New owner takes reins of downtown scrapbook shop

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An ownership change marks the turning of a proverbial change at Walla Walla scrapbook store Scrapbook Elements.

Heidi Cohan has taken the helm as the new owner, according to an announcement in the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation's weekly newsletter.

The shop was previously owned by Carol Gatewood and daughter Ginger. The store opened in 1998 and was previously known as Scrapbook Heaven before a move from the Southgate shopping center to downtown in 2004. That's when the name change was made.

The shop is at 515 E. Main St. New products are reportedly in the pipeline, and hours have changed, too.

Scrapbook Elements is closed Sunday and Monday and operates 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday; 5-9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 529-7580.

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Key Technology recently named a new product marketing manager for the Walla Walla manufacturing firm's European operation.

In his new role, Richard van Densen is responsible for marketing all of the company's product lines, including its automated inspection, conveying and product preparation systems. He will specifically focus on developing opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, according to an announcement from the company.

Van Densen has 12 years of international business development experience and most recently served as senior manager of strategic marketing at Anteryon BV, formerly the optics division of Philips Electronics. He has a master's in business from TiasNimbas Business School

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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