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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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Personal Training Business
Theresa Moloney, current Canadian Fitness Champion, has recently set up her own personal training business. Working from her fully equipped home gym, Theresa encourages her clients to work out with her three times a week for three months, after that you should know enough to continue working on your own. Whether it's weight management, strength training, stress management, rehabilitation, competitive fitness or body building Theresa can help you reach your goals, just call 705-741-5483 for the full story.
New Local & Organic Market
Alisha McGregor has a new business, The Garden Market. She buys a lot of her products locally, including organic produce, meat, dairy and herbs. They're open now, and are celebrating with a grand opening this Friday, December 16 th at 1:00 pm. The Garden Market also serves organic fair trade coffee and custom blended herbal teas. There's seating for 12, so you can stop and take a breather. Located at 166 Brock Street, across from the Community Credit Union, The Garden Market is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and can be reached at (705) 741-4408.
Customized Golf Clubs, Anyone?
Golf nut Tony Porter is thrilled to announce the opening of Tony's Club House. How would you like a nice set of customized golf clubs under your tree? Or Tony can re-grip, re-shafting or repairing your existing clubs. Tony's Club House also sells the Greens' Fee Passport Book $69.50. For more information call (705) 761-3836 or email email@example.com.
New Metal and Plastic Welding Business
Have you ever had a piece of broken plastic that you really wished you could get fixed? Thermoweld might be your answer. Jeff Boyle is a trained welder in both metal and plastic. He can weld anything from car bumpers to snowmobile shrouds, from something around your house to heavy industrial welding. When it comes to steel Jeff can also do MIG or TIG welding, fabricating pretty much anything out of aluminum or steel, like dock plates, customized tailgates and all kinds of repairs. Thermoweld is located at 553 McCannan Avenue, two streets North of the Evinrude. Call (705) 748-3772.
Annie Gelfand recently launched Omeyocan, a new CD release of guided breathing, meditations and imagery. Omeyocan is a Mayan word meaning "the highest heaven". Geared toward beginner meditators Annie's soothing voice guides you to both brief and extended meditations. For $25, Annie will mail it anywhere within North America, including a holiday Greeting card for the recipient! For more details, please call Annie at (705) 742-7475, www.anniegelfand.com.
New Photo-to-DVD Business
Karen Irvine of Blind Eye Productions takes your photos, slides and videos and puts them to music on DVD. It's easy to make copies for the whole family, and the memories last forever. For more information call Karen at (705) 876-8074 or (905) 601-6660.
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