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.
New Business Caters to Seniors
Granny's Nannies is not only fun to say, but also a great new business idea by Elizabeth Kirschner. Elizabeth is offering a grocery and errand service for seniors. She delivers groceries on Tuesdays and Fridays; all you have to do is call the day before. She'll even put the groceries away if you like. Errands might include taking you to the grocery store,
a doctor's appointment, a hair appointment or just a walk in the park, you pay by the hour. You can call Granny's Nannies at (705) 741-0594.
PartSource Opens Franchise in Peterborough
PartSource is a chain serving do-it-yourself automotive enthusiasts and professional installers alike, and they've opened a new store in Peterborough at 570 Lansdowne Street, just east of Monaghan, right beside the Beer Store. Jason Quenelle is the franchise owner; there are currently 48 stores in Canada. The phone number is (705) 743-2530.
Bodywork Practitioner Offering On-site Treatments
Kelly D'Ambrogio is a Reflexology and Reiki Practitioner. She offers on-site treatments, which include assessments, health history, and, with reflexology, treatments of your feet, hands or ears. Reiki is an exchange of energy with no body contact - releasing negative energy and replacing it with positive energy. You can find out more by contacting Kelly at (705) 749-3112.
Kawartha TV and Stereo Renovations Complete
And Kawartha TV and Stereo has just completed a big renovation inside their store. The month-long project has resulted in a more open concept, as well as the addition of a new Panasonic Viera Studio. Viera is the Panasonic line of high definition flat panel TV's. Kawartha TV is one of only eight elite dealers in Canada to offer this new retail showcase. Kawartha TV is located at the corner of Park and Lansdowne Streets in Peterborough, Call (705) 742-3434
Fall Business Events
It's hard to believe but September is here! Time to fire up all of the various business-related organizations and events.
Women's Business Network Events The Women's Business Network goes into its Fall season with it's highest membership ever! They have an exciting schedule including a big event at Showplace in the spring. The September 7 meeting features Darlene Montgomery, best-selling author, facilitator, clergywoman and an international authority on dreams and spirituality. An inspirational speaker, her topic is "Discover Your Soul Contract," with tips and tools for understanding more about who we are, why we're here and what we agreed to learn and master before we entered this life. Tickets available through the WBN hotline (705) 740-6199. Cost is $35 for non-members; location is the Peterborough Holiday Inn at 6pm.
Peterborough Business Excellence Awards Still Accepting Nominations
Remember , you only have 3 weeks to get your nomination in to the Peterborough Business Excellence Awards. Details online at www.peterboroughchamber.ca.
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