Small business happenings for Aug. 15

By Observer Upload August 15, 2012 02:29 pm

Carter expands
cleaning business 

A La Grande woman who started a home cleaning service back in 2007 is branching out, adding large venue event cleaning services.

Shannon Carter, owner of Carter’s Custom Cleaning, said she is expanding to target public events including weddings and other celebrations. She is offering the expanded service in Union, Baker and Wallowa Counties.

“It seems to be an overlooked problem for most event planners and venues,” Carter said. “You have this wonderful event and when you should be able to relax and enjoy it there is this over-riding problem of who takes care of the mess. We are here to eliminate that issue for people so they can get back to the fun.”

Carter offers free estimates. Reach her at 541-910-0092. 

La Grande streetscape work continues

The Big H Streetscape Project in downtown La Grande entered its 11th week Monday, with sidewalk removal and replacement continuing on Adams Avenue.

According to the latest update from the City of La Grande, some alley work continues in addition to the sidewalk removal and replacement on Adams. Miscellaneous alley way and concrete work continues throughout the project area.

Concrete sidewalk removal and replacement is taking place this week on the north side of Adams between Elm and Depot Streets, the city said. Parking and the adjacent travel lane along Adams in this area will be closed. The closure went into effect 5 a.m. Monday.

The alley on the west side of Elm between Adams and Washington Avenues will also be closed. Other miscellaneous work will occur, mostly completing work started the previous week.

Dust and noise can be expected where concrete is being removed. Where new concrete is poured and during cure time, there will be periods of limited access. The driveway exit at Sterling Bank was to be open Tuesday and Wednesday only and closed the remainder of the week.

The Big H project includes a rebuild of sidewalks, alleys and alley approaches on Elm and Depot Streets between Washington Avenue and Jefferson Avenue. It also takes in the section of Adams Avenue between Elm and Depot, the north side of Washington between Elm and Depot, and the two alleys that run between Elm and Depot on either side of Adams.

Project contacts are City of La Grande Public Works Director Norm Paullus, 541-963-1325; Community and Economic Development Director Charlie Mitchell, 541-962-1307; and Jeremy Morris, project engineer from Anderson-Perry, 541-963-5321.

— From staff reports