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Posts by John Racine

Episode 21: Rob Quartly

This week I had the opportunity to interview MuchMusic Hall of Famer Rob Quartly. We talked about how a weekend at the Montreal Grand Prix led to a career in film making. Rob also discusses how he found himself at the birth of music videos and the impact this had on his path. Rob’s current project…

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Episode 20: Heather Norris

Heather Norris is the Executive Director of the Northumberland United Way. Heather discusses her career before getting into non-profit work, her move to Northumberland, working with Cornerstone & the Hospital Foundation, her growth into leadership at the United Way and her overall impressions of charity & non-profit work in this community. Episode 20: Heather Norris

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Episode 19: Todd Attridge

Todd is the owner and founder of Different Matters. Todd is a strategic Coach who has worked with many companies to help integrate positive change in their organizations. Please check out his website https://differentmatters.com/ Episode 19: Todd Attridge

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Episode 18: Matthew Clayton

Matthew is the retired owner of Acero Stainless. I particularly like this episode as Matt discussed his journey from musician to owner and operator of a steel fabrication company. Matt demonstrates how perseverance and attention to detail proved essential in his success. He also high-lighted how he was able to redefine his path several different…

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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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