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.
40th chain of XS Cargo opens
XS Cargo is a bargain hunter's paradise! The new store is the 40th in a nationwide chain, which specializes in buying up factory overruns, liquidations, bankruptcies, cancelled orders and buy-backs. The store is located at 898 Monaghan Road next to Michael's Crafts, and you'll find pretty much anything from electronics, to tools, kitchenware, small appliances, furniture, and home décor. The store is open seven days a week, and you can also shop online at www.xscargo.com
Noreen Lane's C.T.S. Recovery
C.T.S Recovery specializes in crime, trauma, and suicide scene, decontamination and clean up. Owner Noreen Lane is a certified technician with many years of experience in the clean-up of bio-hazards. You can contact Noreen at C.T.S Recovery, call (705) 292-7550 or email
Help for seniors at home
Congratulations to Judy Lawless on her new business - Judy Lawless Household and Personal Assistant. If you are a busy professional or a senior wanting to stay in your home, Judy provides organizing and cleaning, shopping, meal preparation, laundry, gardening, and home office filing and basic bookkeeping. Just call Judy Lawless at (705) 742-1218.
Various events this month
Events this week include the monthly Chamber Business After Hours, tomorrow evening from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Best Western Otonabee Inn on Lansdowne. Details on the Chamber website www.peterboroughchamber.ca Wednesday night it's the regular Women's Business Network meeting at the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, with special guest Robin Dines, Owner of The Hillcrest Inn & Spa. Robin is a certified Stress and Wellness Consultant and she'll be talking about how to encourage ‘good' stress and deal with ‘bad' stress. Details online at www.womensbusinessnetwork.net And the Community Opportunity and Innovation Network (COIN) is presenting a workshop on Community Economic Development at the Peterborough Public Library on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Topics will include community engagement and a funders panel with representatives from corporate, government and philanthropy. For more information and to register call Jen Plishewsky at (705) 743-0238
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