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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: Simple Desk

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When faced with the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, Jenny Chandler encourages local business owners to not let fear of the unknown hold them back.

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. Jenny Chandler – Simple Desk Describe your business. Simple Desk is a small business support company working to eliminate entrepreneurial overwhelm by providing cost-effective outsourcing solutions. Our services range from bookkeeping and administration to customer support and marketing plans that can be performed both on and off site. What does working from home/your ...

Makin’ It Work: Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe

A person wearing a white shirt and brown jacket standing next to a wood beam. Melissa Strecker, owner of Farmer's Daughter Sub Shoppe in Quinte West, shares how the business has been Makin' It Work through COVID-19.

Melissa Strecker, the farmer’s daughter herself, has continued providing her signature subs with locally-sourced products thanks to the support of her team and loyal customers.

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. Melissa Strecker – Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe Describe your business. Farmer’s Daughter Sub Shoppe is an artisanal sub shoppe which specializes in well-crafted sandwiches using locally-sourced ingredients. What does working from home/your workplace look like for you right now? We as a team have adapted very well during this trying time. It’s about ...

Makin’ It Work: KKP Belleville

Melissa Haig of KKP Belleville shares how the business has been Makin It Work during COVID-19.

Melissa Haig shares the ways that the local print shop has been supporting other local businesses through COVID-19 with the production of plexiglass dividers, floor distancing stickers and other print materials.

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. Melissa Haig – KKP Belleville Describe your business. KKP Belleville is a one-stop shop for all things signage, printing, copying, design, digital, mailing and promotional items. Our motto is – Yes, we can! We work with clients large and small to find solutions for their business, organization or personal needs – be it ...

Makin’ It Work: The Birdhouse Nature Store

Bobbi Wright, owner of The Birdhouse Nature Store in Brighton, shares how her business has been adapting during COVID-19.

Bobbi Wright shares how customers staying home caused sales at her store to take flight at the beginning of 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. Bobbi Wright – The Birdhouse Nature Store Briefly describe your business. We are a retail store that specializes in all things back yard birding. Feeders, houses, birdbaths, seed and gifts inspired by nature. We have our own seed blend which is growing in popularity and we offer in various sizes, including a refillable ...

Makin’ It Work: Beauty Works Day & Medi Spa

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Owner Rhonda Barriage shares how the spa experience has changed 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. Rhonda Barriage – Beauty Works Day & Medi Spa Briefly describe your business. Beauty Works Day & Medi Wellness Spa, Quinte Region’s largest full-service day spa, offering medical treatments, esthetics, massage & body treatments delivered by highly-trained professionals in a private and welcoming environment. What does working from home/your workplace look like for ...

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 ...

Makin’ It Work: Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe

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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. Krysten Trenholm – Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe Describe your business. Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe is a family-run bakery in the heart of Belleville. We provide a wide variety of cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes and other treats including dietary and custom orders. We run this business with a huge team of supporters: family, friends and ...

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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.