Business in Brief
November, 2008 - Issue #49
Lola Piraino
Lola Piraino
Lola Piraino, owner of Studio Luxe and licensed cosmetologist for over 20 years, recently celebrated the anniversary of her private studio salon location. Lola is a certified specialist in Hairlocs hair extensions and in the 3-D Lashes Eyelash extensions. She also specializes in multicolor highlights and creative color techniques; 702-1708

Allstate Releases New Programs
Loreen Worden, a local Allstate agent, presents Allstate's newly-released programs: Your Choice Auto and the newly-designed motorcycle program - plus one-of-a-kind features to clients like Accident & Ticket Forgiveness, Safe Driving Rewards, Deductible Waiver and more. Visit to build your own motorcycle, plan a trip or check out current events taking place in the world of motorcycles; 298-5011

Goddess Fitness Introduces Boot-e-camp
Boot-e-camp offers a way to experience the fun of Goddess Fitness for only $8 a class. Lose inches and pounds Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in a 45-minute class that incorporates cardio, ballet, belly dance and burlesque for a total body workout; 251-2831

Jerry Citarella Named to Curian Capital's Everest Club
Infinity Wealth Management announced that Jerry R. Citarella, a registered representative with NEXT Financial, has been named to Curian Capital's Everest Club, a designation reserved for select financial professionals who offer Curian's separately managed account (SMA) platform. A strong proponent of financial education, Mr. Citarella has delivered educational seminars to the public and other financial professionals for more than 16 years. He has also received numerous awards for his community involvement and currently serves on the boards of three nonprofit organizations in the SCV. On November 12 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., he will discuss the topic, "Do your investments challenge your values?" in a reservation-only community event held at the Residence Inn in Newhall; 800-769-1485

Foot Solutions Celebrates Two-year Anniversary
Foot Solutions, located at the corner of Copperhill and Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia, recently celebrated their two-year business anniversary. Foot Solutions provides a full line of quality dress, athletic and casual shoes, as well as arch supports and foot care accessories. Every customer receives a free foot assessment of his/her individual needs using a state-of-the-art electronic digitizer. There is always a board certified pedorthist (CPed) on staff; 702-0070

Rosemary Murphy and Dr. Mark Berman
Rosemary Murphy and Dr. Mark Berman
Pictured are Rosemary Murphy and Dr. Mark Berman at the Med Spa Symposium held at Beyond Harmony MedSpa on September 18. Guests enjoyed an intimate presentation and question and answer session with Dr. Berman, who is a pioneer in advancing the technology of volume replenishment to naturally restore contour to the aging face. Refreshments were provided by RSVP - The Catering Company.

MB2 Raceway Opens New Racing Complex
MB2 Raceway, the consumer racing corporation operating in the San Fernando Valley, opened a new consumer racing complex in Thousand Oaks, located at 1475 Lawrence Drive.
The MB2 Raceway Corporation has transformed a 60,000 square foot industrial building, once home to Northrop, into a modern, environmentally-conscious, high-performance kart racing circuit and consumer entertainment venue;

Garrett Markenson Coiffure Opens in Santa Clarita
Garrett Markenson, master stylist, recently opened his eponymous salon in his hometown of Valencia. The salon has a sophisticated modernity with a hint of vintage Italian charm. With a talented team of Santa Clarita's finest stylists, the new boutique salon is committed to produce tailored cuts and colors that create movement and enhance texture. Garrett Markenson Coiffure is located at 23920 Summerhill Lane, off McBean Parkway, in Valencia; 297-2900

Shepard Insurance Offers Free Gas
Shepard Insurance has introduced a new program called "Fast Lane to $50." Clients give Shepard Insurance the name of their friends and family members and Shepard does a free, no-obligation evaluation of their insurance. They find out whether Shepard can get them better coverage, lower premiums, or both. If the referral member purchases a new policy from Shepard, they get a $25 gas card and so does the person who referred them; 902-0360

Mellady Helps Customers Save on CD/DVD Mailings with New Packaging
Mellady Direct Marketing has implemented a new money-saving option for customers mailing DVDs and CDs. New packaging approved by the U.S. Postal Service for automatic sorting saves clients the non-machinable surcharge of 20 cents per piece. The new jacket enables mass mailings of CDs and DVDs to be presorted and bar coded, with each disc securely sealed in its own individual package, and ready to be processed through the postal service's automatic sorting machines. Before, such mailing had to be hand-processed at postal facilities and incurred the surcharge.
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