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.
Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel Moves
Congratulations to Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel on their recent move up the street. Owner Scott Stewart recently purchased historic Hammond Hall at 232 Brock Street at the corner of Brock and Aylmer. They've done a great job refurbishing the building, including the removal of three layers of flooring down to the original hardwood. Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel is a full service travel agency, call (705) 743-8683.
Coyle Packaging Group Keeps Growing
Also congratulations to Coyle Packaging Group on their recent move into 100 Jameson Drive, off Fisher Drive in the Major Bennett Industrial Park. Coyle is a major manufacturer of corrugated products in Ontario and their Peterborough plant has grown more than 400% in the last ten years, resulting in this move. The Peterborough location is a great place to find large format printing for posters, banners and signage, as well as trade show displays, point of sale, packing supplies and hardware. www.coylepackagingptbro.com for more information or call (705) 742-5888.
Gayle's Yoga Studio Opens
Gayle Gallagher is a Registered Yoga Teacher, teaching yoga through various fitness clubs, schools and corporate workplace programs. Gayle has just opened her own studio in the old Sunday School upstairs at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church at the corner of Water and Murray streets. Yoga with Gayle offers a wide range of daytime and evening classes for new and experienced students. The Fall schedule begins next Monday, September 24. For information and to register, please contact Gayle Gallagher at (705) 743-4602
Katie Robichaud is here to help
Katie Cares Foot Care is a new business recently started by Katie Robichaud. Katie is a certified Personal Support Worker and foot care specialist. From corns to calluses, Kate covers it all. As a personal support worker Katie also offers a number of services, including personal shopping, and taking people to and from appointments or outings. Phone (705) 313-1244 or email.
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Working Lunch
If you run a retail store, then this is an excellent opportunity for some high-end professional development. This Thursday (September 20) the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Working Lunch series features four of the area's top retail owners sharing their experience. You'll hear from Dave Madill of Knock On Wood, Sue Mattucci of Lockside Trading Company, Scott Murison of Wild Rock Outfitters, and Mike Watt of Plush Boutique, Flavour and Save Our Soles. Called "Preparing Your Retail Store for the Holidays". Topics will include merchandising, advertising & promotion and customer service. The Working Lunch is Thursday from 11 - 2 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club. Cost is $30 for Chamber members, $40 for non- members. You must pre-register by Wednesday. Full details are online at www.peterboroughchamber.ca or call 705-748-9771
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