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Business Buzz, Jan. 9

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Geren's Farm Supply, at Highway and Kelso Road, unveiled its new doors as part of its expansion project on Saturday, Dec. 15, and started doing business out of the new top floor on Monday, Dec. 17. Owner's daughter Roz Rushing noted that the hope is to have a grand opening during the first weekend of February and that customers are enjoying more room at the store. We'll let you know.

Mt. Hood Fellowship and Mt. Hood Roasters Coffee Company invite everyone to join the "First Friday Dinner Club," where every first Friday of the month they will meet at a different venue for dinner. Previous meals include a barbeque dinner during the summer at the base of Ski Bowl, a dinner at Roseone's in Sandy, Thanksgiving dinner at Mt. Hood Roasters Restaurant in Welches, a catered dinner at the Troutdale General Store and a trip to Tad's Chicken and Dumplings. For more information or to make a reservation for a future gathering, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kris Larson from Pride and Groom sent us a letter, thanking the customers of the full-service, all-breed dog grooming business and inviting those who haven't heard of the company to come to the 17460 Strauss Ave. shop, just behind Bank of America.

Larson said she has a special appreciation for animals, having been raised around them in the Sandy area. She uses non-toxic and all-natural products on her 'clients,' and gives special attention to those that have achy joints or skin problems.

'My job as a groomer isn't work because your furry family members continue to delight, amaze and teach me something new every day, and I am grateful,' Larson wrote in her letter.

Napa Auto Parts has hit the road. The store packed up and moved from 39565 Proctor Blvd. - near Ten Eyck Road - into the former Dollar Tree building in the Sandy Marketplace shopping center, at 36967 Highway 26. Wilsonville-based family team Tony and Gail Wilson, Eric and Tina Wilson and Marcia and Jerry Schaecher, who took over the business officially Jan. 2, owns 10 Napa stores around the Portland area, and have for 20 years. They said the move has been a good one for the store. 'The community has been great to work with,' Eric Wilson said. 'We really like the rural communities.' More square footage has allowed for more product, and customers have responded positively. Call 503-668-4444 for details.

• Sandy's first dog wash, daycare and boarding facility, You Dirty Dog, will have its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, at 16639 Champion Way.

Bring the pooch for free owner-doggy photos, $10 self-serve dog washes in the 'Dog-O-Mat,' a raffle, doggy treat samples, refreshments and discount coupons.

The business, located next door to Champion Collision, offers boarding, grooming and a self-serve or full-service dog wash. Doggie day care is open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The wash is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Check out prices and more information by c alling 503-668-0700 or visiting www.youdirtydogs.net.