About the Author
Stuart "Stu" Harrison writes a weekly column about business news (published on KawarthaNow.com on Fridays and in the Peterborough Examiner on Mondays) and hosts a business segment every Monday evening on CHEX-TV's Newswatch.
Stu has extensive marketing and advertising experience and was owner of Harrison Advertising for many years prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2003. He is currently the General Manager of the Greater Peterborough Area Chamber of Commerce.
KawarthaNow is pleased to include Stu as a contributing columnist, and we appreciate his extensive knowledge of the local business community.
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The Business Beat
by Stuart Harrison
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NaturesPlast© - Biodegradable Plastic Products
Harco Enterprises at 675 The Parkway in Peterborough, has introduced a new line of biodegradable plastic products called NaturesPlast©. Harco manufactures injection moulded plastic products, everything from stir sticks to small containers. NaturesPlast© allows Harco to offer an eco-friendly option for much of their existing product line, as well as having the potential for new opportunities in other sectors. NaturesPlast© is made from plant starch, it's
fully biodegradable when composted, has no chemical residues, and it performs, looks and feels like traditional plastics. Congratulations to the Harris family on their exciting new product line. You can get more information online at www.naturesplast.com or stop in to 675 The Parkway and pick up a sample. Call 705-743-5361, or toll free 1-800-361-5361.
Fairy Godmother Cleaning Services
Shanan King just started her own business, called Fairy Godmother Cleaning Services. Shannon offers cleaning, organizing, de-cluttering and house fluffing services to Peterborough and area homes and businesses. Shannon's background includes cleaning homes, small and large businesses, including banks, museums and movie theaters. She also has extensive experience in organizing and de-cluttering living and working spaces. Seniors enjoy a special rate, and Shannon can offer special packages to help seniors remain in their homes longer. Fairy Godmother Cleaning Services uses only eco-friendly cleaning products. Cal 705-536-2887 - 7 days a week or email
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Peterborough has a new pink Cadillac cruising the streets! Robin Courneya-Roblin is a Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics and has been with them only five years. In that short period of time she has earned four "career cars" which recently culminated in the ultimate - Pink Cadillac CTS. Robin works with 115 women, mostly in the Peterborough area, but she has consultants in four other Provinces. Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. is a Direct Sales company with independent consultants and directors who are considered small independent business owners. There are no quotas so you can choose your level of involvement. Robin chose a Pink Cadillac! You can call Robin at 705-876-0933 or visit her website at www.marykay.ca/rcourneya-roblin
The GPA EDC's Business Advisory Centre is offering a series of eBusiness workshops during the month of February. Dates and topics are as follows: Selling On eBay - February 6, How to Set Up A Store On eBay - February 13, eCommerce For Business Growth - February 21, and Maximizing Your Website as a Marketing Tool - February 26. You can get more information on the workshops online at www.gpaedc.on.ca or call Ruth van Vierzen at the Business Advisory Centre 705-743-0777 ext 225
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