Biz Buzz:
UPS to aid Komen fundraising

       Fifteen UPS stores in the Pikes Peak region, including the Westside location in the Red Rock shopping center (3107 W. Colorado Ave.), have teamed up with Susan G. Komen of Southeastern Colorado on fundraising through the remainder of the year.
       According to Robert Maez, owner of the Red Rock store and UPS store representative for Southern Colorado, UPS' help includes providing a bag-check service for the Southeastern Colorado Race for The Cure event, selling products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month from each store through October and implementing a coupon plan in which stores donate $1 for every redeemed coupon to Susan G. Komen.
       “Breast cancer has a major impact on our community and that impact is felt throughout society,” Maez said. “We all will gain from finding the cure.”
       He added that, “unlike larger corporations, we are small business owners that employ anywhere between two and seven people in each of our independently owned stores. It was only when all of the owners got together that we were able to start making a difference.”
       For more information, call the Red Rock UPS store at 473-6299.
      
       Christmas show entries
       A call for entries has gone out for the El Dorado Gallery's seventh annual Christmas show (Nov. 26-Dec. 29).
       Entry forms can be picked up at the business, 2627 W. Colorado Ave., or downloaded at eldoradogallery.net.
       Entries will be accepted Nov. 13-14.
       For more information, call the gallery at 634-4075 or go to eldoradogallery.net and click on Events/Shows.
      
       Peruvian goods sold
       Nana is the name of a new shop at 2522A W. Colorado Ave. that sells handcrafted Peruvian art, jewelry and alpaca sweaters and socks.
       The owners are Sarita Brown and Colby Adams, who are also students of Reiki.
       The shop name means “sister” or “friend” in the Quechua Indian language of the Andes.
       For more information, call 659-7385.
      
       Coupons on website
       LocalCertificates.com is a recently launched, web-based company that contracts with a variety of businesses to offer their discount coupons on its website.
       Headquartered on the Westside, the company was founded and is owned by Eric Kneifel, who recently moved to the area from California.
       The website can be searched for coupons businesses offer based on users' interests and distances from any location.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.