Chamber changes

In case you missed it in last week’s Wellington Advertiser, Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce executive director Roberta Scarrow is retiring.

While I can’t begrudge a hard working executive taking a much deserved retirement, I will miss Roberta.

As a reporter you know you’re getting to know the community when people recognize you and welcome you at events. Roberta was first class in this regard. She always made me feel welcome whenever I was covering a chamber event or looking for information from the chamber of commerce. Our interactions became more frequent when I became associate editor of Business Leader and never did Roberta let me down.

Good luck in your next adventure, Roberta!

Dana Burdenuk, formerly of Habitat for Humanity, will be stepping in to Roberta’s shoes. I looking forward to working with you, Dana.

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Now that school is out for the summer I bet there are a number of students throughout Wellington County seeking jobs. This year, maybe take a chance on one of them (or more). You never know, maybe they’ll become a lifelong employee; maybe they’ll bring some new fresh ideas to the table.

As one who was fortunate enough to be given employment chances when I was younger, I will be forever grateful to those forward-thinking employers.

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If you’re looking for a new Italian restaurant in Elora, you’re in luck.

La Fontana offers in-house freshly made pasta, wood oven baked pizza and other dishes that showcase seasonal food.

To check out the restaurant visit, call 226-384-2300 or pop in to the restaurant at 15 Mill St. East in Elora.

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In case you are in search of a new vet, Dr. Ashish Prajapati  has opened North Wellington Animal Hospital at 248 Main St. South in Mount Forest.

The animal hospital is offering complimentary consults to new clients until July 15 for the grand opening.   

For more information call 519-323-2060.

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Just as the warm weather hits, Mount Forest gets a new ice cream shop. The Old Hound opened at 273 Main Street South and the establishment offers a store, deli and ice cream shop.

If the warm weather keeps up this store will probably see booming business this summer. What good timing for an opening.

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For those of you missing your Subway sandwich in Arthur, have no fear, the eatery hasn’t closed – it  just moved.

The new restaurant location is at 7999 Highway 109, Unit 6.

The eatery is open, so stop by to check out the new digs or call 519-848-2214 for more information.

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