• The Kitsch-en – a breakfast and lunch sandwich-soup shop – recently opened at 141 A Place SE, Auburn.
The restaurant, under owner/manager Colleen Barry, is open 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For information, call 253-326-5808.
• Main Street Thrift, specializing in gently used clothing for women, men, kids and juniors, recently opened at 504 E. Main St.
The store, under manager Pam Johnson, carries many name brands, including GAP, Hollister, American Eagle, DKNY, H&M, Lux and Express. The stories also offers shoes, handbags, books and accessories.
Donations are accepted during business hours (noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday).
For more information, call 253-939-5121.
• Scarff Ford of Auburn was one of 327 Ford dealers out of 3,900 nationally to receive the President’s Award for performance. Bowen Scarff was honored for demonstrating leadership among its peers, community and customers, along with representing the best in automotive retailing.
• Black Diamond Bike and Backcountry received the Better Business Bureau’s Community Involvement Award. The BBB honored the business for demonstrating excellence in the local marketplace.
The BBB is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Business of the Year Torch Awards, submit one today by visiting: https://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.app.bbb.org/awardsform.
• Harlow’s Bus Sales, Inc., of Auburn, recently received the 2008 Western Region Dealer of the Year award, as announced by IC Bus, Inc., president John McKinney. The award was presented to Harlow Hageness, Harlow’s president.
Harlow’s Bus Sales, which specialized in servicing school and commercial buses, operates six IC Bus dealerships, covering Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota.