Winchester launch
North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, owners John Meharg, and Sarah Meharg, Jeffrey (J.P.) McAvoy, LL.B. of Conduct Law, who is a partner and first tenant, and North Dundas Councillor Al Armstrong cut the ribbon officially opening the North Dundas Business Centre in Winchester.      Courtesy photo

Candice Vetter
Record Staff
WINCHESTER – Armour Developments, owned by John Meharg and Sarah Meharg, opened their latest venture, the North Dundas Business Centre, on Wed., Sept. 13, at 457 Main Street, with a launch party, an evening of food and drinks, a tour of the facility, and a presentation.

The centre is the only local co-working office space for entrepreneurs and start-ups in Winchester and area. Owner John Meharg describes it as the ideal co-working creative space. Co-working is a type of day-to-day office work that involves shared workspace to promote networking and business growth.

Services provided include wi-fi, free coffee and tea, free parking, furnished offices and spaces, business address, collaborative tables, boardrooms, event hosting, accessible bathrooms, kitchenette, clean professional style, and a fun and creative atmosphere.

John Meharg says the centre, “is here to help businesses become more profitable and to build more meaningful ties between local business people.” Its tagline reads, “We are a business that focuses on you, so you can focus on your business.”

The Mehargs stress that the purpose of the venture is to serve local businesspersons of all sizes, from a single freelancer who wants a creative space to work in away from home to businesses with several employees, to start-ups needing to expand. “We are all here because we support a future in this community,” said Sarah Meharg in her welcoming speech at the launch. “Sitting in a chair or leaning on a table? You can thank Hamed of IDP, now at the former Nestlé Plant. Seeing a beautiful painting? Thank Markham artist Johanna Meharg, my mom. Enjoying the building? Thank Gail Van Noy of Lannin’s. So many people are a part of what this place is becoming.”

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Another local networking opportunity, the 7th Annual North Dundas Wine and Cheese networking event, is tonight, Wed., Sept. 20, at the IDP Group building at 171 Main St., Chesterville, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a chance to try some local food, drink and to make new business connections.