Nominations open for Austin Family Business Awards
Nominations are open for the 2018 Excellence in Family Business Awards. Started in 1988, the Oregon State University Austin Family Business Program Excellence in Family Business Awards were the nation's first, competitive peer-reviewed awards focused solely on the accomplishments of family-owned businesses. Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2018.
Learn more online at business.oregonstate.edu/familybusinessonine/excellence-family-business-challenge.
Alex Paulson opens
Allstate office in LO
Allstate Insurance Company has announced the opening of a new office in Lake Oswego, which is independently owned and operated by Alex Paulson.
"Having grown up in Lake Oswego, I am very excited to have the opportunity to help residents in my community protect their world, whether that's their home, personal property or financial future," Paulson said. "As an insurance agency, we are committed to helping people assess their needs and choose options that will help them achieve their goals."
The agency sells auto, property, commercial and life insurance, and offers an array of financial services. Agency staff have expert knowledge about all products and can help customers choose the coverage that best meets their needs.
"We look forward to serving the Lake Oswego community and providing excellent customer service, making the insurance processes seamless from start to finish," Paulson said.
The office is located at 644 N. State St., suite 2 and can be reached by calling 503-908-1940.
The Portland Ballet's
Mueller to help with
National Ballet of Canada
The Portland Ballet has announced that Co-Artistic Director Anne Mueller has accepted a two-month position at The National Ballet of Canada as it prepares for its performances of "Frame by Frame," a new multimedia project. She will serve as assistant to choreographic associate Guillaume Côté.
Her last day of the curriculum year at The Portland Ballet was April 7. She will transition off of TPB's leadership team upon her return this summer and serve as the company's resident choreographer. She will teach during TPB's Summer Ballet Intensive as well as stage works that will be performed in 2018-19.
All programs will continue as usual; Zachary Carroll will be joining TPB's Career Track faculty. He is a founding member of TPB's faculty and received his early training from George Zoritch at the University of Arizona, and attended The National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. He has danced nationally and abroad as a soloist and principal for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Ballet West, as well as a guest performer for numerous companies. He has also been a member of Skinner/Kirk Dance Ensemble, performed and toured for more than a decade with BodyVox, and was the director of BodyVox 2. He frequently guest teaches around the country.
Learn more online at theportlandballet.org.
to can Dear Mom wines
Eastside Distilling, a producer of award-winning spirits along with canning and bottling capabilities through its Motherlode subsidiary, has an agreement with Dear Mom Wine Co. to begin canning its full line of wines. Launched in 2017, Dear Mom Wine Co. pays homage to the women who create us and inspire us to dream and thrive. Dedicated to providing a premium and convenient wine experience that will have a far-reaching impact, each month the company will donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity whose work benefits moms locally and globally. Dear Mom Wine Co. was started by two high school friends, Robert Karmin and Jonathan Canter.
Motherlode and Dear Mom Wine Co. are capitalizing on significant growth trends taking place within the canned wine market, primarily due to a new wave of consumers seeking convenient alternatives to fit their active lifestyles, as well as the sustainability benefits of cans. Reports show that the sales of canned wine have doubled for each of the last two years.
Veterans Career and Resource Fair set for April 14
Marylhurst University will host a Veterans Career and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 14 in the Old Library, BP John Administration Building on campus, 17600 Pacific Hwy., Marylhurst. The event is free and includes lunch.
Families are welcome; no child care is available. The event starts with check-in at 9:30 a.m., followed by breakout sessions on topics such as resume translations, preparing for the "real world" and leadership and advocacy.
Atticus Hotel open
Oregon wine country's newest destination, the Atticus Hotel, opened in historic downtown McMinnville April 1. The 36-room, full-service luxury hotel pays homage to the city's preserved architecture, touting timeless accents like high ceilings, fireplaces, original artwork, handcrafted furnishings and scores of goods from local purveyors. No two rooms are exactly alike, and thoughtful, unexpected features like the Drawing Room — a private lounge space behind a hidden door — help create a boutique lodging experience unlike anything else in the Willamette Valley.
Shipt, Target launch
same-day delivery service
Shipt, a leading online marketplace and Target Corporation have announced they will begin same-day delivery of more than 55,000 groceries, essentials, home, electronics, toys and other products across the Northwest, including in Eugene and the greater Portland area April 17. Cumulatively, the launch gives more than 2 million households across the Northwest access to Target products, delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour.
To celebrate the launch, new Shipt members who sign up prior to the launch will receive an annual membership for $49, regularly $99.
To apply to be a Shipt shopper visit shipt.com and click on Get Paid to Shop.
— The Review, Tidings