Business In Brief
January, 2008 - Issue #39
New Classes Available at Goddess Fitness
Now available: couples' classes in yoga and circus; Hoop Dance Fitness, Celestial Swirls; Circus Fitness - Aerial silk/tissue; Hoop and Hammock. The studio will soon offer a contemporary/modern dance fitness workout, as well. For more information call 251-2831.

Grand Openings

Pediatric Acute Care Medical Associates Opens Second Location in Valencia
Dr. Carmen Botero is a pediatric intensivist, hospitalist and cardiologist. PACMA is open when other pediatricians' offices close. The staff of pediatric physicians and nurses provide efficient, state-of-the-art treatment for children 0 to 18 years old, saving parents the time and expense of a trip to the emergency room. For more information call 705-3340.

Embassy Suites Valencia Now Offering the Suite Life
Embassy Suites Valencia offers the comforts of home and all the necessities to help business travelers get more work done and help leisure travelers relax. The 156-suite hotel is the upscale all-suite brand's first in the SCV. The Embassy Suites Valencia also hosts small- to medium-sized meetings or special events such as weddings. For more information call 257-3111.

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens in Canyon Country
Jersey Mike's Subs owner Chris Irons knows the importance of community relations and celebrated his new ties with Canyon Country during his grand opening on November 28. Iron christened his new store with a five-day fundraiser for local high school ASB programs. "My wife Sara and I feel it is our responsibility to join with the community and are happy to be able to help both local high schools with our grand opening," said Irons. Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving its authentic New Jersey submarine sandwiches for more than a half century. Jersey Mike's Subs is located at 18635 Soledad Canyon Road. For more information call 252-5010.

Studio Luxe Opens Second Location in Orange County

Lola Piraino, licensed cosmetologist, has expanded her private studio salon to inside Above and Beyond Laser Center, located in the Irvine Technology Center. For more information call 702-1708.

Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center Opens New Location in Canyon Country
The Center's team of professionals provide alternative healthcare and total body wellness. Services include acupuncture, acupressure, NAET allergy elimination, herbal medicine, massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki/Karuna Reiki, detox foot baths, Cranial Sacral adjustments and crystal therapy sessions. For more information call 252-4100.

Island Appeal Makes Window Shopping Fun
Island Appeal, located on Cinema Drive in Valencia, has brought a little old-fashioned holiday magic to the season by putting together a beautiful holiday window display, complete with toy train, animated penguins and a giant stuffed teddy bear relaxing on the beach enjoying hot cocoa and donuts. The lights and music are on daily through Christmas from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information call 254-8300.

Santa Clarita resident Kris Hough, regional vice president for SCV Bank in Valencia, recently graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS). Since 1938, in partnership with the University Of Washington Graduate School Of Business, over 10,000 participants have graduated from PCBS with hundreds of graduates currently serving as CEOs of financial institutions and hundreds more serving in key leadership roles across the country. For more information call 255-9250.

All Corked Up Celebrates Three Year Anniversary
As a full-service premier wine merchant, the company recently opened a full-service warehouse to provide the public with over 4,000 varieties of wine to choose from, and their knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help customers pick out the perfect wine. For more information call 799-7979.

Pardee Homes recently partnered with Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit organization that provides equestrian therapy to mentally- and physically-handicapped children, for "Santa Day." On December 9, the staff of Pardee Homes hosted a winter wonderland party on the Ranch property, reminding over 90 local families that there really is a "Santa Claus." Children played in real snow, sipped hot chocolate, opened presents specially purchased just for them from Pardee Homes employees, and much more. As part of the generous holiday gift, Pardee Homes also provided two year-long therapy scholarships to two children in need.

Found in Dr. Abbassian's new, state-of-the-art office is the Cerec 3, a high-tech computer and milling machine used to manufacture tooth restorations like crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers. While most dentists require at least two visits for restorations, Dr. Abbassian provides them in one visit, saving patients time and money. For more information call 259-9100.

Oasis Garden & Patio owners Chris and Amy Boswell hosted a holiday celebration on November 16 to show off their transformation into a Christmas wonderland. For more information call 255-9909.

Off Broadway Bistro, on Summerhill Lane in Valencia, recently celebrated its official grand opening with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more information call 263-2662.

Business Events, Networking and More

Saturday, December 22
Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center
Hosts Seasonal Acupuncture Event for Winter-Get an immune system boost for the upcoming season from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $35; 252-4100

Monday, December 31
All Corked Up Hosts New Year's Eve Party
Ring in the new year starting at 7:30 p.m. The celebration will include wine, hors d'oeuvres buffet, champagne toast, live music, dancing and party favors. Reservations required. $75 per person; 799-7979
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