Peggy Harnock

CEO, Social Media Strategist

Peggy Harnock is the driving force behind The Social Gourmet. As CEO and founder of the agency, she leads a team of driven and inspired creative minds who are dedicated to helping you reach your business goals.

Peggy’s passion for helping businesses thrive comes from being a small business owner herself. For many years, she was a professional ballroom dancer and owned her own studio. She began to build a social media community for the studio, achieving significant results with her digital marketing strategies. Her success inspired her to share what she learned, and she has helped other local businesses take their companies to the next level. She believes that the online face of your brand is the most important way to engage and connect with clients and is dedicated to helping you showcase the most amazing aspects of your brand.

Working with a well-rounded team of driven individuals is a major component of Peggy’s strategy and success.  Together, this team works to develop a completely customized message for your brand that is relevant to your industry, your goals, and most importantly, to you and the people who are interested in what you have to offer.

Katie Appleyard

Business Development Manager

Katie believes that a successful business isn’t built by the products you sell or the services you provide, but by the relationship you establish with your potential and current clients. As the Business Development Manager for The Social Gourmet, she brings over 15 years of customer service experience, along with 5 years in the financial sector, helping small and medium sized businesses grow.  Her strategic vision has resulted in The Social Gourmet’s further evolution, and she is a welcome addition to our growing team!

Lori Bennett

Graphic Designer

With over 20 years of experience in the Advertising and Design Industry, Lori brings a new dynamic to The Social Gourmet team as our in-house Graphic Designer.   Lori believes that designers are often asked to answer questions that the client doesn’t always know how to ask.  Because of this, she pays close attention to what they want and need, gathers as much information as she can, and puts together the best plan. This allows her to deliver visual pieces that not only fulfill the client’s needs, but go beyond their expectations, making her an invaluable part of our team!

Building Important Relationships

Our goal is to build a relationship with you and your business, getting to know your industry and your company spirit. We then take those relationships and build your community, allowing your business’ personality to shine through. The relationships you build online can translate into real-life customer relationships, which have a tremendous impact on your company’s return on investment.


Set Your Business Apart With Social

Peggy is a firm believer that focusing on the “social” element of social media is the key to standing out from your competition. Your online presence can make a significant difference, and it’s her mission to get you noticed. A perfect blend of brand personality and professional services is the key to reflecting who you are in the best way possible for the world to see.

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Workshops & Events

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West Niagara Small Business Network

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