Profiles

Metta Wave Yoga Studio Grows Through Innovation

Port Elgin Yoga Studio uses innovative programs to bring health and stress relief benefits to all age groups and fitness levels.

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Eclectic Store Adds to the Charm of Downtown Owen Sound

In the 2011 census, the population of Owen Sound saw a 0.5 per cent decrease from 2006. The next census will be taken in 2016 and one local business owner thinks there might be a change in those trends. ‘The kids who have gone away are now starting to move back to start their families,’ […]

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Discovering Elmer Trudgen

The unusual musical talent of Elmer Trudgen, famous one-man-band who built and played an 11 instrument machine comes to light with the conversion of a1930’s audio recording.

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Unique Farming Model Finds Success

In Grey County alone, there are over 220 farms. While the county is ranked amongst the top producers for sheep, lambs and cattle in Ontario, our local agri-food industry is also very active. Many of these farms will take their produce to sell at market, while others join associations such as the Chefs’ Forum. Still […]

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Local Business Responds to Unique Demographics

Last year, MoneySense Magazine named Owen Sound the 15th best place to retire in Canada.

Local business, Maids Unlimited provides cleaning services to homes and businesses in the Grey and Bruce region, and also home maintenance service which is especially convenient for the elderly.

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Tourism Development in Grey Bruce Gets Adventurous

Gone are the days when references to Grey Bruce’s economy conjure images of ship-filled harbours bustling with trade, or factories filled with workers manufacturing items to be shipped across the continent or beyond. There was a time that our community’s economy was much more diverse than we presently find it. The region had lucrative lumber […]

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Alternative Energy Options in Grey-Bruce

With rising energy costs and looming environmental concerns, the topic of renewable power has been gaining popularity in Grey and Bruce. The construction of wind turbines in the region has been hotly debated, biomass fuels have begun to be utilized, and solar panels are popping up on roofs all across the counties. Unlike wind turbines, […]

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The Technology Centre’s Doors are Open for Business

When does a place become a business? In an interview with Technology Centre and Softext Publishing owner, Terry Welton, we see how a business idea develops over time and the impact of changing technology. The Technology Centre, located in the centre of Owen Sound, is both a business and a location. Opened in 2000, the […]

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Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)

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Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
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Address: 954 1st Ave W.
Owen Sound, ON CAN N4K 4K5

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