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Volume 5, Issue 12


December 2007

Cedar Mill Business Association Member News

Cedar Mill Chiropractic ClinicAmerican Family InsuranceUPS StoreMr. James Hairstyling * Cedar Mill Lumber * DuFresne's AutomotiveElliott BookkeepingPre-Paid LegalCedar Mill Bible ChurchVillage Gallery of Arts

Need a break from holiday preparations?

Allow our massage therapist to work out the stress, anxiety, aches and pains of preparing for the holidays! For the month of December, Cedar Mill Chiropractic Clinic is offering 30 minute massages for $25 and 60 minute massages for $45.

We are also celebrating Dr. McCabe’s six-month tenure as the chiropractic physician in the office by offering chiropractic adjustments for $30 on December 18th. Please call 503-646-3393 to schedule.

American Family Insurance offers Teen Safe Driver Program

The Teen Safe Driver Program, an innovative new program that helps young drivers overcome the challenges of learning how to drive, is now available to American Family’s automobile insurance customers in Oregon. This service is offered at no cost to American Family customers with a beginning teen driver in their household.

Teen Safe Driver provides teens and their parents an in-vehicle video and audio unit that captures risky driver behaviors. Parents log in to www.teensafedriver.com to view the driving report card, video events and coaching tips. By helping parents provide guidance to their teens, Teen Safe Driver is achieving a greater than 70 percent reduction in the frequency and severity of risky driving events among these new drivers.

“This is a terrific opportunity for parents to help their young drivers identify the issues that all new drivers share,” said Brian Harvey, a local American Family agent. More information is available from American Family Insurance agent Brian Harvey at 475 NW Saltzman Rd. His office is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm.

UPS Store makes you a promise

The UPS Store knows the gifts you send to friends and family over the holiday season are very important. They are so confident that their Certified Packing Experts will pack your gifts and that they will arrive safely, they have introduced their Pack & Ship Promise Program. If they pack and ship your items and your package is damaged or lost, they will reimburse you 100%. You will not only be reimbursed for your item’s value, but also for the cost of packing and shipping.

For more information please contact the UPS Store at Peterkort Towne Square, 10940 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR, 97225.

Mr. James Newcomer52 years of hair!

James Newcomer, founder of Mr. James Hairstyling at Cornell and Saltzman, celebrates 52 years of hairstyling this month! There’s very little that he doesn’t know about hair, and he’s more than happy to share his knowledge and skill with you. For affordable and responsive hairstyling, you can’t go wrong at Mr. James!

BMC West leaving Cedar Mill

Kurt Andersen, co-owner of Cedar Mill Lumber, announced that BMC West, who has been leasing the building on “Old” Barnes Road for about seven years, will be moving out in December. BMC Building Materials, a division of BMC West, has operations in ten western states, and has a large building materials location in Sherwood. It mainly serves the contractor segment of the building market.

The Andersens will be working with a real estate broker to find a new tenant for the building. BMC moved in when Cedar Mill Lumber shifted their business focus to specialty lumber and landscape materials and moved to their current location behind the street-front building.

Free brakes at DuFresne’s

Du Fresne’s Auto Service will celebrate their 40th anniversary this year! This Cedar Mill success story is expanding their services to include maintenance and repair of European/German vehicles. They have added 3 new staff members: service writer John Buss, technician Marco Valdez, and barista Teresa McGrath.

Du Fresne’s Auto Service is launching their fourth annual food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. For the month of December, Du Fresne’s is offering free brakes in exchange for 3 cans of food. They are located at 10690 NW Cornell Rd.

Bookkeeping classes start in January

Elliott Bookkeeping School will start new classes in January. If you own a business and would like to understand more about your books, or you have a bookkeeper who could use some training, we’re here to help. Accurate up-to-date financial information is so important to your business. Call 503.644.6451 for a catalog or go to elliottbookkeepingschool.com.

Pre-Paid Legal for employees

Many employers offer a Pre-Paid Legal Family Plan membership as an employee benefit. Most employers provide this as a voluntary payroll deduction, so it costs the employer nothing. The employee opts in for the membership, which covers the employee and his immediate family. The plan covers consultations, letters and phone calls made on their behalf, contracts or legal documents reviewed, free standard and living wills prepared, help with unfair traffic tickets, after-hours access to our attorneys (great for families with teen-age drivers !!), representation for civil lawsuits and IRS audits and more. As a payroll deduction, the cost is $16.95 per month or $8.47 per paycheck.

Pre-Paid Legal can come in and do a presentation at lunch or at an employee meeting so they understand the plan. We also have a Small Business Plan for the business owner to use. For more info call Charlene Fredeen, 503-645-6830 or charleneppl@comcast.net

Indoor playground at Cedar Mill Bible Church

This informal playgroup for moms and their preschool children (ages 0-4) meets at CMBC in the Activity Center (gym) from 9-11 am every Monday (except holidays) through the school year. This is a great opportunity to build community and share life with other parents while your kids play and interact with each other in a safe environment. Please note: this is not a “drop-off” for your children. Parents must accompany their OWN children the entire time. This playgroup is free and open to the community. For more information, call the CMBC office at 503-644-3156.

Village Gallery of Arts News

Award winning sculptor, DJ Garrity will lead a fascinating exploration of the creative energies awakened through the ageless process of stone carving at the Village Gallery of Art next to the Cedar Mill Library. The Rhythms of Stone Workshop will be held on select Saturdays in December and January from 9am-12pm.

Laura Hopper is a featured artist at the Village Gallery. She is a watercolor artist whose paintings have been accepted in the Florida Watercolor Society Show and the Florida Colored Pencil Society show. She moved back to the Portland area several years ago and has set up a booth at the Orenco Station Farmer’s Market for the past three summers.




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