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.
Business Beat Archives
We've got them all dating back to 2004! The Business Beat archives by Stu Harrison.
Sign up for KN eNews!
The Business Beat
by Stuart Harrison
Welcome to The Business Beat.
Jim Rusk, Paul Carter, Ian Bennett of Sun Life Financial
Paul Carter recently relocated his financial services business to 1434 Chemong Road, Unit 14 in the Northview Commerce Court building. Paul is joined by his associates Jim Rusk and Ian Bennett and they represent Sun Life Financial. For more information call 705-775-2244.
Level A hires Stephen MacNeil
Level A Inc. recently announced the appointment of Stephen MacNeil as Vice President of Business Development. Stephen has had a 17 year career in IT, client services, support, and operations. Level A is a full service personnel agency for both temporary and permanent placements, behavioural profiling, team building, and conflict resolution. For more information visit www.levela.net.
Lakefield Local Harvest adds Brunch
Here are a couple of upcoming events featuring local food producers. Lakefield's annual Local Harvest is on Sunday August 14th. Organizer Laurie Collette has added a brunch to this year's event, so you'll now be able to choose between noon, 5:30 or 6:15 seatings. The brunch also adds a new family dimension to the event with lots of activities for kids such as jumping castles, crafts, 3-legged races, sack races and egg and spoon races, as well as music throughout the park. Tickets are available at Happenstance Books and Yarn in Lakefield and at the Thursday Lakefield Farmers Market. For more information call Laurie at 705-652-5159, or search for Lakefield Local Harvest on Facebook.
The Purple Onion local food festival is announced
And the Purple Onion Festival will take place September 24 in Millennium Park. Presented by Transition Town Peterborough the event will feature local food, market street vendors, local entertainment and a restaurant dine-around after the festival through to October 31st. For more information visit www.thepurpleonion.org.
Chamber Business Excellence Awards deadline approaches
And be sure to get your nomination in to the Chamber Business Excellence Awards. The annual event is on October 18 and publicy recognizes 51 local businesses, plus the Business Citizen of the Year. The nomination process is easy, and self nominations are encouraged. The dedline for nominatiions is August 29. Full details are online at www.peterboroughchamber.ca.
Connect with KN!
We are iPad ready!
We have chosen to not use Flash in our site for various reasons - one of which is to be IPad ready. If you encounter any IPad technical issues, please do let us know so that we can address any issues.
We have the technology!
Our mobile version
If you visit kawarthaNOW.com ® on your mobile device, our website will detect your device and direct you to our mobile events version. Give it a try today! If you experience any technical issues, please do let us know so that we can address the issues.