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.
Whelans Floor Covering renovated
Congratulations to Mark Whelan and everyone at Whelans Floor Covering. They've recently completed a major renovation of their building, which is located at 2512 Chemong Road, just south of Bridgenorth. The building started out as a fruit market thirty years ago. Mark added a second floor, a new cottage country look to the front fašade, skylights, energy efficient lighting, new heating and air conditioning, and I hear they got a good deal on the new flooring as well. Mark also used all local trades for the work, and wants to remind people that their sister company Peterborough Carpetland remains open for business at 933 Weber Avenue. For more information call (705) 292-9565.
Beads and Stuff opens
Let's go on a little Eastern Road trip. Cristina Ito and Herb Tyler recently opened Beads and Stuff at 4 Front Street in Hastings. They carry an assortment of beads, rocks, minerals and fashion jewellery, as well as works from local artisans. They have classes, birthday party packages, and jewellery parties. Beads and Stuff is open daily, call (705) 696-2184 for more information.
The Water Lily
The former Darolex General Store in Hastings has been reinvented as The Water Lily. New owner Sue Hay will continue to offer retro/vintage furniture, antiques, jewellery, fresh coffee, pastries and snacks, and if yu need a place to stay, there's a complete 4 person suite upstairs available for rent. Get the complete story online at www.thewaterlily.ca
Foxhole Paintball opens
And out in Campbellford, paintball fans have a new place to play. Foxhole Paintball recently opened at 233 5th Line, just outside Campbellford. For more information call owner Ben Lowndes at (705) 868-8134.
The Goochie Poochie Pet Spa
And a sure-fire winner of the name of the year contest has to go to The Goochie Poochie Pet Spa at 93 Hunter Street in Downtown East City. Owner Holly Steenburgh offers grooming for dogs and cats. Holly has five years experience, doesn't use crates and hand dries your pets. For more information call (705) 748-6095.
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