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Volume 3, Issue 11


November 2005

Cedar Mill Business Association News

The CMBA held its annual meeting on October 18 and elected new directors and officers. Two new directors joined the board. Bonnie Kost runs Logo Portland, a custom embroidery shop. Her shop was tucked away near the Shell Station for many years but recently moved to the Triangle Shopping Center behind the Dairy Queen.

Krista Labavitch from Sunset Animal Clinic has been a CMBA member for several years. The Sunset Animal Clinic is located in the Oak Hills Village shopping center on Cornell Road.

The new president of the CMBA is Bill Rawson from the Edward Jones office in the Sunset Shopping Center near Safeway. Vice President is Brian Harvey from American Family Insurance, Secretary is Linda Teufel from Teufel Nursery and Treasurer is June Newcomer from Mister James Hair Salon.

The CMBA board is newly energized and wants to increase its value to the local business community by implementing some of the suggestions learned from a survey of local business owners. Recognizing that there are limits to how much time a volunteer-run group can put into building a more active organization, the board is looking for ways to hire a part time leader to build the organization. Several members of the CMBA board pledged enough funds to hire a leader for at least 2 months, but recognize that it will take at least 3 months of concentrated effort to fully explore whether a more active CMBA is really feasible in our community. Businesses who would like to help build a dynamic business association are encouraged to make a donation to the CMBA. The CMBA is looking for broad business support at all levels. Businesses contributing at higher levels may also be eligible for board membership.

Many exciting things are happening in Cedar Mill. Road improvements will soon be completed and business development is poised to take off. An active local business association can stimulate local business, but it requires participation and involvement.
The next meeting of the CMBA will be held on Tuesday November 15 at 7:30 am at the Cedar Mill Community Library Meeting Room. For more information contact Bill Rawson at 503 644-1408 or bill.rawson@verizon.net or any board member.



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Portland, OR 97291-0177

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