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Meet some of the people that make BWG a great place to start up your next business.

Inspiring Stories of Local Business Success

The hard work, perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit of many of our friends and neighbours has been integral to the growth and prosperity of the entire BWG community. Meet the Owners offers you a chance to experience the compelling first-person stories of a diverse and dynamic range of local business owners, and be inspired not only to visit, but perhaps join them in living your own entrepreneurial dreams.

This innovative video series earned a prestigious marketing award in 2022 from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).

Kate Yip, owner of Wimpy's Diner.

Treating Everyone Like Family

Kate Yip has spent a lifetime in the restaurant business. Her dream of owning a fun, family-oriented establishment, one that served good food with accompanying great service, came true in BWG when she came to own Wimpy’s. Meet the Owner and hear her life-affirming story.

Brian, owner of Experience Toys & Games.

Listen, Adapt and Thrive in Tough Times

Wanting to Build, Work and Grow as part of the community from day one, U at Home is a prime example of Building a successful Business in BWG through being hyper responsive to the needs and wants of customers.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Sparkle and Shine

With craftsmanship and customization as hallmarks, Bradford Jewellery has become more than just a store, but a treasured institution within the BWG retail community. Meet the Owner Peter Dykie and learn why he continues to operate his business along the traditional tenets of excellent quality products and accompanying excellent, personalized service.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Tapping Into Success

Staying attuned to technological change within the winemaking industry, as well as consumer wants and needs, The Finest Wine Shoppe, has continued to grow and thrive in BWG. Meet the Owner Aidin, who will tell you of his inspired idea to open a patio as a way to allow folks to sample the sorts of vintages they can create inside.

Update: The Finest Wine Shoppe has rebranded as Red Heart Wine, under new owner Amir Pedram Maroofi.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Bradford Eyecare a welcome addition to BWG’s downtown

Stylish, yet affordable, Bradford Eyecare is a welcome new addition to BWG’s downtown, offering all the eyewear and eyecare products you need at affordable prices. Meet the Owner Sunny, who has fallen in love with his new community, insisting on treating each customer as a friend.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Hay Caramba! A pioneer of genuine and effervescent Mexican cuisine in BWG

A pioneer of genuine and effervescent Mexican cuisine in BWG, Noe and wife Melissa have built their business in BWG based on the freshness of their products, the vibrant atmosphere and mouth-watering taste of their food. It is a chance to experience the zestful and exuberant culture of Mexico right here at home.

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La Mexicanada Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Meet La Mexicanada’s owner Edson Nava, who built his success in BWG by through the introduction of the dynamic Mexican cuisine, superlative margaritas and tequila, a welcoming atmosphere and a passion for bringing his culture to his friends and neighbours in Bradford.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Big Momma’s Soul Food

Savoury food at affordable prices, Big Momma’s Soul Food owner/chef Dave White has brought an abundance of flavour and Caribbean culture to BWG. Meet the Owner and learn how he took his passion for authentic Jamaican cuisine and turned it into a growing business.

Peter Dykie, owner of Bradford Jewellery.

Nancy’s Nifty Nook

Nancy’s Nifty Nook sign reads Bulk Food & Health Supplements, but they are much more. 80-90% of the products sold are Canadian so you are supporting local businesses, through the entire supply chain. Nancy’s also has freshly baked Gluten-Free baked goods that you won’t know the difference. Take 2 minutes to meet Nancy and watch the video.

Let Us Know How We Can Help

BWG Economic Development staff are ready to assist you with all aspects of your project, from the initial planning stages, site selection, identifying grants and financing sources, assisting with permitting process, partnerships, contacts for local suppliers and services, market and labour force data, and promoting your company.

Staff in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Office of Economic Development Department are ready to help you build work and grow in BWG. Please contact our office to discuss how we can help.

Michael Disano, Manager of Economic Development

Michael Disano

Manager of Economic Development

Office 905-775-5366 x 1310
Cell 289-231-3829
Email mdisano@townofbwg.com

Michael Kemp, Economic Development Marketing Coordinator

Michael Kemp

Economic Development Marketing Coordinator

Office 905-775-5366 x 1302
Cell 289-383-6315
Email mkemp@townofbwg.com

Here to Help

If you are looking to discuss your business needs, or would like to participate in our Meet The Owners business videos, let us know how we can help.

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