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South Coast Humane Society chosen Business of the Year

South Coast Humane Society in Brookings has been selected Business of the Year Award by Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Each year the chamber asks its membership for nominations for the award, according to Les Cohen, chamber executive director. Nominees are businesses that are not only successful, but that have also been actively involved in the community during the past year, emulating the chamber’s mission “… of helping to create and maintain a viable economy that provides all citizens with a high quality of life.”

Nominations are reviewed by the chamber’s board of directors and awardees are selected by a majority vote. 

 

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New look for Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts

Doug Nidiffer, chairman of the board for C&K Market Inc., holds a ribbon outside the newly remodeled Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts on Chetco Avenue Saturday as Brookings City Council Ron Hedenskog and City Manager Gary Milliman, right, look on. C&K Market purchased the store last year. Submitted photo

Prominent Chetco Avenue properties on the market

 

Simplify. 

That’s the goal behind Tim Patterson’s selling some of his prominent holdings in Brookings.

“It’s entirely related to economic times – and I’m getting old,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a combination.”

 

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Mortuary installs new crematory

 

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Construction workers install the new Thermtec Cremator into an unfinished mortuary addition. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Redwood Memorial Chapel recently took delivery of a new, state-of-the-art Thermtec Cremator.

“We felt it was time to upgrade,” said the Chapel’s President Travis Sandusky in the decision to replace the older cremation equipment. 

 

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Brands put their hands into selling crafts

 

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Laurie Brand shows yarn, fabric and supplies available at her Gold Beach shop, By My Hand, on Ellensburg Avenue. The Pilot/Valiant Corley

GOLD BEACH – Laurie Brand says business has been good and she’s having the time of her life since she opened By My Hand, a yarn and fabric store at 29795 Ellensburg Ave. a few weeks ago.

Brand said husband Doug was remodeling their house.

“Doug was tearing down our den and I said ‘I need to find some place to put my stuff.’ So Doug says ‘Why not open a shop?’ So I got the store here to knit and do my stuff,” she said.

 

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Freeman Marine expanding facility

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Joe Kolp prepares to use the company’s new waterjet cutter at the Hunter Creek facility. Submitted photo
Gold Beach’s Freeman Marine Equipment, purchased by a Canadian-based company in November, is preparing to expand its facility and production products starting in July, officials announced.

Freeman Marine outfits vessels worldwide – megayachts, sailing yachts, expedition vessels, offshore trawlers, and large sport cruisers as well as patrol and commercial boats – with watertight marine closures.

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Mainbrace Technologies expands into Gold Beach

Brookings-based  Mainbrace Technologies, Inc.,  has announced that it is merging with AES Computers of Gold Beach.

“We are pleased to be able to bring to Gold Beach businesses and individual computer users the same broad range of computer services and sales that we are presently offering in Brookings,” said Mainbrace owner Jim Relaford.

Those services, Relaford said, include designing Wi-Fi hotspots for motels, hotels and RV parks, and virus removal  from individual computers.


 

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CFCU offers credit report, fraud detection class

Chetco Federal Credit Union (CFCU) will offer a class “Understanding Your Credit Report and Fraud Detection,” free to the public, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Community Room at the Southern Oregon Community College campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway. 

The class will shed light on the details of credit reporting and educate guests on today’s most common types of fraud.

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Port businesses deliver the goods

The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank volunteer Jerz Bouvia and David Allen, of State Farm Insurance in Harbor, load 189 pounds of food onto a cart Wednesday at the food bank. The food was collected from a food drive sponsored by several Port of Brookings Harbor businesses. The food drive will be held through the end of March. Food items can be dropped off at participating port businesses.


Expert: Beauty, recreation can fuel region’s economy

 

Curry County’s spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities can be a catalyst to diverse economic growth, according to a development expert.

Ron Fox, executive director of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc., spoke during the annual Business Outlook Conference in Smith River earlier this month.

 

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