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The AHB speaker on March 17th is Zoe Morrison - who offers nine invaluable productivity tips for all businesspeople.April "in-person" AHB meeting: "You CAN manage it ALL, with these 9 productivity tips" is the topic of the April 21st speaker, Zoe Morrison. "Most of us have a world of productivity tools in our hands, but don't know how to use them." In this session, Zoe Morrison – "digital nomad & Google evangelist" – will walk you through nine tools to streamline your work flow. She'll compare apples to oranges in this session, providing insight into managing a team of one -- or one hundred. The Association of Home Businesses meetings are on the third Thursday each month at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino (a block south of Tacoma) in Sellwood, from 6 to 9 p.m. The $10 door fee includes supper; meetings are open to everyone. However, to attend, you're asked to RSVP to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or, to call 503/232-2326. Further information is available online –

WCBA chooses new officers for 2022: Following the election and re-election of Board Members at the annual General Meeting of the Woodstock Community Business Association – a business association also specifically serving the Brentwood-Darlington business district – the new Board chose its officers for the next year at its March meeting. They are: Christopher Love, of John L. Scott Real Estate in Woodstock, President; Becky Luening, of Becky Luening Book Arts, Vice President; Jennifer Schmitz, of OnPoint Community Credit Union in Woodstock, Treasurer; and Eric Norberg of THE BEE as Secretary, a post he has held for 22 years. The meeting was held on ZOOM, but at the invitation of KeyBank Branch Manager Susan Williams, also a WCBA Board Member, the April WCBA meeting will be held in person at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the meeting room of KeyBank. Visitors are welcome.

Oaks Park radio tower to carry a third station: The 200-foot radio broadcast tower which has stood for decades on the grounds of Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood is turning into one of several "radio hubs" in the Portland area. Portland station KBNP/1410 AM has been transmitting from the tower since before the 600-foot communications tower was constructed at Healy Heights across the Willamette River; then, several years ago, a new radio station licensed to Tigard began transmitting from there also – KXPD/1040 AM. Now, KQRR radio – at one time known as KYXI, and for decades transmitting with 50,000 watts on 1510 AM – has applied to the FCC to move to the same tower at Oaks Park and transmit with a reduced power of 5,000 watts in the daytime, and only 42 watts at night. The nighttime signal may have trouble reaching the station's city of license, Lake Oswego. KBNP specializes in business news; KXPD is a foreign-language broadcaster, and KQRR is reported now to be a "Christian station broadcasting in the Russian language".

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