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.
Higgins opens new showroom
Higgins Hardwood flooring is opening a new showroom at 810 Rye Street. Higgins is in its 70th year specializing in the installation of new hardwood floors and the sanding and refinishing of existing hardwood. The new showroom will feature Mirage, Du Chateau and Continental Designs flooring and they are excited about the new Superior Flooring line which is milled here in Ontario. So whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or you just want to see the samples, check out the new Higgins Showroom at a special three-day event, September 29 – October 1 at 810 Rye Street. There’s more information online at www.higginsflooring.com
Friends Peterborough opens
Friends Peterborough is a new agency offering help, hope and a hand-up for those who visit their location at 283 George Street, next to the Post Office. Staff members Jim Duggan, Chanda Kaziya and David Fisher will carefully and compassionately listen to the concerns of their clients, assess their needs, and then refer them to the appropriate agency or service. Friends Peterborough is open weekdays from 10 – 4.30 and Saturday mornings. Call 705-745-2830 or visit the website at www.friendspeterborough.com
Ecofest coming to Lansdowne Place
Ecofest Peterborough is a new event at Lansdowne Place on October 21 and 22. Celebrating environmental and sustainable leadership, you’ll find exhibitors offering options for healthier lifestyles, clean air, clean water, buying local, alternate energy, and conservation. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, visit the website at www.ecofestpeterborough.ca One of the highlights will be the Trashfushion Design awards, a runway event featuring local designers using items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. For more information on how to get involved visit www.trashfusion.ca
Other events this week
Events this week include; Sustainable Peterborough’s day long policy discussion Thursday at the Canoe Museum. www.sustainablepeterborough.ca if you want to contibute. The Peterborough Chamber and the Innovation Cluster present another quarterly breakfast to mark National Biotechnology Week this Friday at Gzowki College. Details at www.gpaedc.on.ca
The Purple Onion Festival runs this Saturday
And this Saturday is the Purple Onion Festival, a celebration of local food at Millenium Park from 10 – 5. Details online at www.thepurpleonion.org
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