DIY boutique opens

Granary business hosts get-together

AR Workshop celebrated its grand opening at the Granary, 17500 Depot St., unit 120, on June 22.

The boutique DIY shop allows crafters to create home decor and personalized gifts through instructor-led workshops.

Workshop participants can construct custom wood plank signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, round signs, trays, cake stands and more utilizing raw materials, a variety of nontoxic stain and paint colors and stencils.

The average time to complete a project is 2½ hours.

Kristi Holbrook is the owner of the Morgan Hill location, the 11th AR Workshop in California.

“I’m really looking forward to introducing the DIY decor concept to our community,” Holbrook said.

For information, call (408) 389-4927 or visit

Hair salon holding fundraiser

Cherisse’s Hair Salon, 84 W. Second St., is holding its 10th annual Pet Wash on July 21 from noon to 3pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Amber’s Angels, a San Martin-based non-profit organization that provides therapeutic equestrian riding programs for children and adults with and without special needs.

For information, call 778.6662 or email [email protected]

Visit Morgan Hill hiring director

Visit Morgan Hill is looking for an executive director to lead the recently formed non-profit.

In January, the city council created the Morgan Hill Tourism Business Improvement District, which collects 1.5 percent of revenue from lodging businesses in the city. Revenue from the assessment, which went into effect on March 1, is then used to support major events in Morgan Hill, with the goal of increasing occupancy in the city’s hotels.

The BID is managed by Visit Morgan Hill, a non-profit led by a nine-person board of directors that includes hotel, government and business representatives.

The executive director will report to the board and will work with hotels, city staff and other community members to promote tourism in Morgan Hill.

For information, visit

Chamber welcomes new staff member

Lori Allen joined the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce as the member services specialist.

In this role, Allen will be keeping Chamber members informed on upcoming events, social media postings and other duties.

Allen has been working and volunteering Morgan Hill since she moved to the area from Tennessee in 2016. 

“I am excited to be working with the Chamber and to learn more about you and your business,” she wrote in an introduction letter to members.

Send business news to Erik Chalhoub at [email protected]

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