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Episode 29: David Smith

Business Insight With John Racine

My Guest this week is David Smith, Owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Quinte-Hastings-Northumberland.  David spent much of his career with Home Hardware, starting as a teenager at the Port Hope store and working his way up to a corporate job at head office. David also owned a Home Hardware in Brooklin, Ontario, which he…

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Episode 28: Adrian Szamreta

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Please join me this week for my guest Adrian Szamreta, owner of Old Smoke Clothing Co. After high school, Adrian was awarded a baseball scholarship which led him to upstate New York to pursue his studies. Just down the road from where he went to school was the famous horse racing track, Saratoga Race Course and…

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Episode 27: Summer Bellamy

I’d like to introduce my guest this week, Summer Bellamy, Ambassador with Rodan + Fields, a global leader in the skincare industry.  Summer took an alternative path, opting not to attend college or university after high school, instead finding a passion for the hospitality industry. Her career growth lead to a transition to working with a high-end women’s…

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Episode 26: Thalita Murray

I would like to introduce my guest this week, Thalita Murray, owner of The Learner Observer. She is an interior designer, blogger & influencer. Join us for our conversation to hear how Thalita turned blogging as a creative outlet into a business. Hear how buying a home & moving to Cobourg took her influencing to the next…

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Episode 27: Summer Bellamy

I’d like to introduce my guest this week, Summer Bellamy, Ambassador with Rodan + Fields, a global leader in the skincare industry.  Summer took an alternative path, opting not to attend college or university after high school, instead finding a passion for the hospitality industry. Her career growth lead to a transition to working with a high-end women’s…

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Episode 26: Thalita Murray

I would like to introduce my guest this week, Thalita Murray, owner of The Learner Observer. She is an interior designer, blogger & influencer. Join us for our conversation to hear how Thalita turned blogging as a creative outlet into a business. Hear how buying a home & moving to Cobourg took her influencing to the next…

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Episode 25: Nicole Beatty

I would like to introduce my guest this week, Nicole Beatty Nic Bea. She is the owner of NicBea & Co. Nicole is a great example of someone who turned her passions into a career. She moved back to Cobourg 6 years ago to create an advisory business for not-for-profits. Nicole has had a large impact in our…

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Episode 24: Anna Mastin

My guest in this episode is Anna Mastin, owner of Anna Mastin – Vocalist and Teacher.  Anna has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz performance from the University of Toronto. She was the only signer accepted to this prestigious program in 2002. Anna is currently a faculty member at Metalworks Institute in Mississauga and has her own…

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Episode 23: Bill Bickle

My guest this week is Bill Bickle, owner of Fordelm, a business consulting firm. Bill has an interesting path. He was a career employee at RBC, moving up the corporate ladder while building his knowledge & skills, eventually leading him to starting his own consulting firm. Bill specializes in helping businesses & organisations ‘get healthy’ and shares…

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Episode 22: Oliver Steins

Please join me for to my conversation with Oliver Steins, Owner of Ganaraska Art & Framing. In this episode of Business Insights, we get to know Oliver both professionally and personally. We start with his journey in school and early career, then his eventual migration out to Northumberland County where he started a new chapter…

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