About the Author
Stuart "Stu" Harrison writes a weekly column about business news (published Mondays on kawarthaNOW.com and in the Peterborough Examiner) 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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By the Bushel Community Food Co-operative
If you are looking for locally grown food, the By the Bushel Community Food Co-operative might be your answer. You can buy consumer, employee, or producer shares. As a consumer you'll be able to pick up a weekly basket of fresh produce beginning June 11th through October, and a monthly basket of winter storage produce from November through May, plus a variety of local honey, frozen meats, and bulk vegetables for canning. Basket pick up location is Mark Street United Church in East City on Thursday afternoon and evening. For full details call (705) 876-8058 or visit the website at www.bythebushel.ca
Match Me Peterborough
Match Me Peterborough is a new matchmaking service for the Peterborough area, recently launched by Rebecca Cooper. Match Me Peterborough offers an alternative to meeting someone online, or at a bar, by offering a membership-based service where you are matched with another compatible single. Rebecca promises a confidential and comfortable experience. For more information check out the website at www.matchmepeterborough.com or call (705) 931-4721.
Partington Writing Studios
Partington Writing Studios is Kristian Partington's new business offering writing, proofreading, personalized biographies, freelance articles, and all areas of writing for business and marketing. Kristian has an honours journalism diploma from Durham College, several years experience as a journalist, and he's travels the world! For more information call (705) 772-5182 or email.
Grass and Snow Workes
Shawn Flaherty is the proud new owner of Grass and Snow Workes, offering lawn maintenance including cutting, hedging, fertilization, Spring and Fall clean up as well as snow removal and sand distribution during the Winter. You can call Shawn at (705) 874-7407 or (705) 761-7462, or email.
Gary Harris of Harris Coaching and Consulting
If you own or operate a business, you have many choices when times are tough, one of the most popular is to simply freeze. The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is presenting Gary Harris of Harris Coaching and Consulting in a breakfast workshop called "Thriving in Challenging Times. Gary will lead the group through a series of techniques to help get you unstuck and moving forward. The workshop is this Thursday morning (May 14) from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Best Western Otonabee Inn at 84 Lansdowne Street. Please register by end of day Tuesday by calling Lindsay at the Chamber at (705) 748-9771 ext 0 or email.
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