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The Business Briefs are short news items about things going on in the Inner Southeast business community

Kimberly Steele is the speaker in January, on the 16th, at the Assn. of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood, 6-9 p.m.Kimberly Steele of "Changing Places LLC" speaks to AHB in January: At the January 16 meeting of the Association of Home Businesses, Presenter Kimberly Steele of Changing Places, LLC, will talk about the importance of personal space and discuss approaches to the home office, and organizing your home office – how to set up a productive home office, and the best practices for using the space successfully. In addition to the talk, Sheldon Penner of Chris Cakes Northwest will flip pancakes spectacularly and host a complete "breakfast for dinner" buffet for all attending, 6-9 p.m. at SMILE Station, 13th and Tenino in Sellwood. Open to all; meeting fee of $10 includes the buffet. Please RSVP to assist food preparation. RSVP at – or call Eric at 503/232-2326.

Dog grooming business celebrates 16th: Springtyme Osmer of "Sellwood Grooming" tells THE BEE she is celebrating its 16th anniversary, and has brought back "by customer request" $10 "U-washes". Also, in January to celebrate, the business "will be giving away $5.00 nail trims". Sellwood Grooming is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For appointments, call 503/234-7989. The address is 7302 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland.

Portland Memorial ends record-breaking ad: Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, now owned by the Foundation Partners of Florida, as part of its re-evaluation of the business, has elected to end its monthly obituary list of names in THE BEE – an ad which prior ownerships have told us has run in every issue of THE BEE ever published, starting with the newspaper's founding in September of 1906. We have no way independently of confirming that; but if it is true, then probably that ad, at 113 years, is the longest continuously running advertisement in any American newspaper, ever. And we're sorry to see it go, as will be the readers who have referred to it to learn who in Southeast Portland has passed. However, the funeral home says it intends to continue advertising its periodic special events for which the public is welcome, such as its annual Memorial Day observance.

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