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.
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.
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.
For Kids – And Kids at Heart
Brian has built a business in BWG that appeals to the kid in all of us. A focal point of the downtown core, Experience Toys and Games is Open for Business, combining the best of old-school charm with its selection of classic toys and games while incorporating the latest in gaming tech with its innovative VR arcade. Meet the Owner Brian today.
Update: Experience Toys and Games is now online only. Visit them at https://experiencetoysandgames.ca/
Listen, Adapt and Thrive in Tough Times
The folks at U At Home did not allow a little thing like a global pandemic to hinder their business success. Pivoting quickly and boldly, and responding to the needs of their customers, they developed an online presence that soon became an integral part of their business, while never sacrificing their welcoming and neighbourly in-store environment. Meet the Owners Julie and Steven and learn how adaptation and flexibility are important hallmarks of their success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Office 905-775-5366 x 1310
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Office 905-775-5366 x 1302
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