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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.
Ashburnham Financial Services Moves
East City is a hotbed of activity with a new commercial complex taking shape at the corner of Hunter and Mark Street. Ashburnham Financial Services owner Bob Williams has recently moved his business down the street to 133 Hunter Street, right across from the Liftlock IGA. For more information you can call 705-743-7755.
New Day Spa in East City
Meanwhile at 75 Hunter Street you'll find a completely refurbished building and a brand new business, Girlie Girls Skin Care and Day Spa. Owners Kelly Steinsky and Jenny Lanciault will be opening this Thursday, offering manicures, pedicures, full body waxing and make up artistry. The boutique area offers skin-care products, jewelry and handbags. Girlie Girls is located at 75 Hunter Street, right beside Sullivan's Pharmacy in East City. Call 705-876-8303 for more information.
Ashburnham Craft Supplies Workshops
Still in East City, Ashburnham Craft Supplies is expanding it's workshop lineup, expanding it's paper crafts department, introduced a weekly Scrapbooking evening, plus they are welcoming a couple of special guest artists this fall, including Joanne Purdy, an acrylics and oils artist, who will be there twice a month, and on October 15 owners Dianna and Dani will be welcoming decorative finishing experts Jim Connelly and Peter De Sousa who will be helping workshop participants create a Victorian Rose Tapestry, which utilizes a variety of art mediums. It's a 4-hour class from 1 - 5 pm, cost is $140, which includes everything and there's a limited number of openings. Full details are online at www.ashburnhamcrafting.ca or call 705-742-6083.
New Home Weatherization Business
Zerodraft just opened on the Lakefield Highway just South of Lakefield this past Saturday. Zerodraft will properly insulate, vent, seal and weatherize your home. Plus for do-it-yourselfers the store offers weatherstripping, doorsweeps, windows, gaskets, lighting products and more. And if that's not enough owners Bob and Brenda Stillman and Heiko and Astrid Liebethal have many years of experience in construction and cleaning and can provide all kinds of other home maintenance and repair services, including roofing, lawn cutting, maintenance and repair, interlocking brick, gardening and cleaning services. Stop in to get the full story at 3066 Lakefield Road, call 705-652-8112.
Sales and Ad Golf Tournament
The Sales and Ad Golf Tournament goes tomorrow (Tuesday September 20) at the Port hope Golf Course. T-time is Noon and you can still register by calling Mike Hearn at 705-741-2345, or register right at the club by 11 am. The Sales and Ad 60th anniversary season kicks off tomorrow night at the Trentwinds with a buffet dinner, followed by comedian Jim McNally. The Golf Tournament is $125 - the dinner is $35. Congratulations to Sales and Ad on their 60th, for membership information call Jeff Cox at Brant Office supply at 705-748-2291 or Dan Grady at Remax at 705-743-9111.
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