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Biz Beat 9-27-2012

Construction has begun on the Nobel Peace Park in Alton Baker Park and the project is being coordinated by Paddock Construction. Many other local businesses and organizations are involved, including PDG Design Group, SSW Engineers, Schlesinger & Associates, EWEB, Knife River, Eugene Sand and Gravel, Farwest Steel, Mid-Valley Gravel, Oasis Fencing, Willamette Graystone, Wildish Construction, Graybar/Kim Lighting, SeaReach Ltd., Laser Image, Rexius, Native Grounds Nursery, Friends of Trees, Eugene Rotary, Wellspring Friends School, Peace Village School and the UO Service Learning Program. Board members are John Attig, Tana Mason, Donna Reitz, Pat Anderson, Evelyn Anderton, Dan Bryant, Jean Carley, Bill McConochie and Nancy Newman.

GreenLane’s “People, Planet, Profit & Pints” mixer will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 27, at Ninkasi for members and those interested in joining the business networking group. The next luncheon will be from noon to 1 pm Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Eugene Hilton, followed by a free mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 11, at the UO College of Business. See greenlane-sbn.org for details. 

Sol Botanicals is a new business at 383 W. 3rd Ave. in Eugene. The business, owned by Felicia Parra and her family, had its grand opening Sept. 22, and calls itself an “herbal apothecary offering locally crafted herbal goods and organic smoothies and tea.” Products include the line of Mama Rose’s Naturals, “created by the loving hands of Rosetta herself,” and new products include herbal chocolate, hop flowers, medicinal mushrooms and skin care formulas. The website is still a work in progress, but a Facebook page is up and the phone number is 485-9430.

Eugene Yoga is doing something different this fall with “Yoga for Large Bodies” and “YogaMind for Women with Eating/Body Image Concerns.” “As a mother of three grown daughters I am very much aware of the challenges women face daily,” says Director Diane Butera.” Our culture is one that promotes unhealthy body images.” The studio is at 3575 Donald St. Visit eugeneyoga.ur or call 520-8771.

 Lane Council of Governments has a 15-member advisory panel called Lane Economic Committee and vacancies are coming up this winter. Find an application at lcog.org or call 682-7450.

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