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.
If you are into stained glass, you should get into Hues In Glass, a new business at 186-188 George Street, right across from the Chamber of Commerce beside Dieter and Darcy's No-Frills. The owner Val Cowle has been operating as a home-based business, but has made the leap into a full retail operation. Val has supplies, classes and workshops, plus a number of items for sale, including one-of-a-kind kiln-formed glassware. Val will also create custom-designed stained glass panels for your windows, kitchen cupboards, or your business waiting room or reception area. There is an open house this Saturday August 7. For more information call 705-742-4131.
Back to the future
Pop's Malt Shop is an authentic 50's Style Diner and Ice Cream Parlour on Hastings Street North in Bancroft. Owner Krista McCaw tells me "it's authentic, right down to the girls dressing in poodle skirts. We've even had people break into tears from the onrush of memories and emotions." Opening day was June 30th. They serve Kawartha Dairy ice cream in cones, shakes, sundaes, and banana splits, as well as frozen yogurt, gourmet coffee, penny candy, and hot dogs and sausage on a bun. There is also deck seating, and a huge back yard on the river with comfy chairs, and shade tents and entertainment for the kids, like hula-hoops, hopscotch, and skipping ropes. (forget the kids, let's hula!)
Money ... that's what I want
Congratulations to Money Mart on their recent move down the street. They've moved from 782 George Street, down to 368 George in the former Great Little Bread Company location. They've taken the entire 3000 square feet, and can now offer not only a swanky new lobby, but new offices and training facilities for their 13 district stores. Manager Holly Heenan is thrilled with the new location. Money Mart offers cheque cashing, fast cash advances, Western Union, bill payments, money orders, tax returns, and the new Money Mart Interac Card Account. They're open seven days a week. For more information call 705-876-8100 or visit www.moneymart.ca.
Need management help?
Lynn Hill, former Canoe Museum Manager, Banker, and Financial Services Manager has a new gig. Her company, Multi-Link Business and Consulting offers experienced advice, guidance and counsel to businesses and non-profits. Services include General Management, Financial Management, Marketing and Sales, Business Plans, Risk Assessment, Trouble-Shooting, Project Development and Management, Training, Teambuilding, Grant Writing and more. Lynn's current big project is to operationalize the new Village Inn in Lakefield. In preparation for their September opening Lynn is writing the Sales and Marketing Plans and manuals, and hiring and training staff. To contact Lynn Hill, call 705-741-5574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a worry-free vacation
Property Watch is a property maintenance service specializing in the care and upkeep of vacant property. The service is geared towards vacationers or homeowners who are leaving their home vacant for any period of time. Property Watch provides services such as lawn cutting, plant and garden watering, and mail pickup, keeping your property looking "lived in" while it's vacant. Property Watch offers daily rates as well as weekly packages. For more information call 868-2859 from 8 am-6 pm 7 days a week, or email email@example.com.
Get your mind out of the gutter
With all the rain we've had Mark O'Heron has a timely idea. Outta The Gutter specializes in aluminum gutter covers designed to keep debris such as leaves and needles out of your gutter while still allowing water to enter. For more information call 705-652-1043, 705-652-8237, or 705-750-5046, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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