spotlight on february I n this month’s issue we wanted to sweeten things up just a little given that February is well known for being the month of chocolate. So, we spoke with entrepreneurial chocolate makers, Mark and Victoria McGuire about relocating their business from Alberta to New Brunswick and how they are making this border community known as its small-town charm and a destination for beating the heat into one known for amazing sweets that can be shipped right to your door.
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We take a trip south of the border, don’t worry it was by phone, and spoke with Richard Tango-Lowy of Dancing Lion Chocolate, to learn how a theoretical physicist who once worked in the aerospace industry, now uses his skills to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena to transition himself into a successful entrepreneur with an unquestionable passion for his craft and an ability tomake amazing chocolates that are as pleasing to the eye as they are your mouth. Well we are not sure if chocolates will be involved as Monk Renovations gets ready to celebrate their 12-year anniversary this coming March, but we chat with Dan Monk, owner of Monk Renovations, from their new location in Bayers Lake in Halifax, with masks on of course to learn how a professional engineer from East Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia has been able to experience continual growth, even during the recent pandemic, and what he believes are the keys to running a successful business regard- less of the industry. Then we move from building better homes to building better bodies and spotlight Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetics sector of the health and wellness industry with our conversation with Aundrea Ritchie, founder of Aundrea Nurse Inc. We learn about what motivated her to start a business in this innovative industry and how her desire to help others and to strive to make a difference in peoples’ lives powers her entre- preneurial spirit and have not only made her a trusted expert but an ambassador of the entire industry. Building a better wardrobe is also very important to one’s health and wellness and in this month’s “in the spotlight” we chat with Michelle Stokes, the on-the-go entrepre- neur behind Bombshell by Michelle Brand. We also spotlight Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar for this month’s edition of Epic Eateries & Sweeteries and talk about the newest member to the Nova Scotia Spirit Company’s Blue Lobster line up with FromGrains to Glasses as we continue our mission to fill this year’s Ultimate Craft Cooler. We want to thank everyone that made this issue possible and we look forward to sharing more stories about successful businesses and brands, while spotlighting the
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FEBRUARY 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2021
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