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.
New Gift Shop in Town
Magnolia is a new gift shop carrying Matt and Nat handbags, Handmade soaps, lotions, bath salts, scrubs, candles, soap dishes, towels, wallets and gift baskets. They are located at 57 Queen Street beside The Village Gallery and across from Lakefield Flowers & Gifts and Anderson's Scottish Bakery. Call owner Maxine Growden at (705) 652-5124 for more information.
New Planning Firm in Town
EcoVue Consulting Services is a new planning firm at 55 Queen Street, between the Post Office and the Lakefield Gallery. Owners Heather Watson, Peggy Murphy and Cara Holtby. All three women have extensive planning experience in this area and are offering a full suite of planning services for Municipal, Development and Environmental sectors. So whether it's a zoning application, a site plan, a feasibility study, project management, or environmental assessments, EcoVue can help. Call (705) 652-8340.
Junior Achievement builds presence
Junior Achievement has made a strong move to build their presence in the Kawarthas. John McNutt has been hired as the new coordinator. John is well known in business circles and will be helping JA with their programming, which includes delivering programs such as The Economics of Staying in School, and Business Basics. You can get more information online at www.jaeo.org, or call John at (705) 742-5301.
Rambling Rose Flowers & Gifts has new owner
Rambling Rose Flowers and Gifts has a new owner. Denise Goss who has been in the flower business for 20 years, recently purchased the store at 252 Charlotte Street. Rambling Rose is a full service shop with flowers, tropicals, plants, silks, as well as expertise with interior design, and garden design. www.ramblingroseflowers.ca has more information, or you can call (705) 742-8847.
Ontario Speed Skating Oval Fundraiser
The Ontario Speed Skating Oval, to be built in Lakefield has an important fundraising dinner coming up on November 2 at the Evinrude Centre Banquet Hall. Oval Spokesperson Catriona Lemay Doan will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $125, available from the Oval office in Lakefield in Memorial Hall, 2 Queen Street, or call (705) 652-1687. The Oval will be a tremendous boost to most businesses in this area. The number of visitors it will bring to the area, shoulder and off-season visitors no less, is impressive so make sure you show your support.
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