Family Fun Day

Our Family Fun Day, in support of the Lanark County Food Bank – the Hunger Stop, includes : – a guided walk and scavenger hunt directed by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists, – face painting by Maxine Brown, who performs some incredible magic with paints, – a pumper truck and rescue vehicle for exploring and climbing courtesy of the Beckwith Fire Department, – a straw bale fort and obstacle course, – and a BBQ put on by the Knights of Columbus – who cook up a mean hamburger. All activities and the BBQ are by donation. There may be a
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People First of Lanark County Celebrate 10 years of Service

The Carleton Place BIA Congratulations People First of Lanark County on their 10 years of service to our community. Together the BIA and People First have worked together to make our downtown a better place to work, play and shop. People First of Lanark County will be honored for their 10 anniversary by the Carleton Place Mayor, Council When: Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 7 pm. Where: Carleton Place Town Hall(175 Bridge Street) in the Council Chamber, This is Accessible People First of Lanark County has provided a Strong Voice right across this county! They would be pleased to have
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Grand Opening of Stiletto Custom Barbering

  Beverly-Ann Paasila is the Owner/Operator of Stiletto Custom Barbering and has been barbering for 29 years.  After much discussion with her husband Mike the move to establish a business location in downtown Carleton Place was started. A location at 126 Bridge Street became available connected to Stiletto Custom Tattoo which was the beginning of a great partnership where people can come to enjoy and revitalize themselves through tattooing and/or a barber cut. Quote from Stiletto Custom Barbering “The BIA believes in local business in a small town and the way they support all different downtown businesses, gives this amazing
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Professional Development Workshop

Hosted by Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce THURSDAY APRIL 14TH, 2016 8:30am – 12:00pm Carleton Place Town Hall A morning of professional development workshops and customer service training. Session One: Are you delivering Good Customer Service? Find out more about the Ontario Highlands Mystery Shop Program. Find out about the basics of customer service and why its so important that all of your staff are on the same page as to what that looks like! Sign up for a FREE Mystery Shop for your business and get some great feedback on how you can improve in this area. Session
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Stash Dash Poker Run at The PickleDish!

A Shop Hop! It’s the 2016 “Stash Dash Poker Run” April 1 – 16, 2016 Preparations are underway for the 2016 ”Stash Dash Poker Run”. Collect playing cards from participating shops and enter to win an awesome gift basket stuffed with quilting supplies, tools, books, and patterns. The basket has a retail value of more than $750 and will be on display in our shop. You can download the form here or drop by one of the participating shops. We look forward to seeing you. Contact The PickleDish Quilt Shop & Studio The Pickledish .ca or call 613-212-8770      
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The 9th Annual Bunny Run

The 9th Annual Bunny Run Hosted by People First of Lanark County In Downtown Carleton Place Saturday March 26 from 11 am – 2:30 pm Downtown Carleton Place will be hopping as the Easter Bunny makes its 9th Annual Bunny Run throughout the BIA district. Since 2007, over 1000 have travelled the downtown streets collecting Easter treats and this year we expect to see 250 kids follow the Easter Bunny on its egg hunt. If your business has not registered, get involved and register today! It’s easy — contact 613-451-0051 or e-mail koryearle@hotmail.com. Family, friends and visitors can meet outside
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Health and Wellness in your own Downtown!

New at ProActive Athletic Therapy located at 130 Lansdowne Avenue in Downtown Carleton Place. Proactive Athletic Therapy welcomes Neill Davidson, a Certified Athletic Therapist, to the team! Neill brings with him new manual therapy techniques and sports medicine rehabilitation principles from his experience working with the general population and with a variety of sport levels ranging from the Montreal Canadiens hockey club, Baseball Canada, Wrestling Canada and international games, such as the 2012 Olympic Games and 2015 Pan Am Games. Please visit our website for more information! www.proactiveathletictherapy.com — at ProActive Athletic Therapy.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Stalwart Brewing

Stalwart Brewing will be featured at the Royal Canadian Legion’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year. They will be pouring their core series of Bad Moon Rye Stout, Big Papa Pale Ale and Dr. Feelgood IPA starting at 3 PM. Festivities will feature the fine musical stylings of Brownie and the Valley Rovers and a hearty Irish stew. Entrance is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
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Business Walk event in downtown Carleton Place

A “Business Walk” is a day on November 10th that will be dedicated to learning more about your local businesses through face-to-face interviews on their turf.  Local leaders visit each business with the hopes of gathering the knowledge that they need to help their community and strengthen relationships.  The responses collecting during the walk are used to generate a simple, easy-to-read report that decision makers can use to help strengthen their local businesses. There are several good reasons for holding a Business Walk. They include helping to  understand the issues facing the local business community, building working relationships between decision
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