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Business news from Peterborough's community.


The Business Beat for March 4, 2019

Brand Health has re-branded. Congratulations to Paul Hickey and the team at Outpost379. The idea is to capture the fresh perspective that they feel by being located here in Peterborough. Calling themselves “the outpost of advertising”, Hickey and his team have worked on everything from local campaigns for The Y, the Canoe Museum and Trent, to national and international campaigns for everything from PEI to Cialis.


Perry Longhurst wants you to know that Cascades-Coyle Containerboard Packaging (formerly Coyle Packaging in Peterborough), continues to support customers in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Eastern Ontario Regions. Perry Longhurst is the local sales rep and he continues to help his customers with their custom corrugated packaging and corrugated display requirements. You can contact Perry at or at 705-761-6954. 


Martha Sullivan recently moved her law practice to 195 Sherbrooke Street, across from the LCBO. Sullivan Law specializes in real estate transactions, wills and estates and family law.

They cut the ribbon on their new offices last week and are enjoying the bigger and brighter space. Born and raised in Peterborough, Martha opened her own practice in April 2017. Check out or on social media.


The Innovation Clusters E-Connect event is this Thursday (March 7) from 6 – 8pm at The Venue. This e-connect will feature three female founders; Gwyneth James, senior partner with Cody and James accountants, Dana Empey, owner of Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel, and Michelle Ferreri, story teller, marketing consultant and vlogger. Details at


This Friday (March 8) is the International Women’s Day Conference. Connecting Women, Inspiring Action, the full day agenda features keynote speakers and workshops and there are still a couple of tickets left. Details and registration at


And there are a couple of key deadlines approaching. If you want to nominate someone for the Women in Business award or the Judy Heffernan Award the deadline is March 16. Details at And Ignite100, the new business plan competition from Community Futures Peterborough has a March 15th deadline. Details at


November 29

Stewart Aviation recently assumed the Fixed Based Operation and fuel services at the

Peterborough Airport. Most of the previous Fixed Base Operation operational staff remain under Stewart Aviation. Owners Scott Stewart and Dana Empey also own G. Stewart Travel Services LTD with retail operations under Carlson Wagonlit Travel and wholesale operations under Stewart Tours. Meanwhile Stewart Travel has 4 charters booked for 2019, including their newly announced Bahamas cruise out of Florida.


Adventure Tails is a new dog walking service offered by Laurie Pezzack. Laurie provides on-leash walks on the many nature trails in the area, with pick up and drop off from the owners home, in-home visits, clean-up and special requests from pet owners. Laurie is insured and bonded and certified in pet first aid and she sends a Tails from the Trail pet care journal after each walk or visit! Check out or call 705-977-1510.


Events this week include Next Level, the Chamber of Commerce quarterly event that profiles local business people doing next level things. Held Wednesday at 11.30 at The Venue, this Next Level will focus on partnerships, featuring Neil Morton and Cody May from StudioPTBO, Tony and Kellie Grady from Grady Shoes, and Ben van Veen and Catherine Hanrahan from Team vanRahan Century 21. Details and tickets for the $10 lunch are online at


HRLive is a new web-based HR platform developed by Savino Human Resources Partners. Managing partner Matthew Savino will be outlining HRLive’s innovative features at a launch event this Thursday (November 1) at 3.30 pm at the Loomex Building at the Peterborough Airport. Details at or on Facebook.


And this Friday (November 2) a local workforce and economic development team will be profiling a training program for underserved youth called NPower Canada. NPower is a charitable organization that launches young adults into careers through industry certified training in IT Analysis, and Digital Customer Care. The program runs from 11 – 1.30 at the Peterborough Public Library. Details on