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.
Rockout in the Rawk Space
If you are a local musician looking for rehearsal space, then Rawk Space might be your answer. Located in an Industrial Park at 721 Rye Street, the space solves a number of typical problems, including noise complaints, and inconvenient jam times. Rawk Space is owned by City Police officer Jake Friesen, who is apparently no stranger to noise complaints! Many people will know Jake through his charity rock band - Uniform Charlie. The facility will feature a stage, drum kit, lots of equipment, a lounge, high speed internet, a consignment program for gear, and lots more. There is an Open House November 15. Complete details are online at www.rawkspace.com
Clinic 288 and Elderberry Herbals
Clinic 288 and Elderberry Herbals share the space at 288 Park Street at King street. Clinic 288 is owned by Shiatsu Therapist Corinne Mintz. Elderberry Herbals is owned by Marianne Beacon, who is a registered clinical herbal therapist, and a Bowen therapist. Marianne has been studying herbs and alternative health for over 12 years. The two businesses are hosting an Open House this Saturday (October 25) from 12 - 5 p.m. For more information call (705) 775-0255.
General and Senator Romeo Dallaire
Events this week include the Sales and Ad meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday April 21) featuring retired Lieutenant - General and Senator Romeo Dallaire, author of "Shake Hands With The Devil", an account of his experience as the Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Rwanda. Mr. Dallaire will speak at 8 p.m. at Showplace and there are still tickets available for $35 at the Showplace box office. Call (705) 742-7469.
The Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are Wednesday evening at Trentwinds. There may be a couple of tickets left, just call The Chamber at 748-9771 ext 0, and watch for the special insert in Friday's Examiner which profiles all 48 businesses, plus the Business Citizen of the Year.
Bridges to Better Business
Thursday, the Bridges to Better Business event runs from 1 - 7 pm at the Best Western Otonabee Inn. Bridges is a networking event, a trade fair, a round table discussion, and a keynote address, all rolled into one. Cost is $50 per person, call 743-0777 ext 2123 or get more information online at www.gpaedc.on.ca
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