st at VCCS (370 Kent St. W. Unit 5, Lindsay)

Through succession planning, employers can develop existing employees with leadership potential, so they are ready to be promoted to critical roles when needed so there isn’t a gap in service and organizations can save money on recruitment

Project manager Carrie Wakeford will begin the session with a focus group, where employers can share their opinions about succession planning needs and learn more about succession planning in the process. This will be followed by a practical succession planning workshop led by business coach Colleen Carruthers, who has extensive experience training business leaders. In the workshop, employers will have the opportunity to work on their business’s or organization’s own succession plan.

Two sessions are available: one from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and another from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for your preferred session, visit eventbrite.ca/e/succession-planning-workshopfocus-group-city-of-kawartha-lakes-tickets-74102317025.

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Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre hosts tax seminar for small business in Lindsay on November 25

Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is hosting a tax seminar for small business from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 24th at Kawartha Lakes Public Library (190 Kent St. W., Lindsay).

Presented by representatives from Canada Revenue Agency, the seminar is offered to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals who need help in understanding their tax obligations. The presentation is geared towards unincorporated businesses and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system, and will cover common tax errors, general bookkeeping concepts and best practices, and more.

The seminar is free, but registration is required at eventbrite.ca/e/canada-revenue-agency-tax-seminar-for-small-business-tickets-78238380101.

 

Kawartha Chamber hosts cyber security session in Lakefield on November 27

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s next B.O.S.S. (Business Owners Sharing Solutions) session takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27th at Beachwood Resort (3043 Beachwood Dr, Lakefield).

The event will feature a panel discussion and question-and-answer session about cyber security for you and your business. Panelists include Detective Sergeant Vern Crowley of the Ontario Provincial Police Cybercrime Investigations Team, marketing specialist Brendan Quigley of acorn30, and CIBC financial services representative Lisa Callaghan.

The cost is $10 for Chamber members or $20 for non-members. Register at business.kawarthachamber.ca/events/details/b-o-s-s-cyber-security-11-20-2019-10608.

 

Bobcaygeon Chamber holds its AGM in Bobcaygeon on November 27

The Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual general meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27th at the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre (123 East St. S., Bobcaygeon).

The Chamber is currently accepting applications from members in good standing for new directors for 2020. The directors will be confirmed at the meeting.

For more information and to apply, download a PDF application at bobcaygeon.org.

 

Haliburton Chamber presents Inspiring Women’s Luncheon in Haliburton on November 28

Inspirational speaker and trainer Sharon Campbell Rayment is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Inspiring Women's Luncheon in Haliburton on November 28, 2019. (Publicity photo)
Inspirational speaker and trainer Sharon Campbell Rayment is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Inspiring Women’s Luncheon in Haliburton on November 28, 2019. (Publicity photo)

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is presenting the first annual Inspiring Women’s Luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 28th at the Haliburton Legion (719 Mountain St., Haliburton).

The event features a keynote from inspirational speaker and trainer Sharon Campbell Rayment. She will speak about strategies and tools you can use to thrive in the midst of challenge and change, overcoming adversity and remaining focused, effective, and productive.

This cost for the event, decorated by Elegant Events Inc. and catered by McKeck’s Fine Catering, is $30. Register at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=lu6q9flab&oeidk=a07ego3l3h0585215d6

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Free succession planning focus group and workshop for employers in Northumberland on November 28

The Workforce Development Board – Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) is presenting a free succession planning workshop and focus group for owners, managers, and directors of any type and size of business or organization in the Northumberland area on Thursday, November 28th at the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (600 William St. Suite 700, Cobourg).

Through succession planning, employers can develop existing employees with leadership potential, so they are ready to be promoted to critical roles when needed so there isn’t a gap in service and organizations can save money on recruitment

Project manager Carrie Wakeford will begin the session with a focus group, where employers can share their opinions about succession planning needs and learn more about succession planning in the process. This will be followed by a practical succession planning workshop led by business coach Colleen Carruthers, who has extensive experience training business leaders. In the workshop, employers will have the opportunity to work on their business’s or organization’s own succession plan.

Two sessions are available: one from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and another from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for your preferred session, visit eventbrite.ca/e/succession-planning-workshopfocus-group-cobourg-tickets-74101785435.

 

Brighton & Cramahe Chamber offers digital tools for small business seminar in Brighton on November 28

The Brighton & Cramahe Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland, is offering a “Free Digital Tools for Small Business” seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28th at King Edward Park Community Centre (75 Elizabeth St., Brighton).

This seminar is targeted at do-it-yourself business owners who want to know how to generate more business through their online presence without spending more money. Attendees will come out with knowledge search engine optimization techniques and skills that will help them attract more business.

The cost is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. To register, call the Chamber at 613-475-2775.

 

For more business-related events in the Kawarthas, check out our Business Events column.

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