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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
Greetings and welcome to The Business Beat.
New location for Investors Group
Financial news this week: Investors Group recently moved out of their downtown location into the new building at the corner of Lansdowne and Brealey right beside the new EQ3 store. They have a big Open House this Friday from 3 until 7 if you'd like to check out the new digs.
New financial services centre
Canavista Financial Centre, owned by Paul and Andrew Lloyd, have moved into the former Investors Group space at 311 George Street, the corner of George and Charlotte. Canavista is a new concept offering a financial shopping mall of sorts, with services such as financial planning, corporate and succession planning, trust administration, accounting, corporate finance and management accounting, income tax preparation, estate planning, investments, mortgages, banking services and pensions all delivered by independent professionals, including Andrew and Paul Lloyd, Rick Whatley, Barry Robinson, Sathish Subramanian, Nick DeCarlo, [name redacted at person's request], and Peter Scott. The new canavista.ca website will be up and running next week. Meanwhile, you can call (705) 743-8260 for more information.
New location for clothing store
Right across the street at 156 Charlotte Street between Burgandy's Hair Salon and First Class Formal Wear is the new location of Curvaceous Clothing owned by Melissa Given and Michelle Rigby. They've quickly grown out of their space in the few months since they started the business in Peterborough Square. The new location allows them to add new lines including a complete Lingerie department. Curvaceous Clothing sells women's plus-size trendy and unique clothing, such as Krave Apparel and Point Zero. They should be open next Monday July 19. For more information call 705-745-1726.
New Havelock restaurant
Michael Vatta just opened The Whistle Stop restaurant in Havelock on the long weekend in May. Michael does all of the cooking and his own baking - everything from homemade soups, sandwiches, including fresh baked bread and buns, even the salad dressings are homemade! The menu includes grilled marinated chicken, steak, salmon, breaded pork schnitzel, chicken ravioli, chili and stew. The Whistle Stop is on Highway 7 near the old railway station, open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am - 7 pm. The phone number is 705-778-5203.
Sales and promotions in the Kawarthas
Gary Grosschadl emailed to tell me about his web-based service at www.whatsonsale.ca. The concept is to showcase the Kawartha's best sales and promotions for consumers. Whether you are a shopper looking for a bargain, or a business with a big sale on the horizon, you should check out Gary's website.
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