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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Certified Management Accountant
Sharla Trudell is a well known local Certified Management Accountant. Sharla recently launched her own business providing weekly, monthly or quarterly accounting services. She is certified for Quickbooks and Simply Accounting and can do Microsoft Excel Training as well. Call Sharla Trudell at (705) 761-0200 or email.
Bill Taylors starts Taylor Made Contracting
Bill Taylor's news business is called Taylor Made Contracting. Bill does home renovations and improvements, bringing ten years of construction, budgeting and supervisory experience with him. Whether it's interior renovations, or exterior retaining walls, ponds, decks and fences, it's Taylor Made at (705) 741-5097 or email
Frogy's Auto Spa
If you are in Norwood with a dirty vehicle, look for Frogy's Auto Spa at 9 Baker Street. Owner Doug Fleming does hand washing, complete interiors, waxing, and detailing. Call (705) 639-2113 for an appraisal or appointment.
Presentation and Tradeshow Skills Dicsussion
The Business Advisory Centre at the GPA EDC continues its Brown Bag Lunch series with a round table discussion on Presentation and Tradeshow Skills Thursday July 24 from Noon till 1:30 p.m. There is no cost, but please call (705) 743-0777 ext 2123 or register via email
Chamber Business to Business Trade Show selling out
Once you are up to speed on how to work a Trade Show, be sure to get one of the few remaining booths for the Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Trade Show coming up September 17 at the Morrow Building. There will be over 100 exhibitors and the show is 70% sold out. Full details on the Chamber website at www.peterboroughchamber.ca
Kerry Davies provides "Possibilities" courses
The recent cancellation of the Continuing Education Program at Trent University caused Kerry Davies, Executive Director at Royal Gardens Retirement Residence, to start her own business. Called Possibilities, Kerry is planning to offer a number of courses this Fall, all open to the public and all taught at Royal Gardens on Clonsilla Avenue. Watch for a full course outline soon. If you'd like more information or would like to be placed on a mailing list for future programs, call (705) 742-2641 or email Instructor inquiries are also welcome.
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