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Bemidji Pioneer Business Briefs for February 3

Heim-made fashion show set

BEMIDJI – Heim-made announces a Valentine Fashion Show and Sale from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cabin Coffeehouse and Café here.

Flyers and coupons are available at Cabin Coffeehouse and at that will provide free appetizers, beverages, and a chance to win door prizes.

Any attendee that volunteers to model a heim-made item will receive a 15 percent discount on the item they model. There will also be a bargain bin with discounted clothing items available.

Heim-made is a mother/daughter business that Rose and Gretchen Heim started in 2003 out of the Kelliher-Saum area. They create earth-friendly body products, items from recycled and wet felted wool, toys, Minne-skirt 100 percent down skirts, and other items.

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Vermeer partners with LaValley

BEMIDJI – Vermeer Equipment Dealer has entered into a strategic alliance with LaValley Industries to distribute the Deckhand pipe handling systems specifically configured for loading and unloading drill pipe in HDD applications. This addition complements the Vermeer product line of pipeline equipment, which includes maxi-sized horizontal directional drills, drilling reclaimers and pumps.

“We believe the Deckhand, matched with the local parts, service and rental opportunities offered by the sizeable Vermeer dealer network, is a win-win for the industry,” said Jon Heinen, pipeline segment unit manager. “There’s simply no substitute for responsive, local service on today’s demanding pipeline projects.”

LaValley was founded in 2006 by Jason LaValley and is headquartered in Bemidji. For more information, visit

Harmony Estate Sales launches

PARK RAPIDS – Laurie Bryan Larson announces the launch of Harmony Estate Sales and Home Solution. The company will provide estate sales, downsizing, organizing, and intuitive space clearing for the Lakes County Region.

Harmony Estate Sales and Home Solutions offers a turn-key approach to estate sales. Laurie’s expertise includes organizing, pricing, advertising, and conducting the sale.

For details, call 218-616-2425.

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