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Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melissa Brant

Melissa Brant, owner of She's High on Vibes poses with art of a turtle, leaves and trees painted on her chest.

An interview with Melissa Brant of She’s High on Vibes in Belleville. Personal pronouns. She/Her Briefly describe your business. She’s High on Vibes offers unique meditation, movement and art classes for the purpose of spreading joy in the community for both youth and adults. I am a certified reiki practitioner, life coach and hula hoop instructor. My experience and knowledge allow me to deliver a fresh, fun new experience for the community in order to raise our energy individually ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Shan Khan

An interview with Shan Khan of Structural Stamina in Belleville. Personal pronouns. He/Him Briefly describe your business. Structural Stamina is an easy-to-use platform, built to inspire a holistic approach to health and promote an active lifestyle. We offer services related to yoga, fitness, nutrition and self-defense. What brought you to the region? I attended Loyalist College. What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for your business? Structural Stamina is primarily run online, but I enjoy the Bay ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Jennifer Oram

A person smiling, standing with their arms crossed in a grassy field. Meet Jennifer Oram, the entrepreneur behind Songbird Reflexology in Quinte West.

An interview with Jennifer Oram of Songbird Reflexology. Describe your business. Songbird Reflexology provides a unique experience of health and wellness through a peaceful atmosphere that allows you to fully engage in reflexology therapy. Songbird strives to create a well-rounded approach to health while setting the bar for a new standard of natural wellness. Along with treatments, Songbird offers nutritional support, wellness products and valuable take-home information to create optimal health long term. What brought you to the region? ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Taylor Russett

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An interview with Taylor Russett of The Grind & Vine, Russett Photography + Let’s Get Married Wedding Show. Personal pronouns. He/Him Briefly describe your businesses. The Grind and Vine servers premium coffee and we dabble in wine. Our coffee house and wine bar is the perfect spot to meet up with old friends or to meet new ones. We offer a curated social environment that prides itself on inclusion and accessibility. From a corporate meeting spot to a quiet ...

Young Entrepreneur: Charlette Edwards

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An interview with Charlette Edwards of JC Styles. Describe your business. Hey! We are JC Styles. We are a hair studio that focuses on and specializes in bridal up styles, natural balayage and keratin treatments. Our home base is in Brighton, but we travel to where ever you need us. On your wedding day we would be honoured to assist in making you look and feel your very best! We believe fabulous hair will compliment your natural true beauty. ...

Building Businesses Step By Step in Downtown Belleville

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ALNOOR LADHANI MEANS BUSINESS How does a Toronto-based chiropodist come to operate a five-business multi-plex in downtown Belleville? According to Alnoor (Al) Ladhani, the answer is simple: it’s in his blood. “My parents were always in business,” chuckles Ladhani, whose family originally hails from Uganda. “They did some factory work when they first came here, but after a while they went back into business because they like to be independent.” At first, Ladhani’s plans in the Bay of Quinte ...

Adapting to COVID-19: Weddings on the Bay

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The world as we know it changed in 2020. The new normal brought as many unique opportunities as it brought challenges for small businesses, especially in Quinte’s wedding industry. The industry was booming pre-pandemic, with locals (as well as couples from urban areas) enjoying the area’s scenic beauty as the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding. With the pandemic’s restrictions on gatherings, business slowed like never before. But that did not deter the industry from exploring opportunities that helped ...

Young Entrepreneur: Laine Gabel

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An interview with Laine Gabel of Mildred Handmade. Personal pronouns: She/they Briefly describe your business. Mildred Handmade is a line of made-to-order wardrobe essentials including tops, dresses, smocks, jackets, robes and aprons. Every Mildred garment is designed, fit and sewn by me in my Quinte West home studio. This process allows clients to customize elements like colour, size, length, necklines or sleeve finishings within the framework of each design. I work with sustainable natural fibres like linen, wool, silk ...

Young Entrepreneur: Mikenze Pearsoll

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An interview with Mikenze Pearsoll of Yoga With Mikenze. Describe your business. Yoga With Mikenze is bringing yoga and meditation to people of “Any Size, Any Level, Any Body!” in Belleville and surrounding area. This includes those who are brand new to yoga and meditation and those who have been practicing for years. At the beginning of the year I was travelling to my students’ homes, but after COVID I started teaching online and I haven’t looked back, except ...

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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.