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Business briefs for July 10: Honest-1, Youth Service Bureau, Women in Business, county fair

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Recent business news in south Washington County:

Honest-1's Henkel recognized

Jim Henkel of Honest-1 Auto Care in Cottage Grove won his sixth-straight company award of Region Developer of the Year.

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In receiving the 2013 award, Henkel was recognized for opening four locations of the national auto repair chain, selling two franchise agreements, transferring an agreement and conducting field and classroom training.

Henkel was honored during Honest-1's annual conference in Carefree, Ariz.

"Not only were we excited to host our network of hard-working and exceptional franchisees and regional developers, but the chance to recognize individuals for their successes with these awards was really special," said Rissy Sutherland, chief operating officer of Honest-1 Auto Care. "The individuals honored with these awards are what make Honest-1 Auto Care the ambitious and growing brand that it is today."

Youth Service Bureau earns seal

The Youth Service Bureau, with offices in Cottage Grove, Woodbury and Stillwater, has been certified in accountability and awarded the Charities Review Council "Meets All Standards" Seal.

The certification and seal indicate that YSB meets all 27 of the council's accountability standards. Nonprofit organizations such as YSB earn the seal by voluntarily participating in the council's online Accountability Wizard, which assesses a nonprofit's performance in four critical areas: public disclosure, governance, financial activity and fundraising.

YSB programs include youth focused family counseling, educational awareness programs and chemical health support. For details, visit www.ysb.net or call the Cottage Grove office at 651-458-5224.

Businesswomen to gather for networking

The Cottage Grove Area Women in Business invites business women in Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park and hte surrounding area to a networking event from 7:45-9 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Yo-Joe's Frozen Yogurt & Coffee Shoppe, 8711 East Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove.

For details, email office@cottagegrovechamber.org or visit www.wbdgcg.com.

Fundraising at county fair

Dorie Ostertag, manager of the Washington County Fair, is looking for individuals who want to work at the fair from 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3 parking cars and earning money for their group or organization. Jobs are available for people, 15 years and older. For details, call Ostertag at 651-436-6009 or email otag@aol.com.ertag, manager of the Washington County Fair, is looking for individuals who want to work at the fair from 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3 parking cars and earning money for their group or organization. Jobs are available for people, 15 years and older. For details, call Ostertag at 651-436-6009 or email otag@aol.com.

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