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River West Co. of 1000 Islands Village is a shopping destination

River West Co. of 1000 Islands Village is a shopping destination
Feature photo: Part of the team at River West Co. are from left, Elisha Castle, manager Stefanie Chauvin and Staci Sands, shown in the 6,000-square-foot “shops within a shop.” – Photo by Deanna Clark, UCLG Economic Development MAITLAND – The newly-opened River West Co. is a multiple-boutique experience in the redeveloped 1000 Islands Village. Owner Paul Blakney and store manager... Read More

Apple Ridge Farm is doggie daycare, All play time, no cage time for dogs

Apple Ridge Farm is doggie daycare, All play time, no cage time for dogs
Top feature photo: John and Amanda Riemersma with their bloodhounds in the outdoor play area. Article & Photos By: Deanna Clark, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Economic Development Office CAINTOWN – Amanda Riemersma has taken her love of animals and turned it into a thriving business. Read More

The Opinicon makes a triumphant return

The Opinicon makes a triumphant return
Owner Fiona McKean welcomes you from the verandah of the fully renovated main building. by Deanna Clark – Economic Development, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville CHAFFEY’S LOCK – The Opinicon Dining & Resort – this region’s much-loved, historic Rideau Canal destination – is shiny, new and full of character. Read More

Rideau Lakes honours business, innovation and entrepreneurs

Rideau Lakes honours business, innovation and entrepreneurs
SOUTH ELMSLEY – Country Roads Community Health Centre (CRCHC) has earned the premiere Rideau Lakes Township Business of the Year Award. CRCHC is one of the oldest and largest employers in the municipality and has earned provincial recognition twice in the past 4 years. The Health Centre has multiple sites and continues to offer new programs and extend its services... Read More

Miracle Maids experiencing amazing growth, celebrating three years of success

Miracle Maids experiencing amazing growth, celebrating three years of success
TINCAP – Get ready to see more bright, lime-green mini cars and a pontoon boat as this area’s residential cleaning service is growing – again – and expanding its coverage area. Miracle Maids owner Tabitha Flood came up with the idea for her company and did her research in what she considered an under-serviced area. Now the company has surpassed... Read More

EEC to Host Virtual Job Fair March 22nd

EEC to Host Virtual Job Fair March 22nd
Filling summer jobs is easy through online fair Are you an employer wanting to make hiring summer students an easier more successful exercise? You now have the chance to participate in the Employment and Education Centre’s (EEC) first-ever online Virtual Job Fair.  The event will be held Wednesday, March 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Employers and job-seeking students... Read More

New Bed and Breakfast concept getting rave reviews from happy guests

New Bed and Breakfast concept getting rave reviews from happy guests
MERRICKVILLE – Innkeepers Dawn and Mike Zaversenuke like to think outside of the box. As owners of  the 1840 Guest House B&B, they’ve blended two accommodation styles with great success. Their lodgings have the quaint communal area of a traditional B&B but when it comes to the rooms they are more of a boutique guest house. Their modern rooms all... Read More

Athens native Mary Rae Knapp receives lifetime business achievement award

Athens native Mary Rae Knapp receives lifetime business achievement award
Athens – Well-established and respected area business woman Mary Rae Knapp is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the annual International Women’s Day event hosted at the Aquatarium March 9th. The long-time co-owner of JB Kelly Insurance Broker Ltd. in Brockville, Mary Rae has achieved the highest competency level in the insurance business. She served two... Read More

The Cove blends tried-and-true favourites with new trends for customer engagement

The Cove blends tried-and-true favourites with new trends for customer engagement
WESTPORT – There is always something new to experience at The Cove Country Inn. It could be a night out at the popular Blues on the Rideau, a concert series benefitting local causes, Wings ‘n Tunes Wednesdays, Jazz Night or a special menu event like the March 9th Thai Food and Wine Dinner. The Cove, winner of the 2016 South... Read More

Forman Farms a 21st-century business building on food trends and sustainability

Forman Farms a 21st-century business building on food trends and sustainability
Co-owners Christine and Charlie Forman flank greenhouse manager Natasha Abrams, centre, surrounded by plenty of fresh greens despite the bitter January cold. – Photo By United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Economic Develpoment Department SEELEY’S BAY – Forman Farms co-owners Charlie and Christine Forman know how to keep pace with evolving food trends while notching up sustainable farming practices. Read More