Stuff peeled off the bottom of my shoe …

20 May

Sad day in the Hood; library district measure fails …

Tom Wood is optimistic he’ll place another business in the back half of the space formerly held by Plush; potential tenants visited today as remodeling continues up front for Apple Green …

Here’s a fun one: Nominate a favorite local business, or vote for one, or both, at Love a Local Business, a site sponsored by Intuit, the folks behind the popular Quickbooks software …

Reminder: The Heights Business Association and Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an informational FastBreak program at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at the CGCC Indian Creek Campus, Room 310 (upstairs). Attendance is free. There will be two topics of possible interest to you. Topic 1: Career Readiness Certificate — The State of Oregon, headed up by the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, is launching the National Career Readiness Certificate at the end of this year. What is it? The CRC is a new employee credential that assesses foundational skills. What does mean for your business? The CRC will change the way businesses hire new employees. What’s in it for you? Oregon Career Ready jobseekers will arrive ready to work with a CRC from the State of Oregon that verifies what they can do. Topic 2: Bob Francis, Hood River City Manager, discussing possible Urban Renewal project for the Heights …

Want to brush up on, or maybe learn for the first time how to be comfortable with, your public speaking skills? Heidi Venture of The Next Door is helping organize a new Toastmasters group, starting noon Friday, June 4, at The Next Door, between Oak and State on 2nd. Interested? Attend, then …

Amanda Goeke has got good news and bad news today. She put a lot of herself into the library measure, so is bummed about that, but is happy to report that her Volcanic Bottle Shoppe project is moving ahead on the Heights. “We’ve secured the money and location (1410 12th St. – where the salon used to be) and are working on everything else.  We hope to open by July (keep your fingers crossed for us!).” OK, but, um, how then would I type? …

Tourism is a key component of business in the Hood (not the only component). Want to learn more about how we should market ourselves to tourists? Attend an event on Saturday, May 22, at the Hood River Hotel, sponsored by Rural Development Initiatives and featuring, among others, Joanne Steele, blogger of Rural Tourism Marketing. The link has details …

Brad Opstead is a Portland writer looking for one-year lodging lease in the $400 to $600 range. Contact him if you have ideas or options …

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One Response to “Stuff peeled off the bottom of my shoe …”

  1. Amanda Goeke May 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I had asked Stu to keep our website under wraps for the time being, but we are now ready to spread the word. It’s just an introductory placeholder right now, but we hope to add more soon. Visit http://www.volcanicbottleshoppe.com and “like” us on Facebook!

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