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Bernstein’s Deli

We certainly saw a decline in foot traffic before being shut down, and operating with a large dining room that we’re not allowed to use makes the space feel different….

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Stone City Coffee Roasters

Crisp ocean air and a vehicle laden with goods from their coffee bean roasting relatives in Cali created the perfect environment for Colleen and her husband…

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Design Manitoba

When we reopen, I look forward to just seeing people. We need people to come back through the door says John Tinkler, who co-owns Design Manitoba with John Phelps…

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Sam Posnick

Sam Posnick is a local illustrator and designer, best known for her detailed line artwork and nature-based subject matter..

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Verde Plant Design

We love interacting with our customers and we weren’t able to do that once the shutdown happened. We like to have a connection and chat with them about what their needs are…

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Andrew Boardman

Andrew is a designer, studio founder, artist and educator. Most of the day, he manages Manoverboard, a purpose-driven design studio…

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Boreal Workshop

The experience of buying jewelry is often tactile—people want to touch it. When buying a ring, they slide it onto their finger and try it on for size. They hold earrings up to their face to see how they look and dangle…

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The Bra Bar

Since taking over The BraBar from her aunt seven years ago, owner Crystal Adamson had always planned to create a user-friendly online store for her customers…

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Venus Hair & Body Care, Neepawa MB

Even before lockdown in March 2020, fewer customers were passing through the doors of Venus Hair and Body Care…

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Callia Flowers

Callia is a home-grown Manitoba business that’s been growing quickly across the country. We started in 2016 and have been fortunate to win a local…

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Jess Dixon

Jess Dixon works as a landscape architect, illustrator and artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He’s completed murals in restaurants and residences, and has had several successful shows of sculpture and painting with work…

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Queenfidence: Winnipeg Entrepreneur Inspires With Her Beauty Business

An online store opened a window of opportunity when the pandemic hurt Francine Bahati’s…

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The Lakehouse

There may be a surprise ingredient to running a successful hospitality company that touches everything from hotel stays, food services, retail, conference and wedding event services during a pandemic…

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Scott B. Henderson

Scott B. Henderson (he/him) is a freelance illustrator. He is the author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic The Chronicles of Era. His works include 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga, and The Reckoner Rises…

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The Community Gym: Making At-Home Workouts Fun Again

When COVID-19 hit Manitoba, The Community Gym had to choose between shutting down their entire business or creating something new…

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Good Wheel Ceramics

After moving to Winnipeg in March to live with his Canadian partner, Jody Lewis had to think creatively to find a job in a new city at the start of a pandemic…

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Dare to Vegan: Skincare Products Launched with Love in Lockdown

Pandemic or not, Sholeth Choquette and Paul Sogeke were determined to start their business in 2020…

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Nickel City Motors: A Year Like No Other

While most stores are facing hardships and declining sales, Nickel…

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Kristin McPherson

Kristin McPherson is a graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Winnipeg. For the past eight years…

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Freshcut Downtown: Curbside Bouquets and Virtual Workshops

Melanie Bernadsky loves running a downtown Winnipeg business, even in a pandemic. “I’m committed to downtown…

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Boho Soul Kombucha

In the middle of a global pandemic, it’s easy to find information on how to avoid getting sick. For Magen Swift of Boho Soul Kombucha..

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Nonsuch Brewing Co.

It’s been really quite stressful and difficult given the uncertainty of everything. We’re trying to make decisions and we’re still technically a startup so we have a large degree of uncertainty built right into our everyday lives…

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Jasyn Lucas

A member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, Jasyn Lucas was born in Flin Flon and works out of Thompson, MB. He specializes in animal and landscape paintings, interpreting what he sees around him..

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GameKnight – Selling Fun in Times of Trouble

Scott Tackaberry has been a gamer since he was a teenager, and by gamer, we aren’t talking video games. At 51 years young, Scott’s passion doesn’t …

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Kaj Hasselriis

Kaj Hasselriis is a cartoonist who lives, draws and shops in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. His new book is called …

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The Meat Company

When you build a business because of COVID, you really have to pivot. You’ve gotta be creative. We started from scratch and built The Meat Company—a completely fresh online butcher shop…

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Peds Threads – Opening a Storefront in the Midst of a Pandemic

Cyndi Pedwell was no newbie to the ups and downs of life in business. Growing up with business owners …

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Feast Cafe & Bistro – Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Award-winning Feast Cafe & Bistro on Ellice Avenue has been a beacon of hope, unity and awareness for the Indigenous community in Manitoba since 2015.

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Lacoste Garden Centre

Manitobans have been supporting our business – since spring on we’ve had a lot of people talking about shopping local and this Christmas season a lot of people have reached out to us saying they want to shop local when they would normally buy something at a big box store.

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The Travelling Sign Painters

The Travelling Sign Painters incorporated their signature style into three beautiful pieces.

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Hearty Local Food Warms Up a Manitoba Winter

Farmers meet customers in central pickup locations

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