ralph lauren polo black March 23 business briefs
The local organization will waive its regular enrollment fee for any new member who brings in a bag of nonperishable groceries, or a monetary donation, through March 31.
Members of the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce are invited to a benefits workshop to learn how to better showcase their businesses or nonprofit organizations to the community, and to take full advantage of their Chamber membership.
The workshop will also detail how to increase one online presence using the Chamber website.
Attendance is limited to Chamber members. Attendees are invited to bring business cards or other promotional materials.
Become immersed in the world of wine
Linfield College is offering a new program this summer catering to students and members of the public who want to explore the wine industry.
The program will place participants in a position to learn directly from wine industry professionals and to meet with experts through a number of visits to local vineyards and wineries. Scott Henson joins orthodontic practice
Dr. Scott Henson has joined the office of Dr. Douglas Fry, offering orthodontics to the Newberg and McMinnville communities.
Henson has been practicing orthodontics in Oregon since 2008 in Wilsonville and Sherwood, and also maintains a private practice in Astoria.
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to the Northwest.
With Henson joining the team the practice has changed its name to Henson Fry Family Orthodontics. Henson will work out of both the Newberg and McMinnville offices.
Foot care center collects shoes for a cause
The Newberg and Hillsboro locations of Oregon Foot Care Centers are collecting shoes that will be distributed to help people in need.
The foot care center is asking for and gently used shoes, which will ultimately be donated to Soles 4 Souls, a nonprofit that has distributed 22 million pairs of shoes during its 10 year existence.
Dr. Kim Gauntt of the foot care center has collected shoes for the effort in the past, and explained in 2015 that the nonprofit identifies providing shoes as a specific way to address poverty, a link that could be a crucial step in getting someone out of impoverished conditions.
Soles4Souls often donates the shoes with the intention that the receiving party will resell them at a low cost, and in that way it benefits not only the final recipient of the shoes, but also the economic health of the country.