'Best equity is sweat equity' Quebec envoy predicts Canada-EU free by hgh81368


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Register at least one week in           referrals and leads for your               If you are a non-profit organization        Mike Robinson owns Crack Engineer, a Kitchener business that
advance. For more information           business. Event is free but                holding a business event in Waterloo        repairs leaking foundations.
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La Femme Privee                        on par with that one would            meats and specialty beverages.                    CRACK ENGINEER                  CHIC N                      MORNING OR EVENING
A new lingerie boutique called         expect in New York or Los                                                                                               GLAMOUROUS                  SERVICE
La Femme Privee                        Angeles. La Femme Privee also         On the move                                       Owner: Mike Robinson            Owner: Anna Wasacz         Owner: Mike Elmore
(www.lafemmeprivee.com) has            carries loungewear, body              After 12 years at 50 Victoria St.                 Address:4 Tilley Court,         Address: Kitchener         Address: Cambridge
opened at 718 Belmont Ave. W.          products, chocolates and gifts.       N., the End of the Roll                           Kitchener                       Phone: 519-571-0097        Phone: 519-221-6637
in Belmont Village. It’s owned         It is closed Sundays.                 (www.endoftheroll.com) flooring                   Phone: 226-339-7451             Email: chicnglamou-        Fax: 519-620-4277
by Liz Wideman, whose                                                        store will move to 935 Frederick                  Email: thecrackengi-            rous@hotmail.com           Email: m.o.e.s@bell.net
background includes personal           DST Consulting Engineers              St. (near Victoria Street) in early               neer@live.com                   Web: www.chicngla-         Business: Delivery
training (she was with Personal        DST Consulting Engineers Inc.         January. The lease is up, said                    Business: The Crack             mourous.com                service that will deliver all
EdgeTraining for almost six            (www.dstgroup.com;                    office staffer Joy Gibson. Russ                   Engineer offers precise         Business: Chic N Gla-      your goods, from gro-
years), makeup artistry and            519-772-4521) has opened a            and Kimberley Schaefer are the                    high-quality foundation         mourous is an online       ceries and fast food to
image consulting. It’s all             branch office in Waterloo at 405      franchisees of the store, which                   leak repairs at compet-         store selling unique       small and medium
connected, said Wideman, who           King St. N. Founded in 1971           employs six people. End of the                    itive prices. We use only       fashion jewelry, in-       items. Also offers weekly
was born and raised in                 and headquartered in Thunder          Roll’s phone number will remain                   the best materials and          cluding necklaces,         flat rates to get you to
Kitchener and now makes her            Bay, the Waterloo branch              unchanged at 519-570-2722.                        ensure that the crack is        bracelets and earrings     and from your work
home in Cambridge.                     serves central and                                                                      sealed properly with a          for every occasion. We     daily.
Her search for a suitable              southwestern Ontario. Its local       Did you know?                                     lifetime guarantee              also have pashminas        Employees: 1
location ended when space              office has three employees.           Sappherios by TABI has                            Employees: 1                    and purses.                Opening date: June
became available in Kitchener’s        DST Consulting is owned by            opened at Conestoga Mall in                       Opening date: Septem-           Employees: 1               2009
Belmont Village which she              employee shareholders;                Waterloo. Sappherios is an                        ber 2009                        Opening date: Septem-
describes as a “quaint little          president is Mike Fabius.             accessories store that,                                                           ber 2009
village in the city.” The store is                                           according to a press release,
located where The Goodie               King’s Kookery                        will be open for a limited time –
Basket used to operate. It’s a         A new takeout restaurant called       at least until the new year. It                HAVE YOU STARTED A BUSINESS IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS?
“perfect place for a boutique,”        King’s Kookery (519-954-6075)         carries jewelry, handbags,
Wideman said. La Femme                 has opened in downtown                scarves, hats and gloves.                      To have it listed in this New Ventures column, send us the following information:
Privee carries labels not found        Kitchener at 183 King St. E.                                                         Business name, name of owner(s), address, phone number, fax, email address,
in lingerie boutiques outside of       Open daily for breakfast, lunch       Donna Shea networks for the Enterprise         website, number of employees and the month you started. Write 25 to 30 words
Toronto, Wideman said, adding          and dinner, its menu includes         section. Send your news about open-            to describe your product or service. There is no charge. It will take two to four
                                                                             ings, closings, moves and changes in           weeks for publication. Send your information to: New Ventures, c/o The Record,
that the personal service she          soups, salads, sandwiches,            ownership to dshea@therecord.com or
and her staff of three provide is      omelettes, full breakfasts, halal                                                    160 King St. E., Kitchener, N2G 4E5. Or send by fax to 519-894-3829. Or write by
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Quebec envoy                                                                                ‘Best equity                                        Milla Homes captures
predicts Canada-EU                                                                          is sweat                                            two building awards
                                                                                                                                                Record staff

free-trade deal by 2011                                                                     equity’                                             WATERLOO REGION — A house built by Milla Homes
                                                                                                                                                on Cardinal Crescent in Waterloo won project of the year
By Tobi Cohen                                 Efforts are also underway to                  ‰ Bray continued from C1                            in the single-detached category at the recent awards of
                                          streamline product-specific reg-                                                                      distinction gala hosted by the Waterloo Region Home
MONTREAL — An ambitious                   ulations, like those related to the                                                                   Builders Association.
free-trade deal between Canada            certification of forestry products                    Ali Asaria is founder of Well.ca, a                 The Intowns project built by Esquire Homes at Queen
and Europe could be reached by            or the size of mobile home panels.                successful, Guelph-based online drug                Street and Highland Road in Kitchener won project of the
the end of 2011, a prominent former           The deal is expected to include               and cosmetics store.                                year in the multi-unit category at the 14th annual awards
Quebec premier involved in the            provisions related to labour mo-                      The store ships some 20,000 prod-               ceremony attended by more than 430 industry leaders and
negotiations said Tuesday.                bility and science and technology.                ucts to consumers all over Canada. He               supporters.
    Pierre Marc Johnson, who led              “I think the co-operative, the                made a similar point. Thinking about                    Milla Homes also captured the award for best reurban-
Quebec for a short time in 1985,          collaborative, the capital flows                  the exit strategy “is an unhealthy way              ization project for its Cardinal Crescent subdivision,
said negotiations are going well          issues are just as important                      to run the company,” he said.                       while Eastforest Homes won the built green award for its
and that a deal may be reached            though as the strictly trade and                      “There came a time when I arrived               Discovery Home on Sophia Crescent in Kitchener.
sooner than later for reasons that        tariff and barriers-related issues                at the office and I realized that I didn’t              The Bill Gies Presidential Award went to Eric Kraush-
may not seem completely obvious.          and that (the outcome) is difficult               want to sell the company,” Asaria said.             aar of Churchill Homes and past president of the home
    “There’s only so much energy          to anticipate.”                                   “I wanted to be working with the peo-               builders association. Freure Homes captured the builder
that Europe can spend on this                 He hinted consensus between                   ple around me for the next 10, 20, 30               member of the year award.
subject and it’s a matter of atten-       the federal government and the                    years. This was a philosophical shift                   More than 80 awards were handed out during the cere-
tion span,” he said after a speech        provinces may not be entirely                     that had an immediate impact on the                 mony held at Bingemans in Kitchener. The competition
to the Montreal Council on For-           necessary for the agreement to be                 company.”                                           was open to all 240 members of the home builders associa-
eign Relations.                           signed.                                               He said he began to view the compa-             tion.
    “This could actually happen               “At the end of the day, the feder-            ny as a long-term investment, and to
faster than people think.”                al government will commit itself                  think more about how to invest in the
    Canada began negotiating a            for Canada and the provinces will                 people he would be working with for a
free-trade deal with the European         have to commit themselves for the                 long time. This, he added, is one hall-
Union last May While most prov-           provinces,” he said.                              mark of a great company
inces are now at the negotiating              “Canada, at this point, has                       Bray said it takes just one entrepre-
table, Quebec took a leading role         actually found a way to be sure                   neur, working alone or with friends, to
early on.                                 that the commitments taken on                     build a successful web company today      .
    Slow to appreciate the benefits       issues of provincial jurisdiction                 “We used to have this vision that in
of a trade deal with Canada, Euro-        will be possible.”                                order to create something that is big
pean bureaucrats are now looking              Johnson admits Canada has                     and useful and to get a lot of people
with great interest at Canada’s
public market procurement sys-
                                          more to gain from a free trade deal
                                          with Europe and quipped “there’s
                                                                                            online using it, you need a big, compli-
                                                                                            cated infrastructure . . . it is not like
                                                                                                                                                                         Yellow Pages
tem and a variety of other long-          usually a price to pay for that.”                 that any more.”                                                                  Group
term strategic interests, Johnson             Canada should eventually see a                    The time it takes to get a web ser-
said.                                     0.77 per cent increase in gross                   vice online is measured in days and
    Jean Charest’s government last
spring named the ex-Parti Quebe-
                                          domestic product while Europe
                                          will enjoy an 0.08 per cent gain.
                                                                                            weeks instead of months and years, he
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cois premier its point man in the             “For Canada, it (the GDP hike)                    Bray suggested that services for
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international talks.                      is a tremendous impact.”                          people in developing countries, where
    Johnson foresees a wide-rang-             While the U.S. Buy American                   cellphone use is huge, as well as in the
ing agreement that goes beyond            policies have strained relations                  health-care space, the mobile phone                                             Alan Tchabushnig
NAFTA since the provinces are at          with Canada, Ottawa has been                      market and online advertising, all                             Director & Director & Investment Advisor Group
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    He expects the deal will address                                                        would want and need.
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well as traditional trade barriers.       The Canadian Press                                rsimone@therecord.com

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