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.
Bridal store for sale
Blushing Brides is for sale! Owner Sharon Genge has decided that 24 years is a nice round number and she'll be retiring at the end of December. The business, located at 451 George Street, is for sale and Sharon has established a solid reputation over the last quarter century. Meanwhile the entire stock of wedding, special occasion, party and prom dresses and accessories is on sale at 50% off. For details visit www.blushingbrides.on.ca
New digital advertising system available
Ballyhoo TV is the fabulous new name for a cool new product being offered by Emmatt Digital Solutions. Owners Kim Appleton and Chris Calbury have designed a flat-screen advertising system that allows you to target your information based on time of day, season, sales and promotions, educate your customers, and increase brand recognition with video, photos, text, real-time news headlines and more. You have full instant control of everything. Check it out online at www.ballyhootv.com
Community Futures Development Corporation partners with Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Congratulations to the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) on their 25th anniversary. They've established a significant legacy of successful businesses and created a couple of thousand jobs in the process! Meanwhile they just announced a partnership with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a national charity providing pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to 18 - 34 year old entrepreneurs. Check them out at www.cybf.ca and if you are interested in volunteering approximately 3 hours per month you can contact Michelle Teasdale at CFDC 705-745-5434.
Welsh Marketing partners with London company
Welsh Marketing recently expanded its services through a working partnership with Positive Identity Sportswear of London Ontario. Owner Jennifer Welch says the new partnership provides her with in-house graphics, screen printing, embroidery, apparel appliqué' and digital decorating services, giving Jennifer and Jill Hartwick more time to spend with clients. For details visit www.welshmarketing.com or call 705-740-2299.
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