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Harnish to move to new office space

Harnish Properties has secured new office space at 201 B Ave., Suite 101 in Lake Oswego. A move is planned for October 2017.

Until the move, the office is located at 425 Second St., Suite 140 in Lake Oswego's Country Square complex. The office phone number is 503-699-8483.


Molecular biologist Bellows joins Vidon as head winemaker

Retired NASA physicist and inventor of Vidon Vineyard winemaker Don Hagge has announced that molecular biologist David Bellows has joined Vidon as head winemaker, doubling the number of science Ph.D.s in the Vidon cellar.

With this boost in brainpower for the winemaking team, Hagge plans to turn over primary winemaking duties to Bellows, and focus on winery sales and general business operations.

Bellows began his career working for famed New York City restaurateur Joseph Baum in Aurora Grill, where he managed the beverage program. After a series of similar restaurant positions he decided to look into winemaking, and enrolled in chemistry classes at University of Arizona. Bellows began working harvests in the Willamette Valley in 2011, and teaches wine-related science courses at Chemeketa Community College.



RACC elects new board members

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected two new members, Leslie Heilbrunn and Eduardo Puelma.

Heilbrunn is director of the Business Customer Group at Portland General Electric. Prior to joining PGE, Leslie was former Gov. John Kitzhaber's speechwriter, and she also spent more than a decade in the magazine industry.

Puelma is the lead account and program manager at Infinity Images. His efforts have helped ensure the rapid growth in revenue, staffing and physical footprint of Infinity Images.

RACC board officers for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2017, include: Mike Golub, board chair; Linda McGeady, vice chair; Eileen L. Day, treasurer; and Steve Rosenbaum, secretary and co-chair of the Equity Committee. Joining these officers on the Executive Committee are Osvaldo "Ozzie" Gonzalez, chair of RACC's Grants Review Committee; Parker Lee, co-chair of RACC's Business Committee for the Arts; Anita Menon, chair of RACC's Leadership Development Committee; and Frances Portillo, co-chair of RACC's Equity Committee.

Other continuing RACC Board members include Raymond C. Cheung, CPA, Eve Connell, Katherine Durham, Representative Lew Frederick, Debbie Glaze, Angela Hult, Brenda L. Meltebeke, Mitchell Nieman, Joanna Priestley, James Smith, Shyla M. Spicer and Anita Yap.

Eastside to can wine, alcoholic drinks

Eastside Distilling Inc., a producer of award-winning craft spirits, has announced a new extension of its contract bottling services offered by its Motherlode subsidiary.

By the end of August, Motherlode intends to begin canning wine and Ready to Drink (RTD) alcoholic drinks for its Pacific Northwest customers. The custom built canning line is designed to produce Ball Corporation popular "slim can" in 187-milliter, 200-milliter and 250-milliter sizes.

Allen Barteld, CEO of Motherlode, says he is "actively soliciting business with my goal being to have as much capacity as possible pre-booked prior to going operational in August. As one of the few bottlers in the western U.S. offering Ball slim can capability for third parties, we are already in discussions with existing and prospective customers to begin providing product as soon as the line is up and running."

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