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Tonight at The Gordon Best Theatre The Citiots Improv Troupe are doing a special show in support of The United Way of Peterborough & District.

Tickets are just $12 for Adults & $10 for Students/Seniors and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Hope to see you there, PtboCanada!

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If you want another reason to be at the Citiots on Friday the 17th, there will be an auction for a limited edition Neil Young Journeys movie poster. This is already mounted and measures 70*100 cm. Don...

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This is a REEL good opportunity! $5 raffle ticket to spend a day fishing with County Warden, Joe Taylor. Everything will be provided - including a shore lunch of fresh Lake Trout! Pick up your ticket...

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PtboCanada you have 10 more days to submit your video entry into this year's Win This Space Peterborough Competition for a chance to WIN A FREE storefront in Downtown Peterborough for AN ENTIRE YEAR!

Here are some tips when making your video...

1. Make it fun and interesting;
2. Show us your personality and enthusiasm;
3. Show us your business/product/services; AND
4. Have fun!

Submit your 1-3 minute (maximum) video by Nov. 25th via www.WinThisSpace.com!

Good luck!
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Only about 1 week left to submit your video for your chance to win a free storefront in Downtown Peterborough for 12 months! Here are some tips when you make a video: 1. Make it fun and interesting; 2...

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Tonight is the Create Your Purpose - Create Your Purpose Wellness Event at Locale Contract Furnishings from 6-8 p.m.

If you haven't already registered for this FREE informative, and inspiring event -> follow the link provided below & learn how you can enter into a FREE contest for a chance to WIN a $100 Locale Contract Furnishings Gift Card just in time for some holiday shopping!

Hope to see you there!
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Enter to win a $100 Locale Contract Furnishings gift card 🎁 💳 Contest rules: take a picture at the Create Your Purpose Wellness Event and hashtag #createyourpurpose! Also, make sure you’re l...

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Are you tempted to re-sell someone else’s product to boost your topline revenue?

On the surface, becoming a distributor for a popular product can appear to be a simple way to grow your sales—simply find something that is already proven to be successful elsewhere and negotiate the rights to sell it in your local market.

While distributing someone else’s product may be a relatively easy way to grow your topline, all that revenue growth may do little for your company’s value. A typical distribution company will be lucky to sell for 50% of one year’s revenue, whereas if you control your product or service—and the brand that embodies them—you should be able to do much better.

How Nike Became One of the World’s Most Valuable Companies

For an example of the dangers of not owning your own products, take a look at the evolution of Blue Ribbon Sports into Nike Inc. As Nike co-founder Phil Knight describes in his recent autobiography Shoe Dog, the company started off by negotiating the exclusive rights to sell Tiger running shoes in the United States. Knight’s company was called Blue Ribbon Sports and he imported the shoes from Onitsuka, a Japanese company.

Despite their exclusive agreement with Blue Ribbon, Onitsuka started to court other American dealers. When Knight protested the obvious breach of their contract, Onitsuka threatened a hostile takeover of Knight’s business or to shut him down outright. Knight’s company was tiny at the time and so deeply reliant on Onitsuka for supply, he could do virtually nothing to enforce their agreement.

Given its dependence on Onitsuka, Knight’s company would have scored close to zero out of a possible 100 on what we call The Switzerland Structure, a measure of your company’s reliance on a supplier, employee or customer. The Switzerland Structure is only one of eight value drivers we measure, but abysmal performance on any one factor can be a significant drag on the value of your business.

Onitsuka’s snub became Knight’s impetus to start Nike, which gave him control of his marketing, supply and product development. Instead of simply re-selling someone else’s shoes, Nike developed their own designs and contracted the manufacturing of their products to other factories. By owning its own products and brands, Nike has become one of the world’s most valuable companies and regularly trades north of 20 times earnings.
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Tomorrow night at Locale Contract Furnishings our President & CEO, Bob Gauvreau will be speaking as part of Create Your Purpose - Create Your Purpose Wellness Event Expert Panel.

If you haven't already signed-up, follow the Facebook event below.

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Create Your Purpose Wellness Event

November 15, 2017, 6:00pm - November 15, 2017, 8:00pm

We are excited to announce the Create Your Purpose Wellness Event, Wednesday November 15, 2017. Save that date and tell some friends. Location: Locale Contract Furnishings 418 George St N, Pet...

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This Friday, November 17th the The Citiots Improv Troupe are doing a special show in support of United Way of Peterborough & District at The Gordon Best Theatre.

Tickets are just $12 for Adults & $10 for Students/Seniors. Show starts at 8 pm!

Thanks to Steam Whistle Pilsner, PtboCanada & Jessica Lee . Photography for your support!
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This Friday, November 17th the The Citiots Improv Troupe are doing a special show in support of United Way of Peterborough & District at The Gordon Best Theatre.

Tickets are just $12 for Adults & $10 for Students/Seniors and as always don't forget to wear your plaid! Show starts at 8 pm!

Thanks to Steam Whistle Pilsner, PtboCanada & Jessica Lee . Photography for your support!

Hope to see you there!
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The Citiots Present The United Way Improv'n Plaid Squad

November 17, 2017, 8:00pm - November 17, 2017, 10:00pm

It's a special night of Improv for the United Way! Featuring: Neil Morton - Campaign Chair United Way, PTBOCanada.com Megan Murphy - Murphy's Law Film, Oldies Radio Drew Antzis - Second City, Bick/Ant...

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