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.
The Lawn Ranger expands into Havelock
The Lawn Ranger is expanding its operation in Havelock. What started as a grass cutting business four years ago is now a complete garden centre, landscape supplier, grounds care and maintenance and construction company located at 21 Industrial Drive in Havelock. The garden centre celebrates it's grand opening this Saturday (May 12) with a full selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, armor stone, flagstone, bulk aggregates, sand, soils, and mulches. Owners Troy and Nicole Rundle are also very excited to have their good friend Mike Holmes, from the television show Holmes on Homes with them this Saturday. You can get more information online at www.thelawnrangersgardencentre.ca or call (705) 778-3636.
Stained Glass Store Expands
Rose Manor Stained Glass has expanded it's studio to 1800 square feet, a second studio is being added for teaching glass painting and staining, as well as a framing facility for stained glass projects. They have over 3000 square feet of stained glass in stock as well as all of the supplies. They've also just added masking and sandblasting facilities for creating signage and decorative dividers, a great way to jazz up your business entrance or office space. Rose Manor Stained Glass is located at 2004 Drummond Line, just south of the Harley Davidson dealership or call (705) 740-9328.
New Location for Great Canadian RV
Great Canadian RV on Chemong Road is the third location in Ontario for owners Rick Lockett and Jeff Schwartz. Expanding from their Newmarket and Oshawa locations, they've taken over the former Semple RV at 1650 Chemong Road. They offer a full service dealership with parts and service, park service and set up as well as park models, travel trailers, fifth wheels and ultralites. You can get more information at www.greatcanadianrv.com or call (705) 741-4155.
New beading business and More
Lots of changes at Ashburnham Crafting Supplies in East City Owner Dianna Coones welcomes Kimberly Koula and her beading business Krystal Reflections - a beading store offering bulk beads and supplies as well as bridal classes where you can make your own jewellery for the big day! Dianna is also offering hand crafted wedding invitations, bridal invitation workshops, as well as all the supplies to create your own. Ashburnham Crafting Supplies is located in beautiful downtown east City Canada, at 120 Hunter Street. Visit www.ashburnhamcrafting.ca for more information or call (705) 742-6083.
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