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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Bean company in Minden
BeanBudz has been operating in southern Ontario since 2007, but owners Doreen and Gerald Martin recently moved to the Minden area and want everyone to know about their company. BeanBudz is pre-packaged, nutritious chili, soup and dips. They can be prepared in a crock pot or on the stove top. They are high in fibre, vegetable protein and gluten free. Dealer enquiries are welcome, but you can find them at local farmers' markets, fall fairs, craft shows, or at www.beanbudz.com.
New property maintenance company
Green Pro Property Maintenance is Adam Massey and Tim Grosjean's new company. Bringing ten years experience in property maintenance with them, they offer lawn cutting, trimming and edging, aerating, seeding and fertilizing, shrub and hedge trimming, mulch delivery, landscape maintenance and debris removal. They cover Northumberland and the Kawarthas and you can get full details and contact info at www.gogreenpro.ca or call 705-375-8844.
Custom trailer hitches
If you are thinking about a trailer hitch for your motorcycle, there is a local manufacturer. Jim Victor's company Custom Cruiser Chrome supplies over 180 hitches for various bikes and applications. He's even written a book on the subject called "Pulling Your Tail - A Primer on the art of Motorcycle Trailering". Jim has a great website at www.customcruiserchrome.com.
Events on the horizon include Leadercast, an annual satellite broadcast featuring high profile speakers, including Tim Tebow and Soledad O'Brien. The event, which is being organized locally by Level A Professional Events, runs May 4 at Christian Victory Church from 8 am - 4.30 pm. Tickets are $79 until April 20, $89 after. Call Level A at 705-749-1919.
Workplace wellness workshop
The Kawartha Family Business Group is presenting Matthew McEvoy who will be talking about Wellness in the Workplace, how to improve workplace productivity, reduce employee absenteeism and lower benefits costs. That's April 23 from 4.30 - 6.30 at the Best Western Otonabee Inn. To register contact Michelle O'Neill at 705-741-9819 or Jhane Brasier at 705-748-3494.
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