Thursday, December 13, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 41

Santa Maria Sun / Biz Spotlight

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Spotlight on: Kirkland's

Michelle Graul, vice president of stores


Another major chain store opened up shop at Santa Maria's Enos Ranch shopping center off Betteravia Road and Highway 101. On Feb. 20, Kirkland's held a soft opening at its newest location (645 E. Betteravia Road), where it offered door prizes and raffle drawings for new furniture.

"At Kirkland's we bring together great style and great value and want to surprise and delight our customers with unexpected finds and creative inspiration throughout the store," Vice President of Stores Michelle Graul said in a statement. "We look forward to becoming part of the Santa Maria community and want to help everyone find their next home décor treasure."

Kirkland’s is the newest store to open its doors in recent months at the Enos Ranch Shopping Center in Santa Maria off Betteravia.

Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, and founded in 1966 by Carl Kirkland, Kirkland's is a leading retailer of home décor accents and gifts, with more than 400 stores in 36 states, according to company representatives. The chain specializes in furniture, decor, gifts, pillows, and lighting. The new 7,500-square-foot store in Santa Maria is the area's first Kirkland's. California currently has 26 other Kirkland locations across the state.

At the grand opening celebration on March 3, the first 25 shoppers in line at 9 a.m. when the store opened received free gift bags, and throughout that day, the store also held three furniture raffles. Guests were also able to sign up for K Club, Kirkland's rewards program, and earn points for each purchase and get $10 off for every 300 points.

The Santa Maria furniture store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


• As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center is offering a colorectal cancer informational session by expert gastroenterologist Atul B. Vachhani, MD. The event will be free to the public and will discuss risk factors, screening recommendations, what to expect during a colonoscopy, and the latest treatment options for colorectal cancer. It will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 E. Church St., Santa Maria. Reservations are required for the event by calling (805) 219-HOPE (4673).

• Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Central Coast recently opened a new office at 1660 S. Broadway in Santa Maria. The company offers commercial cleaning services for businesses of varying sizes. To contact them for a cleaning, call (805) 348-7503 or visit

• Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Glenn Morris was recognized for renewing his Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) status at the Western Association of Chamber Executives annual conference in Henderson, Nevada, in February. The ACE designation is awarded only to chamber executives who meet stringent criteria set by the association's board of directors. To retain the ACE designation, recipients must reapply every five years and continue to meet professional development and educational requirements. Morris was awarded his five-year re-accreditation this year.

• Local hunters and shooters looking for a place to empty a few magazines will need to find locations other than the Arroyo Burro Shooting Area in the Los Padres National Forest over the next month. Forest officials closed the location on Feb. 26 for 30 days to conduct an investigation into an accidental shooting that happened on Feb. 15. Violators who discharge a firearm in the shooting area during the closure will be subject to a $5,000 fine for individuals and $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for six months, or both. 

Staff Writer Spencer Cole wrote this week's Biz Spotlight. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, mail, or email at

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