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Articles by Paula Kehoe

Paula Kehoe
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A regular contributor to kawarthaNOW, Paula Kehoe is a writer based in Peterborough. She is the owner of Red Rock Communications supporting brands with copywriting and content creation services. You can follow Paula on Twitter @pkehoe1 and Instagram @redrockwrites or visit
Jacquelyn Craft is the owner of The Neighbourhood Vintage, a vintage clothing collective in downtown Peterborough. To help launch her now-thriving business, Craft received a $5,000 microgrant and business training through the Starter Company Plus program offered by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's Business Advisory Centre, received financing from Community Futures Peterborough, and worked with the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area to find a suitable downtown location for her shop. (Photo: Bryan Reid)

Peterborough’s The Neighbourhood Vintage is thriving thanks in part to ‘Team Ptbo’

Jacquelyn Craft's new vintage clothing collective was made possible by the support of Community Futures Peterborough and other local economic development organizations.
The 2022-2023 Board of Directors of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough. From left: Donna Enright, Technical Director; Tracy Minnema, Program Director; Chantal McDougall, Internal Communications Director; Kim Freeburn, Treasurer; Sandra Wilkins, Program Director; Diane Wolf, President; Christine Teixeira, Past President; Karyn Rowe, External Communications Director; Cathy Farley, Secretary; Katelyn Kemp, Membership Director; and Pamela van Nest, Director-at-Large. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough returns in September with in-person events

The 2022-23 season features a full schedule of face-to-face networking opportunities, mentorship, and resources for local women in business.
Lisa Couture, owner of Couture Candy PTBO in downtown Peterborough, has expanded her offerings at the popular confectionery shop to include 20 flavours of ice cream from local dairy Central Smith and assorted toppings, as well as featured ice cream cones and bowls. Also coming this summer are custom ice cream sandwiches, with flavours including Dunkaroos and Salt and Vinegar, as well as a birthday cone. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Couture)

Couture Candy PTBO has a sweet new addition to its downtown Peterborough candy shop

Lisa Couture, owner of the popular confectionery shop, now offers over 20 flavours of ice cream in addition to its candy boxes, candy-grams, and specialty snacks.
Results from the 2021 EmployerOne Survey, released by the Workforce Development Board in May, are now available. The survey allowed businesses, organizations, non-profits and charities in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton to share information about their specific workforce needs. A total of 268 local employers responded to the survey. (Graphic: Workforce Development Board)

Results from Workforce Development Board’s EmployerOne Survey reveal labour market challenges in greater Kawarthas...

Pandemic impact, high employee turnover, and lack of qualified applicants are three findings of a 2021 survey of 268 employers in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton.
The Workforce Development Board's free local Labour Market Information (LMI) Help Desk provides employers, job seekers, and employment support agencies with a better understanding of the labour market in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Northumberland, as well as Muskoka. (Photo: WDB)

Free help desk offers labour market data to employers and job seekers in greater...

Workforce Development Board's local Labour Market Information (LMI) Help Desk makes it quick and easy to get the information you need for career choices, hiring decisions, and more.
Waleed Dabbah, owner and CEO of Peterborough-based merchant services provider Dabbah Corp, has been providing secure and reliable payment solutions to independent businesses, start-ups, and corporations, at the best and lowest rates possible since 2017. (Photo: @profilespeterborough / Instagram)

Peterborough-based Dabbah Corp expanding its payment processing business — even in a pandemic

Award-winning owner Waleed Dabbah helps local businesses save on processing fees and make transactions easier for customers.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development's Business Advisory Centre has entirely transformed its services for entrepreneurs into a virtual format while also expanding them. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur with a great idea or an experienced business owner looking to expand, the Business Advisory Centre has a wide range of online business advisory and learning services that can help you achieve success. (Photo: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development)

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre goes completely virtual and expands services for...

With more comprehensive, accessible, and convenient services, the Business Advisory Centre aims to strengthen the region's entrepreneurial spirit.
You can change a child's future by becoming a foster parent. The Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society is seeking to identify and train 10 new local foster families who will open their hearts and homes to children until they can be reunited with their biological families. (Photo courtesy of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society)

You can change the future of a child in the Kawarthas by fostering

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society is urgently seeking 10 new foster families
Peterborough-based PuzzQuest is working with undiscovered photographers, illustrators, and artists around the world to create fun and original jigsaw puzzles for adults. A portion of the proceeds from each puzzle sold will go back to the artist and a portion to the arts community. PuzzQuest's first puzzle is Conformity, an expert-level 1,000-piece puzzle based on one of owner George Gill's own art creations. (Photo courtesy of PuzzQuest)

PuzzQuest challenges puzzlers while giving back to the arts community

Peterborough-based company supports artists by transforming their works of art into 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
George Madill, owner of Primal Cuts at 550 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough, is not a typical butcher. One of the few butchers in the Kawarthas trained in nose-to-tail butchery, Madill offers both sustainably raised meat and transparency, with all cutting and cooking done in full view of the customer. (Photo courtesy of Primal Cuts)

Primal Cuts in Peterborough offers old-school butcher shop experience with sustainably raised meat and...

Owner and butcher George Madill embraces whole animal butchery to serve a range of high-quality, pasture-based proteins cut to order.

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