Latest Issue: April 16, 2019

Pembroke Area Tops For Entrepreneurs

CFIB study misconstrued by many; including CFIB

Since our last issue, a headline has been circulating from local media that the City of Pembroke is the least entrepreneurial city in Canada according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). That headline attracted a number of comments, mostly negative ones from people who took the opportunity to criticize city council, people in general and the businesses for opening in the first place. The media and hundreds of naysayers fell victim to “fake news.” To their defence, it required a call to CFIB to set the record straight. So, here’s the truth about the CFIB study. Download the latest issue.

MPP Pleased With First Budget

Cites there is something for everyone

John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is pleased with the first budget for the Ontario government. Yakabuski says it protects what matters most, contains no new tax credits and provides $26 billion over six years in relief for everyone. “Budget 2019 focuses on protecting what matters most – our world-class health care and education systems,” he says. “We need to make sure these vital services are protected for generations to come.” Download the latest issue.

MPP April Column

Having to make tough choices

In a recent column, MPP John Yakabuski spoke a lot about water levels and the concerns we all have every spring. This year is no different with the one exception being the amount of snow this winter.  We continue to monitor water levels and they have begun to rise. Everyone should be aware that we all share a responsibility to protect their property when we live in areas that are susceptible to flooding. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Tiger’s Win Offers Marketing Lesson: What you can learn from the world’s best

The marketing column previously written for this issue was re-written Sunday night after Tiger Woods’ win at The Masters. The last time Tiger Woods won a major was 11 years ago. At that time, he was on top of the world and thought to be an unstoppable force in professional golf. No one would have thought he would go more than a decade without another major. Due to health issues, Woods completely left the game for a while and even faced the fact that he might never play again. In a press conference after his win, he said he was just happy to be able to function normally. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Helen Antoniou

Back to Beer…and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson

To most Canadians, the Molson name is part of the very fabric of Canada. Since 1786, when John Molson founded his first brewery in Montreal, it has become synonymous with beer, hockey and philanthropy. Few realize, however, how close the family came in recent years to losing control of the enterprise. Back to Beer…and Hockey offers intimate details of the life and work of Eric Molson, who not only saved the company but positioned it to thrive as a global brewery into the 21st century. Download the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • Provincial and National Business News: Briefs on news around the province and Canada that local businesses should know
  • On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • News 10: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results