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.
Local Culinary Champion Opens A Taste of Russia
If you've been to the Saturday farmers Market in Peterborough you'll recognize Inna Trotchine, she's famous for her friendly face and her cabbage rolls and perogies. Inna and her husband Igor have just opened A Taste of Russia at 933 Lansdowne Street beside Swiss Chalet and East Side Mario's. So you can now get those famous perogies and cabbage rolls as well as leek and mushroom rolls, quiches, blinis, strudel, dumplings, platchintas, and more, all fresh made for take-out. For more information call (705) 768-0031 or stop in anytime Monday to Friday between 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, or of course at the Saturday Farmer's Market.
New Energy Conservation Business
Golden Bear Energy Conservation is a new business opened in Peterborough by Richard Duff. The business offers energy solutions to industrial, commercial and residential clients. They'll quantify your present energy use in heating, cooling, lighting, and industrial processes, as well as studying the structure, R-factor, air ingress, air exchange, and waste. Richard then provides environmentally sound, cost-effective solutions - everything from improving ventilation and insulation, to reducing peak power usage, load handling, and scavenging thermal energy. Richard is an instrumentation engineering technician and electrician, with a background in the power generation industry and alternative energy. For more information call (705) 876-1456.
International Plowing Match and Rural Expo
The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is coming to Peterborough County September 19 - 23. If your business wants to reach the 100,000 people expected to attend there is still time to rent a booth. Just call Cathy Lasby at the Ontario Plowmen's Association at 1-800-661-7569. For event information online go to www.peterboroughipm.ca.
Custom Sound Productions Acquires New Recording Equipment
Roy Craft of Custom Sound Productions called to say that they have purchased an Alesis HD24 hard drive digital recorder, which they've promptly installed in their mobile recording truck. They can now record 24 digital audio tracks at once. The company also provides sound systems for concerts and events, including many of the stages at the International Plowing Match. Check out www.customsoundproductions.com or call Roy at (705) 743-3071.
Yoga Studio Moves
Linda Nelson has taught Yoga in Peterborough since 1987. She recently moved her yoga studio to the Mark Street United Church in the Republic of East City, Peterborough. You can call Linda for more information at (705) 755-0269.
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