Posts by John Racine

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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Preview Episode 10: Mike Woods

Please join me on Thursday, November 15th at noon on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio for the next episode of my radio show Business Insights with John Racine. I would like to introduce my guest this week Mike Woods owner of The Northumberland Rock and Roll Experience / Log Jam Studio, Mike’s story includes…

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Episode 9: Gordon Woods

In this episode my  95 year old grandfather, Gordon Woods tell us a few stories of his time on the HMCS Fennel during World War 2. Please check out the ships Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Fennel Bump as he is know affectionately by our family, bravely crossed the North Atlantic many times during the war protecting…

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Preview Episode 9: Gordon Woods

Please join me on Thursday, November 8th at noon on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio for a Remembrance Day special of my radio show Business Insights with John Racine. My guest will be war vet, Gordon Woods, my Grandfather. Gordon’s Story includes his introduction to the Navy in Toronto, his inaugural journey across the…

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Episode 8: Kendra Simmons

Antiques On Queen

Kendra Simmons of Antiques on Queen located in downtown Port Hope. Kendra’s story includes her decision to locate in Port Hope, her education, and her wonderful employees and much more! Episode 8: Kendra Simmons

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Preview: Episode 8- Kendra Simmons

Kendra - Antiques On Queen

Please join me on Thursday, October 25th 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 the owner of Antiques on Queen, Kendra Simmons located in Downtown Port Hope. Kendra’s story includes her education, her introduction into appraisals,…

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