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Grower of exotic houseplants reaping what she sows

Cathy Dobson A beloved hobby has grown into a new business for one Sarnia woman - literally. Like many of us, Nicole Warner, 33, found time...

‘Buy-local’ movement a boon for city delivery company

Cathy Dobson   Paul Hartman doesn’t like to give the pandemic credit for anything. But there’s little doubt it brought the Sarnia business community together like nothing...

The oven is the star here, no matter how you slice it

Gus Tsaprailis calls it the workhorse of his new pizza business. The mammoth, 5,500-pound oven imported from Italy dominates the open kitchen of Tsaprailis’ new...

Sarnia company developing a countertop micro-farm

A Sarnia company is developing a unique micro-farming system aimed at a growing market for homegrown and healthy greens. And the timing couldn’t be better,...

City man matches pro trainers with aspiring athletes

Scott Morrison calls his job “a really cool gig.” The Sarnia man works at a brokerage that matches aspiring athletes and musicians with accomplished professionals...

Life is what you bake it, says new city business owner

It took a pandemic to motivate Melissa Jones to leave Toronto and head home to Sarnia and start her own business. “I just said the...

New themed sub shop gets first responders all fired up

New franchisee Helia Goodarzi says she never considered buying into any other chain once she learned about Firehouse Subs’ commitment to first responders. “My husband...

Pandemic no deterrent for new downtown deli

Brian Vickery says he’s going back to his roots by opening up a new deli and grocery in downtown Sarnia. The local businessman has co-owned...

Waiting in the cannabis queue

Eleonora Plata is frustrated that there is no way of knowing when her family’s application to open a cannabis store in Sarnia will be...

Couple breaks new ground with fresh approach to farming

Cathy Dobson The owners of a booming market farm business in Sarnia say demand is growing rapidly for their all-natural approach to producing vegetables. Ryan Slyzuk...