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.
Quilts? ... absolutely!
The Quilt House on George Street has a new name and a new owner. Judith Tansley will officially launch Absolutely! Quilts this Saturday with a day-long celebration.
Absolutely! Quilts is three floors filled with absolutely everything quilts ... The first floor displays a wide range of new designer fabrics including flannels, Batiks, and Thimbleberriesä, broadcloths, extra wide backings and a variety of trims, ribbons and notions. If you're looking for ideas, there are books, magazines and patterns, as well as a gallery of finished quilts. You will also find a schedule of class projects which occur in the well lit, fully equipped classroom on the second level. On the third floor you'll find the Gammill long-arm machine quilter where you can arrange to finish your quilting project. Absolutely! Quilts is located at 432 George St. North in Peterborough. Call 705-741-5062.
Clogged drain? Who ya gonna call?
If you are having problems with a drain, sink, sewer, toilet, tub, who ya gonna call? David Bateman of Clog Busters! It's a new company offering same-day service to residential and commercial customers, plus specialty services to restaurants such as grease trap cleaning and vent hood steam cleaning. Check out www.clogbusters.ca or just call 705-742-1706.
Official ribbon cutting
Speaking of Grand Openings, Mary LaRocque's Thomas Cook Travel has its official ribbon cutting this Friday at 12:30 pm. That's in the Heritage Plaza beside Home Depot.
When you think of a blacksmith, I'm sorry but you probably think of a "guy."
A guy with big arms like cedar posts. I'm sure you don't envision Pauline
Golebski, a teeny little thing from Omemee who is indeed a blacksmith, and
an accomplished one at that. Her company, Middle Earth Iron Art, offers hand
forged home and garden furniture, objects of art and custom designs. Have a
look at Pauline's portfolio online at www.middleearthironart.com or call 705-292-5844.
Jason McIntosh is a Beef Farmer, and like many farmers he "works out", which doesn't mean he goes to the Y to lift weights, it means he has a daytime job. In Jason's case that job is the Rural Routes store at the Co-op on Lansdowne Street. Jason is a real entrepreneur when it comes to selling his beef, and his latest venture is a freezer full of it at the Coop. You can buy everything from steaks to Sheppard's pie, and it's all locally grown beef - Kawartha Choice. For details you can give Jason a call at 705-743-7417.
Sophie Cousins-Mathewson, an organization coach with The Prism Group, and Debbie Carslake, a CFP with Investors Group, have combined to present two free workshops for women this Saturday, November 13, and next Saturday, November 20 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the new Investors Group office at 1743 Lansdowne Street beside Leon's. The workshop is called "The Wheel of Life and How To Avoid a Financial Flat Tire". It's an opportunity find out where you are versus where you would like to be, as well as how to avoid or recover from financial roadblocks. For more information or to register, there is a limit of 14 per workshop, call Sophie at 705-745-3227 or Debbie at 705-876-1282.
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