Unique Social Enterprise in Downtown Carleton Place

“Coffee with an Purpose” “The Owl Café and Meeting Place”, On December 11, 2015 opened it’s door to the public. Funded initially with fundraised revenue from Y’s Owl Maclure, their strategic objective is to provide employability skills for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, generate revenue, and increase awareness of ASD. The Owl Café and Meeting Place program is a unique social enterprise located at 135 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. The Owl Café & Meeting Place is the first-of-its-kind customized employment and life skills training program for teens, youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. They believe having a job
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Heritage Optometric Clinic focuses on providing patients with comprehensive eye care

With an eye on providing the best optometric care possible, Heritage Optometric Clinic has been serving the Carleton Place area and beyond for more than 65 years. Always looking to improve upon the services that it offers, the clinic has undergone numerous changes over the years, in particular over the past two decades. Practising with Dr. Bruce McDonald until his retirement in 1985, Dr. Ian Edmison continued to operate Heritage Optometric with Dr. Connie Madigan-Swant joining the practice in 1991. Three years later, the two became business partners.  With the clinic having outgrown its location on Bridge Street by that
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Carleton Place IDA Drugmart lives up to its slogan of being “your home health care store”.

Carleton Place IDA Drugmart your home health care store has made recent changes to the drugstore designed to increase accessibility and enhance counselling room area. “We are a full service pharmacy that offers quality care and personal service, in a friendly environment,” says Vicki Laird, store manager. “We strive to do our best to meet our customers’ health needs and to develop long lasting trusting relationships.” One of four drugstores that are part of Carleton Place Drugmart Inc. – the others are located in Stittsville and Richmond with the Greenbank Hunt Club location opening in June, 2013 – the Carleton Place site
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ProActive Athletic Therapy is a pro-active approach to athletic therapy

Athletic Therapy is for Everyone Carleton Place is home to Lanark County’s only athletic therapy clinic. Operating since the fall of 2013 in the Heritage Mall at 130 Lansdowne Ave., Unit 9, ProActive Athletic Therapy is a dream come true for its founder and owner Valerie Beaulieu. “I had been practising as a Certified Athletic Therapist in Carleton Place for five years,” she shares. “It had been a lifelong dream of mine to open my own athletic therapy clinic so when the perfect location came up, I just made the jump.” Certified Athletic Therapists specialize in the prevention, assessment and
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Apple Cheeks ‘write’ at home in former newspaper office location!

Consignment shop expanding its selection of new product items For many years, 53 Bridge St. was home to the Carleton Place Canadian newspaper. Now Apple Cheeks is writing its own business story at this familiar location. In the summer of 2012, Krista Lee relocated the consignment store here. Having owned the business since 2000 and in need of more space, she decided to move up street to this site when approached by some members of St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 63, which own the building, about the premises being available. While Krista acknowledges it was a “scary” decision at the
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A Healthy Business Move: The Granary – Bulk and Natural Foods Store Expands downtown Location

Dena Comley liked shopping at The Granary – Bulk and Natural Foods so much that she decided to purchase the business from then owners Keith and Leslie Rouble in 2009. A new mom at the time and wanting to be closer to home, Dena felt getting involved in the natural health industry was a good fit with her professional background as an environmental engineer and being an environmentalist. “I am very community minded,” she says. “This was a good way to put me in the middle of things. It was nice to live and work in the same place.” Dena
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Valley Granite and Tile – NEW Expansion

Locating business in Carleton Place a good move for Valley Granite & Tile Recent expansion means showroom at 127 Bridge St. now triple its original size for enhanced customer experience “Service and quality you can count on!” are the cornerstones of Valley Granite & Tile, and owners Brad Occomore and his wife Lisa Logan-Occomore strive to give their customers the best service and selection possible. That’s why three and a half years after establishing their business in Carleton Place, the couple has undertaken a recent expansion of their showroom at 127 Bridge St.  to further enhance the customer experience. “We
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Paradime Design and IT Solutions

“Let our award-winning team lead your business to even greater success. For two decades, we’ve developed effective marketing strategies for small businesses and organizations that capitalize on the latest in technology and social trends. That means building effective web sites and maximizing your on-line presence.” Visit Paradime at www.paradime.com or call: (289) 818-8881.
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