Business Buzz: Daily Press welcomes new advertising sales representative

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New ad rep starts at Craig Daily Press

The Craig Daily Press would like to welcome Emily Padilla to the newspaper as the newest advertising sales representative.

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Emily Padilla

“We are so excited to have Emily join our team at the Craig Daily Press,” Daily Press General Manager Renee Campbell said. “She is going to be a huge asset to our sales team, providing top-notch customer service to the community. Emily comes to us highly recommended, and we are so glad she is on board.”

Padilla was born in Grand Junction, though she spent a good chunk of her life in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 2005. She’s married to Marcus Padilla, and the couple have a 3-year-old daughter named Brylei.

“I have a little daughter, and I spend a lot of time with her. We like to go to the park, we like to go swimming,” Emily Padilla said. “I’m really excited about this new job. It’s a great opportunity.”

Daily Press Advertising Supervisor Sheli Steele is equally excited about Padilla joining working at the paper.

“Emily comes highly recommended to us and will be a huge asset to our team,” Steele said. “I am excited to have her.”

Mexican restaurant opens in Mathers’ Bar

Virginia’s Mexican restaurant re-opened Tuesday in a new location after being closed nearly a decade. The restaurant, which uses the kitchen space within Mathers’ Bar on 420 Yampa Ave., serves traditional Mexican fare. Junior Najera is taking over the restaurant that his mother started and ran in various locations for about 40 years. Najera suggested that people try the pork green chili burrito or cinnamon honey butter sopapillas. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Craig Police Department to train retailers on shoplifting prevention

The Craig Police Department will host a shoplifting and loss prevention class May 8 in response to a high rate of theft from retail stores in the area recently.

“This class is designed to provide retail employees, supervisors and managers some tools to prevent shoplifting and internal theft in retail stores,” according to a statement released by the Craig Police Department.

Officer Grant Laehr will teach the course because, before his work in law enforcement, he had 12 years of experience in retail sales.

The class is free, but those interested need to register with Dixie Beck at 970-826-2371.

Second Look Consignment opens in former embroidery store

Angela Calhoun recently opened an antique consignment store in the former Hems & Hers by Joyce embroidery shop at 33 W. Victory Way.

The new consignment store opened April 1, and antiques, paintings and more are now on display and for sale. The store is open Mondays through Saturdays.

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