If you’ve ever dreamed about starting your own business, now might be the perfect time to make it a reality.Startup Challenge Monterey Bay, a business competition for entrepreneurs and startups, is now open and accepting applications. The event is...
The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce held it’s monthly mixer at Bonfante Collision Center where nearly 70 people gathered to network and help raise money for the Gilroy Compassion Center. More than $700 was raised as a result of the mixer. The Chamber’s monthly mixer partners a host business with a local nonprofit in order to provide awareness and needed revenue for the nonprofit organization. The monthly event creates an environment for networking and helps create a strong local economy.
Owners of Anytime Fitness Russ and Jaime Allen celebrated the additional space they recently added to their Gilroy facility, nearly doubling the floor space. Additional new machines and a second classroom make it even more convenient and easier to use to achieve your workout goals. Located at 755 First St., managers Brad Gwinn and Christopher Madewell invite you to stop in for a tour.
Brad Ledwith, a Certified Financial Planner in Morgan Hill, has been appointed to serve as a representative of CFP Board in their local communities. There are now a total of 50 CFP professionals throughout the United States serving as CFP Board Ambassadors.

Learning Services Corporation has continued to build futures for people with acquired brain injuries in Gilroy for more than 25 years.  Pictured are KayRee Shreeve, program manager, Prandy Kelly, case manager, Eleanor Saavedra, program nurse, Guadalupe Zambrano, managing lead, Lindsey L’Amoreaux, day program coordinator, and Rebecca Kurumada, national director of marketing. The ribbon-cutting was held Jan. 12. For more information, call (408) 848-4379.

Art on display: The offices of Dr. Jernell Escobar D.D.S., located at 7880 Wren Ave. Suite D-142 in Gilroy, holds a bi-monthly art exhibition. The current artist on display is Gary Coleman, who has more than 10 works showing. For more information on his art, visit garycolemanartist.com.
Fitness Evolution announced it has purchased Gilroy Athletic Club, a full-service health club that has serviced Gilroy for many years. The newest addition to the rapidly expanding Fitness Evolution health club chain is located at 8540 Church St. in Gilroy. Within the spacious 30,000 square foot facility is cardio equipment, weight resistance machines, free weights, a group exercise studio, a spinning studio, racquetball courts and a childcare center. In addition, the club has saunas, steam rooms, tanning and hydro massage.
Albert Einstein said “creativity is contagious, pass it on,” which is the idea behind Gilroy’s newest pizzeria, Pieology, 6955 Camino Arroyo, Suite 30. Customers will enjoy custom artisan-style pizzas, flash-fired in less than five minutes. You create your own from unlimited toppings and all at one price. Owners James Yeung and Manny Gharahgozloo invite you to take a look at  pieology.com and stop by for a pizza of your choosing. 
The ribbon-cutting for One To Another Thrift Shop, 381-B First St. was held Dec. 4. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A ministry of Pleasant Valley Church, it supports charities with a portion of proceeds going to locals in need. For more information, call (408) 842-1434.

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