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.
Lakeshore Designs opens downtown
Lakeshore Design is a new store located at 427 George St. just south of Brock owned Ange Cunnigham. It's quite the business, it began as a construction and renovation company doing large and small projects as well as new builds, however with Ange's interior design background she decided to open a showroom to give clients a place to view her products. Lakeshore Design is a full service design store offering home staging, hunter douglas window treatments, fabrics, furniture and accessories. Construction and renovation is still the heart of the business, particularly the renovation of historical properties. Call (705) 748-3875 for more information.
The Rare Grill House opens on Brock Street
Rare Grill House is a new restaurant at 166 Brock Street, just West of George St. next to The Cheese Shop. The owners are Brad and Katie Watt. Brad's background includes Dalvay-by-the Sea in PEI, Val d'Isere in Whistler BC, and Bymark in Toronto. The Rare Grill House is a classic steak house with 40 seats specializing in steaks. All of the steaks are Ontario beef with many cuts from the local area - Kawartha Choice! You'll also find ribs, pork chops, the Rare burger, oven roasted chicken, shrimp bisque and sweet potato coconut soup, a carefully selected wine list and homemade desserts. They are open for lunch Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 2pm, dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Call (705) 742-3737 for reservations.
The new Upper Canada Marine building in Havelock
Upper Canada Marine in Havelock has built a brand new 5600 square foot showroom, complete with 4 service bays! Owners Trevor and Angie Day and Rick Rodo have spent the winter tearing down the old building and building the new one. They just celebrated their Grand Re-Opening this past Saturday. Upper Canada Marine has 3 factory-certified Mercury Marine outboard and sterndrive technicians, they are the only Bass-Cat high performance bass-boat dealer in Canada, plus they carry Lowe Fishing boats, Suncruiser Pontoon boats, Sunchaser Pontoon Boats, and Mercury Outboard Motors. Located at 6464 Highway 7 East (on the East side of Havelock), call (705) 778-6000. Website: www.uppercanadamarine.com
Fenelon West Storage in Fenelon Falls
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Don't forget the June Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is tomorrow night (Tuesday June 5) from 4 - 6 pm at the Second Floor Lounge on Simcoe Street. www.peterboroughchamber.ca for more information.
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