Business

Artists-turned businessmen bring marketing firm home

Cathy Dobson Ryan Lindsay and Andy Powell say they live a laptop lifestyle. They use their computers to find just about every product and service they need, and make their living with digital expertise. “We’ve been nomadic because we can be, says Lindsay, 36.  “We’ve worked from Florida, from Toronto, from the west coast.” But the… Read more »

Repair shop gives new life to former UBE building

Cathy Dobson Jason Button is head mechanic at Sarnia’s newest commercial truck and trailer repair shop in the former UBE building. Opening the shop to the general public is the newest business venture for JDW International Trucking, a local company that moved into a large portion of the former wheel manufacturing plant in 2015. “I… Read more »

ProHibitions brings back that old-time barbershop feel

Cathy Dobson Business partners Bonnie Worsley and Sean Rae opened their own barbershop after deciding the big corporate life wasn’t for them. Both have worked for others, most recently at a haircutting franchise they say dictated everything from when to take breaks to what to say to clients. “Neither one of us are corporate people,”… Read more »

Bad Dog puts the bite on new downtown location

Cathy Dobson The owners of Bad Dog Bar & Grill in Corunna looked at least six years in Sarnia for the right spot to open a second location. Jason and Margo Winter knew they found it when a former downtown restaurant property went up for sale at a busy intersection on the southwest corner of… Read more »

Expanded Sitara Indian restaurant keeps ‘em cumin

Cathy Dobson Manjit Singh and his wife Balwinder Kaur recently invested $100,000 to upgrade the kitchen at Sitara Indian Cuisine and quadruple the seating capacity. “When we opened in 2012, we didn’t know how busy we would be,” says Singh. “We didn’t know if we would make it or not, but we feel we are a… Read more »