Small-Business Happenings: Extension service hosting Christmas bazaar
The OSU Baker County Extension Service and the 4-H Leader’s Association are hosting the 2013 Christmas Bazaar from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Cockram Arena on the Baker County Fairgrounds.
More than 70 vendors from Eastern Oregon will be present.
The Patriots Shooting Sports 4-H Club will be serving food on Friday; the Mutual Improvement Club of Haines will be serving their famous homemade soup/roll/dessert luncheon on Saturday.
The money earned from the vendor booth rentals provides the funds for collegiate scholarships for 4-H seniors. The vendor’s products provide an early Christmas shopping opportunity for hundreds of people.
Admission is free.
December grand opening set for new La Grande business
Restoration Hair Company and Boutique in La Grande will be hosting its grand opening Dec. 13.
The business, owned by Carla Loveland, is located on the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Penn Avenue.
The enterprise boasts a full service beauty salon and a boutique carrying men’s and women’s clothing, with an emphasis on business attire. Also on sale are holiday dresses, designer jeans, leather boots from Portugal and yoga wear.
“I decided to open this because La Grande needed a place where people could buy something to wear for an event. I’m trying to have something for everybody, and keep prices reasonable,” Loveland said. She added that she is proud of the line of all-natural cleaning products she sells.
The beauty salon is staffed by four local beauticians and offers everything from haircuts and coloring to waxes, manicures and pedicures, and makeup consultation and sales. Loveland said there is room for another working beautician, and that she hopes to bring one on soon.
Loveland, a Northern Idaho native, moved to La Grande in the 1990s. She worked 12 years as a sales manager for Sysco Corp. before deciding to return to school. She earned a liberal studies degree from Eastern Oregon University and is now enrolled in EOU’s MBA program.
The open house takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with skin care and makeup presentations slated from noon to 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments.
For more information, call Restoration Hair Company and Boutique at 541-663-2489.
Oregon Mortgage Trade Association expands mission
PORTLAND — The Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals is now known as the Oregon Mortgage Association, expanding its mission to serve all facets of the mortgage origination process.
Under the Oregon Mortgage Association name, the group will seek to expand its mission, reaching out to all professionals involved in making mortgages happen for consumers.
Established in 1995, the Oregon Mortgage Association is the primary residential mortgage association covering the entire state. The OMA represents hundreds of mortgage companies and thousands of mortgage professionals throughout the state, including every platform of residential mortgage banking and brokering available in the primary market. The association exists to represent, protect and improve the quality of mortgage services in Oregon through awareness and