Spotlight on business

Small Business Advisory Centre announces open applications for Starter Company Plus program

Smiths Falls/Lanark County/North Leeds Grenville SUBMITTED The Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County/North Leeds Grenville) is now accepting applications for the Starter Company Plus program. Funded by the Government […]

Customer service remains strong as BMO celebrates 150 years in Smiths Falls

Bank has been ‘a safe depository for surplus cash’ over the years LAURIE WEIR It was in April 1874 that the BMO branch opened its doors in Smiths Falls for […]

Fostering community connections through a good cup of coffee

STAFF WRITER In the heart of Merrickville sits the bustling hub known as The Village Bean Coffee House. Especially vibrant just before the shops open, it’s where locals and visitors […]

Your Independent Grocer in Smiths Falls has a new owner

Kemptville YIG co-owner comes to town with extensive background BY LAURIE WEIR After 15 years in Smiths Falls, Dan and Wanita Andress have retired from Your Independent Grocer.  “It has […]

Almonte entrepreneurs shake up spirits industry on Dragon’s Den

Becoming a small business owner is a journey that requires courage, innovation, and the ability to seize opportunities. Almonte business owners Omid McDonald and Neal McCarten exemplify these qualities through […]

Spotlight on Business: Welcome to ontrac Employment Rescource Sercives!

ontrac Employment Resource Services has been providing free professional in-person, local employment services to the community of Smiths Falls since 2002.  Our team of dedicated staff provides services to job […]

Canopy Growth completes sale of Hershey Drive facility

Facility sold to Hershey Canada, Inc. for approximately CAD$53 million Canopy Growth completes CAD $155 million of property sales since April 1, 2023 SMITHS FALLS, ON, October 2, 2023 – […]

Two local students become their own bosses for the summer

This year 2 local students have been selected for the 2023 Summer Company Program in the Lanark County/Smiths Falls/North Leeds Grenville area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to […]

Grand opening – The Tipped Ship, Elgin

On February 24th, 2023, the doors of The Tipped Ship on Main Street in Elgin will open to the public following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 am. All are […]

Welcome to ontrac Employment Resource Services!

ontrac Employment Resource services has been providing free professional in-person, local employment services to the community of Smiths Falls since 2002. Our team of dedicated staff provides services to job […]

Canopy Growth completes divestiture of Canadian retail operations

Transaction supports the Company’s focus on achieving profitability through streamlined operations in Canada Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NASDAQ: CGC) announced today that it has […]

Two local students are working for the best boss ever this summer, themselves

Each year, students between the ages of 15 and 29 apply to the Summer Company program, submit a business plan and if selected, they can receive up to $3,000 in […]

North Pole at North Folk Cafe

The spirit of the season is alive and well at North Folk Cafe & Gelato in Perth. This cafe is decked out for Christmas with festive decorations, a holiday drink […]

Spotlight on Business: Merrick Preparatory School

Merrick Preparatory School is a boarding and day high school located in the beautiful town of Merrickville Since 2012, our school is renowned for small class sizes with outstanding academic […]

Michele’s Doorway to Splendour offers stylish sanctum for ladies fashion

Michele’s Doorway to Splendour has taken a pivotal turn into becoming the place to shop for the latest in new ladies’ fashion. The fashion boutique offers a one-stop shop for […]

Sew Crafty

On the road again. At least that’s what Fred and Sue Gieratz plan when they sell the business they’ve been in for 27 years. The couple have catered to the […]

Spotlight on Business: Pretty Things on Russell

Pretty Things opens at 18 Russell Street this week in Smiths Falls. It is a small shop with a world of fantastic purchases inside; it has a cool vibe with […]

Ontario TSC stores will convert to Peavey Mart

Proudly Canadian Owned & Operated “Peavey Industries LP is pleased to announce the repositioning of our two flagship retail banners into one, with the conversion of TSC Stores, located solely […]