What’s in the Spotlight on the cover
MCGUIRE CHOCOLATE COMPANY CHOCOLATE WITH A FOCUS ON SIMPLICITY & TASTE
DANCING LION CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE AS ART!
03 SPOTLIGHT ON FEBRUARY 08 UPCOMING EVENTS 16 SPOTLIGHT ON INDUSTRY 18 CONTRACTORS CORNER Advice for Entrepreneurs 22 DESIGN OF THE TIMES Let’s talk white paint! 26 KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Saint Andrews, New Brunswick became a seaside resort for people from Montreal and Boston seeking to escape the summer heat. We spoke with entrepreneurial chocolate makers, Mark and Victoria McGuire about moving their business from Alberta to New Brunswick and how they are making this border town known as a destination for beating the heat into one to come to for amazing sweets.
In our conversation with Richard Tango-Lowy of Dancing Lion Chocolate, we learn how Richard, a theoretical physicist who once worked in the aerospace industry, now uses his skills to rationalize, explain and predict natural phenomena to transi- tion himself into a successful entrepreneur with an unques- tionable passion for his craft and an ability to make amazing chocolates that are as pleasing to the eye as they are your mouth. Tango-Lowy also touches on why acting as a mentor is important to him and how he continues to hone his skills as both a renowned chocolatier and businessperson. We promise no references to the “Big Bang Theory” in this article, but once you see and taste one of Dancing Lion Choc- olates you will think they are from out of this world.
AUNDREA NURSE INC AMBASSADORS OF NON-SURGICAL MEDICAL AESTHETICS
MONK RENOVATIONS RAISING THE BAR IN THE RENOVATION INDUSTRY
First Nation chief says Keystone XL project a lifeline for Indigenous communities 28 CANADA’S OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY 10 environmental successes achieved by Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry 32 SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS 34 ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Business Owners & Startup Founders Can Have Side Hustles Too 38 EPIC EATERIES & SWEETERIES Roadside Willies Smokehouse & Bar – Truro, NS, Canada 42 APPLETON CHOCOLATES A Small Rural Company that is Big on Taste! 68 FROM GRAINS TO GLASSES Nova Scotia Spirit Co. - Blue Lobster Pink Lemonade 70 SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION 72 BUILDING BRANDS WITH BRITTANY Getting your Brand Staycation ready for 2021 78 SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS 80 HOLISTIC HEALTH Nutrients A to Z: Vitamin U 90 MOM TO THE RESCUE Parenting Is the Riskiest Thing I’ve Ever Done
in the spotlight MICHELLE STOKES REALTOR, BLOGGER, ENTRE- PRENEUR & FOUNDER OF THE BOMBSHELL BY MICHELLE BRAND
Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetics continues to be a growing sector of the health and wellness industry. We had the opportunity this month to speak with Aundrea Ritchie, founder of Aundrea Nurse Inc, about what motivated her to start a business in this innovative industry. We also learn how her desire to help others and to strive to make a difference in peoples’ lives powers her entrepreneurial spirit and have not only made her an expert in Non-Surgical Medical Aesthetics but an ambassador of the entire industry. 82
As Monk Renovations gets ready to celebrate their 12-year anniversary this coming March, we chat with Dan Monk, owner of Monk Renovations, from their new location in Bayers Lake in Halifax, 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 regardless of the industry.
If you know Michelle Stokes, you know that this small-town girl’s dreams and ambitions are as big as the ocean she grew up by. Michelle is passionate about helping others be their best, whether that is what you wear or where you live, and she is always willing to share best practices to help you grow your business. Spotlight on Business Magazine sits down, which is not easy, with this on the go, energetic entrepreneur, and owner of Bombshell Boutique Inc, better known to her customers as Bombshell by Michelle, to learn more about the woman behind this amazing brand and where her drive comes from.
FEBRUARY 2021 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • FEBRUARY 2021
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