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 Holiday Inn finished renovations
The Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront recently underwent a complete renovation of their banquet hall and meeting rooms, including new flooring, wall and window coverings, lighting and audio/visual equipment. Plus the pool area received a facelift with revamped change rooms, new fitness equipment and a conversion to salt water in the pool. $150,000 was spent ,with more changes on the way!
Liftlock IGA in East City undergoes renovation
Riverview Restaurant under new management
Nick & Helen Volchevski recently purchased the long-established Riverview Restaurant in downtown Campbellford They've been working on improvements to the menu and the decor. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, is fully licensed, and overlooks the Trent Severn Waterway. Call 705-653-4444 for more information.
Kindred Spirits on Rubidge expands
Kindred Spirits opened its doors in the historic Cox Terrace in April 2004, and is now expanding by taking over another unit. Kindred Spirits offers group workshops and individual sessions on meditation, dream interpretation, brain gym, colour therapy, reflexology, life coaching, and various discussion groups. The new space allows them to add a "Spa Day" where you can be pampered with a variety of mini treatments - your choice of 2 treatments for only $25. Meanwhile the gift shoppe continues to provide a variety of gift items, gemstone, silver jewellery and lots and lots of crystals.
Kindred Spirits Shoppe and Seven Light Centre is located at 332, and now 342 Rubidge Street, just North of Charlotte Street. There's a great website at www.kindredspiritshoppe.com or call owner Linda Devine at 745-9818 for information.
Omemee Veterinary Hospital opens new building
The Omemee Veterinary Hospital recently completed and moved into their brand new building at 128 King Street in Omemee, beside the Car Wash. Doctors Brian Noble, Cathleen Norman and Caroline deHaan offer full vet services at both the Omemee location and Champlain Animal Hospital on the Lakefield Highway.
GPA EDC gets economic awards
Congratulations to the GPA EDC on picking up two awards at the recent Ontario Economic Development Awards, and congratulations to the two local companies involved in producing the award-winning marketing material, Lazer Graphics www.lazergraphics.com and Impact Communications www.impactcom.ca
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