Authors Articles by Amy Bowen

Articles by Amy Bowen

Amy Bowen
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Amy Bowen completed a Master of Arts in English and Public Texts at Trent University. She is passionate about education and currently teaches communications at Fleming College. Amy has previously written column articles for the local organization GreenUP and contributed to the 2013 book Beneath the Canopy: Peterborough’s Urban Forests and Heritage Trees. In her spare time, she enjoys biking the local trails, hiking in the surrounding area, gardening, and reading on the dock at the cottage. You can contact her at
Community Futures Peterborough is now located in the Venture North building in downtown Peterborough, bringing the economic development organization under the same roof as partner organizations including the Innovation Cluster, Community Futures Ontario East, and Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. This will help Community Futures connect its clients to to the business development services and programs offered at Venture North. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

‘It’s all under one roof’ with Community Futures Peterborough’s move to Venture North

Proximity to economic development partners results in new collaborations, benefiting businesses like Entomo Farms.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas is the best place in Ontario to launch a cleantech startup, not only because of the surrounding lakes and water systems, but because of the expertise, resources and facilities available through the Innovation Cluster, Fleming College, and Trent University, including the university's Trent Water Quality Centre (pictured), an innovative and award-winning research laboratory.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is Ontario’s cleantech capital

How the Innovation Cluster, Trent University, and Fleming College are helping clean technology startups shape the future.
The annual Millbrook Ladies' Night brings more than 1,000 people to downtown Millbrook for an evening of fun and community. This year's event takes place on Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Photo: Patrick Stephen / Millbrook BIA)

Six reasons to head to downtown Millbrook for Ladies’ Night on August 2nd

14th annual event offers shopping, food, live music, a fashion show, and more.
Nathan Clifford (left) of Green Improvements is developing a computer-based system to enable beekeepers to monitor the health of their hives. Nathan is one of nine young entrepreneurs participating in this year's Summer Company program in the Kawarthas, an Ontario government program administered locally through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre. A showcase of the student-run companies was held at Staples in Peterborough as part of the province-wide Summer Company-Staples Youth Entrepreneurship Day on July 4, 2018. (Photo: Amy Bowen /

Staples hosts nine young entrepreneurs at Summer Company showcase

Student summer startups include a networking app, a beehive monitor, affordable housing for students, car detailing, dock building, and more.
Camp Startup will inspire 20 young entrepreneurs and take them out of their comfort zone from September 14th to September 16th, 2018 at Camp Kawartha, located on Clear Lake 30 kilometres north of Peterborough. THe weekend bootcamp features business planning workshops, team-building exercises, networking opportunities, canoeing, archery, and more. All costs for participants are covered by FastStart Peterborough, a partnership between Trent University, Fleming College and the Innovation Cluster. Applications for this unique adventure are now open until Thursday, July 26th. (Photo: Samantha Moss)

Camp Startup to bring 20 young entrepreneurs together for a weekend of team-building and...

FastStart Peterborough's new bootcamp aims to increase the skills of young people entering the world of entrepreneurship.
Community Futures Peterborough provided funding to support Peterborough County in the development of the Agricultural Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene, pictured here at the official opening on September 24, 2017. The funding from Community Futures Peterborough allowed the County to dedicate a project manager position to the project, and was also instrumental in helping the County secure additional partnerships and community support. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough County)

How Community Futures Peterborough helped Peterborough County ‘raise the barn’

Agricultural Heritage Building at Lang Pioneer Village celebrates rural life and provides economic benefits to Peterborough County.
The Innovation Cluster Peterborough and The Kawarthas held its annual general meeting on May 31, 2018, which included a public tour of its business incubator space The Cube. According to Innovation Cluster President and CEO Mike Skinner, while 80 per cent of startups normally fail within the first two years, that number is reduced to less than 30 per cent when entrepreneurs are supported through a business incubation program. (Photo: Amy Bowen /

Innovation Cluster generates economic impact of more than $10 million

Economic organization opened its doors to public for May 31st annual general meeting.
It was a full house at Artspace on May 11, 2018 for ArtsVote 2018, a discussion on the arts featuring four of the candidates vying to become the next MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. (Photo: Amy Bowen /

Full house at Artspace for Peterborough all-candidates meeting on the arts

Funding for arts, income precarity, and access to arts programs among main topics discussed at Artsvote Ontario 2018.

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