After nearly three years of serving the North Dundas community, the North Dundas Times has a special announcement! We have opened a physical office space in the North Dundas Business Centre located at 457 Main Street East, in Winchester.
The history of the North Dundas Times is tied to its sister paper, the North Grenville Times, which has been serving Kemptville and area for over 10 years. The North Dundas Times has always been a local labour of love. I am a North Dundas local who takes tremendous pride in the Times because – well – it’s my local paper, too!
The Times is not just a project for those of us who work on connecting with the community, writing stories, and putting together a resource to keep locals informed. It is also a physical manifestation of the businesses and organizations that make North Dundas great. These businesses pay for the Times through their advertising, allowing them to contribute to their community in more ways than one, and ensuring that every local resident – not just the ones with the means to pay – can have trustworthy news delivered directly to them twice per month.
Familiar North Dundas face Hayley Bedford deserves credit for connecting the Times to local businesses in its early days. Now, Chesterville resident Stephen Trolly is proudly filling his new role as Sales and Marketing Consultant exclusively for the North Dundas Times.
Working with such great people, it almost feels silly to ask, “what’s missing”? Doing business over the phone, by email or over a coffee at Tim Hortons works for many people, particularly with the fast-paced and busy lives that many of us now lead. However, it has always been an important wish in the back of our minds to have somewhere for North Dundas locals to drop in and see us – our own space in the North Dundas landscape to welcome the community just as the community welcomes us.
A big thank you to John from the North Dundas Business Centre for being so accommodating. The opening of our office will be gradual, beginning with July and August hours of two days per week, Monday and Friday from 9am-3pm. Come visit us in Office 1, accessible by the southwest exterior doors of the building. Additional hours will be added in September. Check back in the next issue of the Times for information on a special grand opening ceremony being planned! As always, happy reading!