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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Kathy Doornenbal brings the first Driving Miss Daisy franchise to Ontario
Driving Miss Daisy recently announced its first Franchisee in Ontario, and she is Kathy Doornenbal of Peterborough. The company provides senior services including reliable and safe accompaniment for medical and dental appointments, grocery or personal shopping, home support, adult day programs, airport service, even vacation and social event accompaniment, as well as serving as a liaison between medical staff and family, and providing an avenue of respite care for spouses, adult children and caregivers. There are 31 Franchises operating out West. Watch for the blue PT Cruiser "Daisymobile" To reach Kathy Doornenbal call (705) 868-0074, email, or online at www.drivingmissdaisy.net
Army Surplus Store Opens
Sarges Army Surplus store just opened at 291 George Street, across from Showplace. It is an Army Surplus Store with new and used Military clothing, boots, camping gear, blankets, jackets, parkas, p-coats, British wooly pully's, t-shirts, packs, and lots more from all over the world. Owner Ian Kyle just retired from the army, based in Petawawa. Sarges Army Surplus is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call (705) 741-0811.
Skin Laser Clinic Opens
The Holistic Health and Education Centre
The Holistic Health and Education Centre is a new business in the Brookdale Plaza on Chemong Road. Owners Janet Hogeboom from Get Smart, and Jennifer Collett from Collett Human Services, have combined their businesses to offer hot stone treatments, massage and healing touch, eft, coaching, wellness assessments, aromatherapy, stress intervention, relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy, and the development of corporate wellness programs. There are also monthly workshops. The Centre is located at the North end of the Brookdale Plaza on Chemong Road. Full details online at www.get-smartforlife.info or call (705) 875-8856.
Chamber gives away lavish draw prize at their annual Gala
The Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala is happening on Valentine's Day! The dinner and dance features a Caribbean theme this year and 2009 Chamber Chair Mary LaRocque has secured an incredible Balcony Cabin Cruise on the brand new Celebrity Cruises Solstice Cruise Ship sponsored by Cogeco. There are only 250 tickets sold for this event, so you can get a great night out, a chance to win a fabulous cruise, and you solve the old Valentines gift dilemma in the process, go to the chamber website for more information at www.peterboroughchamber.ca
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