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Business Briefs are short news items about what's going on this month at Southeast businesses

An experienced assistant to many professionals, Zoe Morrison helps you Polish your PowerPoint, at this months AHB meeting on March 21 in Sellwood. "How to impress, with a polished PowerPoint presentation": March's dinner meeting of the Association of Home Businesses features a practical guide to make a persuasive and impressive PowerPoint presentation, by the President of AHB, Zoe Morrison. AHB meets on the third Thursday evening of each month at SMILE Station in Sellwood at 6 p.m. for three hours of camaraderie, networking, a buffet supper, and an interesting and relevant speaker. In March, that's the 21st. Whether you're a home businessperson or not, you're welcome to attend. Door fee of $10 covers it all. RSVP requested for each attendee for meal planning. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP. More information on the group is online –

Wilhelm's Portland Memorial increases tours of famous Mausoleum: Although previously offering tours of its fabled Mausoleum only on special occasions, Wilhelm's Portland Memorial announces it will now offer these guided tours weekly to the public. Malory Wolf, Location Manager, tells THE BEE: "We are making this change to start giving back to our community, and to be more accessible to our neighbors. Our tours are every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 3 p.m. They are free to the public; all you need to do is show up in the main entrance of the funeral home by 3 p.m. to join the tour group. Tour groups are limited to 20 guests, and only one tour will be given in an afternoon. We encourage guests to arrive at least 15 minutes early for the tour to ensure they secure a spot in that afternoon's tour group. The tour is 45 minutes to an hour long, and will consist of highlighting some of the historical aspects of our Mausoleum – including marble sculptures, Tiffany stained glass, and unique architecture throughout the building. Photography is allowed, as long as the names of people placed in the mausoleum are not visible in the photos. Comfortable shoes and a jacket are encouraged, as the mausoleum is very large, and stays pretty cold in the cooler months." For more information or questions, call 503/236-4141, or walk in to Wilhelm's on S.E. 14th at Bybee Boulevard, in Westmoreland.

The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House provides quarters for families whose children are in the hospital, and periodically John L. Scott Woodstock realtors volunteer to fix meals for them.Woodstock realtors again cook for Ronald McDonald House residents: The John L. Scott real estate office in Woodstock once again prepared dinner for 25+ children and families at the N. Commercial Street nonprofit Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, January 22. The menu included BBQ ham sandwiches with pickles and coleslaw, tater tots, green salad, and brownies – made by agents Michelle Maida, Chris Love, Cassandra Marks, Vlanda Weber, and Alex Roy.

Sellwood gallery announces exhibition by Isreal Hughes: Starting March 1, the Roll Up Gallery in Sellwood features painter, collage artist, and native Oregonian Israel Hughes – in an exhibition of new mixed-media artworks "that celebrate layers, lines and edges. Motivated by formal relationships of shape, color, texture and visual themes, Hughes has created an ensemble of singular abstract works and series under such rubrics as 'Roman Ruins', 'Figures', and 'Clocks'." Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Roll Up Gallery is found at 1715 S.E. Spokane Street. Call 503/267-5835 for more information, or go online –

New Central Eastside Industrial District E.S.D.: The Central Eastside Industrial Council, centered north of OMSI, completed a two-year effort to create an Enhanced Services District with unanimous City Council approval for it in February. Brad Malsin, President of the Central Eastside Industrial Council and the ESD Steering Committee, says, "We have big goals – increasing cleanliness, improving safety for all, managing parking and transportation demand, supporting innovation in all forms and ensuring Central Eastside is a great place to create, innovate, work, live and visit." With nearly 1,200 commercial parcels, Central Eastside's ESD will generate $1.2 million in Property Management License Fee assessments in its first year, and an estimated $4.1 million over the three-year life of the ESD (2019-2021). Funds will be spent on six distinct services including Sidewalk Operations, Parking and Transportation Management, Streetscape Improvement, Workforce and Community Innovation Fund and Advocacy/ Administration, including a Financial Reserve. Services for the homeless in the area are included.

New Naturopathic doctor in Westmoreland: Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Kara Noe, new to the Springwater Wellness Center at 6214 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, announces Open House from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, to introduce the community to her practice and herself, and to offer a Spring Cleanse Program. Special guests from Sellwood's "Meditation4RegularPeople" will also offer a free guided meditation to attendees. Raffle prizes include a three-month membership to Meditation4RegularPeople, free participation in the Spring Cleanse Program with Dr. Kara Noe, and more. Open to all; light snacks and refreshments will be served.

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