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.
Grocery store renovated
Towerhill Sobeys on Chemong Road is having their Grand Re-opening this Thursday April 26th after months of renovations. You'll find a brighter store with lots of new products and numerous new features including a pizza oven, a new cake unit, a new popper machine in the bakery and expanded fruit, deli, and cheese departments. There will be draw prizes, free food to sample, contests and sales from Thursday through May 2. Call 705-740-9026 and watch the website for workshops: www.peterboroughsobeys.com.
Distribution deal for local company
Simplicity Distributing has just landed a distribution deal for all of Eastern Canada for a product called Original Sprout - line of vegan shampoo, conditioner, styling and SPF cream products. Simplicity Distribution Inc. is Brooke Dickey and Angela Rose and they are shipping to a growing number of retailers and hair salons across Eastern Canada. You can find the products locally at Go Designs on Hunter Street or online at www.originalsprout.com
Waxing and nail service opens
David and Amy Luong recently opened Signature Nails a complete professional waxing and nail service at 182 George Street between No Frills and the Holiday Inn, directly across from the Chamber of Commerce. There's free parking, grand opening discounts, seniors days and lots more. Stop in or call 705-874-2454.
Women in Business Awards
Events include the Examiner's Women in Business Awards luncheon this Thursday (April 26) at the Parkway Banquet Hall. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Examiner at 60 Hunter Street in East City. Congratulations to all nominees!
Habitat for Humanity Launch
Lakefield is taking on a Habitat Build and are launching the project on May 5th with an event at the Selwyn Outreach Centre (on the Lakefield Road beside Giant Tiger) featuring the Ron Marenger Big Band. Tickets are available in numerous locations, including The Chamber in Lakefield, Titles in Peterborough, Sullivans in Ennismore and the restore. Full details are online at www.habitatpeterborough.ca
Businesses donate equipment to YWCA
And congratulations to Emmatt Digital Solutions and Sign-A-Rama for donating one of Emmatt's Ballyhoo TV systems, which is a unique interactive information system, to the YWCA.
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