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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Personal chef business
Gusto Personal Chef is a new business recently started by Diana Cancilla. Diana will plan out your meals, purchase all the ingredients, create the selections right in your own home, package, label and store everything, and clean the kitchen! Full details, pricing and sample menus are at www.gustopersonalchef.ca or call 705-639-1447.
Little Lake Music Fest sponsorships
The Little Lake Music Fest brings $4.8 million into the local economy each year, and one of the key ingredients to their success is sponsorships. There are packages available to fit every budget, you get great exposure and those cool VIP seats, so if your business is looking for a way to reach the 130,000 people who will visit the park this summer, then check out their sponsorship video online at www.littlelakemusicfest.ca or call Ashley Ross at 705-755-1111.
Diet and wellness centre
Charlies Diet and Wellness Centre recently opened at 107 Hunter Street East, above Subway. Owned and operated by Peterborough native Shirley McGlennan, the first Charlies was started in Estevan Saskatchewan. Charlies is a protein-based diet that operates in four phases and promises average weight loss of 3 - 7 pounds per week. Full details are at www.charliesdietcentrepeterborough.com or find them on Facebook.
Local career fair
The fifth annual Career Fair will be held at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Wednesday, March 14 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. It's a good chance for employers to develop their resume pool and pre-screen applicants, and job seekers can apply for positions and meet employers directly. If you are an employer wanting to participate, contact Lisa Coughlin at the City of Peterborough at 705-748-8830 ext 3609.
Farmers' market fun day
The Peterborough and District Farmers' Market is hosting a "Good-bye to Winter" fun day this Saturday (March 10) with music, free samples and free draws.
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