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Jun
23

Food & Financing

Thanks to Local Family Farms and the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation the Frontenac community now has a source for locally-grown meat, vegetables, and ready-made meals. Kim and Dave Perry’s long-time support for sustainable farming practices and socially responsible food initiatives led them to open Local Family Farms in Verona in 2007. After a successful [...]

Dec
21

Business Profile – Uptown Diary

GOATS & GROWTH Chris Bliss had a unique business concept; she wanted to take a traditional Holstein dairy farm no longer in operation and convert it into a goat dairy. After extensive research and planning Chris contacted the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (Frontenac CFDC) to help make her goat dairy a reality. Chris worked [...]

Jul
28

Business Profile – Sphinx Drugs

PILLS & PLANS When Hany Girgis moved to Ontario from Egypt with a dream of owning his own pharmacy, the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) helped to make it a reality. A non-profit organization funded by FedDev Ontario, the Frontenac CFDC offers free business advice, workshops and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking [...]