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Volume 7, Issue 2


February 2009

Cedar Mill Business Association Member News

My Turn
My Turn, by Sunny Allen Smith

Village Gallery News

The February juried group show will feature Sunny Allen Smith and her latest series of abstract figurative works in watercolor on YUPO paper. Because YUPO is plastic, using it presents both opportunities (easy to erase or remove pigment) and challenges (difficult to build up strong values and glaze or layer pigments and too easily erasable). Sunny has mastered the technique for painting on YUPO.

The all media show opens February 3rd through February 28th. The gallery is located next to the library, and is open Tuesday through Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm.

February gallery classes, which are open to the public, include children’s Saturday afternoon multicultural art classes, Kids Mask Makers, and a Comics, Cartoons and Zines class. Adult classes range from Basic Drawing to Watercolor and Journal Making.

For more information, stop by the gallery or phone them at (503) 644-8001 or visit their website: www.villagegalleryarts.org

Two national surveys find small-business owners optimistic

Tim Kimble, The UPS Store, says the results of two nationwide surveys sponsored by UPS show America’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.

In the first survey, conducted between September and October of last year, 91% of small-business owners or managers said they expect their company to be in the same or better financial shape in a year than it is today. A follow-up survey, conducted in mid-December, after economic conditions worsened, showed only a small decline in the first survey’s optimism, with 86% of small-businesses owners expecting their company to be in the same or better financial shape in one year.

“Small-business owners have an innate optimism and resilience,” said The UPS Store owner Tim Kimble. “We witness that spirit and determination in our customers every day. And as small-business owners ourselves, there’s a strong sense of identification.”

Importantly, this optimism is rooted in realism as small-business owners surveyed do not project a speedy economic recovery. In the first survey, almost half (47%) of small-business owners said they believe that the U.S. economy will begin to improve in 2010 or later. That number climbed to 67% in the December survey.

“Small businesses are a critical component of the economy and often cited as the engine of economic growth,” said Tim Kimble. Additional information on the research can be found at www.ups.com.

The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. For additional information about our store, please visit www.theupsstore.com/3379.htm.

New preschool at St. Pius X

St. Pius X Parish is proud to announce that we are partnering with Morning Star Child Care Inc to offer a preschool and daycare program opening in the Fall of 2009. The program will serve children ages 2, 3 and 4 or until they begin kindergarten. We offer a Christian based curriculum, year round preschool and childcare and we will be open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm.

Currently we are accepting applications on a first-come first-served basis. If you would like more information please contact Julie Hicks, by email: jhicks@stpiusx-pdx.org or phone: (503) 439-8863.

DuFresne’s collects a ton of food

Nancy Scheewe, owner of DuFresne’s Auto Service says, “We did our Oregon Food Bank collection again this year with free brake pads and inspection. We collected over a ton of food this year. We had customers leaving food on our door steps. This was wonderful to see our customers giving so much.”

DuFresne’s is located at 10690 NW Cornell. Contact them at 503-646-2940 or visit their website, dufresnesautorepair.com.

Sunset Athletic Club heroes save a life

The Red Cross has nominated three Sunset Athletic Club staff for recognition as “Heroes.” Using, quick thinking, CPR and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Sunset Athletic Club staff members Sharyl Taylor, Bryan Hall and Paul Makuch successfully resuscitated a member. The member, later diagnosed with an electrical problem in his heart that caused it to stop, was revived and had a complete and full recovery. Sharyl, Bryan and Paul will be honored at a dinner at the Oregon Convention Center March 16, and at The Breakfast of Champions on March 17.

Cedar Mill Vet adds staff, hours

Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda Brown who will work on the first Saturday of every month. Her specialty is animal acupuncture.

They will also stay open until 5 pm on the first Saturday of every month. Hours are M-W-F 8-6; Tuesday 8-7, Thursday 7:30-7 and Saturday 8:30-2 except first Saturday of month 8:30-5. Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital is located at 12790 NW Barnes Rd. For more information, call them at 503-644-3101 or visit their website: cedarmillvet.com

Dr. Motlagh
Dr. Motlagh uses myotronic instrumentation to educate a patient on muscle imbalance

Magazine features local dentist

Cedar Mill dentist Dr. Maryam Motlagh of DaVinci Smiles was recently chosen by colleagues to be the subject of a feature article in the January issue of Oregon/NW Washington Doctor of Dentistry Magazine. Her photo is featured on the cover, and a five-page article tells the story of her practice, her background and her strong belief in continuing education.

Dr. Motlagh practices general and family dentistry with a focus on changing lives through “smile makeovers.” DaVinci Smiles is located at 13765 NW Cornell. Call for more information at 503-643-9855 or visit their website: davincismiles.us

US Bank offers advertising space

US Bank is partnering with local small businesses by offering free advertising space in their lobby. They have several tables set up where local merchants may display their marketing materials and get their message out to the community. Please contact Michael McIntyre, Small Business Specialist or Rachell Regottie, Branch Manager at (503)643-8365 to get more information and sign up.




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