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 Unique Gardening Gift Shop
A Living Landscape is a new business on the Lakefield Highway. Owner Debra Hiley has created a unique gardening gift shop to compliment her indoor/outdoor landscape design business. Debra does design, lighting, construction and planting, training, seminars and workshops. A Living Landscape is affiliated with THL Systems Inc, owned by Heiko Liebathal, they do radiant heating systems, and Jim Legon of The Terra Group, who does equipment sales and service and property maintenance - a one stop shop, they're all located at 3066 Lakefield Road next to Horlings. Call 705-652-0553.
New Thrift Shop Store
Also up the Lakefield Highway The Lakefield Animal Welfare Society has a new Thrift Shop located right next door to the shelter. The Thrift Shop contains good quality clothing and household goods and the profits go right next door to feed and house the animals. They always welcome donations - essentially anything you'd put in your yard sale would be welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to work some of the hours, which are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm.
Horse Back Riding Business
And just off the Lakefield Highway Kevin Sweeney has recently taken over the reins at Trapalanda Equestrian Centre on the 5th Line. Trapalanda offers programs for riders of all ages and experience levels, specializing in Hunter Jumper,
but including riding lessons, day camps, horse shows, boarding and horse training. You can use experienced school horses or bring your own. They have a winter Camp for kids from Dec. 26 to 29 and Jan. 2 to 5th. For more information or to book a lesson - call Kevin at 705-748-6381 or email Kevin
New Bookkeeping Business
Balanced Books is a new bookkeeping business owned by Diane Maybee. Diane, who has 20 years of bookkeeping experience, covers Peterborough and Northumberland Counties and will work at your business or pick up your papers and drop them off stamped, posted and filed in order, along with monthly or quarterly reports. Call 705-868-7272.
The end of the year usually allows us to stop for a few minutes, count our blessings, make plans for the New Year, and maybe catch our breath. If you are in business, let me just thank you for being a part of the economic engine, thank you for employing people, paying taxes, and contributing to the community through donations, sponsorships, prizes and volunteering. May you have every success in 2007.
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