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.
New Auto Recycling Business
Steve Tripp and Melanie Hale are partners in Tripps Auto Recyclers, which is a new business at 2110 Burnham Line South. Tripps is a licensed auto wrecker; you can obtain parts from their inventory, through their parts locating service (which gives you access to 3000 other auto wreckers), or from their line of new after-market parts at shop price. Installation is available on all parts and they provide a 90 day warranty. Melanie handles used car sales, she's a registered dealer and specializes in theft recovery and vehicles that have been in accidents. They provide a warranty with every vehicle. If you want to check it out, just head east on Highway 7 past Rolands to Burnham Line, then go south one kilometre, or call 705-742-6444.
New Restaurant in Bridgenorth
There's a new restaurant in Bridgenorth, the Ward Street Grill, owned by Greg Floyd, and located at 857 Ward Street, just before the Village Plaza. Ward Street Grill features International and Home-Style comfort food, everything from Thai and Indian appetizers, to Malaysian satays, to Belgian waffles, Greek salads, and Italian. There's also lots of home baking from Greg's Mom, plus they have ice cream, milkshakes and cones. The restaurant sits 18, and there's a patio. The décor is old Bridgenorth with photographs and memorabilia. The Ward Street Grill is open 7 days a week, Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 8:00, Friday 11:00 - 9:00, Saturday and Sunday 8.30 - 8:00 (breakfast is served only on weekends). Call 705-292-8999 for more information.
Frame Store Under New Ownership
Jason Splitter has been framed! He's just purchased Frame It For You from Greg and Coleen MacMillan. Greg and Coleen have been in business for 29 years and Jason has wisely decided to stay with the same successful formula, which includes custom and gallery framing as well as prints and art cards. Jason has a background in retail; his parents Merv and Penny Splitter operated B & B Surplus downtown from 1979 - 1994. Dog lovers will be pleased to know that although Reilly, the Black and White Border Collie, will be retiring with Greg and Coleen, Jason will be introducing Cheyenne who Jason describes as a mixed happy dog. For more information just call Jason at 705-748-2951.
New Home Catering Business
Sylvie Provost of Sylvie's Creative Cuisine designs and cooks home made meals and offers custom made menus for small receptions, dinner parties or weekends at the cottage; all delivered to your home. Simple comfort foods like stew, chili, and spaghetti sauce and lots more in either single or family size servings. Sylvie brings 20 years of experience to her business and can be reached at 876-9931.
Office of Palabras-Press has Moved
Margot Van Sluytman, a published writer and poet who started Palabras-Press in October 2004, has recently moved her office out of her home and into Time Square (380 Armour Road, Suite 263). Palabras-Press offers traditional and contract publishing along with language audits, editing, copy creation, and printing. For more information call 705-760-9446, or online at www.palabras-press.com.
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