Explore North Dundas shines a light on local business

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The Township of North Dundas is committed to promoting local businesses, and attracting new ones. Since 2018, the Township has worked diligently to produce the annual Explore North Dundas magazine, which features businesses throughout the community, along with service clubs and volunteer groups. The Township is pleased to present the 5th edition of Explore North Dundas, which was mailed to North Dundas and surrounding area residents last week. If you haven’t received your copy, you can pick one up at the Township Office in Winchester.

“I am very proud of how this publication has evolved over the years,” notes North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser. “North Dundas is a wonderful community and our job is to promote everything we have to offer.”

This year’s theme is ‘everything you need, in your own backyard,’ with a focus on available services, retail opportunities, and hospitality hot spots in North Dundas. You can read all about Smirlholm Farms Honey, Clear Cut Installations, Mary’s Restaurant, Winchester BMR, Lannin’s Garage, and the Heritage House Health Spa. You’ll also find local volunteers featured, along with outdoor adventures and community events, which are back after a two-year hiatus. 

“We’re looking forward to celebrating with the community once again,” says Mayor Fraser. “There is lots going on throughout North Dundas this spring and summer, including our weekly ‘Meet Me on Main Street’ event series, which includes a new sixth location in Marionville this year.”

You can find a full list of upcoming community events in the 2022 Explore North Dundas magazine or on the Township’s website. 

This publication is a little piece of North Dundas’ history, with past editions focusing on women in business, multi-generational families in business, and long-standing businesses.  

Smokie Ridge Vineyard in Mountain was featured in the 2018 Explore North Dundas. Owner, Paul Leblanc, says the publicity benefitted his business, which continues to grow today with a new microbrewery on site. He notes that working with the Township was a positive experience that brought in new customers. 

Lisa Williams, owner of Main Street Clothing in Winchester, says being featured in the 2019 Explore North Dundas magazine was great for her business. “The exposure was really beneficial and it was nice to see women in business being recognized locally,” she explains. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic the focus celebrated the resiliency of various businesses and promoted a directory of local businesses to encourage the practice of supporting local vendors. You can find all four past issues, along with the current issue, of Explore North Dundas by visiting: northdundas.com/explorenorthdundas

A virtual launch took place to promote the 2022 Explore North Dundas magazine. Check out the full video on the North Dundas Facebook page or YouTube channel.

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