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Business news from Peterborough's community.


The Business Beat for June 3, 2019

ComForCare Home Care recently established a Peterborough location under franchise owner Woody Brumet. Woody, Brenda Booth, Rose McCormack, Breymann Cameron and Sally Waterhouse make up the admin team . Compassionate, professional caregivers and PSW’s, provide individual non-medical care plans for seniors, people with disabilities, injuries, post-surgery or stroke, palliative care, chronic disease and more.  Services include meal prep, personal care, light housekeeping,  shopping, errands, escort to appointments and companionship.  Call the office at 705 874-5770 for a complimentary in-home consultation.


Congratulations to Hobart’s on the opening of their third location! Hobart’s Lighthouse is located at Harbour Town at McCracken’s Landing. Hobart’s Executive Chef Scott Hudson is serving up casual dining for brunch, lunch and dinner, all in a spectacular setting. Harbour Town looks out over Stony Lake and is a great spot for watching people, boats, and sunsets. McCracken’s Landing is located just 32 minutes from Peterborough. Just take County Road 6 East of Lakefield to 2281 McCracken’s Landing Road. Visit


Tora Bistro is a brand new Asian fusion restaurant on Charlotte street. A sister restaurant with Madoi Sushi at the corner of George and Brock streets, Tora Bistro specializes in Korean and Japanese cuisine, including sushi, noodles, rolls, ramen and lots more. A complete renovation has created a cool setting, and the food reviews are all positive, so check out Tora Bistro at 172 Charlotte Street, or order delivery, or take out, or find them on Facebook.


TrustWealthy is Sophie Simard’s new business. Sophie offers bookkeeping and financial services including software setup, data entry, preparation of financial statements, budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and more. TrustWealthy is located in Peterborough but they offer virtual services everywhere in Canada. Sophie brings ten years experience to her new company. For details visit





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