Small-business Happenings for October 23, 2013

By Observer staff October 23, 2013 09:14 am

Small-business Happenings for October 23, 2013


Mary Kay awards Reed a Cadillac

Independent Mary Kay Sales Director Deena Reed of Union had a lot to celebrate this fall, as for a third time she earned the use of the Mark Kay Pink Cadillac.

Reed took delivery of the pearlized pink SRX last week, her third career car award in the last two years. Mary Kay independent sales force members earn the use of the car by meeting and exceeding goals set within their Mary Kay businesses.

Reed started with Mary Kay as an independent beauty consultant in 2011 and became a sales director a few months after joining. As a director, she provides education, leadership and motivation for other Mary Kay beauty consultants, while continuing to provide customer service.

Reed said she is overjoyed with the recent award. “When I joined Mary Kay, I had no intentions to earn a car, but I feel like I found a need in our community to help women feel confident and beautiful,” she said. “It just so happens the rewards for making others feel special can be as great as a pink Cadillac. The true reward is giving to others, and that is my strength and passion.”

Since the Career Car Program’s inception in 1969, more than 141,000 independent sales force members have qualified or re-qualified to earn the use of a Mary Kay career car. Currently, 5,927 Mary Kay career cars are on the road nationwide. With 2.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world.

Rebmann takes over pet grooming business

Local resident Scottianne Rebmann has gone into business for herself, opening a pet grooming salon in Island City.

Rebmann’s new enterprise, Pet-a-Pet salon, was formerly the Island City Pet Spa owned by Julie Westover. Rebmann bought the business earlier this month and re-named it.

Rebmann was born in Ukiah, raised in Chicago and moved to La Grande 13 years ago. She said she decided to start her salon after experiencing difficulty getting appointments to have her own dog groomed.

This summer, before opening Pet-a-Pet, she trained for several months with an established groomer in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Pet-a-Pet is located at 10211 S. F St. in Island City. Rebmann works at the salon 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment, drop by or call 541-786-3866.