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Success Stories

Success stories from Pontiac local businesses partnered with the SADC Pontaic.

Houblonnière Lupuline Hop Yard

Craft Beer – An Expanding Industry

Charles Allard of Lupuline Hop Yard and brewmaster Mike Chaput, work together to develop Pontiac’s first locally crafted beer.

Dépanneur Thompson

Il y a plus de 8 ans que nous sommes propriétaires du seul dépanneur de Portage du Fort. C’est au moment où nous cherchions un revenu additionnel pour l’éducation de nos enfants et une occupation pour notre retraite éventuelle que le magasin a été mis sur le marché.

La Vallée des Rosiers

Avec mon conjoint Sylvain Drapeau, nous avons fait l’achat d’un domaine de 200 acres dans la municipalité d’Otter Lake, dans la région du Pontiac en 2004. La visite d’un verger dans une région du Québec m’a fait découvrir une belle variété de raisins de table, produit innovateur au Québec ainsi que divers fruits. Suite à cette visite, ma décision était prise ! Je voulais développer un vignoble de raisins de table et un verger.

L’Ancienne Banque

« A combination of factors led us to start our own Restaurant/Brew-Pub. We knew there was a need in the community and we were able to purchase a building in the downtown core. Financing was available for the project and there was a team of interested entrepreneurs willing and capable of making it happen.

La Ferme Pleine Lune

« Nous n’étions pas à la recherche active d’une propriété », racontent Randi et Jonathan, «mais comme l’emplacement et les installations correspondaient à nos critères, nous avons choisi de faire le saut. » Le couple a donc communiqué avec la SADC Pontiac pour savoir comment elle pourrait les aider à concrétiser leur rêve.

Vignoble Le petit chariot rouge

We planted our first grapevines 8 years ago with an idea that perhaps someday we could make wine, build a winery and have a facility to help showcase our incredibly scenic and stunning region and all it has to offer.

Blacklane Farm

Our farm wasn’t a family owned business. My wife and I started our farm with only 3 cows and today calve out over 100 head, only 6 years later. Having to build our name from nothing and make our name in the industry has been no small feat, but with each year and passing show season, our brand is more and more recognized and we are beginning to become known in the industry as producing quality show and breeding stock.

Eli-Da Dairy

Agriculture is in my blood! I grew up on a farm and farming has been part of our family for a long time. It is incredibly rewarding and a great way to spend time outdoors and with animals. In my opinion, there is no better way to raise children than like this. It only seemed natural to start-up my own business.  My parents own and operate their own business, as well as all my 11 aunts and uncles.