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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by Stuart Harrison
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Gord Arnold Home Inspections
Gord Arnold is a well-known, long-term resident of Ennismore. Gord actually has two new businesses - Gord Arnold Home Inspections, and Gord Arnold Air Inspections. Gord is a certified air inspector and can help you identify and deal with any mold issues in your home. For Home Inspections Gord promises to "take away the pain" with a quality inspection including walking the roof and hand-written reports. Whether you are a real estate agent or a home-owner, if you want an efficient inspection with fast turn-around time, Gord's goal is to get that last clause removed. You can call his cell at (705) 875-1557, or (705) 799-1636.
Bill Lockington obtains his FFI
Downtown Peterborough law firm Lockington Lawless Fitzpatrick recently underwent a significant expansion, adding 2500 square feet to the back of their existing building at 332 Aylmer Street. A growing staff that now numbers 34, they've now nearly tripled their client meeting space and created a more functional environment. Meanwhile partner Bill Lockington recently obtained his certificate as a Family Firm Advisor, one of only fifteen professionals in Canada to hold the designation. Bill works closely with many family-owned businesses in the area on corporate organizational planning, governance, and transition/succession planning. You can get more information online at www.locklaw.ca
In A Pinch offers freelance personal assistance
In A Pinch is a new business recently started by Sandra Morgan. Sandra is a freelance personal assistant, offering office administration, advanced computer support for Mac or PC, design, event planning and project management. Sandra will also provide personal services such as gift and grocery buying and house sitting. Call (705) 799-7700 or check out the great website at www.inapinch4u.ca
Jan Doucette opens JLD Financial
Jan Doucette recently opened JLD Financial from her home office in Port Hope. Serving the Peterborough, Northumberland and Durham regions, Jan is an accounting and taxation specialist with 15 years experience in administration, finance and taxation. Jan offers comprehensive business accounting services, and income tax preparation and filing services. She has a particular specialty working with independent owner operators in the trucking industry. There is more information online at www.jldfinancial.com or call (905) 885-1268.
Energy Efficiency Workshop
The Kawartha Manufacturers Association, the PUS and the GPA EDC are presenting a one-day workshop for business on energy efficiency. The workshop runs February 20th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the MNR Building in Peterborough. There is more information on the Chamber website at www.peterboroughchamber.ca
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