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.
Mexican restaurant renovation
Sandra Lennox, owner of La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant has just completed a renovation that includes a new kitchen and dining room. Located at 190 Hunter Street, La Hacienda is in its 9 th year in business. Call 805-742-1559 or visit the website at www.lahaciendamexico.com
New graphics and events business
Miryam Buchahim is also from Mexico! Her business is MB Graphics and Events. Miryam does graphic design, web design, photo shoots, DVD creation if you want to capture all those old photos and videos. She also does parties and events including custom-made 3D cakes. You can find her on Facebook or at www.webmbgraphics.com
Law firms merge
Congratulations to everyone at LLF and Howell Fleming Law firms in Peterborough on their recent merger. Howell Fleming has been practicing law at the same address on Water Street since the 1880's! They will continue to operate from Water Street until Summer 2012 and will then move into an expanded premises at LLF on Aylmer Street. 2012 will see the retirement of senior Howell Fleming Partners Don White, Ed Wood, and John Nichols. The merger will create one of the largest law practices in eastern Ontario. For more information contact either Bill Lockington at 705-742-1674 www.llf.ca, or Bob Packenham at 705-745-1361 www.howellfleming.com
Social media workshops
The Learning Source is hosting a 3 workshop series on Social Media, targeted at current users of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn who want to better promote their businesses. The instructor is Michael VanDerHerberg. Dates are Monday afternoons from 1 - 4 - January 16, February 13 & March 19, or Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 - January 19, February 16 & March 22. Cost is $90 www.learningsource.ca or (705) 743-2141.
Congratulations to local businesses
Finally, to everyone business owner/manager in the area, congratulations on surviving another year! It's a tough go for any business in this day and age. If you're not being undercut by someone from China, you're being overregulated or underappreciated by someone from Canada. I tip my hat to anyone who can pay their taxes and make payroll. I hope you're getting a bit of a rest and I wish you well in 2012. The Farmers have it right when they say "just wait until next year!"
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