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.
New excavating business
Young Ryan Post has a great idea for his new business, Post Family Enterprises. What Ryan does is confined area excavating! Ryan has a couple of nifty little machines: a mini excavator with a backhoe, a Bobcat Skid Steer and a dump trailer.
Ryan does foundation waterproofing and repairs, parging and tarring, Big-O drain Pipe, flagstone, small ponds, landscaping, walkways, retaining walls, garden prep, tilling, rock gardens, septic repairs, holes for swimming pools, and trenching. He can also prepare and lay sod and deliver sand, gravel or screened topsoil. Because he works with light equipment, there's little disturbance to your yard. You can call Ryan Post at 705-639-8957.
BioPed Peterborough is a new franchise that recently opened at 445 George Street, just north of Brock. The owners are Jennifer Nicholls and Kristian Olauson. BioPed can provide Custom made orthotics, orthotic footwear, they can even customize your existing shoes. They have a nice retail section with lines like Finn Comfort, Beautifeel, Birkenstock and Mephisto. BioPed is open Monday through Saturday. Call 705-743-1447. or visit www.bioped.com.
More foot news
Foot Fundamentals was recently started by Jenny Rheault, an RPN certified in basic, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care. Jenny will come to your home and provide everything from assessments to clipping nails, calluses and corns, to more complex issues such as bunions, hammertoes and ingrown nails.
Jenny also helps with preventative care for high-risk clients with diabetes, neuropathy, arthritis and skin and circulation problems. You can visit www.footfundamentals.ca for all the details, or call Jenny or D'Arcy Rheault at 705-745-8362.
Even more foot news!
Grady's Feet Essentials has been operating two kiosks at Lansdowne Place, in addition to their downtown Peterborough Store. They've recently moved into a permanent store on the upper level at Lansdowne Place. This will allow them to significantly expand their colours and styles from Birkenstock, Viking, Remedy, Nursemates, Doc Martens, Blundstone, Converse and more. The downtown store, at 386 George Street, also has a repair service.
Tony and Kelli Grady have been working hard building their business over the last few years and they'd love to have you stop in and see their second location in Lansdowne Place. For more information check out their website at www.feetessentials.com or call 705-740-2004 or toll free at 1-800-881-6686.
New hours for Peterborough Square
Peterborough Square recently announced new hours for the Downtown shopping centre. The new hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30 am - 6 pm, Friday 9.30 am - 9 pm, Saturday 9.30 am - 6 pm and Sundays from Noon - 5 pm. For information call Cheryl McQueen at 705-742-6946.
New real estate newspaper
Dan Grady of Remax Eastern Realty recently launched a new real estate newspaper, distributed to Peterborough Examiner subscribers. The paper features a series of colour photographs of each listing. For more information call Dan at 705-743-9111.
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