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
Wedding and event store renovates
The Eventz Cafe is just finishing up a major renovation that will see them double their space at 1600 Lansdowne Street in the Kawartha Heights Plaza. The Eventz Cafe sells the Keurig Coffee Maker, over 140 varieties of single brew coffee, a new line of Lailea Marie loose leaf tea, and Sodastream - a home soda maker. They also specialize in weddings and event linens and decor. Owner Kim MacDonald is showing off the newly expanded showroom this Saturday (July 21) from 10 - 4. Details at www.eventzcafe.com
Scottish shop opens
The Scottish Shop opened its doors last weekend. Located at 318 Charlotte Street, owners Patrick and Maggie Canavan offer a complete line of clothing, kilts and kilt attire, including: kilt rentals or made-to-order; St. Andrews golf clothing and souvenirs; Heather Gems, a line of unique jewellery made from the heather plant; capes; blankets; and bagpipe accessories. Patrick and Maggie also own The Irish Shop right next door, and the two shops are now connected. For more information call 705-742-2629.
New limo service
Personal Touch Limo is a new limo company owned by Don Dagenais. Together with his family, they'll cover everything from weddings to funerals, runs to the airport, proms and grads, stork service, and corporate service. Their fleet includes a Ford Excursion Stretch SUV and a GMC Yukon SUV. For full details check the website at www.personaltouchlimo.net
Dog grooming service reopens
After a hiatus to raise her family, Cara Endicott is reopening Cara's Canine Clips. Cara has 20 years of dog grooming experience and has opened a completely renovated shop at 1058 Highway 7, just 3 minutes east of Peterborough, offering a stress-free climate-controlled environment. Call 705-927-4767 or email email@example.com
Peter Patch Pedicabs is Mark Terry's new business. Mark calls it "not so rapid" transit and the modern day version of the ancient rickshaw. With a covered padded seat for 2 or 3 passengers, Mark offers weddings, scenic tours, trail rides, and a late night bar service. Call either 705-991-2223 or 705-876-9749, or find him on Facebook.
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