Watch: Peterborough Chamber CEO Stuart Harrison On Growing Up In A Town Of 35 People, Leadership, Collaboration, Community & More

On Episode 30 of “PTBOCanada”, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce CEO Stuart Harrison talks to us about growing up in a town of 35 people in Leipzig, Saskatoon where his parents ran a hotel/pub, and where Stu lived above the pub.

The town of Leipzig where Stuart Harrison grew up

The town of Leipzig where Stuart Harrison grew up

We also cover what brought Stu to Peterborough four decades ago, what being CEO of the Peterborough Chamber (he is celebrating 15 years there) has meant to him, the impact of his Business Beat column, where we’re at now as a community, and how a recent health scare with something called Transient global amnesia gave him even greater perspective on life.

Stu Harrison on “PTBOCanada” show

Stu Harrison on “PTBOCanada” show

Watch the interview with Stu below…

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The Top 10 Opportunities For Growth In Peterborough

The Top 10 Opportunities For Growth In Peterborough

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: Prosperity Trade Show 2014 - The Show All About Business

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s annual Prosperity Business Trade Show is fast approaching. The show will be held on September 10th, 2014, at the Morrow Building and will feature more than 100 exhibitors. The annual show is comprised of members of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and features unique and cutting edge businesses from all corners of our economy. Last year, the show underwent a radical change, introducing a brand new Network Cafe featuring a cash bar, catering and free coffee.

Adam Noble

Adam Noble

This year, show sponsor Microage will be showcasing the latest technology in the Microage Network Café. In addition to the new Café (that we're a sponsor of this year), the Chamber partnered with the Greater Peterborough Innovation
and their startup incubator, known as the Cube, to create a brand new “Innovation Zone”. It was in this zone that International Award Winning scientist Adam Noble’s company, Noble Purification, was officially launched. For 2014, the show promises even more collaboration with Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, featuring an even larger Innovation Zone.

“As the premiere Peterborough business trade show, we believe that the Prosperity tradeshow is the ideal opportunity to showcase the best innovations and most promising entrepreneurs that Peterborough has to offer,” says Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster Executive Director Martin Yuill, adding “We look forward to utilizing the Innovation Zone to profile both new technology based start-ups as well as our supporting partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Stuart Harrison remarked, “The Prosperity Tradeshow is one of my favourite events of the year because it truly showcases the very essence of what it means to be entrepreneurial. There are businesses of all sizes from single entrepreneur start-ups all the way to international corporations. It is truly remarkable to see the business community come together to show us just how incredible our city really is.”

The show will take place on September 10th from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Morrow Building (next to the Memorial Centre).



For more information on Prosperity, contact Chad Hogan, Member Marketing Advisor:
Office -> 705.748.9771 x206
Toll Free -> 1.877.640.4037
Twitter: @ptbochamber
Fax: 705.743.2331


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Peterborough Chamber Announces 2014 Changes


At the Peterborough Chamber Business After Hours & YPG Christmas Social last night (December 3rd), Manager of Membership Services Karen August announced upcoming changes to the Business After Hours meetings. The regular Business After Hour meetings will be transformed into the Peterborough Business Exchange (PBX). Each month, a different local group or organization will take part in the meetings and everyone will have a chance to collaborate and exchange ideas. The first PBX event will take place January 7th, and the guest group will be the Peterborough DBIA.


The hashtag #LoveLocalPTBO was also unveiled, which can be used to tie together great Peterborough experiences.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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All You Can Eat Cupcakes At Peterborough Chamber Of Commerce

This evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., come on out to the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce (175 George Street North) for All-You-Can-Eat Cupcakes hosted by Chacho's Bakery. It's only $7, and $2 from each person will be going towards Five Counties Children's Centre. Space is limited, but you can reserve your spot by contacting Jamie from Chacho's by email or by phone at 705.868.6542.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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The Peterborough Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2011

Voting has opened for the Peterborough Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2011. There are numerous categories including:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Supply Chain
  • Skilled Trades
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Micro Business  (fewer than 5 employees)
  • Retail (Chain/Franchise)
  • Retail (Non-Chain/Non-Franchise)
  • Customer First
  • Local Focus
  • Innovation / Research & Development
  • Commercial Restoration / Renovation
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Environmental Practices
  • Health & Wellness
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Employer of the Year
  • Business Citizen of the Year

The final deadline for nominations is August 29th, 2011.

[Peterborough Chamber Excellence Awards]

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The 2010 Prosperity Trade Show is On Today in the Patch!

From noon until 7:00 p.m. today, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is holding the 2010 Prosperity Trade Show. It is free to attend and is at the Morrow Building (map), just behind the Memorial Centre.

There will be booths from numerous local businesses, and door prizes throughout the day. This is a great chance to network with many biz owners.

The Chamber's Business After Hours will also be held today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the show.

Download the Trade Show .pdf to see all of the exhibitors.

[2010 Prosperity Trade Show]

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