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Biz Beat 4-12-2012

GloryBee Foods will host its annual Bee Weekend April 13-14 at its new location, 29548 B. Airport Road. This community event is “packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, honey sampling and additional activities.” Dick Turanski, founder and beekeeper, will demonstrate bees installation into hives. Friday demo times are 9:30 and 11 am, 12:30, 2, 3:30 and 5 pm, and Saturday at 8:30, 10 and 11 am. The store will be open until 12:30 pm Saturday.

Need cheap office space? We hear Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., has an office for rent starting May 1. The space is 132 sq. ft. and rents for $100 per month, including utilities, internet access and additional meeting space. Contact the building manager at growmgr@gmail.com

Local ad agency bell+funk has moved to new offices in the Broadway Commerce Center, 44 W. Broadway, Suite 210. The full service agency offering marketing, advertising, design and research is headed by David Funk and Jennifer Bell. Call 653-8969 or visit bellandfunk.com

Scott Landfield of Tsunami Books at 25th and Willamette says his new and used book business “keeps improving since Borders closed its doors,” and “It’s actually growing faster than we have cash flow to deal with; an interesting dilemma.” Landfield says he only has three years left on his 20-year lease, and someone will need to buy the building “for us to continue beyond the lease.” He says Lawson’s Piano Store across the street has closed after 30 years, but the South Willamette shopping district is “becoming one of the hippest spots in town.” 

A two-day intensive biogas workshop is being planned for April 14-15, and the instructor is Warren Weismann, owner of HESTIA Home Biogas and “an internationally recognized expert on biogas and anaerobic digestion with over 20 years experience as a builder, heavy equipment mechanic and power plant operator.” Cost of the workshop is $225. Email weiswar@yahoo.com of call 337-5690 for more information.

Fifth Street Public Market has two new businesses opening this month at the base of the new hotel. Outdoor Elements, owned by Wendy Jacobson and Mike Jacobson offers “modern eclectic furnishings, accessories, home accents, gifts and art for the garden, patio, kitchen and indoors.” The H Boutique, owned by the Ritchie family, is a jewelry and fashion store that will offer “plush interior amenities and an air of fresh exuberance in customer service,” says Melanie Diamond, general manager of the market. 

Need a laugh? The Tai Chi Yoga Center is offering an all-day laughter yoga retreat from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 14, in Elmira. Call 515-0946 or visit taichiyogacenter.com

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