Blog articles for 2017

Wedding Cake and Cookies

In 2008 Anna Hiebert and her daughter Martha Zacharias embarked on a journey to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Although they had no formal training, Anna was a tremendously skilled baker with experience creating delicious homemade treats for her family.

Village Square Coffee House Interior

According to Michelle Fournier, living in Port Stanley is a little bit like living on an island.

Successful Recipients of the Festival and Event Partnership Program

Elgin County Economic Development is celebrating the cultural vibrancy that festivals and events bring to the community by supporting five local events through the 2017 Festival and Event Partnership Program. 

Spices on a shelf

Pepper Tree Spice Co. is the creative child of London entrepreneur Deb Mackey who after years of hunting for good quality spices, wanted to share a passion for high-quality and truly fresh spices, herbs, and seasonings with the growing culinary and organic community in Southwestern Ontario.

Tiffany Richter at the Chique Shack Boutique

Style is in Tiffany Richter’s blood. Childhood summers spent working at her grandmother’s clothing store in Southampton cemented her love of fashion and led her to pursue a diploma in Fashion Merchandising from Fanshawe College.

Whistle Stop Peddlers Sign

Peter McDermid, owner of The Bear Friend Factory, is in the business of making people smile. 

Wayside Dining Lounge

In 2016, The Wayside Dining Lounge in Talbotville celebrated a significant milestone – 80 continuous years in business. This is an impressive achievement for any business, especially a small, independently-owned business in a rural community.