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.
Roderick Benns and Joli Scheidler-Benns, both internationally respected astrologists, recently launched Life Path Astrology, and fittingly enough it's a global service. They offer life-coaching, strategic advice, they'll even help you find your best vocation, all at www.lifepathastrology.com or call 705-743-1580.
Rich and Diane Corrigan manufacture made to order outdoor log furniture, swings, benches, tables and chairs, all under the name RND Crafters. They've recently launched an indoor line, which includes beds, dressers, lamps and mirrors. You can view the designs at www.rndcrafters.com or call them at 705-745-8857
Congrats to Buckhorn Festival
Congratulations to Fiesta Buckhorn, recently named as one of the Top Festivals in Ontario! Check out www.fiestabuckhorn.com or call Debbie Crossen if you want to get involved as an exhibitor or sponsor at 705-657-7717.
Automation solutions for industry
Steelworks Design is a local company of engineers, designers and builders working in the field of automation for industry. They recently hit a home run with an innovative new piece of equipment for Honda Canada. It helps carmakers install door hinges more efficiently and safely, and it's getting attention right across the automotive industry. www.steelworksdesign.com has the full scoop, or you can call General Manager Rhonda Pecena at 705-743-5551.
Be cool ... with a motorcycle sidecar
If you're sure you can't live another moment without a sidecar for your motorcycle, you're in luck! Peterboro Cycle Salvage has just become the sole Canadian importer of Ural sidecars, a Russian-made beauty that you can check out on site at the store in Springville (on Highway 7A, just North of the 115 Bypass) or online at peterborocyclesalvage.com
or www.imz-ural.com. Call Mike Matthews for more information at 705-742-6120.
Home and cottage inspections
Brad Sinclair has a new business called Inspections Plus Home & Cottage Inspections. Whether you're buying, selling or just want a check-up, Brad offers a thorough inspection of any dwelling in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Call 705-927-6236.
Interior design service
If you're looking for some creative design ideas for your home, then call Susan Fenn. Her company is called Sensational Spaces Interior Design and she can provide as much help as you'd like, from picking colours to rearranging furniture, to choosing window treatments, flooring, lighting and accessories. You can call Susan at 705-743-7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solutions for energy efficiency
If you are interested in the Enbridge TAPS Partners Program, which provides energy-saving, cost-cutting steps such as thermostats, aerators, pipe insulation and showerheads, you can call Innovative Energy Solutions at 705-741-1177. The company also recently installed an equalized air system, a patented product that transfers warm air from the ceiling to the floor, in the Canadian Tire Store on Chemong Road, resulting in significant savings.
Maximum Impact, The Qualities Of A Leader will be held again in Peterborough on April 30. It's a 500-site, 50,000-person live simulcast featuring authors and motivational speakers John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, coaches John Wooden and Pat summit and Steven Reinemund - CEO of Pepsico and Michael Duke - CEO of Walmart. The event will held at Christian Victory Church on Brealey Drive. Tickets are $69 per person ($200 for four) available from Pastor Mark Murack in Peterborough at 705-742-8434, Pastor Bill Page from Bethel Church in Lindsay at 705-324-5729, or event coordinator Mike Walker at 705-927-6529.
Terry Kelly at Sales and Ad Club
Sales and Ad Club meeting tomorrow night features Terry Kelly, motivational speaker, winner of 7 East Coat Music Awards, 4 CCMA Award nominations and one Juno nomination, and member of the 1980 Canadian Para Olympic Track Team. Terry is blind. Sales and Ad meets at the Trentwinds on Lansdowne Street. Social Hour is at 6, Dinner at 7, cost for guests is $35. For more information call Rino Andreoli at 705-743-1414.
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