USPS workshop slated for area small businesses


The United States Postal Service has a message to deliver to small businesses about direct mail services.

The local branch is inviting small-business operators to a one-hour workshop Monday called "Grow Your Business Day." The event is intended to help entrepreneurs and proprietors promote their operations through direct mail -- minus the costs of mailing lists or permits.

According to an announcement, the "Every Door Direct Mail" service is the first in a series of U.S. Postal Service initiatives designed to make business mail services more efficient and affordable.

The presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the Walla Walla Post Office, 128 N. Second Ave. The presentation will demonstrate the ease of selecting a campaign message, target an audience and prepare mailings. The information will include details for do-it-yourselfers as well as those using mailing house vendors.

Seating is limited. Register at

A new broker has joined the Alder Street real estate office

Marcus Maiuri, a Walla Walla Valley native, has been a Realtor since 2005. He brings experience in land planning and development, as well as commercial real estate to his new position. According to an announcement from the real estate office, Maiuri has a background in farm, equestrian and small acreage property. His family raises horses and he is active in 4-H, as well as other community functions. is located at 126 E. Alder St.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached a or 509-526-8321.


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