Feb. 6 business briefs
published: 2/5/2013 2:29:02 PM
Local TOPS chapter hosting open house
The local chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will host an open house starting at 6 p.m. Feb.
Transitioning from biology to the Web
published: 2/5/2013 2:33:05 PM
Well over a decade into the Digital Age, the Internet has left its mark on virtually every industry across the globe — not to mention birthed a few all its own.
Critter Cabana recovery continues unthwarted
published: 2/5/2013 2:35:55 PM
CARLTON — Brittani Johnson, co-owner of the Critter Cabana pet store, is standing before a class of 24 second-grade students at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School, listening as, one by one, they explain how they spent the past two weeks coordinating a penny drive to raise money for the company’s fire-damaged flagship location in Newberg.
Feb. 13 business briefs
published: 2/12/2013 12:02:27 PM
Coffee for canned food at Newberg Dutch Bros.
Dutch Bros. Coffee is hosting its Dutch Love food drive on Valentine’s Day. Anyone who brings three canned food items to a Dutch Bros.
Feb. 13 Dollars & Sense column: Protecting your financial life in case of natural or manmade disaster
published: 2/12/2013 12:04:23 PM
Would you be prepared to keep your financial life on an even keel in the event of an emergency? Hurricane Sandy and other recent disasters underscore the importance of planning ahead.
Secretary of state warns of ongoing scam
published: 2/12/2013 12:05:22 PM
Secretary of State Kate Brown is warning Oregon companies to be on the alert for a mailing that deceptively appears to be from the Oregon Corporation Division.
Biggerstaff VBA — a ‘painkiller’ for businesses
published: 2/12/2013 12:08:04 PM
In the past, when local small-business owners couldn’t get their e-blast to format correctly, or their website to do what they needed it to, or couldn’t get past any number of other roadblocks, there was often no one to whom they could reliably turn.
Feb. 20 business briefs
published: 2/19/2013 1:48:22 PM
Slick’s opening drive-thru next month
Newberg-based Slick’s Big Time BBQ will open its first drive-thru restaurant at 28300 Wilsonville Road starting March 1.
California firm makes investment in Wine by Joe
published: 2/19/2013 1:49:17 PM
Dundee-based Wine by Joe has received a follow-on investment from a private equity firm that will allow it to further expand its national and international distribution and build inventory and infrastructure locally.
Argyle co-founder, vintner names successor
published: 2/19/2013 1:51:57 PM
DUNDEE — A changing of the guard is in store for Argyle Winery, one of the state’s largest wine producers, after co-founder and longtime manager Rollin Soles recently announced an appointment to succeed him as head winemaker, effective March 1.
Union, SP mill sign contract
published: 2/19/2013 1:53:52 PM
SP Fiber Technologies, which acquired a Newberg paper plant and other assets from SP Newsprint Co. last year during its bankruptcy proceedings in federal court, has signed a new collective bargaining agreement with more than 180 local unionized workers, it was disclosed last week.
Feb. 27 business briefs
published: 2/26/2013 3:54:51 PM
Costume makeup: Learn how the pros do it
DUNDEE — Fantasyland Costume Company Inc. is hosting two free costume makeup seminars this week and next month.
Childhood friends to open ‘nanobrewery’
published: 2/26/2013 3:57:06 PM
DUNDEE — In what sounds like it could be the premise for a buddy movie or a hit reality TV show, two childhood friends are looking to make a long-harbored dream come true by opening a microbrewery in the Newberg-Dundee area.
Kohl’s sets March grand opening for store
published: 2/26/2013 3:59:24 PM
SHERWOOD — Significant progress has been made on the former Joe’s Sports and Outdoors store, which is being transformed into a Kohl’s department store.
Soroptimist puts in motion a wine country cookbook
published: 2/26/2013 4:02:31 PM
The Willamette Valley winegrowing region has been featured in newspapers, magazines, trade publications and in many other ways. But two local chapters of Soroptimist International — Chehalem Valley (based in Newberg) and McMinnville — are aiming to spotlight the area in a different print avenue: cookbooks.
Intrepid Self-Defense rooted in ancient arts
published: 2/26/2013 3:55:54 PM
Steve Miller has spent 30 years training in and, later, teaching a variety of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Filipino and modern American martial-arts systems.