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Volume 10, Issue 11
November 2012

November 2012 Business News
compiled by Haley Tilt

November CMBA Program: Printing Solutions for Every Company

Chris Cunningham, Manager of Document Services for CTX-Xerox, will be the featured speaker at the November 14 meeting of the Cedar Mill Business Association. She says, “Most companies recognize the importance of cost-effective and efficient document management—industry analysts report that as much as three percent of annual revenues are spent on document production. However, the expertise and time it takes to achieve those objectives can be difficult to realize. CTX can show you what you don’t know about your own input, throughput, and output through workflow optimization.” Learn about affordable business solutions that level the playing field for every size company. For a preveiw, visit their website, [The Cedar Mill News is printed on a high-speed color copier with a finishing attachment at CTX.]

The Cedar Mill Business Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 11:45-1 pm at the Cedar Mill Bible Church chapel, 12208 NW Cornell Rd. Non-members are welcome to attend a couple of meetings for free. Visit for more information. There’s free pizza, coffee and tea, or bring your own beverage if you choose.

barrelWelcome to Barrel

Barrel is a retail wine shop combining local and international wines, familiar favorites, and undiscovered gems. We emphasize wines that express their origins and lend themselves to a comparison between old and new world wine. Barrel also offers a small and unique selection of local and international beers.

Barrel is a wine bar where you can meet up with your best friends and make new ones. Our ever-expanding wine selection features wines by the taste, by the glass or by the bottle. We have something for every palate and every pocket. You are welcome to choose a bottle off the shelf and relax at one of our cozy tables to enjoy.

Barrel is a wine-centric venue that offers a menu consisting of everything we love to have with wine or beer, from classic artisanal cheese to locally made charcuterie. We keep it simple with classic snacks on our daily menu.

Be sure to consider our weekly wine tasting, Fridays from 5-8 pm. Taste new wines from our own backyard and from regions across the globe. Barrel is an event space for small groups, where parties encourage new conversations and relationships.

Barrel is located at 14740 NW Cornell Road in the Oak Hills Village Shopping Center, right next to Pizzicato. Contact us at 971-245-6000 or stop by during our regular hours, Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm.

Books for Tots

bearThe UPS Store‚ at 10940 SW Barnes Rd, in conjunction with The UPS Store locations across the country, invites you to stop by and donate to help a disadvantaged child through the Toys for Tots Literacy Program (TFTLP) any time between November 1 and December 31.

TFTLP seeks to help economically disadvantaged children compete academically by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively. This program gives you the opportunity to have a direct impact on the children in our community. Just one dollar donated buys a book for a child in need. With your support, TFTLP can make a difference in the lives of the more than 14 million children. 100% of the proceeds donated to the TFTLP benefit local children in need, or the libraries, schools and programs that serve them.

The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. Since launching the program in March 2008, over $2 million has been raised, helping to deliver hundreds of thousands of books to less-fortunate children across the country. For more information, please visit

The UPS Store is open Monday thru Friday, 9 am-7 pm, and Saturday, 9-5. For more information, call 503-646-9999 or visit our web site at

Azar joins 503 Salon

Cedar Mill resident Azar Tavakoli is a fully-licensed hairdresser with 29 years experience in all aspects of hairdressing—cut, color, perm, and highlighting—and is bringing her expertise to Salon 503 LLC, located at 12505 NW Cornell Road (next to Mike's Auto Parts).

Azar was born in Iran and came to the U.S. with her husband and daughters in 1976. A U.S. citizen, Azar has lived in Cedar Mill since 1982, where she has operated a home salon for the past 15 years. She received a diploma from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in California, the L'Oreal Centre Technique, and a Toni & Guy London Academy Certificate of Advanced Hairdressing. 

Azar has worked in a variety of salons, including Gary Lucky, Gazebo, and her own salon in Cedar Mill, which she then sold when she and her husband started Pars Market. Now that Azar has put her 119th Ave home on the real estate market, she will be joining the team of stylists at Salon 503 LLC. Call Azar directly at 503-319-1992 to schedule an appointment.

Village Gallery News

Little Lucky Blue, by Nancy Cuevas

The Village Gallery’s featured artist for November is painter Nancy Cuevas. As a child, Cuevas created art by copying the artwork on the back of her dad’s Reader’s Digests. Her favorite media are oil, pastel, and charcoal, and her paintings range from larger than life-size to small scale. Her subjects include figures, portraits, still life and animals. She says, “Setting out the paints, mixing color, and figuring out exactly what I am seeing is very meditative. My work takes on a life of it’s own.

My subjects become very familiar to me as I deconstruct their physical forms and rebuild them again on two-dimensional canvas. There is something joyful in creating a set of moments.” Cuevas started teaching about five years ago. Her work can be seen at For more info on her classes, please visit

Learn to create custom marbled papers from artist Danny Rodriguez at his workshop on Saturday, November 3, 10-3 at the gallery. A fee of $60 includes instruction and all supplies needed to complete marbled papers you can take home. Advance registration is required. Please call the gallery at 503-644-8001 or stop by to register.

Other November classes include Children’s Art Classes with Kristi Roberts on Monday and Wednesday afternoons; Linda Rothchild Ollis’s “Acrylics for Brilliant Transparent Paintings,” on Mondays; Liz Walker’s “Techniques & Projects for Watermedia Painters,” on Wednesdays; and Emma Achleithner’s Traditional Watercolor Class on Thursday mornings. Please call the gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit their website at for additional information about these classes.

Village Gallery is located next to the Cedar Mill Library at 12505 NW Cornell Rd. and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4, Sunday 12-4, and closed on Mondays.

Get LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful online tool that can be used to connect business to business, and it offers unlimited networking potential. Rosalea Peters of WEO Media will present a free seminar on how to set up your LinkedIn business or company account, as well as reviewing business-to-business advertising options and new features that LinkedIn has recently made available.

The seminar takes place Tuesday, November 13, at 6 pm in the Sunset Credit Union “igloo” at 1100 Northwest Murray Boulevard #200. Space is limited, so please RSVP your attendance to by November 9.

Preorder Your Thanksgiving Side Dishes at The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar on Saltzman is helping to make your holidays merry and bright. This year, enjoy holiday side dishes custom-made for you by Chef Melissa Stanton. Melissa will lovingly (and deliciously) prepare classic sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and original cranberry sauce. However, if you’re looking to add a little gourmet flavor to your Thanksgiving dinner, try her savory oyster stuffing, fully-loaded mashed potatoes, or zesty orange cranberry sauce. Of course, no meal would be complete without a fresh-baked apple or pumpkin pie or New York style cheesecake.

Call or come by to order your Thanksgiving sides and they will be ready for Wednesday or Thanksgiving morning pick-up.

The Wine Cellar is located at 525 NW Saltzman Road. Contact them at the shop at 503-643-5655 or 503-704-5805 mobile.

New Life Insurance Product

On October 13, Farmers rolled out a new Life Insurance product. The new “Term Value” offers reduced premiums and a wider selection of underwriting classifications for the insured. The policies are available in 10-, 20-, and 30-year terms and are very competitively priced. If you have ever considered obtaining Life Insurance coverage to better protect your family and loved ones, now is the time. For a rate quote or product comparison, contact Farmers Insurance Agency Owner Joseph LaParne at 971-228-8966. The office is located at 1070 NW Murray Blvd, Ste 6.

enthVirtue of the month: Enthusiasm

“And Whatsoever you do, do it heartily”. Colossians 3:23

Enthusiasm is being filled with spirit. It means “God within.” When we live with enthusiasm, we are excited about life, and are open to the wonders each day holds. We do things wholeheartedly, with zeal and eagerness, holding nothing back. We allow the excitement of the moment to fill us….”

The Practice of Enthusiasm: “I am excited about my life…I put love and joy into what I do… I smile, laugh and have a good sense of humor… I have a positive spirit.” Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Brought to you by Virtues Connection Portland, on Facebook at For more information, contact Delaram at 503-267-0202.

Will and Trust Planning

Free Seminar: What you need to know about Will & Trust Planning

Attorney at Law Dean Shade will show you how to create a Will or Trust and discuss the differences between the two. This free seminar will be held Tuesday, November 14 from 6-7 pm at Sunset Credit Union, located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd., #200. To reserve your spot, please send an email to or call the credit union at 503-643-1335. Space is limited so please reserve your spot now.

Summit Dental Food Drive

Summit Dental in Cedar Mill will be hosting their second annual Food Drive in conjunction with the Oregon Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the office during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday from 8 am-5 pm. Summit Dental will be collecting food from November 15 to December 14. Dr. Hagedorn will match the amount of food donated during this time, so bring in your donations today! Last year, Summit Dental donated over 80 pounds of food to the Oregon Food Bank. You can read more about the food drive at or call the office at 503-644-7202.

Dance Beginners Welcome

To show their appreciation to Cedar Mill News readers, Impressions Dance Club is offering 50% off all introductory dance lessons between now and Thanksgiving. The Introductory Program includes three 30-minute private lessons plus admission to one of their Friday group classes and open dances. Community Dances are held every second and fourth Friday at the Leedy Grange. For detailed information visit or contact Cynthia Parent at 971-226-1119.

Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. snacks at Pars

Pars Market on Cornell Road will now offer delicious Mountain Man snacks in a single-size portion. Some of the most popular mixes will be available for just $2.95. For information on having Mountain Man products in your store contact Joanne Hollister at 503-701-4005.

Back and Ready for Business

Dr. Lauren McCabe of Cedar Mill Chiropractic Clinic will be returning from maternity leave November 12. Chase Henry Avolio was born September 26 weighing in at 8 pounds 4 oz. Also, both doctors at Cedar Mill Chiropractic Clinic are now in network with Aetna. Please call 503-646-3393 to schedule your appointment.

kaliTriYoga workshop at SAC

Yogini Kaliji will visit the Sunset Athletic Club Mind/Body Studio, November 9-11, for a three-day workshop. TriYoga unites breath and focus with dynamic and sustained postures to create greater flow of prana. Kaliji is the founder of TriYoga, a practice taught by over 1000 certified teachers worldwide. Contact Joan Gunness for details and to enroll: or 971-235-7621.



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