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Business news from Peterborough's community.


November 27 Examiner

Lakefield Flowers and Gifts is under new ownership. Robyn Jenkins, who owns The Robyns Nest Photography and Bridal Boutique just across the street, has purchased the business, renovated the store, and put her mother Rachel Jenkins in charge! Located at 56 Queen Street in Lakefield, it’s a full service flower shop and will be working in conjunction with the Robyn’s Nest to offer a one stop bridal service for make-up, hair, photography and flowers. Call 705-652-6855, or find them on Facebook and Instagram.


Well known local chef and caterer Martin Carbajal has just opened his own restaurant. La Mesita is located at 229 Hunter Street and serves authentic Mexican cuisine including tacos, tortas, fajitas, salads, drinks and desserts. Martin is one of the areas great personalities who has been lighting up most of the local farmers markets with his bright smile. Check out the new restaurant soon, or get more information by finding La Mesita Catering on Facebook.


Shaw Computer Systems will be holding a Holiday Open House coming up on December 12. Apart from the goodies and holiday cheer, of particular interest might be the two workshops that Shaw will be offering that day. Steve Austrin will be serving up some Tips and Tricks for Office 2016 from 2 – 2.30, and Carlye Boruta will help you protect your Business from Cybercrime, that’s from 3 – 3.30. Details and registration are at


And congratulations this week to Brenda Ibey of the Avant-Garden Shop on celebrating 15 years in business! Brenda celebrated by capturing the “Customer First” award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. And to the six Fleming College alumni nominees recently named for the Colleges Ontario Premiers Awards. They are Duane Parnham, Michael VanDerHerberg, Glenn Ogden, Heather Lee, Thomas Wilkins, and Al Stinson. The awards ceremony is tonight in Toronto.


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