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Academy of Modern Martial Arts moves

to Lake Grove

The Academy of Modern Martial Arts has moved to 17253 Pilkington Road in Lake Oswego.

Owners Christopher and Kristine Boyer offer age specific instruction for adults, teens and children in martial arts and self defense, grappling, tai chi and qigong, aerobic kickboxing and conditioning and Parkinson's Specific Tai Chi classes.

They are offering two free weeks of classes for those who mention and share their GoFundMe campaign on social media, whether you contribute or not.

To learn more call 503-697-7482 or find them on Facebook at

Five Star Guitars honored by NAMM

Five Star Guitars of Beaverton has been named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music instruments and pro audio products.

The store was also recognized with the Best Store Turnaround award by the industry organization.

The award was presented on Friday, June 29, at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Top 100 Awards honor retail musical instrument dealers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision to create a more musical world through their local communities.

To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, music advocacy, store design, and promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.

Best Store Turnaround recognizes Five Star Guitars for reinventing their business by adding key offerings, such as lesson programs, repairs and online sales, to strengthen and revitalize their business model.

Geoff Metts is a co-owner of Five Star Guitars. The store is located at 17305 NW Corridor Ct. #100, Beaverton. Learn more online at

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