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.
Car Dealership Opens in Lakefield
Lawson Village Motors is a new business in Lakefield. Owner Jim Lawson sells a variety of late-model, low kilometre cars. Jim has been in the car business for 30 years, 12 of which have been in this area, and his family has been in the car business since 1949. In fact, Jim's father Ed was at the first car auction in Ontario. Lawson Village Motors is located at 3355 Lakefield Road just east of the Maples Restaurant. Open Monday - Thursday 9 - 6, Friday 9 -5, Saturday 9 - 2. Call 705-652-9764.
Two New Dog Grooming Businesses
While you are up in Lakefield you might as well take the dog along because there are two new places to get your dog groomed. Doggy Style Grooming is owned by Valerie Sayer, and it's located on the Lakefield Highway (Hwy 29) beside Hopkins Motors, just past Horlings. Call 705-652-9908. And Nails 2 Tails Pet Spa, owned by Myla Bolton, offers professional grooming from their location at 4131 River Road about half way to Lakefield. Call 705-652-0600.
Law Offices Moving
The law offices of McGillen, Ayotte and Dupuis and Steven Partridge will be moving this Thursday from the corner of Aylmer and Sherbrooke Streets to 347 Charlotte Street, beside Bowes & Cocks Real Estate, across from the Charlotte Pantry. Jeff Ayotte and Steven Partridge have purchased the Charlotte Street building and Bob McGillen and Bill Hill have sold the Aylmer Street building. For more information you can call 705-748-2241.
New Spa on Park Street
Corinne Vardy recently held the Grand Opening of Sea Sand Spa at 41 Park Street, a block North of Romaine. At Sea Sand Spa you can enjoy facials, waxing, make-up, manicures and pedicures. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 - 6, Saturday from 9 - 3, and walk-ins are welcome. Corinne is a graduate of the Marvel Esthetics School and has twenty years of customer service experience. For more information or to book an appointment just call 705-740-9515.
Chamber Summer Social
And don't forget the Chamber Summer Social tomorrow afternoon at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront from 4 - 6. Admission is $10 or just use you Chamber Business After Hours Card. To register call Anne Arnold at the Chamber at 705-748-9771 ext. 200.
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