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
Diane Wolf (right) with her daughter, entrepreneur Christine Teixeira, at a recent meeting of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough (WBN). Diane, a business consultant and a former business professor, is launching a psychotherapy practice in 2019. She and her daughter Christine are both on the 2018-19 WBN board of directors, a first for the organization. (Photo: WBN)

Business consultant Diane Wolf is launching a psychotherapy practice

Experienced entrepreneur and academic will continue business coaching while returning to her first passion, psychology.
Christine Teixeira, owner of Accountability Financial, has transferred the problem-solving skills and attention to detail she acquired from her former engineering career into her successful bookkeeping business. (Supplied photo)

From engineering to bookkeeping, Christine Teixeira solves problems

WBN Treasurer prides herself on empowering local businesses and acting as a trusted advisor.
Mortgage broker Grace Reynolds at home with her Best Newcomer Agent award from the Mortgage Awards of Excellence in May 2018. Along with her award-winning work as a broker, Grace is also involved with supporting the local community and she is serving the second year of her term on the board of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. (Photo: Amy Bowen /

Helping others has always been a priority for Grace Reynolds

As well as helping people finance their homes, award-winning mortgage broker is passionate about serving the community.
Catia Skinner is CEO of The Venue, the downtown Peterborough location for hosting events, and the owner and CEO at Mega Experience, a full-service marketing agency that specializes in brand experience. The native of Brazil, who has built her life and business in Peterborough over the past nine years, recently became a Canadian citizen. (Supplied photo)

In nine short years, Catia Skinner has built her life and her career in...

Brazil native, wife and mother, passionate entrepreneur, and ardent volunteer is also now a new Canadian citizen.
Shannon Gray, owner and operator of Sugar Me Right! Beauty Studio in downtown Peterborough, continues to expand both her business and her training. She recently became an Executive Educator in Alexandria Professional body sugaring products. The certification allows her to provide in-depth training to staff and also to educate other beauty professionals in proper sugaring techniques to ensure everyone's clients have a positive sugaring experience. (Supplied photo)

Shannon Gray’s sugaring business continues to experience sweet success

Owner of Sugar Me Right! Beauty Studio unveils a new brand, new signage, new services, and a new certification.
Jenn Scates, Vice President/Marketing at Central Smith Creamery, has helped lead the Peterborough-area dairy to become a successful nation-wide distributor of ice cream, sherbert, sorbet, frozen yogurt, frozen desserts, and more. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Jenn Scates motivates her team at Central Smith Creamery to continued success

Vice President/Marketing for local dairy that ships coast to coast is also an avid community volunteer.
Kim Winter in front of her home-based studio in Peterborough. K.M. Winter Jewellery Studio supplies custom design and remodeling in gold, silver and platinum, engagement and wedding rings, jewellery appraisals and insurance replacement, jewellery repairs and lapidary, diamonds, colour stones, pearls, and opals. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Kim Winter has been immortalizing memories and milestones in jewellery for 25 years

Owner of K.M. Winter Jewellery Studio in Peterborough is a goldsmith and accredited gemologist.
Showplace Performance Centre General Manager Emily Martin (centre) with some of the members of the not-for-profit charitable organization's team (left to right): House and Volunteer Manager Kait Dueck, Board Chair Pat Hooper, and Box Office Assistants Diane Stiles and Maureen Lewis (not pictured: Box Office Manager Theresa Foley, Marketing and Development Manage Susan Oliver, and Membership Coordinator Arlene Davis). Previously Marketing Manager, Emily was appointed General Manager in April 2017 after acting in the position for almost a year. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

For Emily Martin, the arts is all about enriching the local community

General manager of Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough leads a passionate and hard-working team.
Diana Carter recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Style Boutique, which she opened with her daughter Lisa in 2008. Diana loved working in fashion retail as a teenager and, after several different careers as an entrepreneur, she returned to her first love when she opened her popular women's fashion store in Bridgenorth. (Supplied photo)

Diana Carter turned her lifelong passion for fashion and retail into a business

Best reward for owner of Style Boutique in Bridgenorth are her happy customers.
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.

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