Business


Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra

Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra is a full service interior design business here in Sudbury offering colour consultations, lighting & fixture design as well as home decor. Andra is a recent graduate from the Interior Design Institute and she opened Simply Chic Interior Designs in 2015. We spoke with Andra about her interior design business and what design trends to look out for in 2017! What inspired you to start Simply Chic Interior Designs by Andra? As I got older, I realized I wanted to do something that truly made me happy and inspired me. Ultimately, I always knew......

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Grab Your Wellness at Quinta Essentia!

Have you ever imagined receiving a massage upon attending a yoga class, grabbing a loose leaf tea and a healthy salad all in the same spot?  Well let me tell you, you have arrived at just the right place!  We spoke with Guylaine Jalbert, the founder of Quinta Essentia and she gave us the inside scoop about her studio.  A holistic environment filled with wellness workshops, yoga classes and healthy essentials that will surely leave you rejuvenated! Tell us about yourself and Quinta Essentia. My name is Guylaine Jalbert.  I am a Reiki Master and a Certified Holistic Aroma......

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Her Business Guide

Lorna Macdonald is the founder behind Her Business Guide, a mother to five children and an inspirational individual who has a heart to help women in business within Northern Ontario.  This guide gives opportunities for women to join in as a group and help each other grow their businesses.  We spoke with Lorna to find out what inspired her to pursue this insightful guide!  Read on to find out more! Tell us about Her Business Guide! Her Business Guide is a business directory exclusive to women.  This guide showcases women within the business community here in Sudbury who have......

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Food, Fun, and a New Coffee Shop: Meet the Owner of Cupcakes and Kale!

We’re big foodies over at Our Crater, and we especially love the local food blog Cupcakes and Kale by Jessica Nadel! The vegan blogger is also the owner of Oh My BakeShop, and author of two cookbooks; Greens 24/7 and Superfoods 24/7. We asked Jessica all about her blog, her favourite recipes, and her upcoming coffee shop! Share your story with us! When did you find your passion for baking and cooking? I grew up in a family that did a lot cooking and baking – I was the lucky kid who had school lunches packed with homemade chocolate......

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GO HOME, YOU’RE DRUNK! AND LET DRIVERSEAT GET YOU THERE!

The days of leaving your vehicle abandoned in a parking lot and saying a little prayer for her safety are gone! Driverseat, Sudbury’s newest and quite possibly most innovative transportation service has hit the road! Bringing you the best of both worlds Driverseat offers the accessibility of their app like with Uber and the convenience of delivering you in your own vehicle like Red Nose! They’re really making it easy for you to make a responsible choice next time you find yourself at a BBQ that suddenly gets lit! And with your car in the driveway the next morning......

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Startup 101: A free weekly entrepreneurship course

Looking to open your own business but don’t know where to start? The NORCAT Innovation Mill wants to help! In collaboration with the Regional Business Centre,  they just launched Startup 101 (formally Entrepreneurship 101)!  This free educational certificate program delivered by a group of experience entrepreneurs, will provide your with relevant and practical information that you need to start and grow your own businesses. The first session will start on Wednesday, September 14th and continue for 25 weeks covering a range of topics from sales and marketing to intellectual property and raising equity capital. Once you complete the program, you will receive a NORCAT......

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PITCH 2016 Profiles: Hexic Monitoring Systems

On Thursday, April 28th we attended PITCH 2016 hosted by NORCAT  and it was a really great event! There were four companies pitching – Hexic Monitoring Systems, FORMid, REPerformance, and HapSys. Today we are introducing you to Daryl Dominique, owner of Hexic Monitoring Systems who won the “People’s Choice Award” at PITCH 2016. Hexic Monitoring Systems is a young startup that has created a prototype that can detect whether a genetic nut and bolt fastener is failing from under or over tightening and general wear and tear. How did you get involved in PITCH 2016? PITCH has been an event on......

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PITCH 2016 Profiles: HapSys

On Thursday, April 28th we attended PITCH 2016 hosted by NORCAT  and it was a really great event! There were four companies pitching – Hexic Monitoring Systems, FORMid, REPerformance, and HapSys. All four pitches were really interesting and it was great to see so much innovation in one room! We are already looking forward to attending next year’s event. Today we are introducing you to Kacey Cayen, the brilliant mind behind HapSys. Kacey has a Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour with a minor in Biology from McMaster University. He is currently on a leave of absence......

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Crater Hangouts: Kadence Music Therapy

Did you know that Sudbury has its first official music therapy program? The Our Crater co-founders got to hang out with Kylie Klym, registered psychotherapist, accredited music therapist and owner of Kadence Music Therapy, to learn all about the program! Find out why Kylie decided to become a music therapist, and how Kadence Music Therapy is benefiting individuals and organizations in Sudbury and Northern Ontario. Website: www.kadencemusictherapy.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kadence-Music-Therapy Twitter: @kadencemt  ...

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Northern Ontario PR Celebrates 1 Year

Publicity/media relations, social media management and event planning are a few of the services offered by Northern Ontario PR – a public relations company based in Sudbury servicing Northern Ontario. After 5 years experience in the media industry, Michelle TenHave decided it was time to be her own boss and start her PR company. Northern Ontario PR celebrated 1 year in business earlier this month and we had a chance to sit down with Michelle to learn more about Northern Ontario PR and what she’s been working on lately! What’s the story behind Northern Ontario PR? I have worked in the......

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