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Changes happening at the Prineville-Crook?County Chamber
February 04, 2013
There are changes happening at the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center. As reported in the Central Oregonian in December, the chamber has a new executive director, Holli Van Wert.
I was talking to Holli recently about press releases and a few other business related subjects and she asked me if I wanted information for the business column on her executive assistant, Kandice Magnuson. Kandice is a resident of Prineville with family ties dating back to the early 80s.
Since I had not even thought about what to write for this week, of course I wanted it — saved me from stressing out over the weekend for something to write about. After all, I have the Superbowl to watch, not for the game, but for the commercials.
It seems that Kandice was working part-time for the chamber when the organization hired Holli in mid-January. Holli made the decision to offer Kandice the full-time position of executive assistant. As she stated, “When I started in December, we had just moved into our new building, produced the Lighted Christmas Parade, and were looking at a series of challenges in front of us. For me as well as the organization, a full time assistant is imperative to continuity, stability, and successful office operations. Kandice proved her ability through her ease of moving from one project to another with the phone ringing and visitors coming in, all the while ensuring I had everything I needed to stay on top of my game. She did this with a smile and incredible positive attitude. I am grateful to have Kandice and am thankful we did not lose this kind of talent to our neighboring communities.”
Also new to the Chamber is Prineville Perk. Each Friday from 8 to 8:30 a.m., you are invited to join the Chamber staff for coffee. They are kicking off the first one on Friday, Feb. 8, at Mid Oregon Personnel, located at 187 N.W. Second St. Prineville Perks is open to Chamber members and guests, so make plans to join Greg Lambert, his staff, and other local businesses for a fun way to end your work week and start your weekend.
Holli and Kandice are working on a new and improved edition of the Chamber Observer and members will be receiving that this month. They, along with the Chamber Board, invite you to contact them about all the new and exciting plans for the upcoming year. If you are not a member of the Chamber and would like more information contact them at 541-447-6304 or better yet, stop by and see what they have to offer at 785 N.W. Third St.
Paulina Trap Club will be hosting a trap shoot to benefit the Prineville Livestock 4-H Club and the Buckles and Boots Ranch Horse 4-H Club on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Paulina Rodeo Grounds starting at 10 a.m. for more information contact Mike Worlein at 541-815-3276.
John Malpass has opened a full service bike maintenance and repair at 311 N.W. Beaver St. The business is called Back Alley Bikes and offers maintenance, repairs, overhauls, tune-ups, safety checks, and many other services. Come spring they will be offering spring and summer group rides on Saturday and Sunday mornings. John’s winter hours are Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and he can be reached at 503-705-0903.
What’s Brewing? will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Meadow Lakes Restaurant from 7 - 8 a.m. This week’s guest speakers are Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley, and Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush, who will address the topic of school safety and the annual Active Shooter Training. Breakfast is available.
As if Tina Greiner, advertising consultant for the Central Oregonian isn’t busy enough with her full time job. Tina has ventured into the world of domestic baking with Cowgirl Country Cakery, a home based business. On her day off from working here last Friday, she stopped by with her mini raspberry lemonade cupcakes with buttercream frosting, topped off with a fresh red raspberry. They were delicious and my only complaint would be that they were mini’s and not bigger. She specializes in custom cakes for all occasions and other sweet and savory items, such as breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins, cookies, and cupcakes. You can find many of her home baked items at Goody’s of Prineville and Powell Butte Country Store. If you are interested in carrying her items or would like to special order something for your special occasion call 541-519-3508.
Coffee for Stryder! Prineville Coffee Company will be donating $2.50 for every bag of house coffee sold through March 9 to help in the efforts to raise money for Stryder Doescher. Stryder is a five year-old little boy who lives in Prineville and fundraising efforts are underway to help the family purchase a 4 Paws companion/service dog that will alert Stryder’s parents when he has a seizure. They will also be holding several Tip a Barista Day, all day long on both Feb. 9 and 10. They will donate all of their tip money to Stryder. Prineville Coffee Company is located at the “Y” and can be reached at 541-447-8066.
This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to email@example.com