The Business Briefs are short news items about plans and events in the Inner Southeast business community

Prominent dog trainer and pet nail trimmer moves away: Leaving Oregon: Audrey Charmant (the mom), Elias (the kid), and Luke (the dog).Audrey Charmant, who has been a monthly fixture at Sellwood Pet Supply on "nail trimming day", and also is a noted dog trainer, announces that she and her family are relocating out of Oregon effective May 1. Her last day of seeing clients was April 27th. She adds that she will still be seeing her Oregon training clients remotely – "And will continue my career as a certified dog trainer in my new location. If you have any training concerns, I would love to talk with you. I may be traveling back to Portland periodically, so training sessions will be scheduled for in-person appointments in advance. I would also just like to hear how your dogs and cats are doing!" She has not publicly disclosed where she is moving to.

Woodstock Wine and Deli celebrates wine month…with wine: On May 13th, Gregg Fujino, owner of Woodstock Wine and Deli, at S.E. 41st and Woodstock Boulevard, offers a public event to celebrate May as "Oregon Wine Month". As part of it, the shop is resuming its inexpensive wine tastings starting that evening – from, 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Gregg says, "We started wine tastings in 1985, and we're eager to have everyone back for tasting of twenty great Oregon wines after a two year COVID break. Wine reps will be pouring – and present to answer questions. Admission is $15, and all Oregon wines tasted will be discounted for pre-sale." An RSVP is requested to Gregg Fujino, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May "in-person" AHB meeting makes online marketing easier: The AHB speaker on May 19th is Damashe Thomas of Bedrock Innovations - who helps make online marketing work. Once again meeting in person at SMILE Station, The Association of Home Businesses meets on the third Thursday each month, 6-9 p.m. The featured speaker on May 19th is Damashe Thomas of "Bedrock Innovations" – an expert in the technology of online marketing. Whether you are looking to sell e-books or teach an online course, Damashe will discuss the best solutions available. From DIY and plug-and-play options, to fully-customized solutions, he'll help you learn how to decide which will work best for your business and your budget. As a family man and small business owner who is also blind, Damashe has a broader-than-usual perspective on what needs to happen to make technology work for you. Plan to be at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino (a block south of Tacoma) in Sellwood, on Thursday evening, May 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. The $10 door fee includes supper; meetings are open to everyone. But, to attend, you're asked to RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or, call 503/232-2326. Further information is available online –

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