Thursday, July 9, 2009

Many Different Businesses Opening Around the State

This week's Around the State showed quite a diversity of new business openings, including a dog grooming business in Lincoln City, a furniture store in Roseburg, and a counseling services firm in Portland. Other openings included:

· Emerald Quilts, a quilt consignment shop, opened in Sisters. The Nugget, 6-16-09

· Pro-Tech Computers has opened in Hermiston. Hermiston Herald, 6-27-09

· The Cupcake CafĂ© opened in Halsey. It offers soups, sandwiches, salads, and cupcakes. Albany Democrat-Herald, 7-6-09

Unfortunately, there were also three business closings announced this week:

· Benjamin’s Home Furnishings in Bend will close when a liquidation sale is complete in September. It employs eight people. Bend Bulletin, 6-30-09

· InFocus in Wilsonville will expand its job cut plans, bringing its workforce to under 200 as it adjusts to a rapid decline in demand for its digital projectors. The Oregonian, 7-2-09

· Bankrupt manufactured home company Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. will permanently close its Woodburn manufacturing facility by August 31 if a deal to sell its manufactured home assets can’t be completed. It would affect 89 workers. Portland Business Journal, 7-2-09

Past issues of Around the State are also available.

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