July 5 business briefs
Downtown spa to hold grand opening Friday
Luminous Boutique Spa will hold a grand opening for its new downtown location at 106 N. Howard St. from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. Having operated out of a storefront on the north side of town for years, business owner Courtney Hein moved the spa to its downtown location in May. The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the regular First Friday activities and will feature snacks, beverages and giveaways.
Chamber, city building vacant business property database
The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is calling for Newberg business property owners to report any vacant industrial or commercial spaces they have in the city. The chamber is working with city staff to compile a database of such properties and is asking for details that include the location and size of the space and contact information for possible referrals, according to an announcement from the chamber. Anyone interested in submitting such details can do by emailing chamber President and CEO Sheryl Kelsh at [email protected] chehalemvalley.org.
Domaine Serene scoops awards at competition
Dayton-area winery Domaine Serene led Oregon wine producers at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in May. The winery took home a total of nine awards from the London-based contest, including a coveted "Platinum: Best USA Pinot Noir" for its 2013 Jerusalem Hill Vineyard pinot noir, which earned a 95-point score. Its 2014 Evenstad Reserve chardonnay also earned 95 points and a Gold award. Other award-winning and commended wineries in the area include Archery Summit, Chehalem, A to Z Wineworks and Rex Hill.