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Tag: Jim Barber

The County’s New Mayor Strives for Economic Diversification

By Jim Barber There are a lot of new faces around the council table in Prince Edward County, meaning newly-elected Mayor Robert Quaiff will have a lot of new ideas and new opinions to contend with as he helps lead this energetic group over the next four-year term. Quaiff took more than half the vote in the Oct. 27 municipal election against two other contenders. He replaces Peter Mertens, who chose to retire from public office before the 2014 ...

By Jim Barber One is a nationally-recognized, high-end hotel brand, another is a unique new enterprise run by a hard-working, design-minded young couple, while the third is a brave and bold move by a mom and grandmother to fulfill the dream of running a small business to serve the women of her small, tight knit community. What the Drake Devonshire in Wellington, Quinte Design Centre in Belleville and Deseronto’s Peytan’s Place Boutique have in common is that they are ...

New Loyalist Program Creates Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today

New Loyalist program to help create tomorrow’s entrepreneurs today By Jim Barber It’s no secret that small and medium-sized businesses – the ones starting out as ideas in the fertile minds of hard-working, creative entrepreneurs, are the backbone of the Canadian economy and the primary source of job growth and economic resilience in the 21st century. With that in mind, and understand that the waters of entrepreneurship can be choppy at the best of times, Loyalist College recently announced ...

Family Business Built on Sustainability, Customization

Part of our highlight of Bay of Quinte Home Builders and Realtors over the next several months.  Find a HOME in the Bay of Quinte Region here:  www.bayofquinte.ca/living By Jim Barber A family owned and operated business, Gordon Tobey Developments has been designing and building unique, environmentally responsible homes in the Brighton and Trenton area for nearly 40 years. At the core of the philosophy of the company started by an experienced engineer, Gordon Tobey, in 1976 is a ...

Homegrown Solar Jobs

By Jim Barber The creation of a new Napanee-based holding company is going to have significant repercussions within the broader Bay of Quinte job market, with at least 180 well-paying high-tech jobs being created, and the promise of more jobs and increased economic activity to come. At a special press conference held on Friday, Oct. 10, Karl Hollett of Napanee’s Strathcona Solar Initiatives announced the creation of a new multi-national holding company called Strathcona Energy Group. It includes a ...

Bay of Quinte a Great Market for Renters

  In many parts of Ontario, particularly in the booming sprawl that comprises the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and it’s contiguous markets in southern Ontario, the opportunity to purchase a home, especially a new home, is becoming more and more difficult for many folks. This means more individuals, couples and families are looking to rent homes – sometimes for extended periods of time. They are choosing to rent either because they can’t now and probably won’t in the foreseeable ...

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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.