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Business briefs: March 7

Ag waste-pesticide

collection event set

WHITE CITY — A free agriculture waste-pesticide collection event is scheduled 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Rogue Disposal, 8001 Table Rock Road.

All commercial growers, sprayers, rural farmers, ranchers and landowners may dispose chemical wastes. Registration is required, but participants will remain anonymous. No registration is required for dropping of empty, triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers. For information on accepted chemicals or to register, go to jswcd.org.

Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District and Clean Harbors is sponsoring the event.

Senor Sam's opening

along Crater Lake Hwy.

WHITE CITY — A fifth Senor Sam's is due to open later this month on the busy Crater Lake Highway corridor. The Mexican deli is occupying the former Carousel Flower Shop at 7625 Crater Lake Hwy., and joins Ashland, Central Point and two Medford locations "It's a great opportunity because the corner of  Antelope Road and Crater Lake Highway has one of the highest counts in town," owner Carl Tinsley said. "It's very busy, at least as busy as Biddle and McAndrews (roads)." Tinsley said the restaurant will add five employees to the present 20 in the chain. Ivan Florez and Vicky Cavesas will manage the operation. The chain was founded by Sam Tinsley, who opened the original Senor Sam's in the Medford Center in 1990. He sold the company to his brother seven years ago.  

Women entrepreneurs

schedule free showcase

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon puts on its 13th Annual Showcase, Thursday March 12, at the Inn at The Commons.

The showcase is a combination trade show and networking event for professional women in the Rogue Valley.

The free event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, contact Lisa Schweickert at events@wesoweb.org or 530-356-1073.

 Larks, Alchemy getwine-advocate awards

Rogue Valley restaurants Larks and Alchemy were among nine Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star restaurant award winners by the Oregon Wine Press and the Oregon Wine Board.

The awards honor restaurants demonstrating outstanding commitment to advocating and celebrating the quality and diversity of the wines of Oregon.

Mobile Madness offers

house, office calls

Mobile Madness cell phone repair shop is now making house and office calls.

The 10-year-old business, located at the north Medford Fred Meyer, now offers repair service between Central Point and Ashland.

The mobile repair van is available all day Friday in Ashland and on call during regular business hours. Phones brought to the Mobile Repair Unit on Fridays will not be charged the routine $35 mobile service fee.

Mobile Madness hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Clients may call 541-494-4056 to schedule an appointment or check the Mobile Madness Facebook page to find out where the repair van is parked in Ashland.