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 Owners at Jones General Store in Cavan
Jones General Store in Cavan has new owners - Durai Ilango and Chandrika Durai took over last week. For now the only thing that will change is the name, to the Saimar General Store. The gas bar, convenience store, and restaurant all remain. The Durai's are both accomplished engineers who have decided to make a lifestyle change and move their family to the beautiful Cavan Hills.
New Graphic Design Company in Town
Dakshina Clarke is an award-winning graphic designer. Originally from Montreal, Dakshina was responsible for the Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Breaking New Ground Campaign materials. Now out on her own, her new company, Dak Designs, does newsletters, annual reports, brochures, logos and stationery kits, direct mail and print ads as well as project management. You can reach her at (705) 741-6376.
The Hunter Street Saddlery is Now Open
The Hunter Street Saddlery is now open for business. The store carries a full line of English horseback riding equipment and clothing, including Wintech and Bates saddles, Pessoa saddles, leather and blankets, Tuff Rider clothing, International and Tipperary riding helmets and Breyer horse toys for kids. Bridles, boots, blankets or brushes they have it all. The owners are Amy Croteau, the former owner of Parkhill on Hunter and a well-known local stable owner, competitor and riding coach, and Alison Braund a riding competitor and horse owner for 15 years. The Hunter Street Saddlery is open Monday to Saturday at 57 Hunter Street in beautiful downtown East City. Call (705) 741-1729.
Many Business Events Happening This Week
Tomorrow, September 12, the Chamber Breakfast Club has it's regular monthly meeting The Carousel Restaurant - 116 Lansdowne Street E. from 7:30 am - 8:30 am. No registration, just show up and pay for what you eat!
The regular monthly Chamber Business After Hours is also on tomorrow, September 12, at Winmar Property Restoration Specialists at 686 Rye Street from 4 - 6 pm. Winmar owner Christine Bailey is promising a "Taste of the Hawaiian Tropics", as well as a tour of the facilities, equipment demonstrations and prizes. Please register by calling (705) 748-9771 ext. 210. Registration is Free with your Business After Hours Pass, or $10 at the door.
The Women's Business Network starts their Fall season on Wednesday, September 13, at the Holiday Inn Waterfront. Catherine Swift, President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is the guest speaker. Networking at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, call the WBN hotline for tickets at (705) 740-6199.
The next Chamber of Commerce Working Lunch - How to Eliminate the 3 Hidden Blocks to Growing Your Profits is Thursday, September 14, at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront Cora Whittington, Certified Coach and Facilitator will help you uncover 3 BIG leading edge approaches for business success - regain rock-solid confidence in yourself, your business and its growth, keep your clients longer, and feel great every time you promote your business. The Working Lunch series features two solid hours of instruction plus lunch so it's great value - just $30 dollars for Chamber members, $35 for non-members. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Pre-registration is required by tomorrow, September 12th, by calling Beth Fudge (705) 748-9771 ext 210.
Finally, don't miss the nomination deadline for the annual Business Excellence Awards this Thursday at 4:30 pm. You can download the appropriate nomination forms at http://www.peterboroughchamber.ca/pbea/.
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