11/30 Business Notebook

*Dallas post office will host event*Petals & Vines plans 'reopening'*Financial office will mark 10 years*Manzo promoted to MINET position



Dallas post office will host event

DALLAS -- Dallas postal employees welcome the community to their seventh annual Customer Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Dallas Post Office, 768 SW Church St.

The event will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. with cookies, punch and coffee, a children's coloring contest and door prizes.

For more information: 503-623-3835.

Petals & Vines plans 'reopening'

MONMOUTH -- Petals & Vines will return to its original location at 173 Main St. in downtown Monmouth on Friday, Dec. 2.

Maggie and Dwight Triplett were forced to relocate their flower and gift shop to a temporary spot on Broad Street after it was damaged during a major fire in June.

That blaze began next door and gutted the former Real Taste of India Restaurant.

Petals & Vines on Main Street has been under renovation since August.

The revamped store is the same size, but will feature a new floor plan, a higher ceiling with tin cornices, a new wheel chair-accessible bathroom and other improvements.

"We've been able to redesign the space to accommodate future floral design classes we will be offering," Maggie Triplett said.

The "grand re-opening" this Friday will feature refreshments and prize drawings. Petals & Vines will also participate in the Monmouth Hometown Holiday event.

For more information: 503-838-1773.

Financial office will mark 10 years

MONMOUTH -- A holiday open house to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ben Meyer office of the financial services firm Edward Jones will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The event at 193 E. Main St., Monmouth, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"We are happy to be part of the local community and would like to express our appreciation for the confidence and support we receive year-round," said Meyer.

Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.

For more information: 503-606-3048.

Manzo promoted to MINET position

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Karina Manzo has been promoted to the position of office specialist at MINET, the fiber-powered telecommunications and data support services provider for Monmouth and Independence.

Manzo is responsible for the management of MINET telecommunications services provisioning, scheduling, billing, customer installations, activations and related office management procedures.

She is a 2010 graduate of Western Oregon University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in social science with a minor in Spanish.



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