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
Matthew Mewett recently started his own company called Viking Print & Press. Matthew specializes in fine letterpress printing and invitations, blending fine art, craft and commercial printing. Matthew uses 100% cotton rag papers, and hand-mixed colour matched inks. Viking Print & Press is located at the Peterborough Airport, call 705-743-9483, or you can see his work at the upcoming Wedding Bells show at Trentwinds on September 21.
Hotel completes renovation
The Quality Inn recently completed a major renovation. The work included new carpeting, vinyl and paint, art work, linens granite counters and furniture. The Quality Inn is located at 1074 Lansdowne Street West. Call 705-748-6801 for more information.
New photography business
Archatype Photography is Josh Messier's vision come to life! Josh brings ten years experience to his business which provides advertising photography, head shots, industrial and food photography for both business and individuals. You can find him online at www.archatypephotography.com or on Facebook, or call 705-313-5533.
New pet grooming business
Congratulations to Suzanne Bernier of Norwood on her new business. Called Classy "Little" Canines Suzanne offers full-service pet grooming. Suzanne has groomed world champion shih tzus and terriers. She welcomes small to medium-sized dogs at 4225 Highway 7 in Norwood. Call 705-639-1144.
Medichair is the latest EPIC Venture to be recognized by the Business Advisory Centre. Congratulations to owners Allison and Rod Seiderer who have doubled both the size of their home medical equipment business and the number of employees in the 4 years since they bought it.
Business seminar on August 29
And if you are a small business owner don't miss Tony Grady's upcoming workshop on the Seven Secrets for Building a Great Business. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Tony, the President of Grady Shoes, shares how he transformed his struggling business into an award-winning million dollar success story. The breakfast presentation is August 29th, detail at www.peterboroughchamber.ca
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