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Young Entrepreneurs: Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook

Two people standing facing each other holding bunches of garlic.

An interview with Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook of Arcadia Farm. Instagram: @arcadia.farm Describe your business. We’re a startup permaculture farm. Permaculture means “permanent agriculture”—it’s a set of design principles based on creating a self-reinforcing ecosystem which provides food, fuel, medicine and shelter. It’s a closed-loop system, meaning that the “waste” from one system is the input for another—like animal manure fertilizing plants, which in turn feed the animals; or trees protecting tender fruit from harsh weather, and the ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Joshua Labelle + Rebeka Roberts

Josh and Bekah of local media company Blog BoQ.

Meet the young entrepreneurs behind Blog BoQ, a digital media company that serves up stories on food, events and lifestyle in the Bay of Quinte region.

An interview with Joshua Labelle and Rebeka Roberts of Blog BoQ. Describe your business. Blog BOQ is a digital media company that focuses on the millennial demographic. We strive to engage young people and families and connect them to the BOQ whether they are locals already, or transplants from other areas. Blog BOQ offers promotion of services, products, employment opportunities and events. Through our website and social media, we have created a resource for the younger demographic to utilize ...

Rural Entrepreneur – Barn Owl Malt

As it becomes more difficult for aspiring entrepreneurs to forge a place for themselves in larger urban centres, many young business owners are seeking out smaller communities in which to grow their businesses and realize their dreams. Recent years have seen the Bay of Quinte region emerge as a new business hotspot, an ever-growing region with true small-town values and an unparalleled sense of community. Meet the inspiring young entrepreneurs whose vision, talent, and tireless hard work are breathing new ...

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 – 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 ...

Young Entrpreneur – Morgan & Mark Kostovos

An Interview with Young Entrepreneurs Morgan and Mike Kotsovos, owners of Cactus Rose based in Quinte West. cactusrose.ca Describe your business.  Cactus Rose is an online children’s boutique.  Inspired by the beauty, freedom and imagination that compliment a child’s spirit – all garments are proudly hand drawn and designed by Mark and I. Only environmentally friendly dyes that are harmless for your littles are used. Our hearts are put into each piece we craft, based off our own children, ...

Hidden Gems

Hey Bay of Quinte! Catherine here, from Charcoal and Teak. I am obsessed with all things home décor and my super power is flipping furniture. I love hitting up the thrift stores around the Bay of Quinte and rescuing ugly, unwanted gems, otherwise destined for the dump. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I took a $2 coffee table from St. Vincent de Paul and turned it into a chic ottoman. As soon as I saw ...

Young Entrepreneurs

As it becomes more difficult for aspiring entrepreneurs to forge a place for themselves in larger urban centres, many young business owners are seeking out smaller communities in which to grow their businesses and realize their dreams. Recent years have seen the Bay of Quinte region emerge as a new business hotspot, an ever-growing region with true small-town values and an unparalleled sense of community. Meet the inspiring young entrepreneurs whose vision, talent, and tireless hard work are breathing new ...

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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.