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New restaurant delivery service helps end hunger

A brand new online restaurant delivery service launched this week here in Kingston. Jubzi (pronounced jub-zee) rolled out here on Monday, May 3, 2021 and 40 Kingston eateries have already signed on. Jubzi Inc. launched four months ago in Windsor, Ontario and has been a success with restaurant owners, the

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Hard Way Cider expands to Kingston’s West End

Steve and Lisa Goddard opened Hard Way Cider in 2016 after friends were constantly asking them for more of their home brew. After finding great success with their brews, the pair have opened a new location in Kingston’s west end. According to the Lisa, Steve had the initial idea of

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Ontario Small Business Support Grants lack support for local businesses

Businesses in the Kingston area are experiencing difficulties and delays when applying for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. When they need help or have questions about the grant, many say they are left floundering after calling the so-called helpline. Launched in January, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides

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Cold plasma sterilization supports more than the cannabis industry

In 2011, Florina Truica was faced with a difficult decision: Follow her employer to Georgia, or lose her job but continue to raise her family here in Kingston. Truica, born and raised in Romania, came to Kingston in 2008 after completing her PhD and post-doctoral studies at Ecole Polytechnique of

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South Frontenac partners with Frontenac Business Services for COVID-19 recovery opportunities

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing well into 2021, the Township of South Frontenac has partnered with Frontenac Business Services (formerly Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation), to provide targeted relief and recovery funding aimed at assisting small businesses as they adapt to meet evolving consumer demands. “Following an extremely tough year

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Martello Alley’s virtual solution to pandemic shopping

Imagine being able to visit your favourite store from the comfort of your own home. Although there’s no replacement for the real thing, one business owner is hoping a virtual touch will help boost sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It made me really decide at the last minute that I

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Starter Company Plus provides up to $5K for new small businesses

New and existing business owners who are either launching a new venture or have been in business for less than five years now have an opportunity to pitch for up to $5,000 to support their business operations. Starter Company Plus, offered through Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) with funding

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Simply J.R.: Basic cremation with no hidden fees

Caring for a loved one after death can be less difficult, and less expensive. James Reid Funeral Home offers two low cost, inclusive cremation packages: Simply J.R. Basic Cremation at $1997.55, and Simply J.R. Estate Cremation at $2997.60, taxes included. A thriving business in Kingston for 167 years, those with

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‘Hands Up for LGC’ brings sense of community back to local gymnastics club

Loyalist Gymnastics Club (LGC) is working hard to rebuild the sense of community lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-house fundraising campaign, ‘Hands Up for LGC,’ is raising funds for the club, and reconnecting its members. “With the pandemic going on a year now, the Sponsorship Coordinator from the

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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Gan Chev celebrates 45 years as part of the Gananoque community

This spring marks Gan Chev’s 45th year in business. A feature in Gananoque since the one-car showroom opened in 1976, the dealership is a true family business and a longtime sponsor of local organizations and events. “One of our most important accomplishments is our commitment to the Gananoque community,” said

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