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Business Briefcase published Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 Print E-mail
October 24, 2009 05:00 am

Who brought the bears to downtown Brookings for the BruinFest? Give the credit to John White of Evergreen Federal Bank’s Brookings branch. Find the bear with the “I love Brookings” message and you can enter at any of more than 60 participating merchants to win $1,000 in the downtown shopping sweepstakes.

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There’s a new flavor for the Wild Rivers Coast. The official release of Silver Hilton Vodka by the new Superfly Distilling Co. of Brookings is at 9 p.m. tonight at One Love’s Eclectic Cuisine, 623 Memory Lane.

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Three professionals have created an association – Professional Estate Center – to combine their specialities. Members of the group are attorneys Patrick R. Foley and Gary M. Georgeff, and accountant Donald L. Scanlon. Contact them at 541-412-7829.

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It’s for the birds: There’s a free winter wild bird feeding seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at A Wild Bird & Backyard General Store, 1109 Chetco Ave.

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Three firms have combined their efforts under one company flag: Eagle Two Incorporated. The principals are Leroy Blodgett of the former Eagle Two Development, Jim Relaford of PRN Data Services, and Tom Bouley of Crystal Clear Computers. Contact them for property development or data services at 541-469-5902.

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Say hello to three new medical professionals in Del Norte County: Dr. Elie Hobeika, OB/GYN, and Dr. Carla Nelson, pediatrician, both at Sutter Coast Community Clinic, and Dr. Chris Holland, internist, at Open Door Community Health.

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New Hospitality 101 classes focus on holiday season themes – culinary arts, increasing tips and holiday retailing. Details and registration are at www.hospitality101.biz.

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