FEBRUARY 24, 1997

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Quest for America's Best

   Electronic retailer QVC hosts "The '97 Quest for America's Best--QVC's 50 in 50 Tour" on Feb. 25 at Bellevue Community College. Small manufacturers, weekend hobbyists, and local ventures will have the chance to become one of 20 Washington businesses to market their products during QVC sales broadcasts in June. Call 509-335-2376 for information.

Business notes

   All Fired Up, a paint-it-yourself ceramics shop, opened Feb. 1 at Country Village, 23814 Bothell-Everett Highway. Owners Penny and Paige Anderson are offering a 1/2-off first studio hour as a grand opening special through February. Call 485-8873.
   Woodinville resident Lonnie Covin is now a sales associate at Windermere Real Estate's Woodinville office.
   Knoll Lumber vice-president Victoria Knoll has announced the company's plans for a new distribution center opening sometime in 1998. In addition, a new store will open in the Kenmore area.
   The parent company of Columbia Winery, Paul Thomas Winery and Covey Run Vintners, have announced their sales and marketing division will operate under the name of Columbia Wine & Spirits.
   Ken Deutsch, a Woodinville resident, has joined Shane Hannan and Patrick Burns as a partner at the Cash Converters in Totem Lake Mall. Call 820-1124.