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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 Store Features Local Craftspeople
The Chicken Coop is a brand new store, opened last weekend by Trudy Heffernan. It's located in Springville, at 6681 Highway 7, about a mile south of Sticklings Bakery. The Chicken Coop features furnishings by all local suppliers and craftspeople, including blanket boxes, jam cupboards, shelving and end tables to custom made. There are Christmas Crafts, gift baskets, jewellery, rustic windows, homemade candles, mittens scarves and afghans. You can call the Chicken Coop at 705-740-0809.
New Restaurant/Bars on Hunter Street West
Gerti's is a hot new restaurant and bar at 225 Hunter Street just east of Aylmer. Owners Gerti and Alban Sina will be familiar to anyone who has been in to the East City Coffee Shop the last few years. Gerti's has seating for 60 and features a set menu and lots of lunch and dinner specials. Call it modern pub fare, everything is made from scratch and Gerti says there's only two things you need to know, he has the best burger in town and there is no microwave in the kitchen. Gerti's is open seven days a week, daily from 11:30 am to 2:00 am, Sunday from 5:00 pm until 2:00 am. Dinner ends at 10:00 pm. Call 705-743-7212 for more information, or to make Christmas reservations.
Meanwhile, a couple of doors down, The Rusty Snail is quickly finding success. Owner Chandra Renner describes the Rusty Snail as a pub in the British tradition of a corner pub, but featuring the eclectic and unique designer touches of Sean More. The place is packed with Sean's one of a kind artistic pieces. There is seating for 38 and the menu features simple homemade fare such as their secret chili, lots of vegetarian dishes, a mysterious little thing called a Pig in the Orchard Sandwich, and homemade desserts. The pub serves a full range of liquor, cocktails and imported and domestic draught and bottled beer. The Rusty Snail is located at 231 Hunter Street call 705-750-1529 for more information.
Esthetics Business Moves
Esthetics by Anita formerly of 289 George St. N. has moved to 1863 Cherryhill Road. Anita has purchased a home and with professionalism, privacy and tranquility in mind has created a studio on the main floor. Anita offers a full range of esthetic services for men women and children including facials, pedicures, diabetic pedicures, manicures, makeup, waxing and much more. Repechage' skin care, Gehwol foot care, OPI polishes and many specialty products are available to purchase. Hours of business are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 9:00 Please call for your appointment at 704-750-0100.
New Video Production and Photo Slideshow Business
Lisa Westlake has a new business. Westlake Productions specializes in special occasion video production and photo album slideshows. You can transfer your photo albums to DVD, or have your wedding, family gathering, dance recital, sporting event or special occasion captured on high quality digital equipment. Lisa has lots of examples on her website, www.westlakeproductions.com or call (905) 391-0102 or (905) 876-1143.
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