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Paper Source opens store at Bridgeport Village

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TUALATIN - Paper Source will open its second Portland-area store at Bridgeport Village this Friday.

Paper Source, a premier paperie and online retailer, offers a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, stationery, invitations, gift wrap, greeting cards and proprietary designs developed exclusively by the retailer.

In 2008, Paper Source opened its first Portland-area store downtown on 23rd Avenue. 'We're excited to bring Paper Source to Bridgeport Village,' said Fred Bruning, CEO of CenterCal Properties, parent company to Bridgeport Village. 'Our customers can find their designer stationery and paper goods in a place they already love to shop.'

Following the store opening, the Bridgeport Village Paper Source will host a grand opening celebration in late October. Store hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the company, visit Paper-Source.com.

Bridgeport Village is one of the Portland area's premier shopping destination, with more than 70 fine shops and services, including 11 restaurants and an 18-screen Regal Cinema with I-Max auditorium. Shoppers are treated to such premium services as valet parking and an onsite concierge.

Powin plans grand opening of new facility

TUALATIN - Powin Corp. this summer moved into a new 71,000-square-foot facility at 20550 S.W. 115th Ave. after 20 years in much smaller quarters in Tigard.

An open house, with the city of Tualatin and Tualatin Chamber of Commerce taking part, will be held Monday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, appetizers and tours of the facility will be featured.

According to President and CEO Joseph Lu, Powin's top management 'believes this is a great move because the company continues to create jobs and add people, to keep pace with our expanding operations as an original equipment manufacturer and support the expansion of our other segments in furniture and metal manufacturing, renewable energy products, fitness equipment and assisting other manufacturers and retailers wishing to introduce their products into China.'

To learn more about Powin Corp., visit powin.com.

West Coast Bank sponsors own theme hole

BEAVERTON - Golfers at the sold-out Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble at Pumpkin Ridge this Friday will have more than a sporting opportunity to raise money for the chamber; they'll taste fabulous wine and have a chance to win a free bottle at the West Coast Bank theme hole.

West Coast Bank Regional President Dave Hansen said members of his staff 'look forward to volunteering at the West Coast Bank theme hole. They award a bottle of wine to the player with the longest drive on each team. It's a great opportunity to raise funds for the nonprofit chamber, which relies heavily on the proceeds from this annual event to keep running. And the sponsorship is part of West Coast Bank's commitment to the communities we serve.'

West Coast Bancorp is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.5 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit the wcb.com.

Meek earns Realtor Active in Politics Award

PORTLAND - The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors honored Mark Meek, Markram Properties LLC, with the 2011 Realtor Active in Politics Award at its Sept. 12 membership luncheon. The award annually recognizes one PMAR member who has shown outstanding service to the Realtor association in the area of governmental relations.

During his 15-plus years as a Realtor, Meek has been involved with the Realtor association by advocating its legislative policies, supporting the Realtors' right to do business and promoting homeownership. He has served as chairman of PMAR's Governmental Affairs Committee, as a PMAR PAC trustee and on numerous candidate interviewing panels. Meek represented Realtors in the city of Milwaukie's policy discussions on design standards for single family development and is the Realtor constituent contact to State Rep. Dave Hunt.

Working Web Solutions offers special deal

TIGARD - The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce had a full house Sept. 7 as small business owners clamored to know more about Facebook business marketing. The Interior Design Society of Portland scheduled Working Web Solutions for a presentation, and word is that business is booming for graphic designers and journalists who work on Facebook fan pages.

Working Web Solutions, a Portland-based web design and SEO company in business for more than 10 years, is offering custom Facebook fan page designs and Facebook business marketing. For more informationm, visit workingwebsolutions.com/facebook-business-marketing.

Owner Mary Killelea said, 'Facebook is changing how people connect with each other, and we are in the position to help local businesses take advantage of this incredible opportunity.'