South County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is an official Toys for Tots location. Residents can donate new, unwrapped toys at either South County Chrysler Jeep Dodge on the corner of Chestnut Street and Stutz Way or at South County Ram at 500 Stutz Way in Gilroy. Donations are accepted seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, South County CDJR will donate one toy for each car sold.
Jennifer Speno has joined John Blaettler Accountancy Corporation as a fully-licensed Certified Public Accountant. As staff accountant, she will be responsible for ongoing client support as well as new business development. Speno holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from San Jose State University and a California CPA license. She previously worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in life science and venture capital clients. Speno grew up in Gilroy and was Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen in 1987 and went on to serve as president of the 2005 Gilroy Garlic Festival. Speno is also a Leadership Gilroy graduate and a member of the Gilroy Assistance League (GALs) and Gilroy Rotary Club. She lives in Gilroy with her husband Jeff and their two children, Lindsay and Bradley.
Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center celebrated its grand opening Oct. 10.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation has raised more than $95,000 for Habitat for Humanity during the company's recent annual fundraising campaign. The donations were the result of a month-long community-wide raffle held throughout Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's 57 Northern California offices. Entitled “Homes and Hope,” this was the company's 16th annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit organization that helps low-income families build their own homes. Over the past 15 years, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million for Habitat for Humanity chapters in Northern California. The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage team has also volunteered more 50,000 hours and participated in the construction of nearly 200 Habitat for Humanity homes.
Denny's in Morgan Hill will celebrate its recent remodeling by serving up an all-day Grand Celebration Oct. 9 beginning at 8 a.m. Located at 875 Cochrane Rd, the newly-renovated restaurant offers diners a first look at its all-new, locally-inspired design and updated features. Hundreds of prizes, including complimentary cups of Denny's new signature coffee blends for one month with the purchase of a limited-edition Denny's mug, will be given away during the celebration.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced seven of its Silicon Valley branch offices have been named Coldwell Banker® Premier Offices, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker branches. The award salutes Coldwell Banker offices that meet significant sales goals and was awarded to just the top 19 percent of offices nationwide this year. Receiving the Premier Office designation were the Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, San Jose Almaden, San Jose Willow Glen and Saratoga offices. “Winning the Premier Office award is a result of top sales achievement, strong teamwork and outstanding customer service," said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "This is the most prestigious award given to individual offices, and we congratulate these seven South Bay offices, their managers and their affiliated independent agents on their excellent work."
There was a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at Michele Campbell Insurance Services, located at 60 Fourth St., Suite 102, Aug. 21. Michele has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry and specializes in the Medicare health insurance arena and is a managing general agent for United Healthcare, offering the AARP products. Contact her office at (408) 848-2271.

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