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Biz Beat 7-7-2016

• Hollis Shostrom and his company Perpetual Motion Design have a fundraiser at gofundme.com/pmdeugene. Shostrom says he is raising money for the design of innovative new wheelchairs including the construction of his own chair. Email pmdeugene@gmail.com for more info.

• Paul Moore of Arriving by Bike tells EW that according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) “Interbike has announced the first round of IB Award nominees for product, retailer and triathlon categories, including the bicycle retailer nominees.” Online voting has begun, and IB Awards will be held during September’s Interbike expo in Las Vegas. The retailer nominations were determined by an open industry online ballot then vetted by the BRAIN editorial staff. Categories for the retailer awards include Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop, Best Mountain Bike Shop, Best Women’s/Female Friendly Shop and 2016 Retailer of the Year. Arriving by Bike is up for Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop, which “recognizes the specialty retailer that features the best selection, product mix and knowledgeable staff in the urban and lifestyle category. This shop appeals to commuters and recreational riders.” Arriving by Bike is up against bike shops from across the country. Voting closes July 29; go to surveymonkey.com/r/2016IBAwardsBallot to vote.

• Home Instead’s Let’s Talk about Driving program is designed to help keep Eugene seniors safer on the road, the senior home health care service says. According to Home Instead, “A recent study found that when seniors stop driving, they run the risk of social isolation.” The free program can be found at LetsTalkAboutDriving.com. Home Instead says, “The program encourages adult children to start the conversation about driving with their aging parents  — and possibly find alternatives to quitting driving altogether.”