Business briefs, September 30, 2008 |

Business briefs, September 30, 2008

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n The Linen Closet/Top Drawer celebrates one-year anniversary

In a sluggish economy, branching off into a new venture is both costly and risky.

Local Realtor Marilyn Seolas made that jump a year ago, and recently celebrated a year in business with The Linen Closet/Top Drawer, offering quality linens and lingerie at competitive prices in downtown Grass Valley.

“Customers keep telling us they are pleasantly shocked to find this level of quality and selection.” Seolas said. Recently a customer found merchandise in the store that she had admired the day before at a Roseville mall, but at a savings of $70, Seolas added.

“We have added lines specifically for women in the 50-plus age group featuring cotton robes and pajamas and many comfy designs,” Seolas said.

Seolas first opened the Linen Closet and soon joined forces with friend and client Katherine Christie, of Top Drawer Lingerie, moving their shops into a shared space at 113 Mill St.

Seolas bought out her partner recently and now is sole proprietor. She will continue to serve her real estate clients, Seolas added.

Seolas or store manager Lindsay Lewis can be reached at 272-1821.

n Grass Valley Sign moves

Ed Townsend’s clients can find Grass Valley Sign just one block over from the previous location: He’s now at 13321 Grass Valley Ave. off Loma Rica Drive.

“It’s about equal in size, but the building has more amenities,” Townsend said. “Given the tighter economic climate, it’s a smart move for us.”

Townsend also has taken a new partner, Ellen Wooden.

“Ellen is a life-long resident of Nevada County and brings new energy to the business,” Townsend added.

Reach him at 477-7446 or

n Elks Lodge available for holiday parties

The historic Grass Valley Elks Lodge, at 109 S. School St. in downtown Grass Valley, features a dinning room and commercial kitchen, staffed by a a professional and servers who are available for holiday events.

The facility also offers a 3,000-square-foot ballroom, a full bar and a newly installed Bose sound system.

For information about renting the hall, call 273-8342 or visit

n LeTip offers networking

The Grass Valley/Nevada City chapter of the LeTip networking organization recently welcomed new member Ryan W. Meacher, a financial advisor with EdwardJones on Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

Western Nevada County’s group is among more than 550 LeTip chapters in the United States and Canada. Members meet from 7:16 a.m. to 8:31 a.m. at Trolley Junction Restaurant in Nevada City for a breakfast meeting.

“We are a serious business referral organization,” said chapter President Gil Griego, of Cardfinity. “Our members will be putting their networking skills to work for Ryan Meacher, just as they do for each other. Finding qualified leads and new business for everyone is what LeTip is all about.”

For more information, contact Griego at 470-8448 or visit

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