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Meaford’s Unique Fauxmagerie Dealing With International Demand

Marie Catherine Marsot checkscheese 270This year marks the tenth anniversary of Meaford’s Dragons' Den (renamed this year 'Meaford Dragons'), during which it has aided local startup businesses with almost a quarter of a million dollars in funding along with a stage on which to launch their enterprise. Leading up to the tenth anniversary show, The Meaford Independent looks at some past winners to see where they are now.

Georgian Bay Fauxmagerie has not yet completed a full year of business since winning Meaford’s Dragons' Den 2018, the popular local show presented at Meaford Hall by the Meaford Chamber of Commerce.


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Local Greenhouses Gearing Up For Spring

garden greenhouse 9485 270Knowing in advance what customers will want during the growing season is a challenge that requires the owners of Ormsby’s Garden Centre and Landscaping on Hwy 26 and Howard Florist and Greenhouses on Margaret Street to follow lifestyle trends.


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Meaford's Job Fair Brought Employers & Job Seekers Together

2018 job fair giilck270The Meaford-St. Vincent Community Centre was bustling for the annual Meaford and area job fair held on Wednesday March 7.

Those who attended included a few hundred job seekers and more than 30 employers from around the area, both local and regional.


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Every Day is Women's Day For Meaford Businesses

MeganRobertson 8938 270Megan Robertson was as surprised as others when she read a recent posting on Facebook listing all of the businesses in Meaford’s downtown core owned and operated by women, what she estimates to be a strong 85 percent.

Then again, she wasn’t overly surprised. As owner of The Kitchen on Sykes Street and the recently elected president of the Meaford BIA, Megan is first in line to recognize the unique qualities that women bring to the business sector, whether in the retail, professional services, or the food sector.


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