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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New financial centre
Raycroft Financial Planning recently moved from the Promenade building on George Street to 452 Charlotte Street, the former D.M. Wills building. Called the Raycroft Financial Centre, the building also hosts Kevin Dunn, a Chartered Accountant, and has room for more tenants. Bill Raycroft operates the business with his son Dan and Jason Quick. Raycroft offers investment advice, and financial, retirement and estate planning. www.raycroftfinancial.com
Cupcakes and cake decorating
Cammie's Cutecakes is Cammie Hellikers new business. Cammie does cupcakes and cake decoration for children's parties, baby showers, birthdays and office functions. Located in Peterborough you can find her at cammiescutecakes.blogspot.com, on Facebook, or by calling 705-768-9891.
New eavestrough and siding business
DBH Eavestrough and Siding is open for business! Owner Daren Haley has ten years' experience in the home renovation business. He specializes in siding, soffit, fascia, seamless eaves, gutter guard as well as windows, doors and steel and shingled roofing. Check out www.dbheavestroughsiding.com or call 705-930-3966.
Recognizing local Tweeters
The inaugural #Petertweeter Awards are this Thursday night as the Twitterverse comes together to showcase some of Peterborough's brightest social networkers. Hosted by Dani Stover of The WOLF and Catherine Hanrahan from KRUZ FM, the awards will bring together the arts, culture and business communities for an evening of entertainment. The #petertweeters start at 7:30pm at Splice Lounge and Restaurant. Tickets are only $10 and available at the WOLF/KRUZ and Peterborough Green-Up. Details at www.thewolf.ca.
If you are a business in the wellness, food, nutrition or health fields, make sure you get your booth booked for the Wellness EXPO on May 5th. Presented by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce the show has lots of new exhibitors, keynote speakers, workshops and demonstrations, all about well being and health. Details are online at www.peterboroughchamber.ca or call Sara Lunn at 705-748-9771 ext 206 to secure your space.
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