Biz Beat 7-30-2015

The Barn Light will be opening its second location in early August. The site is on the ground level of the new Northwest Community Credit Union building at 545 E. 8th Ave. near the U.S. Courthouse. The new café, lounge and banquet room will occupy 1,600 square feet of space. Designer is Leah Fuller of GMA Architects who also designed the downtown Barn Light. Décor is sourced from local shops and includes up-cycled materials and reclaimed wood. The new Barn Light will be open all days but Sunday. See 

Laughing Crow Salon is the area’s “first organic beauty salon,” according to owners Melissa and George Bosch. The salon is at 690 Van Buren. “Our passion is using organic, earth-friendly products and practices that lower our carbon footprint,” say the owners. “Nothing goes down the drain. We work to make sure our salon is healthy.” Phone number is 972-7012.

Independent film making is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, July 31, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street. Speakers will include Richard Herskowitz, Josh Purvis and Edward Schiessi talking about the future of indie films with new technology and expanding distribution opportunities. $5 for non-members.

The David Minor Theater is about to celebrate its seventh year of business bringing movies and beer downtown at 180 E. 5th Ave. “We urgently need to make upgrades to bring new life to the theater,” says owner and manager Josh Goldfarb. “We need new projection, updated sound systems and to take care of some building maintenance.” Goldfarb has started a crowd-sourced fundraiser at Or call 762-1700 to help with fundraising. 

Womenspace is asking local professional businesses to volunteer their services during its annual shutdowns. The Safehouse will be closed Aug. 17-30, and the business offices will be closed Sept. 14-19. “We need assistance from the community in helping us with our annual maintenance,” says Peggy Whalen of Womenspace. “Some professional services we are in need of include carpet cleaning, painting, power washing and a variety of handy-person projects.” Call 485-8232 ext. 114 or email

Pleasant Hill Urgent Care opened July 21 at 35859 Hwy. 58 in the Pisgah Market. The clinic is an expansion of Eugene Urgent Care and is modeled after the other locations, says Susan Floyd, director of operations. Dr. Alex Morley is the CFO and Mitch Boriskin is the family nurse practitioner. The clinic features eight exam rooms, a digital x-ray room, laboratory and electronic medical records. It’s open seven days a week and specializes in treating all non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Phone number is 988-7300.

The Long Tom Watershed Council recently hired two staff members to manage its urban habitat and business outreach programs. Sarah Whitney is a registered landscape architect and the new urban habitat and stormwater specialist. She will work with local business owners to install voluntary landscape features that improve water quality and habitat. Kathryn Rifenburg is the new outreach and education specialist who will be cultivating projects and partnerships with local businesses and conducting outreach to the local Latino community on safe and effective pesticide use.