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Business news roundup

Here are some newsy tidbits from neighborhood businesses.

Greenwood Hardware, 7201 Greenwood Ave. N., is one of several retailers participating in Seattle Public Utilities’ program to get people composting more food scraps, by offering big discounts on kitchen compost collectors. From now through Dec. 15, those compost bins are on sale for $12.95 plus tax. They come with a secure lid and one pack of compostable bags.

All Dick’s Drive-in locations, including the one at 9208 Holman Rd. NW between Greenwood and Crown Hill, are collecting customer donations for homeless children and families through the restaurant chains’ Change for Charity program.

Since 1998, Dick’s Change For Charity program has raised more $500,000 in donations from customers who drop their change in the little collection boxes on the counter.

Childish Things at 10002 Holman Rd. NW is collecting diapers for Westside Baby. Through the month of December, Childish Things will match all diapers collected at the store, and will donate an additional 1% of December sales in diapers.

Childish Things is also celebrating the beginning of its fourth year in business, with drawings for prizes, including $25 store credit, a $35 Julep Nail Parlor gift card, and a new Kindle Fire.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association has an opening for a half-time, experienced Special Events Coordinator.

(P)rimary responsibility coordinating and managing monthly Bingo Karaoke events as well as the Home Design and Remodel Fair and assisting as needed with all other PNA events during the year, including event logistics, set up and wrap up tasks. Hours are flexible and will include occasional evenings and weekends. The Special Events Coordinator is expected to be on-site during the events.

Details are available on the web: http://www.phinneycenter.org/employment.shtml. Resumes are due by 5 pm Dec. 6.

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