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Starter Company PLUS Showcase Features Local Entrepreneurs

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre (SBC), in partnership with the Province of Ontario, offers the Starter Company PLUS program twice a year. Entrepreneurs are given access to small business training, mentoring and grant money of up to $5000 to assist in the start-up or expansion of their business.

The Fall group of entrepreneurs was featured at a Showcase in Lindsay recently:

  • Brouwer Bake Shop – Hannah Brouwer’s venture specializes in custom cakes and baked goods. Indulge in some sweet creations by visiting the Brouwer Bake Shop Website.

  • Lindsay Blinds – Marc Bilz offers custom blinds and shades, adding elegance and functionality to any space. Discover their offerings on the Lindsay Blinds Website.

  • Kawartha Lakes Shuttle Service – Steven Slack’s service provides dependable shuttle transportation, ensuring convenient travel across the region. Learn more on the KLSS Website.
  • Perspective by Peel – Scott Peel captures stunning videos and photographs for businesses, enhancing their visual storytelling. Explore his work on Instagram.


  • Wild Acres – Kim Callaghan specializes in fresh, local flowers, adding natural beauty to any occasion. Visit Wild Acres Flowers for more.

  • Bistro 93 – A culinary experience led by Justin Gartshore, this restaurant promises an exceptional dining adventure. Check out their menu on the Bistro 93 Website.

  • Homespun Alchemy – Barbra Jones offers quality handmade preserves, artisan soaps and fibre art products. Her affordable luxuries are handcrafted with quality and safety in mind. Check out Homespun Alchemy on Facebook.

The 2023 Spring Cohort Entrepreneurs on Display

Amanda Runge at Haus Simply (home organization and design)

Sharon Johnson at Natural Doula (Doula and family photographer)

For more information, please visit the Kawartha Lakes Website or email Sandy Greenberg, Economic Development Officer – Small Business Programs, at [email protected].


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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