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Meet Your Business Neighbor:
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Event coordinators that concentrate on creating a seamless experience, paying extra attention to all the details that make each wedding and social celebration splendidly unique. Business Name: Gather Event Planning and Consultation Proprietor: Katie Wilgus Phone: 503-504-7799 Email: katie@eventsbygather.com Web: www.eventsbygather.com 1. What does your business do/sell? I plan weddings and social events. 95% of our wedding work is for “day of” coordination. I really love to do family events like Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and more. These events are really exciting to plan because this is usually the first big event since a client’s wedding. I enjoy the challenge of helping the family come up with an event that will outdo their friend’s event. 2. What inspired ...

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Meet Your Business Neighbor:
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Blackbird Wine & Atomic Cheese caters to locals and travelers alike. Our wines, cheeses and charcuterie are carefully hand selected to showcase unique finds from small artisan producers around the globe. Blackbird Wine & Atomic Cheese caters to locals and travelers alike. Our wines, cheeses and charcuterie are carefully hand selected to showcase unique finds from small artisan producers around the globe. Proprietor: Andy Diaz Address:4323 NE Fremont Street, Portland OR 97213 Phone: 503-821-9188 Email: blackbirdwine@gmail.com Web: www.blackbirdwine.com Hours: 2-8 p.m. Tues. + Wed. 2-9p.m. Thurs. Noon-9p.m. Fri. + Sat. 2-7p.m. Sun. + Mon. 1. Why the Name Blackbird Wine Shop-Atomic Cheese? Because I knew little about wine or running a business when I started, the blackbird aspect of the ...

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Meet your Business Neighbor: Bridge City Mercantile standard

Business Name: Bridge City Mercantile Proprietor: Rachel Robishaud Address: 4759 NE Fremont St, Unit B, Portland, OR 97213 Phone: 503-265-8892 Email: bridgecitymerc@gmailc.com Web: www.bridgecitymercantile.com Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1. What does your business do/sell? We sell a variety of gifts, stationary and plants with options for men, women and children. We have our own jewelry line called Plume. Many of the items we carry are from local artists. All of the terrariums are made in house. 2. What inspired you to start your business? I had my own jewelry line for six years and have a passion for design. It has always been a dream of mine to open a ...

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Meet Your Business Neighbor: The Refinery standard

Interviewed/Compiled by BBA Volunteers Jason Zwick & Susan Trabucco Business Name:  The Refinery Proprietor:  Ashleigh Kayser Address:  4803 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213 Phone: 503-975-0964 Email:  ashleigh@refineryfitnesspdx.com Web: www.refineryfitnesspdx.com Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri.:  Classes start at 6 am Saturday:  Classes start at 8:30 am Sunday:  Closed What does your business do/sell? We work with clients to create a fitness plan.  We can help everyone get into or stay in shape, from the couch potato to the elite athlete.  We do a lot of work with injury recovery and kids.  We cater to the needs of our clients.  We are happy when clients are reaching their goals. Did you purchase this business or start the business? I started ...

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Meet Your Business Neighbor: Sand’s Solutions, Inc. standard

Interviewed/Compiled by BBA Volunteers Jason Zwick & Susan Trabucco Proprietors: Kurt & Donnette Sand and Jerry Catlin (co-owners) Address: 3420 NE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97212 Phone: 503-493-2417 Email: kurt@sandsolutions.com Web: www.sandsolutions.com 1. What does your business do/sell? We are 3 partners with 54 years of experience that take a holistic approach to our clients’ tax and business consulting needs. We are part therapist, priest and bartender. Our top 6 solutions we can provide for our client’s Financial Problems 1. Taxes – Individual, Business, planning 2. Business Consulting and Strategic Planning 3. Bookkeeping Services 4. Set up and Design of Accounting Systems 5. On-Demand CFO and Controller Services 6. All kinds of Financial Therapy Services 2. Did you purchase this business or start ...

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NEWS RELEASE: Hip Hop Into Shops In Beaumont Village Brings Kids Out To Hunt For Treasure standard

A treasure hunt awaits kids visiting participating businesses in Beaumont Village during its 2nd Annual Hip Hop Into The Shops, April 11-18. Sponsored by the Beaumont Business Association and participating merchants, Hip Hop Into The Shops gives children an opportunity to explore Beaumont Village. “Our event was an enormous success last year,” explained Nicole Whitesell, president of the Beaumont Business Association. “We want to make sure families have a chance to visit the entire village, so this year we’ve extended the length of the event.” A small rabbit will be hiding in each participating business. When children find the rabbit, a reward will be waiting. Families can pick up a map at any participating location. “This is really about having fun and introducing kids and their families to this wonderful ...

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