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Meet the Artists: Ang Payne of Concrete & Vines

Ang Payne of Concrete Vines holding a plant pot that she made from concrete.

Ang Payne admittedly loves decor, and when she can’t find what she wants, she makes it herself with concrete.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Ang Payne By appointment only: 33 Meagan Lane, Quinte West concretevines.ca How many of us creatives (and non-creatives for that matter) have said these words: “I could totally make that”? My hand is up. Waaaayyyy up. But how many of us actually make the things we love? Well, Ang Payne does. She admittedly loves concrete and decor, and when she can’t find the decor she wants, she makes it herself with concrete. Fist bumps all around. We’re talking about ...

Meet the Artists: Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics

A ceramic piece of art depicting the Three Sisters; by Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics.

Through Indigenous artistic expression, Marleen at Millside Ceramics teaches a history full of unique, relevant lessons in respect and gratitude.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Marleen Murphy By appointment only: 220 Milltown Rd, Shannonville millsideceramics.com Twenty-something years ago, a serious accident involving her four-year-old daughter and a school bus made Marleen Murphy say, “I’m just going to stay home and figure out something to do.” With her mother-in-law in tow, Marleen started to go to ceramics classes in the evenings, and there the wheels started turning. “Geez, I could bring this to the . I could do some of this stuff here.” And so, ...

The Bay of Quinte is Quite Clevr

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The Canadian Rural Innovation Summit is close at hand. It’s seems then, the perfect time to remind our rural entrepreneurs of the success stories that live and breath right here in the Bay of Quinte. One may think only of agriculture when referring to rural entrepreneurship but smaller communities are no longer restricted in way of industry and this opens us up to all sorts of technological enterprises. clevr is one such enterprise — a web-based data collection and ...

The Canadian Rural Innovation Summit in the Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte Region will host the Canadian Rural Innovation Summit on November 19th and 20th 2018. The goal of the Rural Summit is to create an opportunity to showcase the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the two-day event, a forum for policy discussion from a municipal, provincial and federal government level will take place, which will help drive policy change around rural economies. This will be an ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Kyle & Christine Denouden

An Interview with Young Entrepreneurs Kyle and Christine Denouden of Hickory Homes. hickoryhomes.ca Describe your business.  We are Hickory Homes ltd, a “husband and wife”, custom, new home builder based in Prince Edward County. What brought you to the area?  My wife Christine and I grew up in the Quinte Region. Myself from Frankford, and Christine from Wellington. After getting married we headed to Toronto for a few years to work and gain experience in our fields. After starting ...

Young Entrepreneur – Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant

An Interview with Young Entrepreneur Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant of Red Bird Artisans based in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Describe your business. Red Bird Artisans is a business run by myself, Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. My mission is to bring a greater understanding and appreciation for Native American art, as well as incorporate newer materials into traditional works of art. My work focuses on the transformation of materials – both traditional and new mediums. The materials used are intended to reflect ...

Young Entrepreneur – Tyler Allsopp

An Interview with Young Entrepreneur Tyler Allsopp of Doug’s Bicycle based in Belleville. dougsbikes.com Describe your business.  Doug’s Bicycle is a boutique bicycle store and full-service community bike shop. We seriously love bikes and want to share our passion for cycling by offering the Belleville and Quinte area access to some of the best bikes and gear in the world, putting on great local events, and supporting local riders. In our store you will find some of the industry’s ...

Young Entrepreneur – Megan Fisher

An Interview with Young Entrepreneur Megan Fisher owner of The Barking Spot based in Quinte West. thebarkingspot.biz Describe your business.  My name is Megan Fisher, I own The Barking Spot in Trenton.  My first day of business was June 30th, 2014.  We are now a thriving grooming salon with a small boutique filled with other small business’ merchandise.  We offer a completely different atmosphere than other salons to help the pets feel more relaxed and at home.  We like ...

Young Entrepreneur – Adam Tilley

Adam Tilley The Brake Room

An Interview with Adam Tilley, the owner of The Brake Room in Belleville. thebrakeroom.com Describe your business.  The Brake Room is a cafe and a bike shop under the same roof. We are a community hub who host food pop ups, markets, group bike rides, and meetups. We fit people to bikes that offer utility, style, and comfort, whether restoring a vintage bike, or starting frame up. Our cafe serves craft coffee with other offerings like snacks, healthy prepared ...

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.