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 owner of women's clothing store
Desiree Fawn is the new owner of Tango Women's Wear in downtown Peterborough. Desiree takes over a store with a five year history of success and she plans to build on that success by continuing to feature independent Canadian designers and adding some new ones, including some international designers. Desiree has a strong presence online as an award-winning blogger and social media leader and plans to give Tango a strong online presence as a fashion resource. Tango is located on George Street between Hunter and Simcoe, at www.tangowomenswear.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter (@tangowomenswear).
Online matchmaking service
Meanwhile, Tango's previous owner Rebecca Cooper will be concentrating on her other two businesses: Match Me Peterborough, a matchmaking service for local professionals, and SociaLife Events, a groundbreaking service that creates outings for both couples and singles. Full details are at www.matchmepeterborough.com
Fish and chips restaurant renovated
Jeff Purvey's Fish and Chips, a landmark business in Peterborough since 1956, has just completed a major renovation. The restaurant, still owned by Ken Purvey, has an all new dining room including new flooring, walls, ceiling and seating, and watch for an exterior facelift and an updated menu over the summer. Jeff Purvey's is located at 124 Rubidge Street and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Call 705-742-8301.
New hair studio in Hastings
Maggie's Hair Studio is open on the outskirts of Hastings. Owner Nicole Weeden offers full salon services in the comfort of a country home setting on Concession Road 8 West. Nicole features appointment only bookings ensuring one on one attention for every client, and she's open 7 days a week starting 8am. Nicole has ten years in the beauty industry and you can call Maggie's at 705-696-1628, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/maggieshairstudio
Relief fund for owner of leather shop destroyed by fire
Dominic Lagana's business Anagal suffered a catastrophic loss in a fire on April 6. If you would like to help Dominic rebuild his business, there is an account set up at Kawartha Credit Union, just ask for the company name Anagal.
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