Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

  • Entegrus awaits Amherstburg’s decision

    Feb 19, 14 • 630 Views • Business, Feature Story1 Comment

    It will likely be about two months before a decision is made on whether a sales pitch by local power company Entegrus to the Town of Amherstburg is successful. The electricity-distribution company, which is headquartered in Chatham-Kent, presented a...

  • Fresh veggies, right to your door

    Feb 19, 14 • 2231 Views • Business, Feature Story1 Comment

    A pair of local residents are taking the “fresh is best” approach to food. Ryan Rusnak and Craig Fry have formed Healthy Harvest Ontario, a business, which aims to deliver Chatham-Kent-grown vegetables to consumers each week. Fry, who farms 500 acres in...

  • Truly Green plans taking shape

    Jan 31, 14 • 1054 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Greg Devries, president of Truly Green Farms, and Angelo Ligori, general manager of GreenField Ethanol, discussed their innovative plans at the Chatham-Kent Farm Show at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham. The plans call for the ethanol plant to...

  • Money merger

    Jan 28, 14 • 476 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Two regional credit unions are talking merger. Lambton Financial and Mainstreet credit unions announced recently they are in formal discussions to join forces. “Together our credit unions share a common goal of providing our community members with a more...

  • Guspro adds to its manufacturing lineup

    Jan 28, 14 • 419 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Chatham’s Guspro Inc. recently added to its operations by acquiring Ice King, makers of ice maintenance equipment used in curling rinks. The company will manufacture the Ice King product line in Chatham. “Ice King is known for their outstanding...

  • Goodwill recycling means jobs

    Jan 22, 14 • 776 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Fred Dawdry moves a skid of computers via forklift in the Goodwill warehouse on National road in Chatham. The 14,000-square-foot National Road facility serves as the central sorting and shipping depot for Goodwill operations in the Essex, Kent and Lambton....

  • Junior Achievers make their pitch

    Dec 30, 13 • 685 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Kelsey Zimmer and Ally Thomas display the products developed by their student companies in the local Junior Achievement program. The two teams competed in “Pitch It,” an event in which the students pitched their product ideas to a panel of judges. The...

  • Business Social Network donates 2,013 cans to food banks

    Dec 30, 13 • 287 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    The Business Social Network, a recently formed network of business stakeholders and owners, recently completed its 2,013 goal for 2013. The network, comprised of business stakeholders and owners who feel strongly about giving back to the Chatham-Kent...

  • Entegrus moves to purchase a piece of Essex Power Corp.

    Dec 23, 13 • 440 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Entegrus may be increasing its regional energy stewardship with an offer to purchase a minority stake in the Essex Power Corporation. The town of Amherstburg, which owns 14% of Essex Power, has approved a valuation study that will include an offer to...

  • CK wind project gets giant lift

    Dec 18, 13 • 862 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    By Jeff Carter, Special to The Chatham Voice A giant crane now working at a wind farm development just south of Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent is the only one of its kind in North America. According to the CEO of Surespan Wind Energy Services, the Liebherr LG...