Meet-and-greet Saturday with new CimAfit fitness trainer

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Not ready for swimsuit season? You could drop by CimAfit Lifestyles on Saturday to meet the team's newest personal trainer.

A meet-and-greet with trainer Jesse Manson will run 9-11 a.m. at the fitness center, 1524 Isaacs Ave., located between Wing's Fusion and Hair Tech Beauty Academy.

CimAfit offers personal training, group training, cardio-kickboxing workshops, fitness consultations and assessments.

Manson, a Walla Walla native, will specialize in high-intensity group classes and personal one-on-one training.

Saturday's event will include snacks, as well as a peek at Manson's training styles and nutritional information.

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Historic downtown Walla Walla, long a feast for the eyes, is also bringing some music to the ears starting this weekend.

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation's Downtown Summer Music series begins Saturday at Land Title Plaza and will continue with musical acts every weekend through the end of August. Kicking off the series Saturday is Road Less Traveled, a local band known for its crisp, eclectic mix of blues, rock, jazz, folk and funk. On Sunday, British Columbia garage-rock duo The Pack A.D. performs. Drummer Maya Miller and guitarist/vocalist Becky Black will perform their scuffed, scarred bluesy riffs. All performances run 1-4 p.m. at the corner of First Avenue and Main Street. The weekend concerts are possible through funding from Banner Bank. For more information, call the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation at 529-8755 or e-mail: jennifer@downtownwallawalla.com .

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The first shovel of dirt was moved last week on Community Bank's new banking and administrative center in College Place.

Work crews are moving ahead on construction of the Joseph, Ore.,-based bank's new 21,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Myra Road and State Route 125. If all goes as expected the new operation will open next February, said Keith Burghardt, Community Bank's senior vice president and marketing director.

The building was designed by BBT Architects. WC Construction of Elgin, Ore., is building the facility.

Last week's ground-breaking was attended by a number of local dignitaries, who kicked off the construction with golden shovels in hand. Officials from the city of College Place, Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank and WC Construction attended, Burghardt said.

Community Bank was founded in 1955 by business people in Joseph. It operates 17 branches in Eastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington with a focus on personal and business banking.

For more information visit www.communitybanknet.com.

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Baker Boyer Investor Services and Chris Avey were recently recognized by Bank Investment Consultant magazine as one of the Top 20 Program Managers in its list of the most productive advisors in bank brokerage, according to an announcement from the Walla Walla bank. Avey leads the bank's program, which was ranked No. 7 in the nation based on average production per advisor.

This is the third year of Bank Investment Consultant's top program managers ranking. Baker Boyer is the fifth PrimeVest program to earn a top-10 managers ranking since the list's inception.

Baker Boyer Investor Services offers an array of investment services, including life insurance, retirement annuities, long-term care and disability insurance, and college funding all while allowing the client to play an active role in the investment selection process.

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