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.
Signum Creates Signature Corner in Downtown Peterborough
Congratulations to Signum Corporation on their purchase of the former Zellers building in downtown Peterborough. Signum plans an underground parking lot, ground floor retail and two floors of commercial activity - over 26,000 square feet! www.signumcorp.com for more information.
Theresa James of Light Your Way
Many people will recognize Theresa James from her many years at Kesco Lighting. Theresa has just started her new business - Light Your Way, Professional Lighting Consultation. Home or Business, Theresa offers assistance with the many lighting choices faced with a renovation or new construction. She can do the shopping for you, work with the architects, decorators and designers to help you Light Your Way. Serving Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Port Hope, you can call Theresa at (705) 745 5797 or email
Terry's Small Engines opens for business
There's a new small engine repair shop in the area, called Terry's Small Engines. Located at #5 Valley Road, (across the street from "Emily Provincial Park" in Omemee), Terry Carl offers warranty service and repairs for several companies including: Coleman/Powermate®, Simoniz®, Kodiak Power Equipment®, Maxam Motor Corporation®, Manco Powersports®, Eastern Tool and Equipment®, and Subaru Robin®. Terry also provides parts and service for pocket bikes, and repairs everything from Lawn And Garden Equipment, ATV's and Generators, to Weed-Eaters, Chainsaws, and Powerwashers. You name it he can usually fix it. You can call Terry at (705) 799-5336 seven days a week.
By The Bushel delivers to your door!
A new business in Peterborough is going to make it very convenient to get fresh, locally grown organic produce. By The Bushel Home Delivery brings fresh organic produce to homes in the city of Peterborough every week. Owner Sue Prentice delivers seasonally available organic produce from local farmers for as little as $35 a week. You can choose from antibiotic- and hormone-free organic beef or bison, asparagus, strawberries, heritage tomatoes, crisp salad greens, fresh roasted coffee, fresh baked bread, honey, maple syrup, fresh pasta, jams and jellies, and other treats. All locally produced... all delivered to your door. Sign up now for deliveries starting in June by calling (705) 876-8058.
Rick's ClearView Painting
Rick McIlwain Jr. is pleased to announce his new company ClearView Painting. Rick has 18 years of experience with his fathers business - McIlwain Painting. He is offering interior and exterior home, cottage or office painting promising superior workmanship, affordable prices, as well as an extensive knowledge of colour and finishes. Call ClearView Painting at (705) 760-1547 or (705) 652-6435 or email
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