Business association installs new board members

The Boulder Creek Business Association will kick off 2012 with an installation dinner for three board members.

New members include Ann Marie Conrad of Boulder Creek Hardware, Hallie Green of Greener Thought Productions and Boulder Creek Recreation, and Lindsay Scarborough of Scarborough Lumber.

They join Eric Hammer, board president, and board members Chris Currier, Tonya Silvestri, Carolyn Sanborne, Karen Mayer and Tamara O’Kelly.

The installation dinner is open to the public and will be Feb. 25 at Scopazzi’s Restaurant, 13300 Big Basin Highway in Boulder Creek. Cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

The association is also accepting members for 2012.

For information: Karen Mayer, 338-9355.

Martial artists learn from master

Eleven instructors from Elite Martial Arts in Scotts Valley attended an eight-hour boot camp conducted by Master Dave Kovar in San Francisco last weekend.

Kovar has black belts in 10 martial arts styles and is known as the “teacher of teachers,” according to Elite’s owner, Elliot Stone.

Stone’s team learned confidence-building strategies, ways to work with challenging students and parent-teacher communication techniques and earned a level-one certification in Kovar Teaching Systems.

Participating team members were Brian Thomson, David Schimmel, Elliot Stone, Elena Jin, Moises Chavez, Jeanne Riedel, Brent Meakin, Peter Donato Leeming, Christian Jensen, Michael Barnes, Alyse Handley and Sydney Andrews.

Investment firm launches new strategy

Scotts Valley’s Niemann Capital Management has launched its new Tactical Global Bond Strategy. According to the company, the strategy is a conservative to moderate investment tool that provides income and the potential for moderate capital growth through a mix of fixed-income investments.

According the firm, the strategy will rotate assets to cash when there is an adverse fixed-income investing environment, to avoid a loss of principal.

For information:

Wearable art on display

SueDee's Quilting, Knitting and More, 222-G Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley, will show wearable art pieces by I.B. Bayo through Feb. 29.

Bayo, a Nigerian-born weaver and textile designer, learned traditional dying, weaving and sewing in the country of his birth and has adapted those techniques to Western-style garments for his line of clothing.

The store is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

For information: 439-2001

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