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Business Scene for the week of 4/17/2015

WES HULL JOINS THE DRAGON
Veteran golf industry expert Wes Hull joins Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa near Clio as the club’s new superintendent in time for the April 24 opening of the 18-hole, par-72 championship course — The Dragon.

Wes brings 24 years of experience to the greens and fairways. He’ll lead maintenance and landscaping operations while upholding the new ownership’s mission to keep the course in top player-friendly form.

Wes said he had previously played The Dragon and “fell in love with its beauty.” He even made it a “bucket list” item to work at the course someday.

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Business Scene for the week of 4/10/2015

EXPANDED JEWELRY CENTER REOPENS
The Mohawk Trading Co. folks are thrilled to announce that the remodeling is complete and the Jewelry Center has reopened! Their beautiful showroom has tripled in size and features a much larger inventory of crafting and jewelry-making supplies and extra space for crafting and jewelry-making classes. It also nicely showcases their fine jewelry, gemstones, gold, silver, custom-crafted jewelry and much more.

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Business Scene for the week of 4/3/2015

RESTAURANTS REOPENING …
Graeagle Mill Works has reopened for its 23rd season. Owners Tim and Cathy Kurdupskihave returned from their annual winter break. They are open seven days a week serving delicious house-made soups, sandwiches, specialty coffees and ever-so-decadent baked goodies.

And on Thursday, April 2, Gina Prince and Lila Prince are excited to be starting their seventh season serving classic Italian cuisine and pizza at Cuccia’s in Blairsden. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, a bottle of wine with your dinner is half price.Spring hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to closing. The restaurant is at the corner of Mohawk Highway and Johnsville Road in Graeagle.

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Business Scene for the week of 3/27/2015

AYLWARD JOINS TOWN AND COUNTRY
Longtime Quincy resident Todd Aylward is now working as an agent at Town and Country Properties in Quincy, reports owner/broker Johnny Mansell. Todd brings more than 20 years of experience as a real estate appraiser and 15 years as a licensed agent and broker. “I think my real estate appraisal experience in this market will certainly serve both the prospective buyers and sellers,” Todd said. He joins Johnny, Squeek Crane and Debra Ozanich in the East Quincy office that has been serving the area’s residential and commercial real estate needs since it was opened by Johnny’s grandfather, Denny Swanson, in 1984.

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Business Scene for the week of 3/20/2015

TOYS, TOYS AND MORE TOYS!
Matthew Kitchens, the new owner of The Toy Store Little People in Quincy, just returned from the Toy Fest West in Las Vegas, the largest toy convention and tradeshow on the West Coast. He said that every toy vendor imaginable — from Mattel to Fisher Price to Melissa & Doug — was there showing off its newest products. He said he also spent time visiting with many entrepreneurial game developers from all over the country who brought the latest in family games to try out. Matthew said the one that really caught his attention was called Love Letter, a simple card game that involves bluffing, deduction and player elimination with a renaissance theme deck of cards. Other vendors and their products that caught his eye included Star Wars and its realistic light sabers; Nano Quad Copters that he said resemble bumble bees zipping around at high speeds; and K’NEX, a company that started out 20 years ago and has now become an educational innovator. They are introducing Thrill Ride, a set that allows kids to use their imagination to build their very own working roller coaster. These are just a few of the thousands of toys that are coming out and Matthew says many will be landing on his shelves this spring.

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