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
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The Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program
Peterborough Green Up's Fostering Sustainable Business Practices program has introduced a new incentive program that should grab the attention of any business owner interested in exploring sustainable business practices. The Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP) provides Government financial incentives to businesses wanting to retrofit inefficient energy systems. There are over 50 businesses already signed up for the program! For more information contact Charles Levkoe at Peterborough Green Up at (705) 536-9943 (local call) or visit www.sustainableptbo.on.ca
Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Business
Five Start Cleaning is a new business owned by Sandi Johnston. Sandi and her staff will tackle any home, business or commercial operation. They specialize in the use of Benefect, a series of environmentally friendly cleaning products made from biodegradable, renewable, botanically pure plant extracts with no artificial dyes or fragrances. Five Start Cleaning offers a full list of cleaning services and you can find out more on their terrific website www.fivestartcleaning.com or by calling Sandi at (705) 944-5140.
Lindsay's Main Street Arts Festival
There is a big festival for the arts in Lindsay, happening now through October 7. Called Windows On Main Street, the festival will showcase 65 artists in 50 retail storefront windows, over 20 unique events, and a studio tour. You can get complete details at www.windowsonmainstreet.com or www.victoriacountystudiotour.com or call CJ Irwin at (705) 324-0755.
New Beauty Salon Opens
Envy Beauty Salon for Men and Women has taken over the old Larry the Barber Shop at the corner of McDonnel and Donegal Streets in Peterborough. Owned by Denise Ferreira, Envy does cuts, perms, colours for men or women. Denise is an advanced hair stylist, colour technician and esthetician, and was modeling in Toronto when she was twelve years old. Denise also uses environmentally friendly products in her business. Call (705) 749-0001 for an appointment or stop in to 384 McDonnel Street.
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