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December 15, 2019

Orchard hosting open house

Andy’s Orchard, 1615 Half Road in Morgan Hill, is holding its holiday open house Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 22.

The event will feature complimentary eggnog, hot cocoa, hot cider or tea. Food samples include fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and other specialty items.

For information, visit andysorchard.com.

County business fair set

Santa Clara County’s Procurement Department is hosting a Business Diversity Fair on Dec. 2.

Various county departments and agencies will be on site to meet with local businesses to discuss competitive business opportunities. County representatives will answer questions and provide guidance on competitive bidding and proposals processes.

In addition to the county, other exhibitors include the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow Chamber Silicon Valley, Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley and others.

According to county officials, the County of Santa Clara awards $2 billion in contracts for goods and services, including computer hardware and software, software maintenance and support, medical and surgical equipment, medical equipment maintenance, office furniture, landscaping and many other services.

The fair takes place 8:30am-noon at the County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose.

For information, call (408) 299-5178 or visit bit.ly/SCCBDF2019.

Bike Therapy earns top honors

Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St. in Morgan Hill, recently qualified as one of the Best Bicycle Shops in North America. 

Awarded by the National Bicycle Dealers Association, this designation identifies bicycle stores in North America that follow the highest performance standards in the industry. Fewer than 200 stores qualified for the honor this year, according to the association.

“We are really excited to receive this industry recognition, especially since we’re just two years old,” co-owner Doug Hall stated in a press release. “We have an amazing crew in the store who are passionate about helping people add the positive impacts of cycling to their lives. This achievement would not have been possible without them.” 

Employees were included in the process of reviewing the store’s strengths and weaknesses for the application survey that quantifies elements found in successful retail operations. Mystery shoppers then evaluated the store through phone and email contacts, website appeal and accuracy, and an in-store visit with a detailed breakdown of their experience from a customer’s perspective.

Send business news to Erik Chalhoub at [email protected].

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