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AHB favorite, marketing expert Zoe Morrison speaks September 21.Speaker at AHB meeting has ten tips to "multiply your followers": Social marketing expert Zoe Morrison takes time to return to the Association of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood on Thursday, September 21, with some practical advice for small businesspeople about "Sprucing up your 'story' to make it EVERGREEN – 10 tips for building a forest of followers". Evergreen content is one part of a strategy to simplify, capture clients' attention, and keep task lists manageable. Many small business owners ask, "Where am I going to find the TIME to add another task?" This presentation answers that question, while offering real-life solutions. Attend this month's meeting and learn how to grow content for a variety of platforms that is organic and fresh. The meeting runs 6-9 p.m., with the presentation starting after the buffet supper around 7:30 p.m. Visitors welcome, and pay only the $10 members' door fee for the meal, the networking, and the presentation. RSVP requested for meal preparation; call 503/232-2326. Meetings are at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street. More information online –

Brooklyn Park Pub in 4th annual bazaar: The Brooklyn Park Pub, at 3400 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood, announces its fourth annual "Art, Whiskey, and Crafts Summer Bazaar", set for Sunday, September 17, 4-8 p.m. "Come enjoy a variety of vendors from knife sharpening to pottery to fine art, accompanied by live music. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The event will be sponsored by our local brewery, Ross Island Brewing." However, due to the venue and the whiskey and beer, as you might expect, it's a 21-and-over-only event.

Liquor license requested in Sellwood: The OLCC has reported receiving a liquor license application from "Nama Ramen", at the address of 7952 S.E. 13th Avenue. Comments may be made to the OLCC by September 2.

WCBA's officers for 2017 are complete: The Woodstock Community Business Association's list of officers for the year is complete, after installing its new President, Thad Davis, of Payroll On Time, Inc. The business association, which also represents businesses in Brentwood-Darlington, has as its Vice President Elisa Edgington of the Woodstock VCA Animal Hospital, its Treasurer is Cory Hansen of City Sanitary Service, and its Secretary is Eric Norberg of THE BEE. The remaining Board members include Ann Sanderson of Odango Hair Salon, Nancy Chapin of Brentwood-Darlington-based TSG Services, Susan Williams of KeyBank in Woodstock, Marah Anderson of the Woodstock New Seasons Market, Jin Darney of the Woodstock Farmers Market, Stacey Lennon of the Portland Tribune, a permanent seat for the Woodstock Neighborhood Association, and another permanent seat for the Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Association. This month, on Sunday, September 10, the WCBA coordinates its third annual "Woodstock Gives Back" merchant sale and charity event throughout its business district.

Gladstone Street nursery business has moved: Amanda, one of the owners of "Birds & Bees Nursery" formerly located at 3709 S.E. Gladstone Street, advises that they'll be opening the business at a new location, 3327 S.E. 50th Avenue, in early September. The telephone number will remain 503/788-6088, and the website is –

Eastmorelander Gia Whitlocks Keep Your Temper is among her works on display on Labor Day Weekend at Art in the Pearl. Eastmoreland artist featured in "Art in the Pearl": In what's being billed as Portland's only art show, "rated one of the top ten fine arts and crafts festivals in the nation" – "Art in the Pearl", over the Labor Day weekend – one of the featured artists is Eastmoreland's Gia Whitlock, painter and "2-D mixed media artist". Since moving to Portland from Salt Lake City just five years ago, she has participated in booth shows and exhibitions at Oregon galleries. She adds, "My work has also appeared in numerous publications and been licensed by national retailers." The 21st Annual "Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival" will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, in the North Park Blocks, downtown. Admission is free.

New "family coach" service available: Mollie Hyman, who reports 30 years experience working with children and families from preschool through college – in the roles of child and family therapist, parent educator, school counselor, and college success coach – has opened her own practice, "Ms. Mollie" Child and Family Coaching. This Sellwood resident reports she has a multitude of strategies and techniques that she has crafted through her years of experience, and she intuitively knows which will work best for each unique situation. Mollie has worked extensively with children who experience challenges due to Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Processing issues, Spectrum Disorders, and trauma, and now offers "a short-term service for lasting change which occurs in the comfort and familiarity of the child's home." For more information, go online: – or call 503/957-8742.

Local artists show new work: The 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood reports that its September exhibition is devoted to showing the latest work by two local artists – Serena Barton and Claudia Nix. will be showing their new work at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood, all September. Open Thursday thorugh Sunday, 12-5 p.m., at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, #5. The First Friday reception is September 1, 6-9 p.m.; the Artists' Reception is Sunday, September 3, 2-4 p.m. For information, call 503/432-3513.

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