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Gareth Davies' Maker House connecting consumers with stories behind products

Gareth Davies' Maker House connecting consumers with stories behind products

Although Davies doesn't have much time to do what got him into the business in the first place, he's excited to offer Ottawans products made close to home.
Ottawa skin care company Bushbalm finding success in 'nether regions'

Ottawa skin care company Bushbalm finding success in 'nether regions'

"You won't find many companies that manufacture and sell their own products here, and we're proud of that," says co-founder David Gaylord.
Bytown Bees launching with goal of improving food security in Canada

Bytown Bees launching with goal of improving food security in Canada

Dinah Robinson is still working to make Ottawa a more bee-friendly city, as she turns a hobby into a new local business.
Ottawa's Alida Burke blazing a trail for young female entrepreneurs through food security project

Ottawa's Alida Burke blazing a trail for young female entrepreneurs through food security project

University of Ottawa student Alida Burke recently won the SheBoot Pitch competition for businesses by women.
Ottawa's own food delivery service driving local restaurants back into the black

Ottawa's own food delivery service driving local restaurants back into the black

Solving problems and building new businesses is something Darren Burrowes lives for.
Health and wellness retailer back in business after deemed non-essential during COVID lockdowns

Health and wellness retailer back in business after deemed non-essential during COVID lockdowns

Planet Botanix's Heather Garrod found it ironic that, at a time when her customers needed her business the most, she couldn't be there.
Ottawa's Madahoki Farm looking to create deep Indigenous cultural experience

Ottawa's Madahoki Farm looking to create deep Indigenous cultural experience

Trina Mather-Simard, producer of popular Indigenous festivals like Ottawa's Summer Solstice, wants to take cultural tourism to the next level.
One of the few Ottawa businesses to thrive during pandemic times, Pot and Pantry set to expand

One of the few Ottawa businesses to thrive during pandemic times, Pot and Pantry set to expand

When a neighbouring store on Elgin Street closed, Robin Coull saw her opportunity to grow her kitchenware business.
Ottawa murder mystery theatre company forced to reinvent itself

Ottawa murder mystery theatre company forced to reinvent itself

When COVID forced theatres to close, Pete Dillon responded. "If the audience can't go to the theatre, we'll bring the theatre to them."
Ottawa couturier redesigning her career

Ottawa couturier redesigning her career

Farah Asnaashari has been designing and making bespoke clothes for women in Ottawa for nearly 30 years, but COVID pandemic lockdowns nearly put an end to that.
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