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.
The Publican House
Congratulations to Jon Conquer on finally opening The Publican House at the corner of Charlotte and Rubidge streets (300 Charlotte Street). They are now licensed to sell beer directly to the public through their on-site retail store, on the patio when the weather is nice, and to area Restaurants by direct delivery. Publican House produces three different brands, P.H. Ale, Square Nail Pale Ale, and O.C. Rouse Wheat Ale. O.C. Rouse built the house back in 1877 and yes, he used square nails. They sell by the glass, cans, 1.9 litre "Growlers" and kegs. Jon Conquer is the former brewmaster at Kawartha Lakes Brewery. For more information call (705) 874-5743.
Gotta HavVa PizZa
On your way home from buying beer you can pick up a pizza at Gotta HavVa PizZa. Owned by John and Dawn Harrison, the new pizza shop is located at 1840 Lansdowne Street in the Maple Ridge Plaza. They have pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccini, ciabatta, wings, and greek and caesar salads. Dine in or take out, for more information call (705) 750-5050.
Congratulations to everyone at AON Inc, on the opening of the Model Suites for Canterbury Gardens. Canterbury Gardens is the newest "Gardens" retirement residence from AON and is located at 1414 Sherbrooke Street West. The facility will offer a full range of services and lifestyle options, health and care services, with 24 hour on-site registered nursing and personal assistance if you need it. For more information call (705) 742-9779 or online at www.gardensofpeterborough.ca
Ajay Raval, Mike Carr and Ashley Prins recently officially took over the reins of Diversified Communications. The voice and data company was owned by Doug Atkins, who has officially retired. Diversified is located at 1156 High Street, call (705) 743-3962 for more information. Congratulations to all.
Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program
The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit program is responsible for launching many businesses in 2008. Don't miss their annual Network Fair this Thursday (October 16) at the Evinrude Centre at 911 Monaghan Road in Peterborough. The Fair runs from 2 - 5 p.m. and is a good opportunity to check out all kinds of new businesses and their entrepreneurial owners. For more information call (705) 741-1808.
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