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.
Meade Creek Plaza under construction
Meade Creek Plaza is a new development at 1057 Highway 7 East. Partners Grant Hayes and Jay Lough Hayes offer two buildings, one featuring 20' ceilings and 14' roll up doors, the other with 10' ceilings. It's a high traffic location just East of Peterborough, and a brand new energy efficient building with lots of features. So if you are looking for a location for your business, check out the website at www.meadecreekplaza.com or call (705) 875-5225.
Lofthouse Productions is a new multimedia company
Lofthouse Productions is a new multimedia company offering a number of different products and services, including a Kawartha-based stock media service where you can purchase local photographs and music for use in advertising and promotion. They also design and build websites and will be introducing a news media bank for regional news, and an online broadcasting service so special events such as a wedding can be available to a broader audience. An interesting business and you can get more information online at www.lofthouseproductions.com or call Melanie Bidiuk at (705) 652-0986.
Custom-made guitars by Alex Colorossi
Alex Colorossi builds custom guitars here in Peterborough. His company is called Alexander James Custom Guitars. Alex uses exotic woods to create unique and organic looking electric guitars at a low price. Check out his work at www.alexanderjamesguitars.com
Author Bruce Gravel launches his first novel
Local Author Bruce Gravel has just published his second book and first novel. Called Inn-Sanity: Diary of an Innkeeper Virgin, the book incorporates hundreds of true-life incidents that Bruce has collected from innkeepers across Ontario in a diary that depicts a young couple in their first year of running a small motel. Bruce has managed the Ontario Accommodation Association since 1985, and the novel was a way of recording many of the true stories he's heard from innkeepers over the years. Bruce will be signing copies of his new book at Chapters this Saturday (October 3) from 1 - 3 p.m. The book is available at Chapters, Titles, Smithbooks and Happenstance in Lakefield. For more information visit www.brucegravel.ca
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