Business Stories

Meet a Business: MJ Healthy 4 Life

Sometimes when you make some key lifestyle changes, others take note and want to learn how you’ve become both healthier and happier. That essentially is how Napanee-based MJ Healthy 4 Life began.

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Meet a Business: Mazinaw Residence Inn

New amenities, convenient location, warm atmosphere the hallmark of revitalized Mazinaw Residence Inn.

Located in the heart of Addington Highlands near Bon Echo Provincial Park, the Mazinaw Residence Inn is in the midst of a wonderful revival, and is as busy as it’s ever been under the direction of new owners James Chen and his wife Aranay.

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Meet a Business: Greg Brown Masonry

Dedication to his craft, creating a reputation for excellent work and great service and loving what he does has led to success for Greg Brown and his new company, Greg Brown Masonry.

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Meet a Business: Don Hogan Carpentry

Don and Lorie Hogan never imagined how rewarding a rural location would be for their carpentry business. For starters, each month they save a considerable amount in rent. They also have a large space giving them the right height to build even curved staircases indoors.  Their commute to work is a mere 15 minutes (without a traffic jam in sight).

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Meet a Business: Wilton Tack

Wilton Tack marked its 20th anniversary in December of 2016, although in the typically humble fashion of owners Howard and Anne Mahon, the significant anniversary passed without any fanfare.

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Meet a Business: Newburgh Pharmacy

Growing up in a small community in northern New Brunswick, Jennifer Bergeron enjoyed the benefits of the friendly, co-operative atmosphere and more relaxed pace of life. 

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Meet a Business: The River Bakery & Café

Although he grew up in and around the restaurant business in the sprawling metropolis of Toronto, Dalton Cowper never really harboured ambitions of owning his own eatery. And he certainly never aspired to own one in a small rural Eastern Ontario Community.

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Meet a Business: L&A Mutual Insurance

What is now L&A Mutual Insurance Company began in the pioneering years after Confederation when a group of farmers met in in 1876 in Newburgh to create a co-operative insurance company to help protect them from the losses that occur to property and livestock due to fire. 

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Meet a Business: Lucas' Family of Fashion Stores

With entrepreneurial roots that stretch back more than 70 years, the Lucas family continues to be on the forefront of Downtown Napanee’s current revitalization, which was kick-started with their first investments in creating what is now a destination fashion hub for the region. 

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Meet a Business: Hart N Hart

Ryan Moore humbly admits that the biggest challenge he faced when purchasing the long-established Hart N Hart Signs and Promotions company eight years ago was “to not mess it up.”

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