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 Volkswagen Dealership
Congratulations to the Eatson Family. After 40 years in business they just opened their new Volkswagen Dealership at 500 Towerhill Road, just off of Chemong Road, across from Portage Place. Bigger and better doesn't quite capture it. It's a brand new state-of-the-art building, built using local trades.
New location for MEDIchair
Meanwhile, the old location of Peterborough Volkswagen is home to a different kind of transportation. MEDIchair has taken over 329 McDonnel Street. Owner Allison Rolph-Seiderer is excited about the new location, which has a complete range of mobility products, rentals, parts and repairs, as well as complete home or business accessibility modifications. The Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours will be held at MEDIchair on Tuesday June 2 from 4 - 6 p.m., and watch for their Grand Opening on June 11 with a full day of activities planned. For more information visit www.medichair.com or call (705) 740-2650.
Many Open Houses
Lots of Open Houses of note, the Cox Terrace retailers on Rubidge Street, just North of Charlotte have an Open House this Friday and Saturday (June 5 and 6). There are raffles, demonstrations and more from Back of the Closet Boutique, Bliss Esthetic Excellence, Champagne Hair Studio, Peterborough Floral, Strano's Mediterranean Market and Victory Art Supply.
The Wee Tartan Shop
Lori and Alan Watson are opening The Wee Tartan Shop North in Bobcaygeon this Saturday as part of Bobcaygeon's Unlock The Summer event. It's the second location for The Wee Tartan Shop, which is also located in Port Perry, selling and renting kilts, celtic jewelry, Edinburgh crystal and British food.
Happy Times Daycare Open Hours
And yet another Open House this Saturday and Sunday for Happy Times Daycare, which is a brand new business started by Stephanie Martella at 993 Talwood Drive. Happy Times is a licensed daycare facility with qualified staff, before and after school care, nutritious meals for 18 months to 5 year olds, and most importantly - spaces available! For more information call (705) 876-8999.
Emporium Hair Studio
Brent Spencer of the Emporium Hair Studio is welcoming Cathy Miles and her esthetics business Pleasant Moments. You can reach Cathy at the Emporium Hair Studio 647 George Street North or call (705) 745-4247.
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