Biz Beat 4-16-2015

KEPW Eugene Home Grown Community Radio is holding weekly meetings at 6 pm Thursdays at the Growers Market upstairs, 454 Willamette St. The group has raised about $2,500 of the $10,000-plus needed to get the low-power radio station up and running by late summer. Organizers plan to broadcast local musicians and bands, variety shows, progressive call-in talk shows, environmental news, labor news and more. See or look for KEPW on Facebook. 

Speaking of radio, KWAX listener-supported classical music radio at 91.1 FM is doing its on-air fundraising this week and is planning to soon expand its broadcasting to the Corvallis area after two decades of planning. 

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18, and local independently owned record and CD stores are celebrating with special events and sales. Participating stores include Skip’s Records & CD World, CD/Game Exchange and House of Records. Find out more at

Coming up is the third annual 90by30 Child Abuse Prevention Conference April 25 at Valley River Inn in Eugene. Scholarships are available for those who cannot pay all of the $149 regular registration fee or $50 student fee. Speakers at the conference include Richard Cooke, Lesley Taylor and Charles Martinez. Find a schedule and registration information at

Eugene Yoga plans to open a new studio downtown the week of May 1. Extensive renovations have begun to a 3,000-square-foot ground floor space at 245 E. Broadway, previously occupied by Lee World Travel and across the street from the Eugene Hotel. The new studio will bring a wide range of yoga styles to people of all ages, levels and abilities that live, work in or visit the downtown area, says Diane Butera, who co-owns Eugene Yoga with her husband, Lou Butera. “Yoga is about living vibrantly. We are thrilled to be part of the revitalization of downtown Eugene,” she says. The new studio will offer more than 60 classes, running from early morning through to late evening. Diana Butera can be reached at 520-8771 or through

The Tap & Growler at 207 E. 5th Ave. is the first taphouse/bar in Lane County to be RE:think Business certified by BRING Recycling. RE:think certification is awarded to companies in the county that are committed to reducing waste and conserving natural resources. T&G only accumulates one bag of trash per day. The free BRING consulting service helps local businesses evaluate and adjust their environmental performance, saving money and reducing waste. Find out more by emailing or call 746-3023.

We hear space is still available for a fundraising workshop series on Nonviolent Communication with Kristin Collier beginning April 18. Register for “Growing Peace Through Compassionate Communication” by emailing or call 968-5896. Suggested donation is $100 for the four Saturday morning workshops, but no one will be turned away.