Thu11272014

Business & Real Estate

Business Briefs

The Los Altos Village Association (LAVA) has named Shelly Potvin as membership coordinator in a new position that will focus on implementing the goals for the 1997 membership campaign.

At a recent LAVA goal-setting retreat, the membership committee established a business plan to increase membership, enhance merchant relations and encourage a high level of merchant participation in all programs and promotions.

Potvin, of Los Altos, a graduate of the University of Phoenix, has worked in sales for several years before she started developing systems using principles for setting up offices, and customizing office and home office environments.

She intends to talk to new businesses about LAVA and contact other businesses whose memberships have expired. Potvin will maintain the LAVA member database and handle membership billing.

'Threads' owner to open second store

Louise Spangler, longtime Los Altos resident and owner of Uncommon Threads, is opening a second shop called Pudding Creek Wool Company at 324 North Franklin St. in Fort Bragg.

Spangler will continue to own and operate her Los Altos business at 293 State St.

Spangler, and her late husband, Denny, a former council member, raised their children in Los Altos. She dedicated an authentic reproduction of an antique street clock in his honor at the downtown Community Plaza.

For more information, call 941-1815.

Robert N. Anderson, Ph.D., a resident of Los Altos Hills, will be installed as president-elect of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers Jan. 29.

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