Tasty tarts – Belwood Country Market owner Julie Woefle with some of the varieties of butter…
Is Centre Wellington ready for cannabis retail stores? John Mifsud says yes
CENTRE WELLINGTON – Five years ago, Centre Wellington council opted not to allow cannabis stores in the township. It’s time that changes, says John Mifsud.
Pharmacists welcome new prescription powers for common ailments
WELLINGTON COUNTY - As of Jan. 1, pharmacists across Ontario can prescribe within 10 drug classes for 13 minor ailments. Local pharmacists are welcoming what they say is a long-overdue advancement in their scope of practice.
Local funeral directors lauded for 50 years in business
WELLINGTON COUNTY – It might seem an unusual career path right out of high school, but both Graham Giddy and Allan Lee have found being funeral directors to be deeply meaningful, satisfying, and important work. And they each received recognition in 2022 for 50 years in the business.
New store in Fergus echoes the Bookery
Echoing the Bookery – Owning one store is not enough for Debb Greer, owner of the Bookery in…
Scented Market one of five candidates for Ontario Made award
FERGUS – Local entrepreneur and candlemaker Kristy Miller says she was “unexpectedly thrilled” when her store, The Scented Market, was shortlisted for an Ontario Made award recognizing retailers selling local products.
Rash of thefts at local car washes costing businesses big bucks
WELLINGTON COUNTY – In recent weeks there has been a rash of thefts from car washes throughout Wellington County. Thieves often don't get away with a lot of money, but they are causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage with each theft.
Eco-friendly candlemaker featured on ‘Dragons’ Den’
FERGUS – “It’s all about community,” said Kristy Miller, founder of The Scented Market, who recently appeared on the season finale of CBC’s Dragon’s Den. The business sell candles and other home and body products, with stores in Fergus, Guelph, Paris and Niagara.
Jeff McKee, Emma Smyth receive second Arthur Chamber Citizen of Year awards
ARTHUR – The Arthur Chamber of Commerce presented its 2022 community awards to recipients at the Arthur Legion on Oct. 19.
Town announces new Erin Winter Fest
ERIN – The Town of Erin is gearing up to offer its first-ever winter festival, billed by officials as "themed festive fun" with "something for everyone to enjoy." Erin Winter Fest will take place in downtown Erin village over three evenings in November and December.
Latest OLG payment to Centre Wellington over $800,000
ELORA – Centre Wellington will again receive over $800,000 in its latest payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for hosting Elements Casino Grand River in Elora.
Digital Main Street offering in-person workshops for local small businesses
WELLINGTON COUNTY - Digital Main Street, along with the Minto Chamber of Commerce, Township of Wellington North and Township of Mapleton, are hosting two free workshops for local businesses.
Minto celebrates downtown enhancement
MINTO – A celebration of revitalization in local downtowns was held here on Sept. 27.
BDC Small Business Week 2022
CANADA – For Small Business Week, Oct. 16 to 22, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is daring Canadians to do things differently.
The Business Centre of Guelph-Wellington supports entrepreneurs every step of the way
WELLINGTON COUNTY – If there was ever a time for local entrepreneurs to reach out for free guidance and support in the ever-changing landscape of commerce, it’s now.