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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
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.
Women like Jodie Hames of Clayworks Pottery in Bethany own only 16 per cent of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. To help ensure economic equality and prosperity for women, the Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre has launched the Women's Entrepreneurship Program, funded through the federal government's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. Over the next three years, the pilot program will support 45 female entrepreneurs starting a new or early-stage business in Kawartha Lakes. There is no financial commitment to participate in the program. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program will help female entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes realize their business dreams

Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre coordinating pilot program to support 45 women wanting to start or grow their own businesses.
The Workforce Development Board's Local Jobs Hub makes it a lot easier to find job opportunities in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Muskoka. The online tool automatically aggregates local job listings from more than 30 online job boards, and comes with enhanced features users may find helpful with their search, including a regional map that cross-references job postings with nearby bus routes, cycle routes, schools, childcare centres, and more. (Photo: Workforce Development Board)

Looking for work in Peterborough and the Kawarthas just got a lot easier with...

Workforce Development Board's free online tool automatically pulls local job listings from over 30 online job boards,
The newly launched Lavender and Play Family Boutique and Studio in Peterborough is an innovative partnership between Rooted Lavender owner Sonja Martin and Play Café owner Sarah Susnar. Located at 1434 Chemong Road, Lavender and Play offers a variety of sustainable and socially responsible apparel, toys, puzzles, books and accessories, and toy subscriptions, as well as family support services and classes for moms and kids. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Introducing Lavender and Play, Peterborough’s new family boutique and studio

Sarah Susnar and Sonja Martin have merged their businesses to launch a retail space with unique items for moms, babies and children and a studio for classes and support groups.

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