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Biz Beat 3-22-2012

Back in this column March 1 we wrote about Eugene dentist Josephine Stokes, DDS opening her new practice in mid-March, called Pearly Whites of Eugene. She tells us the opening has been delayed a bit, but she’s able to take calls and schedule appointments. “I have also worked out with my dental neighbors that if I have an emergency, I do have a place to be able to see them,” she says. “I have been practicing in Eugene for 10 years and it was time to start my own practice. Everything will be brand new — except my staff!” Lyn Hayden-Scugall will be her hygienist, Nancy Lawrence will be her dental assistant and her office manager will be Liz Daugherty. New offices will be at 622 E. 22nd Ave. Phone is 686-3003.

The Olympic Trials at Hayward Field, called TrackTown12 this time around, selects food vendors through its Local Organizing Committee, and this year the vendors will be Ritta’s Burritos, Café Glendi, Lorenzo’s BBQ and Papaya’s Asian Catering. All four were featured at the 2008 trials. “The businesses selected have the experience and personnel to handle the volume and the demanding schedule,” says TrackTown12 co-chair Greg Erwin. The Olympic Trials will be held June 21 to July 1 and fans are expected to exceed 200,000 this year.

Deadline to apply for the fourth annual Willamette Angel Conference is March 19. The May 10 investor conference (see willametteconference.com) connects early stage and seed businesses with venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for a potential $200,000 investment, plus some matching funds. A related “pitch competition” will be at the Chamber of Commerce SmartUps Pub Talk from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, March 22, at the Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. 5th Ave. in Eugene. 

Dr. Matt Freedman, a Eugene chiropractor and Marine veteran, is making an appeal to the public this spring to donate new or used DVDs which will be shipped to U.S. military personnel overseas. His office is at 315 W. Broadway, Suite 100, and donation hours are from 2 to 6 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. His phone number is 343-5633. 

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