Posts by John Racine

Episode 17: Kathryn Harrison

In this episode of business insights with John Racine my guest Kathryn Harrison and I discuss her journey to becoming an author, illustrator and publisher. Kathryn Harrison is author of Weeds in Nana’s Garden, I Smile for Grandpa and owner of Flipturn Publishing. Kathryn takes us on a journey from completing her undergraduate degree at…

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Episode 16: Bob Clark

In this episode of business insights with John Racine my guest Bob Clark and I discuss urban and rural planning. Bob is the owner of Clark Consulting Services in downtown Port Hope with over 40 years experience in his field and is a leader in the field of Agricultural planning in Ontario. During this interview…

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Episode 15: Season 1 Roundup

Business Insights With John Racine

Please check out my special edition of Business Insights with John Racine. In this episode you will hear insights from season 1 of my show. These include local business owners Jade Calver (Calver & Associates Canadian Immigration Services), Giorgos Kallonakis (Olympus Burger), Hank Vandermeer (Vandermeer Toyota), Blake Holton (Holton Flowers), Stacy Vermeire (Stacy Vermeire RE/MAX Lakeshore Realty Inc. Brokerage), Katy Spiewak (PetChiro.ca), Kim Rudd (MP and Entrepreneur), Mike Woods (The Northumberland Rock…

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Episode 14: Mike McCann

In this episode of business insights with John Racine my guest Mike McCann and I discuss his journey as an entrepreneur. Mike is the retired owner of Bromley Steel Fabricators located in Wesleyville, just west of Port Hope. It was a privilege to be able to interview Mike on the show as I’ve know Mike all…

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Episode 13: Ian Sculthorpe

In this episode of business insights with John Racine my guest Ian Sculthorpe and I discuss all things farming.  Ian is the owner and operator of South 50 farms. We talk about Ian’s decision to enroll into Guelph University’s agriculture program, travel to New Zealand on a farm exchange and how Ian ultimately started a…

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Episode 12: Darren Johns

In this episode of Business Insights with John Racine my guest Darren Johns and I discuss the art and joy of chocolate. Darren takes us on a journey of truly appreciating the skill and quality of the ingredients that it takes to offer the best products to his customers. His products range from coffee, gelato,…

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Preview Episode 12: Darren Johns

Please join me on Thursday, November 29th at noon on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio for the next episode of my radio show Business Insights with John Racine. My Guest this week is Darren Johns, owner and operator of Mercury Chocolates & Gelateria &Tuscany Food & Wine Tours located on John St. in downtown Port Hope. Darren has…

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Episode 11: Kim Rudd

In this episode of Business Insights my guest Kim Rudd and I discuss how she was able to start her adventure into entrepreneurship through a form of job sharing. A big part of Kim’s business and personal growth came from the decision to make advocacy a part of her business foundation. We were able to…

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Preview episode 11: Kim Rudd

Please join me on Thursday, November 22nd at noon on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio for the next episode of my radio show Business Insights with John Racine. My guest will be our local MP Kim Rudd. She is an entrepreneur who has started several different businesses in Northumberland county. Kim has an interesting…

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Episode 10: Mike Woods

In this episode, Mike and I discuss how he was introduced to music and how the impact from a high school teacher help set Mike up for his future. We uncover how difficult it is to make a career in the music business and how Mike and his wife have set up several different ventures…

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