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
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New Caribbean restaurant
The Island Cream Caribbean Cuisine restaurant is a hot new establishment on Hunter Street in Downtown Peterborough. Owners Glen Ford and Theresa Leandre, both from Trinidad, have brought a taste of the Caribbean with them. They have everything from curries to rotis, to jerk chicken, to fish, to homemade mango, coconut or guava ice cream! They are located at 227 Hunter Street just East of Aylmer. Island Cream is open Tuesday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am - 11 pm, closed Sunday and Monday. They also do catering. For more information, call 705-742-8398.
New family restaurant
Also new in the downtown is the Town and Country Grill, a traditional family restaurant located at 173 Charlotte Street between The White House and Wild Rock Outfitters. The owners are three generations of women, Grandma Dorothy Troke, her daughter June Kramer and her daughter Michelle Kramer. They've done a fabulous 1940's antique décor, they promise an old fashioned home-cooked meal, and are open seven days at week from 11 am - 7, weekends till 8. They also do catering and Christmas Parties. For more information, call 705-745-2761.
New arts centre in Millbrook
Dan Shaer and Wendy Richardson have settled into their new home, which doubles as the home of the King Street Centre For The Arts in Millbrook. The incredible 123-year-old building was once the Methodist Church in Millbrook. It now allows Dan and Wendy to host everything from art classes and camps, to concerts and theatre, to weddings, parties and meetings. From a 300-seat concert hall, complete with 35-foot "cathedral" ceilings and stained glass windows, to a 175-seat banquet hall with wooden floors, a stage, a kitchen and a bar. Check the website for all the details at www.kingstreetarts.ca, including information on their big Christmas Concert this Saturday night. Call 705-932-SHOW.
Air quality improvement services
Lots of people have problems with air quality - allergies to dust, viruses, mold, smoke, you name it. Dmitri Romanov wants to give the air in your home a good wash! His company, Mighty Home Purification, specializes in improving the air quality in your home using ultraviolet plasma air purifiers, high powered vacuum systems, sanitizing spray, and uvc light treatments. Dmitir has an incredible web site with all kinds of information for you, that's at www.homepurification.ca or you can just give him a call and find out what's involved. The number is 743-7515.
Congratulations to Eric Petersen and Hemings Ltd! They've just been awarded the Number One Commercial Equipment dealer in Canada, east of the Manitoba border. They are the Number Two dealer in residential.
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