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Tag: Entrepreneurs

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneurs: Brad + Rachel Gibson

Brad and Rachel Gibson, farmers and owners of Opoma Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side in front of a field.

An interview with Brad and Rachel Gibson of Opoma Farms. Describe your business. Opoma Farms is a generational farm that has evolved over the years. It started as a dairy farm then transitioned to beef and chicken followed by turkeys and organic cash crops. We are now primarily focused on our 100% grass fed and finished Red Devon beef. Rachel and I are now third-generation farmers on this land and together with her parents have the largest herd of ...

Makin’ It Work: Allow Us Senior Services

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An interview with Chrissy and Ally of Allow Us… Senior Services. This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Personal pronouns: Chrissy: she/her, Ally: she/her Describe your business. We are co-owners of Allow Us…Senior Services. We offer personalized transportation/errand and shopping services for seniors living in Belleville, Quinte West, Brighton and surrounding areas. With lifelong careers as human service workers, specializing ...

Makin’ It Work: One Wild Voice

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The pandemic prompted Aaron Cromwell to quit his full-time job and start a branding and marketing agency, helping local businesses to find their One Wild Voice.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Aaron Cromwell – One Wild Voice Describe your business. Many businesses never promote how remarkable their brand is and miss an opportunity to make something incredible. With the missed opportunity, we lose something precious for our community. One Wild Voice helps define and promote a business’ unique strength, then strategically manage that promotion ...

Makin’ It Work: Afiya Beauty

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Shamsa and Kaltum Hassan, co-owners of Afiya Beauty, share the changes they’ve made while running their skincare business during the pandemic.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Kaltum and Shamsa Hassan – Afiya Beauty Describe your business. At Afiya, we create handcrafted, nutrient-dense skincare for individuals interested in natural and organic beauty products. The concept of our brand is about providing access to non-toxic skincare by empowering our customers to make informed decisions about the products they choose to put ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Shyra + Rye Barberstock

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Shyra and Rye Barberstock are the owner/founders of Okwaho Equal Source, an Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm.

An interview with Shyra and Rye Barberstock of Okwaho Equal Source. Describe your business. An Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm, which specializes in Indigenous social innovation, social enterprise, social finance and social procurement. What brought you to the region? Initially, we moved to the region because Rye wanted to return to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (where he grew up) and because I was pursuing graduate studies at Queen’s University. Now, we love living in the region and plan ...

Makin’ It Work: Footstep Organics

With the indefinite closure of farmers’ markets, Quinte West-based growers Paul Stewart and Shira Katzberg rely on CSA subscriptions and local produce drop-offs.

Photos: Footstep Organics Facebook page

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Paul Stewart + Shira Katzberg – Footstep Organics   What does working from home look like for you? As two full-time farmers we’re always working from home. So in a lot of ways this has been nothing new. What has been new is having our kindergartener at home. While it has its challenges ...

Makin’ It Work: Dough Mama

Corrie Wessels stands in her Dough Mama kitchen.

Corrie Wessels’ handmade pizza doughs are bringing families together in the kitchen during isolation.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Corrie Wessels – Dough Mama Describe your business. Dough Mama pizza dough dry mixes are the perfect solution for delicious and easy pizza you can enjoy at home. With three different kinds to choose from, you can create anything from a classic cheese and pepperoni or a gluten-friendly veggie lovers pizza to deliciously ...

Building Health and Wellness in Brighton

Amanda Mei and Johanna Kelly of the Northumberland Health and Wellness Centre in Brighton.

Two health professionals left the big city behind to build a life of balance in Brighton.

Just a short drive from Belleville is the municipality of Brighton, a quiet spot nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario. It’s home to Northumberland Health and Wellness Centre, a multidisciplinary clinic run by Dr. Amanda Mei, DC and Johanna Kelly, RMT. The clinic offers chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy and orthotics to local patients. “The biggest value we hold is to treat our patients and community with the utmost integrity and respect,” says Amanda. “We are problem-solving based ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Abby and Maddy

abby and maddy lambert decorating

Describe your business. Lambert Decorating is a female owned and operated painting company that specializes in interior repaints and cabinet painting. How long have you been here? My partner Maddy and I were both born and raised in Belleville. I left for a few years to attend school in Toronto, and then lived in Kingston for a short time. What brought you to the region? I moved back to Belleville once I met Maddy, and I was pleasantly surprised ...

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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.