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
Welcome to The Business Beat.
The Planet Bakery Expands
The Planet Bakery at 374 Water Street has just undergone a major renovation. Owners Mim Andrews, Ted Pearson, and Shawn Fisk have doubled their square footage, moving the kitchen, expanding their sitting area and redecorating with a colour scheme that apparently has to be seen to be believed. The Planet Bakery is a hot spot downtown for breakfast and lunch, plus they do a big take-out business, everything from sandwiches and soups to a traditional bakery with breads and desserts. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Call (705) 741-5243 for more information.
Kawartha Choice Lamb available
Ruco Braat owns Golden Fleece Farms in Bailieboro. You can purchase his local Kawartha Choice lamb at The Coop on Lansdowne Street, Aunt Laura's Tea Room in Bethany, and Doo Doo's in Bailieboro. The lamb is grain finished with no artificial growth promotants and a complete variety of cuts are available. For more information call Ruco at (705) 939-2366.
New Deli in Brookdale Plaza
H & J Deli is a new business in the Brookdale Plaza, in the Breezeway across from Bowlerama. If you are Polish, or love Polish food, this should be on your list. Owner Helen Grzelczak has stocked the shelves with Polish everything, including sausage, hams and meat, bread, pastry, donuts and cakes, puddings and pastas, soup, juices and jams, coffee and tea, and chocolates and sweets. H & J Deli is open Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, they're closed Sunday. Call (705) 742-9555 for more information.
Spa Business Moves
The Sea sand Spa has moved. Formerly at 41A Brock Street, you'll now find owner Corinne Vardy at 715 Crawford Drive. Corinne offers a full range of aesthetic services for men, women and teens. For an appointment call (705) 740-9515.
Auto Indudtry Talk in Lindsay
The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce and City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development welcome automotive expert Dennis DesRosiers to the Bonfire restaurant in Lindsay on February 22. DesRosiers has become the go-to-guy for interpretive insights into the Canadian Automotive industry. For tickets to this timely event call the Lindsay Chamber at (705) 324-2393. The details are online at www.lindsaychamber.com.
Peterborough Chamber Working Lunch
The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce presents The Working Lunch February 23 at Trentwinds, 264 Lansdowne Street. This is a follow up to the popular Marketing workshop hosted by Fleming College's Jan Watson, held last year. This workshop will focus on the importance of branding, marketing plans, pricing strategies, communication strategies, and target marketing. The Working lunch goes from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and includes lunch for just $30 for Chamber members, $35 for non-members. To register call Beth Fudge at The Chamber at (705) 748-9771 ext 210. Details at www.peterborughchamber.ca.
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