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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.
New All for U Cleaning Service
Karen McLeish has a great name for her new cleaning company - All for U Cleaning Service. Karen offers general cleaning of homes and apartments, plus she has specialty packages for appliances, spring-cleaning and closet organizing. Karen offers weekly, bi-weekly or monthly plans with reasonable rates, so give Karen a call at All for U Cleaning at (705) 745-2893 or (705) 741-6894.
Experienced Catering Service
Maureen Redmond brings over 20 years of catering experience - everything from weddings to pig roasts, to her new company Affairs to Remember. Maureen can do complete event planning, silk and fresh flower packages, and catering for any size or type of event. She also has enjoys offering regular cooking classes. So if you have a big event coming up, give Maureen Redmond a call at Affairs to Remember Call (705) 930-4404 or (705) 748-5222.
Mikandi's Three Day Model Search
Kimberley Desjardins is a local designer. Her company is called mikandi and she creates multifunction urban attire. In preparation for a big Industry Party coming up on December 8th, which I'll tell you more about in a few weeks; Kimberly is having a three day model search. She is looking for young fresh faces and all body types to strut the runway, and for fashion, catalogue, beauty, and website photographs, and event promotions. The Tryout dates are November 16, 21 and 23 at the second Floor Lounge. More information is available online at www.mikandi.ca
The Magic Rolling Pin is growing soon
Elaine Kempt has sold the building containing her popular Periwinkles Restaurant. Jan and Martin Groneng of The Magic Rolling Pin will be renovating and re-opened in February as a tea room, selling pies and gift baskets. In the meantime, Periwinkles will continue until December 21 at 302 King Street with full service, including taking orders for Periwinkle's famous Christmas pies, however there is a great blow-out sale on all of the gifts and crafts that are in stock. For more information call Periwinkles at (705) 741-0455, or check out www.magicrollingpin.com
Other Events This Week
Events this week include the Chamber Breakfast Club tomorrow morning at 7:30 pm at the Carousel Restaurant. As well this Thursday the Chamber is presenting another serving in its Working Lunch series. The guest speaker is Diane Wolf of Trent University who will be presenting two hours of professional development on Dealing with Difficult People. Full details are on the Chamber website at www.peterborughchamber.ca
Motivating Employees with Total Rewards
And the Human Resources Professionals Association of Peterborough has a terrific series of speakers. On Wednesday November 21 you can hear David Tyson talk about Motivating Employees with Total Rewards, an update on creative compensation techniques. More information on the event and the organization is available online at www.hrpapeterborough.ca
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