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"Business tells all about gemsA new business based in Freeland, DiaMonte Gems, aims to educate the public about gems, according to owner Jane Helten.She offers educational seminars, appraisals, insurance replacements, custom jewelry, wholesale/retail sales, consulting, and personal shopping.I educate the public about gems and have the ability to buy direct and pass the savings on to clients, Helten said. She has four years of experience in the business. For information call 331-7328.Island Chem-Dry earns high ratingIsland Chem-Dry Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning has earned the ValueStar certified symbol of very high customer satisfaction by passing all four steps in the rating process.Random samples were taken from Island Chem-Dry's customer base, and those customers were asked to measure the company's performance. In addition, its record was examined for complaints, proper licensing and adequate insurance.Customer satisfaction has always been important for us, but we felt it was important to have an independent company evaluate our service and give us a report card on just how we are doing, said Randy Rovang, Chem-Dry owner.Less than half of all companies that apply for certification achieve the ValueStar symbol, according to a ValueStar news release."

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