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Client Success Stories

ARC Motor Company

ARC Motor Company

ARC Motor Co is a green-tech start-up that transforms and upcycles iconic classic cards into modern and powerful electric vehicles. The company was able to launch with a sizable loan from Community Futures Peterborough.

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Cormor

Cormor

Cormor’s success story is an example of how partnerships between community futures organizations can provide additional dollars to entrepreneurs. With this partnership, additional funds are advanced to small business owners like Dwight, Dwayne and Neil, providing dollars to bring their business to reality.

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ParkQuik

ParkQuik

ParkQuik’s success story is an example of how partnerships between organizations like Innovation Cluster and Community Futures Peterborough can propel innovative ideas into viable startups. With their assistance, Jagadheesh is now on the fast track to make his parking solution concept a reality.

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Black’s Distillery

Black’s Distillery

Black’s Distillery stands as a testament to Robert’s passion for crafting premium spirits from locally-sourced grains. His entrepreneurial journey, backed by a desire to honour his region’s agricultural roots, has culminated in a distillery that produces high-quality, distinctive spirits.

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White Electric

White Electric

The success story of White Electric is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and the right support. With the help of Community Futures Peterborough, Brad Bourrie was able to step into the role of owner and ensure the continuity of a beloved local business. It’s a win for all.

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Sage Beauty

Sage Beauty

The journey of Sage Beauty exemplifies how a dream can swiftly become reality when given the right support. Crystal and Tavlyn’s ambition and hard work, combined with the dedication and quick actions of Community Futures Peterborough, brought a dream to life and a new business into the local community.

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Entomo Farms

Entomo Farms

With the support of Community Futures Peterborough through the Rural Innovation Initiative of Eastern Ontario, Entomo Farms has made significant strides in the sustainable food industry. Their success is a testament to the power of innovation and the role of strategic partnerships in driving growth and positive change.

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Renew Medispa

Renew Medispa

With the guidance and assistance of Community Futures Peterborough, Renew Medispa has flourished despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Today, Roxanne’s business continues to grow, bringing the best cosmetic medical treatments to Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

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Black & Smith Ironworks

Black & Smith Ironworks

With the support of Community Futures Peterborough, Black & Smith Ironworks has successfully expanded their operations, moved to a larger workshop, and started selling their products to U.S. customers. They have plans to hire more employees and increase their volume to supply local retailers in the near future.

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Bridgenorth Molds

Bridgenorth Molds

With the support of Community Futures Peterborough, Bridgenorth Molds RB Manufacturing Inc. has successfully expanded its operations, moved to a larger facility, and increased its workforce. The company has become more competitive, strengthened its customer base, and plans to grow further in the coming years.

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Imprinted Apparel

Imprinted Apparel

With Community Futures Peterborough’s support, Imprinted Apparel has successfully grown its business, providing a wide range of custom-decorated items and excellent customer service. The company also hosts The Peterborough Curling Shop, the largest retail curling space between Scarborough and Kingston, offering the top six curling brands on the market.

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Percheron Plastic

Percheron Plastic

With the support of Community Futures Peterborough, Firestraw® is now available in several stores and online, and the company is working with engineers to increase production to meet growing demand. Percheron Plastic is also planning to automate its manufacturing process to compete on a global scale with larger manufacturers in the United States and China.

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Tiny Greens

Tiny Greens

With the support of Community Futures Peterborough’s programs, Tiny Greens has successfully navigated the challenges of the pandemic and is now focused on scaling up and expanding. Customers can continue to enjoy a joyful indoor garden atmosphere, amazing staff, and plant offerings, as well as new planting studios for parties and events.

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Cross Wind Farm

Cross Wind Farm

The ASAP program’s expert guidance and training have enabled Cross Wind Farm not only to survive but also to thrive during the pandemic. The tailored business services provided by Community Futures Peterborough have had a lasting impact on the farm’s growth and success.

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Chasing the Cheese

Chasing the Cheese

Chasing the Cheese’s growth and success demonstrates the effectiveness of Community Futures Peterborough in supporting local businesses. Julie Austin recommends Community Futures to other business owners for their financial services, knowledge, and skilled support.

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B!KE

B!KE

B!KE’s successful transition to an online platform demonstrates the effectiveness of Community Futures Peterborough’s BYBO program in supporting local businesses during challenging times. B!KE was able to expand its services, reaching a wider audience and continuing to serve the community despite the pandemic.

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BiosphereGPS

BiosphereGPS

The success of BiosphereGPS highlights the impact of Community Futures Peterborough’s BYBO program in supporting local businesses. The program’s funding and resources have allowed the startup to flourish and encourage people to enjoy nature amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canadian Family Health Counselling

Canadian Family Health Counselling

The success of Canadian Family Health Counselling demonstrates the impact of the support provided by Community Futures Peterborough’s ASAP program. With expert guidance and resources, Community Futures helped Canadian Family Health Counselling overcome pandemic challenges and achieve a successful path forward.

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Wellman Clinic

Wellman Clinic

Community Futures helped Dr. Ange Wellman overcome pandemic challenges and achieve her dream of opening her own chiropractic clinic that focuses on prenatal/postpartum, pediatric, and women’s health.

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Paus-n-Train

Paus-n-Train

With financial assistance and determination, Paus-n-Train overcame the challenges brought on by the pandemic and emerged stronger and more resilient.

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At The Lake Distributing

At The Lake Distributing

With expert guidance and resources, the RIIEO program helped At The Lake Distributing Inc. achieve a 100% increase in sales and improve their profitability by adopting integrated software solutions and process innovation.

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Aclarus

Aclarus

The success of Aclarus Inc. showcases the impact of the Rural Innovation Initiative of Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) program and the support provided by Community Futures Peterborough. With expert guidance and resources, the RIIEO program helped Aclarus Inc. achieve sustained growth and corporate performance during an economic downturn and prepare for the challenges of the pandemic.

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Beachwood Resort

Beachwood Resort

The success story of Beachwood Resort highlights the valuable support provided by Community Futures Peterborough and the Advanced Services & Advisory Project. By offering expert guidance and resources, the ASAP program helped Beachwood Resort adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and find new ways to generate revenue.

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Brant Basics

Brant Basics

Brant Basics’ success story highlights the valuable support provided by Community Futures Peterborough and the ASAP program. By offering expert guidance and resources, the program helped Brant Basics adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the safety and well-being of its employees.

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Belmont Lake Brewing

Belmont Lake Brewing

Belmont Lake Brewery’s success story demonstrates the value of the support provided by Community Futures Peterborough and the RRRF. With their help, the Bearcrofts were able to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue pursuing their dream of offering traditional English beer with a Canadian twist.

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PARTNERS

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Summer Company and Starter Company Plus program graduates are pre-approved for a microloan up to $20,000.

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Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce

New loan clients of Community Futures Peterborough have access to a free 6-month trial membership to grow networks.

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Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Up to $20,000 in a microloan is pre-approved for all clients of the Innovation Cluster to help fund their tech startup.

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Rotary Club of Peterborough and Cleantech Commons

Finalists from the Rotary Environmentalist Innovators Fund are pre-approved for a microloan of up to $20,000 to grow their sustainable business.

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Workforce Development Board

Community Futures Peterborough clients have access to local labour market information, trends and opportunities.

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Trent University

Students in the New Venture Planning and Design class are pre-approved up to $20,000 in a microloan to kickstart their new business idea.

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Fleming College

Pre-approval of a microloan up to $20,000 is available for students in the Global Business Management program for their new enterprise.

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Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

DBIA members are connected with funding opportunities through Community Futures Peterborough, contributing to a vibrant downtown community.

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Kawartha Manufacturers Association

Community Futures clients have access to a free one-year membership in the KMA.

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News & Updates

New Funding Program Available for Projects Supporting Economic Growth

New Funding Program Available for Projects Supporting Economic Growth

January 16, 2024

PETERBOROUGH, ON – January 16, 2024 –A new program aimed at boosting our local economy has been unveiled by Community Futures Peterborough today. The Community Advancement […]

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The Electric City Unveils New Start-up

The Electric City Unveils New Start-up

November 15, 2023

PETERBOROUGH, ON – November 15, 2023 – Peterborough’s history of being the ‘Electric City’ has been ignited once again as Community Futures Peterborough introduced its […]

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Transformative 2023 ScaleUP Program Announces Graduates

Transformative 2023 ScaleUP Program Announces Graduates

October 26, 2023

PETERBOROUGH, ON – October 26, 2023 – Today marks the graduation of nine area entrepreneurs who successfully completed the transformative ScaleUP program presented by Community […]

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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Community Futures Peterborough and Scotiabank Open Applications for the Transformative 2023 ScaleUP Program

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Community Futures Peterborough and Scotiabank Open Applications for the Transformative 2023 ScaleUP Program

July 27, 2023

Ambitious business owners looking to grow and scale operations now have a transformative advisory program available to support them. Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) and Scotiabank have partnered to present ScaleUP, a program designed to help local businesses grow.

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New Partnerships provides local entrepreneurs with free access to Chamber Memberships

New Partnerships provides local entrepreneurs with free access to Chamber Memberships

June 22, 2023

Entrepreneurs and business owners in the community will benefit from a new partnership between Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce, which will provide free chamber memberships to new CFP loan clients.

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Community Futures Peterborough unveils new brand identity honouring the organization’s history while showcasing its modernization

Community Futures Peterborough unveils new brand identity honouring the organization’s history while showcasing its modernization

April 3, 2023

Community Futures Peterborough unveiled its new branding today on social media paying tribute to its funding from the federal government while reflecting a modernized look and redefined strategy for supporting local entrepreneurs.

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Community Futures Peterborough announces new Executive Director

Community Futures Peterborough announces new Executive Director

February 2, 2023

Community Futures Peterborough’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Devon Girard as their new Executive Director.

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2022 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

2022 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

June 24, 2022

The resiliency of Peterborough’s entrepreneurial community continues to shine and was a focus at this year’s Community Futures Peterborough’s Annual General Meeting, held today in-person.

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2021 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

2021 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

June 24, 2021

The resiliency of Peterborough’s entrepreneurial community continues to shine and was a focus at this year’s Community Futures AGM, held virtually this morning.

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Community Futures Peterborough welcomes 3 newest board members

Community Futures Peterborough welcomes 3 newest board members

December 3, 2020

On behalf of Grant Seabrooke, Board Chair, the entire Board of Directors, and staff, we are delighted to announce the three newest board members to join the organization: Mallory Graham, Raymond Yip Choy, and Cyndy Palleske.

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2019-2020 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

2019-2020 Annual General Meeting – Community Futures Peterborough showcases success in the community

June 24, 2020

The resiliency of Peterborough’s entrepreneurial community continues to shine and was a focus at this year’s Community Futures AGM, held virtually this morning. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and challenges facing our businesses, Peterborough entrepreneurs remain optimistic and committed to their community and how it will rebound.

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Cambium wins Community Futures Peterborough inaugural ignite100 competition

Cambium wins Community Futures Peterborough inaugural ignite100 competition

July 24, 2019

Peterborough-based Cambium Consulting & Engineering has received the top prize of the ignite100 competition, announced by Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) at its annual general meeting held this afternoon.

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Community Futures Peterborough announces new funding competition to support business expansion

Community Futures Peterborough announces new funding competition to support business expansion

January 10, 2019

ignite100 has officially landed in Peterborough. Community Futures Peterborough announced its new innovation challenge program today giving area businesses the opportunity to compete for significant funding opportunities to grow or expand their business.

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Client testimonials

“Thank you to Community Futures Peterborough for the encouragement and belief in our startup concept.”

John Desbiens

Cambium Consulting & Engineering

“If you’re a business owner and your project qualifies for funding, or you’re looking to expand or grow, it absolutely makes sense to apply.”

Jessica Arsenault

Hard Winter Bread Company

“We discussed my business idea and financials. They asked tough questions and showed genuine interest in my success.”

Jacquelyn Craft

The Neighbourhood Vintage

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