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Dan and Lisa Froese live every day like it is Taco Tuesday!

With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, one can only dream that Spring is nearing in Elgin County. Until then, we can get through the last of winter by indulging in all things maple!

Jamie & Kim Quai with their grapes

Jamie and Kim Quai of Quai du Vin Estates Winery want to offer customers, old and new, with an exclusive experience. When their father Roberto Quai decided to take a step back from managing the family-owned winery, this sparked the duo to embark on a new and delectable journey!

Mike Shore & Bird

Turning a passion into a career is the key to success for any business owner. For Mike Shore of Shore Bird Control, he turned his love of birds of prey or as he likes to say “his expensive passion” into his career.

Doogie The Dog Communications Logo

Robert and Linda Snowden moved from the Greater Toronto Area to Port Stanley two years ago. They wanted a change of pace and they found that the small lakeside village was the perfect fit.

Betty making soap

Everything about the Butter Me Up Soap Company in down town Aylmer is charming. The shelves of this bright and airy country-style boutique are lined with colourful creations and the sweet scents of natural bath and beauty products waft through the air.

Baby with Crochet Octopus

Every baby is special and it was this universal truth that led Lisa Siemens on a journey that would see her start a wildly successful business, Baby Octopi, in just a few months’ time.

Phil Mauer

In January 2018 Phil Mauer & Associates will celebrate 25 years in business. The company designs, prototypes, manufactures and sells returnable steel containers and racking for the automotive industry.

This Holiday Season #ShopElgin

This Holiday Season avoid long lines and crowded parking lots by doing your shopping in the idyllic towns and villages of Elgin County. Shopping locally will save you time and give you the opportunity to purchase original, hand-crafted products while supporting small business.

There’s something magical about pumpkins, and it isn’t just Cinderella that thinks so. Each year this humble squash is brought in from the fields to take its place of honour on our porches and in our stomachs.