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Olson marks 25 years at Edward Jones

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Sherry Olson is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Brookings’ Edward Jones branch this week.

Olson, the senior branch office administrator, was hired Nov. 5, 1986 as the first business office administrator when Bill Hahn opened the first Edward Jones office in Brookings.

 

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Restaurateurs enjoy getting to know customers

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Feliza and Ken Wilson are proprietors of the new DoLittle Cafe at 613 Chetco Ave. in downtown Brookings. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
 

Feliza and Ken Wilson live and breathe the restaurant life.

The couple have worked at multiple restaurants, diners and coffee shops over the years. Feliza as a server, and Ken as a chef.

The couple also met at a restaurant; Feliza waited tables, and Ken cooked.

 

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Change is good for Emerald Coast

 

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Emerald Coast Estates resident Dan Thomson waters his garden plot, a new addition to the development within the past year.
Emerald Coast Estates is celebrating its one-year anniversary of new ownership and some upgrades to the housing development.

Roy and Judy Lindsey of San Diego purchased the property in 2010 from the Itzen family and immediately spent $25,000 to seal and stripe all the streets.

Jim Allen, who manages the residential community, said the couple also added equipment such as a recumbent bicycle for the exercise room and paid for the installation of garden plots for residents.

 

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Chamber: Slugs ‘N Stones Ice Cream Cones is business of the year

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Pat Silveria receives a plaque from Brookings-Harbor Chamber members.
Slugs ’N Stones ’N Ice Cream Cones has been selected for Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award.

Owners, and sisters, Pat Silveria and Willa Jones accepted the award on behalf of all the young women who have worked for the business in the past, work for it now and will work for it in the future.

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Loring plans Brookings lighthouse museum, coffee shop

 

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Brookings businessman Alden Loring, left, and Tekton Contractors Inc. owner Jerimiah Bateman are teaming up to build Loring Lighthouse Museum on Railroad Street. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

A longtime Brookings businessman is branching out again.

Eighty-six-year-old Alden Loring will open Loring’s Lighthouse Museum next year on Railroad Street across from KURY Radio.

It will feature a coffee shop with snacks and a museum with three vintage cars and hundreds of guns – some of them two centuries old.

 

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Mother-son partners open store with an ear to needs of music community

 

The owners of Chetco Music Co. are dedicated to keeping music alive in this community.

“I just want it to be a really great community store where everyone is welcome,” mentor Sue Caldwell-Cruickshank said.

The store, located at 615 A Chetco Ave., opened July 1.

 

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New Wave Video’s focus is customer service

 

 

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New Wave Video owner Tony Albano, with the help of employee Rebecca Juarez, offers videos and game rentals and Web inventory access. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

For Tony Albano, movies, and running a video store, are in the blood. Not because he loves them so much, but because he feels it is necessary.

Shortly following the closing of Blockbuster Video, Albano opened New Wave Video on May 1, after frantically working to prepare his space in South Coast Shopping Center.

“It was a last minute decision,” he said. “Everyone started crying because they couldn’t get their movies.”

 

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Fischer opens daycare center

 Sharon Fischer loves children’s honesty, imagination and endearing spirit.

For those reasons, along with her belief that God put the idea in her heart, Fischer decided to open a daycare.

She just opened a preschool in-home daycare, Big Fish, Little Fish Daycare, located at 915 Hassett St., and is looking for clients. 

 

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Ocean Park celebrates 12th anniversary

 Ocean Park Memory Care Community, on Parkview Drive in Brookings, celebrated its 12th anniversary with great fanfare in the month of August.  

The biggest highlight of the celebration was employee recognition. Several employees were honored. Compassion, motivation, dedication, attitude and loyalty were some of the main categories on which the employees were judged.

The Most Improved Care Giver award went to Leanna Grubbs. Autumn Niedorf, the assistant administrator, was recognized for her Administrative Leadership.

 

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  • ECB braces for QE as others shift rates
    Greek funding and quantitative easing in Europe, an expected rate cut in Australia and the buoyant U.S. labor market are set to be the focus of an economic week dominated by a host of central bank meetings. The European Central Bank's Governing Council convenes in Cyprus on Thursday and may take a decision on whether to accept Greek government bonds as collateral for its direct ECB funding, which it stopped doing at the start of February. If the ECB does not - and it most likely will not - it could be forced to prolong the provision of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) to the Greek central bank. "The Greek question will be a hot topic," said ING Chief Eurozone Economist Peter Vanden Houte.
  • Despite Greece, euro zone is turning the corner
    The latest episode of Greece's debt crisis has revived doubts about the long-term survival of the euro, nowhere more so than in London, Europe's main financial center and a hotbed of Euroskepticism. The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner after seven years of financial and economic crisis and that its perilous internal imbalances may be starting to diminish. A last-ditch deal to extend Greece's bailout for four months after much kicking and screaming between Athens and Berlin did little to ease fears that the euro zone's weakest link may end up defaulting on its official European creditors. U.S. economist Milton Friedman's aphorism - "What is unsustainable will not be sustained" - is cited frequently by those who believe market forces will eventually overwhelm the political will that holds the euro together.
  • Buffett looks to succession, signals future growth problem
    In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. In the 84-year-old's annual shareholder letter released on Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire has grown so large - 751,000 times its original net worth per share - that the future pace of gains "will not come close" to those of the past. "The numbers have become too big," Buffett wrote. Within 10 to 20 years, Buffett said, Berkshire's girth could require whoever then runs the Omaha, Nebraska-based company to consider steps he has resisted, such as paying dividends or conducting "massive" share repurchases.

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