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.
Steve Irwin starts S.I. Contracting
S I Contracting is Steve Irwin's new Lakefield-based business. Steve brings 15 years of experience in residential design, estimating and construction to his new company. Steve offers a full service construction and property maintenance company with a focus on environmentally friendly building practices. Custom home renovations, additions, Steve can show you lots of eco-friendly building components, even options that incorporate reused and re cycled materials. Contact Steve Irwin, call (705) 875-1394 or (705) 652-0376 or email.
Bath Solutions and Bathtub King Refinishing
Congratulations to Patti and John Clark of Bath Solutions and Bathtub King Refinishing who recently moved to their new location at 637 The Queensway, Unit 5. The new space allows them to showcase most of their product line including tub liners, tub and tile refinishing, bathwall systems, shower conversions, walk-in tubs, clawfoot tubs, soaker and whirlpool and air tubs, faucets, vanities and toilets. They specialize in one-day renovations. For further information, please check out www.bathsolutions.ca and www.bathtubking.com or call 745-7694.
Accurate Accounts Open for Business
Accurate Accounts is owned and operated by Marilyn Keating who brings over 20 years of accounting and administrative experience to her new business. Marilyn has certifications in automated bookkeeping, Microsoft mastery certified program, simply accounting, and income tax preparation and payroll compliance practitioner. Operating from an office in Norwood and serving the greater Peterborough area she caters to small business providing bookkeeping, payroll, tax and income tax services. That's Accurate Accounts at (705) 639-2200.
Stitching For You opens at Bell's Auto in Selwyn
Melanie English recently established her new business at Bell's Auto in Selwyn. Called Stitching For You, Melanie does embroidery on hats, jackets, shirts and other promotional merchandise. She can do in-house digitizing of any concept or logo you have. Located at 2093 Buckhorn Road, call (705) 930-4881, or email
Gerry Visca of Red Chair Branding hosts a Branding Boot Camp on Thursday
You can still register today (Monday) for the Chamber of Commerce Branding Boot Camp this Thursday (November 20). This will be a very unique opportunity to learn from one of the great creative minds in the marketing/branding business. Gerry Visca, Partner with Red Chair Branding www.redchairbranding.com will provide a fantastic two hour presentation that will help you kick start your creative juices. A winner of numerous international design awards, a professional speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, a high-energy, no-bull kind of guy, Gerry inspired more than 100 business people in Whitby two weeks ago. Whitby Chamber CEO Margo Weir said "Our members are still talking about Gerry, he provided great energy and a fresh approach". Details; Thursday November 20, 7.30 - 10.00 am (breakfast served from 7 am), Parkway Banquet Hall, 1135 Lansdowne Street West, Unit 200 (under Marks Work Wear House) $30 for Chamber members, $40 for Non-members. To register please call the Chamber at (705) 748-9771 ext 0, or email
Annual Sales and Ad
And don't forget the annual Sales and Ad "Advertising Night" is on tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at Trentwinds. It's the night that Sales and Ad Club members get to show off their products in a mini-trade Show format. Sales and ad meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. For more information on the club visit www.ptbosalesandad.net
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