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.
Back to Sole Business
Martha Bennett has a new business called Back to Sole. Martha offers a number of elderly care services, including driving seniors to appointments, assistance with homecare assessment plans, respite care, palliative care, foot care, referrals for community resources and mobility, and homecare equipment and devices. Martha has a combined social work/sociology degree and 15 years experience as a seniors consultant. So whether you are a senior looking for help, an overworked caregiver, or a member of the sandwich generation, trying to figure this all out, call Martha Bennett at Back to Sole (705) 743-9367 or email
Kawartha Jewel Construction
Twins Ted and Terry Shaw apparently couldn't get enough of each other, so they are now partners in a new business called Kawartha Jewel Construction. The Shaw brothers have a combined 40 years of experience, and can build additions, decks, lay hardwood, tile, or ceramic, virtually everything up to, but not including, roofs. For more information call (705) 748-9388, or (705) 868-0400.
My Left Breast store opens in the Peterborough Clinic
My Left Breast is a new business which recently opened in the Peterborough Clinic at 26 Hospital Drive, Suite 107. Owners Bridget Leslie and Jennifer Coombs decided to open the store after going through breast cancer treatment themselves. The store offers a myriad of after-breast surgery products, plus botanical cleaners, shampoos, skin care, water bottles, and lots of good information from books, magazines, and workshops and seminars. The website has lots of information at www.myleftbreast.ca or call (705) 876-3333, or stop into the store.
"Advantage" Letz Travel moves to a home office
Events this week include the Chamber Business after Hours tomorrow (Tuesday) from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Cooney Promotions. Details at www.peterboroughchamber.ca And the Women's Business Network meets on Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn. Special guest speaker is Paulette Senior, the CEO of YWCA Canada. Details at www.womensbusinessnetwork.net
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