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
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The English Potter in Lakefield
Green Eyewear Optical
Also opening today is Green Eyewear Optical at 374 George Street. As the name suggests, owners Shane and Amanda Palmer are offering several top quality brands, many made from recycled material by eco-conscious suppliers, many designed in Canada. They also walk the talk using a 100 year old dismantled barn to decorate the store, energy efficient lighting, and bamboo flooring. They also offer a mobile optical unit for seniors and shut-ins, using the 2009 Green Car of the Year, the Volkswagen Jetta. Full details and contact information is online at www.greeneyewear.ca or call (705) 775-3937.
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Entrepreneurs Network Fair
Don't miss the Entrepreneurs Network Fair this Thursday October 22 at The Evinrude Centre on Monaghan Road. Showcasing new small business participants in the Self Employment Benefit program, the program trains over 90 entrepreneurs in small business success skills each year, so you can anticipate a wide variety of exhibitors. The Fair runs from 2 - 5pm. And everyone in Cobourg, mark your calendars for November 2 for the Northumberland version of this Fair. There is more information on both events online at www.northumberlandcfdc.ca
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