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Connect with Success AM Meeting, 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Eastco Diversified Services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 120 S.W. Towle Ave., Gresham.

Ribbon cutting to follow the AM Meeting at KristiDee Photography, 109 N.E. Main Ave., Gresham.

Chamber After Hours meeting, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Gresham Historical Society, 410 N. Main Ave.

Java Junkies raise Bucks for Kids

Patrons of nearly 175 West Coast Dutch Bros. Coffee locations raised $93,000 during the company's annual Bucks for Kids Day in December.

Locally, Gresham's Dutch Bros. kiosks collected $2,000 from customers, which will help support regional nonprofit agencies' work with children.

Dutch Bros. is the largest privately-held drive-through coffee company in the country. Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. annually returns 1 percent of its gross sales to the communities it serves. In 2010, the company donated more than $1 million to local food banks, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and other organizations.

'We're thrilled to share this Bucks for Kids donation with the communities in which we work and live,' said Dutch Bros. co-founder Travis Boersma. 'Our franchisees and customers are very committed to supporting local organizations, and we're thankful for their eagerness to give back.'

To learn more about Dutch Bros., or to find a location, visit dutchbros.com.

Fairview resident earns promotion

Scott Siedel with Honest-1 Auto Care in Gresham, was recently promoted from service manager to store manager, according to a press release issued by the company's owner, Steve Grimes.

Siedel has been with the company 14 months. Prior to being hired at Honest-1 Auto Care, he was the service manager for Gresham Firestone from 2001 to 2002. Siedel developed a passion for cars as a young boy, where he was frequently found working on cars side-by-side with his father. He is continuing the family tradition by working with his 13-year old son on classic cars.

'I am proud to be given the opportunity and responsibility to manage the Gresham Honest-1 Auto Care,' Siedel said.

Honest-1 Auto Care offers full-service auto care, including specialized, eco-programs that utilize biodegradable motor oils made completely from renewable animal fats.

Gresham's Honest-1 Auto Care is located at 1690 N.E. Division St.

For more information, visit honest-1.com.



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