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Chowder House: All Quiznos had to offer with more on the menu

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Lois Fraser, left, Stephanie Hobbs and Jennifer Pearce helped owner Christina Gotfried transition from a franchise to an independent shop. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Christina Gotfried, who opened a Quiznos restaurant in the South Coast Shopping Center in Harbor in 2006, has changed the restaurant’s name to Chowder House, and expanded the menu.

“It’s Quiznos with a name change,” Gotfried said. She said she wants all of her customers to know that they will still be able to get the items that they prefer, including all the same toasted sandwiches, plus new items she was unable to serve under her franchise agreement.

She explained that she couldn’t even add chocolate milk or a pastrami sandwich to the menu as long as she was franchised as Quiznos.

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New ambulance, gear benefit Curry patients

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Dan Brattain and Joe Gregario display life-saving equipment Cal-Ore Life Flight has purchased. The Pilot/Charles Kocher
Two new ambulances, a mass casualty incident vehicle, and a wide array of new equipment have been deployed at Cal-Ore Life Flight.

President Dan Brattain and General Manager Joe Gregario estimate the total capital expenditures on vehicles and new equipment in the past year at $475,000.

The Cal-Ore crew members – a total of 75 in both ground and air operations – were brought in on the decisions about equipment, Gregario said.

“They’re pretty impressed,” he said. “This is all state-of-the-art equipment that makes their job a lot easier.”

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Evergreen Federal not involved in bank closure

The bank closed in Seattle Friday by Washington officials is not the Evergreen Federal Bank that has a branch in Brookings.

However, the failed bank's assets are being taken over by Umpqua Bank of Roseburg, which has a store in Harbor.

Click here to see the FDIC announcement about the event.


Angela Gardner new owner of Seashore Real Estate

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Angela Gardner
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Quality Fast Lube now owned by longtime employees

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Mike Kammeier and Olivia Davis now own Quality Fast Lube.
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Upriver bed and breakfast sold, closes doors

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Chetco River Inn, pictured from the opposite bank of the Chetco River, has been sold.
After 22 years the Chetco River Inn closed its doors to guests Monday morning when the sale of the property was complete.

Sandra and Clayton Brugger built and operated the inn for more than two decades before deciding it was time to concentrate on another part of their lives.

“It was time for us to do something else,” Sandra said.

The inn was a popular spot for weddings and anniversary getaways, as well as for fishermen.

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Chang buys Brookings Dental Arts

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Dr. Brice Chang shows his state-of-the-art dental equipment at Brookings Dental Arts. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Dr. Brice Chang, new owner of Brookings Dental Arts, said he is delighted to be on the West Coast practicing dentistry.

“It’s a fantastic place,” Chang said.

Chang still sounds surprised when he explains how he landed in Brookings. “It happened almost overnight.” He said that he came to Brookings to investigate a dental office he had been led to believe was for sale. However, when he arrived he discovered that it was not for sale. When he expressed his disappointment, he said someone suggested that he contact Dr. Richard Edmiston, who might be willing to sell his dental business. Chang contacted Edmiston, and they quickly struck a deal.

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Snyder brings Mayflower to Brookings

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Brookings entrepreneur Robert Snyder moves customers with his 53-foot Mayflower moving van. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Brookings entrepreneur Robert Snyder, who has had more than 12 years experience in the moving business, took on the biggest rig of his life on Nov. 1 – a 53-foot Mayflower moving van.

“It can hold up to four households full of goods,” Snyder said as he showed off his newest equipment earlier this week.

Snyder is the Mayflower agent/local service administrator in Curry County, in association with Olsen and Fielding Moving Service.

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    World stocks hit a nine-month low on Friday but oil and southern European bonds were off their week's worst levels, as investors began to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. Bourses in London (.FTSE), Frankfurt (.GDAXI) and Paris (.FCHI) started the day up 1 to 1.5 percent and Athens (.ATG) rose 4.5 percent as Greek governments bonds steadied after their worst run since the height of the euro crisis in mid-2012. The possible return to recession in the euro zone, a floundering economy in Japan, slowdown in China and the Ebola virus outbreak have conspired to rattle investors already fretting about the end of years of U.S. It has been a fourth straight week of stock market falls in the U.S.
  • Goldman curbs bankers' compensation even as revenue surges
    Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. On Thursday, Goldman reported a 25 percent increase in quarterly revenue, but the money it set aside for compensation and benefits rose only 18 percent from the same period a year earlier. The amount of money it has set aside for compensation is more or less unchanged, as is the average compensation per employee, at around $320,000 for the first nine months of the year. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.
  • Google's revenue falls short despite curbing price declines
    Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations as growth in Internet advertising slowed in the most-recent quarter, offsetting a modest improvement in ad pricing, sending its shares down about 3 percent. Shares of Google fell 2.7 percent to $510.11 in extended trading on Thursday. Google posted $16.52 billion in revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to $13.75 billion in the year ago period. On Thursday, Google announced it had appointed Omid Kordestani its new chief business officer, replacing Nikesh Arora, who had departed a quarter ago to join Japan's Softbank Corp. The chief business officer is considered a key position, overseeing all the company's revenue-generating activities and serving as a liaison to investors and Wall Street.

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