16
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Ajax, Business, Canada, Clarington Board of Trade, COVID-19, Durham Business Contest, durham region, Economy, Oshawa, Pickering, The Park Coworking, Whitby

Clarington contest kickstarting entrepreneurs dreams

The pandemic has impacted all businesses in one way or another. The Clarington Board of Trade with some help from local partners have launched a contest for entrepreneurs. Aaron Streck has the details.
02
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Bulldog Pub & Grill, Canada, Coronavirus, Coronavirus in Ontario, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Durham region businesses, Icebar Cafe, IGreek Oshawa, Ontario Coronavirus, Oshawa, Pandemic

‘Bulldog Fiesta Passport’ program hopes to keep Durham businesses alive during holidays – Durham

As businesses in Durham region continue to fight to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Oshawa restaurant has brought forward an interactive initiative to help a number of owners make it through the holiday season. Julie Eves took over Bulldog Pub & Grill in February, just before the pandemic…
02
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Economy, Lifestyle, Local business owner selling virtual vacations, news, Travel specialist shift gears to sell virtual vacation, Virtual vacation experience

Durham travel specialist offering virtual, interactive, live vacation experience

A local travel specialist is looking to innovate while most people are still avoiding flying. She’s doing so by launching a live virtual travel experience, with the hopes of giving tourists a look at the Caribbean. “Even though I can’t put planes back in the sky, I can bring…
07
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: 8-bit beans, 8-bit beans opening again, Arcade café, Coronavirus, COVID-19, durham region, news, Stage 3 Reopening, Whitby, Whitby arcade venue opening once again

Whitby arcade venue presses reset to open under Stage 3

Pressing start once again at 8-Bit Beans is the extra life its owners were hoping for. “It feels really good to finally be back open,” says Brad Mavin, co-owner of the venue. The coffee entrepreneur just opened the coffee bar — a retro arcade joint — in November. But like…