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Ice Cream Shop Starts Relief Effort

The Treatery, an ice cream and candy store in Chula Vista, said it will donate 20 percent of all proceeds from its ice cream cone sales to the San Diego Red Cross’ created Hurricane Katrina Victims Relief funds.

In addition, the Treatery said it will accept donations , water, canned food, books, diapers, baby formula, school supplies and money , for hurricane victims.

Treatery owner Allan Haber said it’s at times like this that retailers can step up and help people in need.

“Having a retail operation gives us a unique opportunity to give back to the community, even when it’s 2,000 miles away,” Haber said. As of Sept. 2, Haber and his three employees had raised a “couple of hundred dollars,” but the effort was just getting started.

“The community is still in shock from the rising gas prices, but people saw us on the news and see the posting on our Web site,” he said. The Treatery is at 1392 E. Palomar St.

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Carlsbad Day Spa Even Bigger:

Skinsational Skin and Body Spa in Carlsbad noted North County’s population boom and an influx of tourists have aided its own growth.

The Carlsbad-based day spa said since it first opened in 1997, its clientele has quadrupled from 500 to some 2,000 clients today.

To accommodate its clients, Skinsational moved from its 1,400-square-foot location to a 5,000-square-foot space in mid-August.

Centrally located in the village of Carlsbad at Village Faire Center, Skinsational has nine treatment rooms, two wet treatment rooms, and a couples room providing facials, 30-, 60- and 90-minute massages, pedicures and manicures and private parties.

Skinsational has 16 employees. The privately held business doesn’t disclose revenues.

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Knowing The SCORE:

SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is set to hold a daylong workshop for San Diego business owners focusing on why some businesses succeed and others fail.

The workshop will look at 16 winning tactics developed from studying 400 successful businesses.

Among the tactics to be discussed are understanding potential clients, identifying market trends, creating an image, hiring and training employees, making realistic financial projections and controlling cash flow.

The workshop costs $64 per person to preregister and $74 at the door.

The event is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Mission Valley campus of Point Loma Nazarene University.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Awards:

This month, Union Bank of California will honor five outstanding San Diego individuals in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

In the business category, Lilia Velasquez, an immigration attorney in private practice in San Diego, will be honored for her efforts in defending women’s rights, victims of domestic violence, refugee women and victims of trafficking for forced prostitution.

Alberto Cortes, the executive director for Mama’s Kitchen, a not-for-profit group that delivers meals to people with AIDS throughout the county, will receive an award for his work in social services.

Under his leadership, 317,000 hot meals and grocery bags were delivered in 2004 alone.

The other three winners are Fuensanta Lopez, a secondary school adviser for the County Office of Education; Guadalupe Corona, the president of the Latina Latino & Indigenous Peoples Unity Coalition; and Macedonia Arteaga, founder of the local school program Izcalli, which promotes arts and culture for Chicano and American Indian youths, according to Union Bank of California.

The awards reception is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center.

Send small-business news to marionw@sdbj.com or call her at (858) 277-6359, Ext. 3108.


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