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Biz Beat 2017-08-17

• The nonprofit Nobel Peace Laureate Project will hold its annual “Inspirer of Peace” Award Gala from 1 to 3 pm Saturday, Aug. 19, at Nobel Estate Urban, 560 Commercial St. Honored at the event will be Dr. John Alcott, Terry McDonald and Tsunami Books (Scott Landfield) for their dedication to peace education. The $25 entry will go to support the project’s ongoing work. Call 541-285-3309.

• Animal advocacy and rights organizations and local businesses are raising money to try to lower the costs for spaying and neutering pit bulls down to $10. Luvable Dog Rescue is pledging $1,500 a month to a voucher program with the Willamette Animal Guild (WAG) and its clinic. Luvable, which has previously donated to Pro-Bone-O and Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT), is seeking an additional $1,500 a month from the community so that $3,000 a month will be available for the vouchers. Edgewater Fine Furnishings has already contributed. Find information on any of the local groups’ websites or call 541-520-0295.

Discount Motorcycle Parts in west Eugene appears to be doing well under new ownership that began in March. Mike and Shery Wellington are using social media to promote special events at the shop. The Skinners Legacy Ride has been set for Sept. 17 in memory of Steve and Annette Skinner, founders and former DMP owners who died in a car crash in August 2016. Suggested donation of $10 will support the Eugene Mission.

• Eugene-based electric car maker Arcimoto has gone public. The company says, “For the first time, early adopters, brand believers and members of the general public — not just accredited investors — will be able to own equity in Arcimoto.” Go to arcimoto.com/invest for more info.