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Dermatology Northwest welcomes new doctor

Dermatology Northwest announced the newest member of its staff, Sam F. Bremmer, M.D.

Bremmer is board certified in dermatology. From Saint Helens he completed undergraduate training at Stanford University. He completed medical school and residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University. 

Bremmer will rotate his schedule between the Wilsonville and Salem/Keizer locations.

Dr. Carolyn Hale said, “He will be an excellent addition to our team and I think patients will just love him.”

The Wilsonville office is located at 8642 SW Main St. For more information, visit DermatologyNW.com or call 503-463-6799.

Integrity Logistics named top 150 private companies

Integrity Logistics was named on the list of the top 150 private companies in the state of Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.

“We are honored to be among this distinguished list of companies that have such a powerful impact in our communities,” said Keith Gibson, president.

The combined gross sales of the 150 companies totaled more than $34.1 billion, a 4.3 percent increase from the previous year.

For the current year, Integrity Logistics is experiencing an annual growth rate of better than 25 percent over the previous year.

“We shouldn’t have any problem making the list again next year and will probably leap-frog to an even stronger position,” Gibson said. “We’re already celebrating our 25th anniversary in business, so this recognition comes at an important junction in the life of the company. I can’t wait to see where we are on the list in another 25 years.”

Like a lot of companies, Integrity Logistics was hit hard in the economic downturn that started in 2008. It was not until this year that the company fully recovered by exceeding their previous record for first half gross sales.

“There are a number of very strong opportunities that we are pursuing right now that hold promise of significantly expanding our operations in the next few months,” said Gibson. “We’ll keep pushing for stronger results no matter what the general economy is doing.”

Integrity Logistics is located at 25260 SW Parkway Ave. For more information, visit integritylogistics.com.

Local Edward Jones associate honored for excellence

Wilsonville Edward Jones Associate Sheila Posterick earned an invitation to Edward Jones’ annual conference, which will be held in November at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis, after being honored for client service excellence.

The three-day meeting will pool more than 350 of Edward Jones’ branch office administrators to collectively recognize and reward their client service excellence, as well as take time to pinpoint the critical activities necessary to provide excellent client service.

“Service excellence is how Edward Jones distinguishes itself in the financial services industry, and that is how Sheila has distinguished herself,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We want to learn from her success and share her insights with others.”

Posterick said being invited to the conference is not only an honor but a chance to freshen ideas for enhancing client service.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

Chamber provides business resources online

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new website designed to help businesses find the resources they need.

“Tools for Business,” a national Web-based resource, is now a part of the chamber’s website and maybe found at wilsonvillechamber.com under the “Doing Business” section. The company provides resources and customizes the information to make it easy for business people to look up everything from human-resource information to tips on marketing and even hard-to-find government forms.

Tools for Business provides information on 19 topics

How to start a new business: The site will give those thinking about starting their own business how-to guides, tips and links to government resources and forms to get started. The site also has webinars on how to write a business plan.

Local business information: How to get your busi-ness on the Oregon Business Directory, sign codes, finding local businesses, links to the Better Business Bureau and how to register your company with Google Places, Bing or Yelp.

Business location and tax incentives: Included on the site are links to property locators, programs that provide tax incentives and tips for finding the right location for a business.

Green business practices: Tools for Business provides a list of links and articles designed to help businesses save money by conserving resources. This includes a sustainable office toolkit and a how-to article on how to develop an environmental management system.

The site also offers industry-specific information and includes resources for industries from hospitality to manufacturing and food processing.

“This website is being used all over the country as an economic development tool,” said Steve Gilmore, chamber CEO. “I have had experienced business people tell me that this site has showed them resourc-es they didn’t even know was available. I think any business person will see something that they can use. We are very happy to be providing this.”

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