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 Kawartha Gourmet Coffee Company
When Bill Storey Pontiac closed its doors Rick Storey, his wife Helene and their children took off on a year-long trip around the world. During that trip Rick discovered an amazing coffee machine in Italy, made by SAECO, and he recently introduced his new business, The Kawartha Gourmet Coffee Company. Rick has already placed 10 machines which can produce individually brewed cappuccino, espresso, mochaccino, café latte, hot chocolate, french vanilla, and ... oh yes, regular coffee! Rick provides the machine and does all of the cleaning, maintenance and resupply, so if you are interested in a high quality, worry free machine for your office, give Rick a call at (705) 768-3261 for a free trial.
Janet's Home Accents
Janet Slater has a big weekend coming up, the Grand Opening of Janet's Home Accents in Fenelon Falls! Janet has been doing interior design from her home for several years and recently decided to open a retail outlet to provide quality décor and unique gifts. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 - 5, the store is located at 44 Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls. Call 705-887-1593. The Grand Opening is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 20, 21, and 22), or check it out online at www.janetshomeaccents.com
Community Groups Website
The word pobal is an Irish word meaning "My Community". The website www.mypobal.com is a free classified, business and community directory recently launched by Peterborough's John Cannon, along with part owner Conor Gilhooly and web director Rob Lorenz. The site allows businesses to list a profile including pictures, videos and instant updates. Community Groups can do the same, plus there are the free classifieds! Check it out www.mypobal.com
Kawartha Paintball Supply
If you are into paintball then get into Kawartha Paintball Supply at 1401 Black School Road in Woodville. Owner Nick Harris offers everything from paint guns, hoppers and masks, to used military surplus. Plus he has a great website where you can purchase anything and everything online. Visit www.kawarthapaintball.ca
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