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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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B’s Bike Bites: An innovative business model with a bit of nostalgia

There are times when it seems things happen for a reason – that all the factors in a project somehow come together perfectly at exactly the right time. B’s Bike Bites, a new mobile ice cream and beverage business here in Kingston, is one of those projects – but not

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Private gym, Rebelle Fit, offers exclusive strength training classes

Located at 96 Innovation Drive in Kingston’s east end, Rebelle Fit is a small 1000 sq ft, unassuming space, perfect for physically distanced group workouts. They focus on circuit training and whole body fitness. With a maximum capacity of 6 people, and classes by appointment only, keeping clients safe and

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Women’s-only kickboxing-inspired workout facility now open in Kingston

There is a new women’s-only kickboxing-inspired circuit-based workout location in Kingston’s west end. Specially designed for maximum fitness and health results in 30 minute increments, 30 Minute Hit is a great option for busy women who can only find small spaces of time in their schedules to work out. The

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Cooke’s Fine Foods expands into kitchen goods with new store next door

  The owners of longtime Kingston staple Cooke’s fine foods opened a second store carrying kitchen supplies this morning. Cooke’s Essentials for the Kitchen is directly next door to the existing store in the storefront previously occupied by Oderin Kitchen Supplies. Owner Susan Cooke said she was “really excited that

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Shop & Play Café opens its doors in Kingston’s west end

  Life just got a little sweeter for young families in the Kingston area. On Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 Shop & Play Café, a multipurpose storefront, opened its doors on Gardiners Road. Encouraging imaginative free play for little ones, this shop is the first of its kind in Kingston. “Shop

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Life is Sweet: How ‘Sweet Treats by Nadia’ opened its doors for business in Kingston

Kingston has always been home to innovation and growth, and recently a small cookie decorating business, Sweet Treats by Nadia opened for business. Nadia Gundert, owner and chief baker, has spent years using her talents with sugar and flour to create masterful desserts as a side project. This year she

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