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Business briefs for Jan. 11

Mattress store opens in Wood Village

If sleeping better at night is one of your New Year's goals, Mattress Discounters in Wood Village can help you keep that resolution.

In addition to the store in Wood Village, Mattress Discounters also opened five other locations in the metro area, including Beaverton, Tanasbourne, Cascade Station and Jantzen Beach.

Founded in 1978, Mattress Discounters is the West's largest retailer of brand name mattresses at discount prices. Trained staff members provide customers with guidance for proper mattress selection, and offer services like free delivery, a 60-night comfort guarantee and interest-free financing.

Mattress Discounters is located at 22479 N.E. Park Lane in the Wood Village Town Center.

For more information, visit saveatmd.com.

Chamber calendar

Connect with Success AM Meeting, 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Gresham Animal Hospital. 520 N.W. Division St.

Connect with Success AM Meeting, 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, 4231 S.E. 182nd Ave., Gresham.

Government Affairs Forum, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Heidi's of Gresham, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave. Scheduled speaker will be Bill Wyatt, executive director for the Port of Portland, who will discuss Port projects that impact the Gresham area, including the purchase of the LSI property. To register, call 503-665-1131.

Apprenticeship applications being accepted

The Western States Joint Apprenticeship Committee, which includes the Boilermakers Local Union No. 500, is currently accepting applications for Field Construction Boilermaker Apprentices.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma. Photocopies of a birth certificate and education diploma are required at the time of application. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be physically able to perform the work of the trade and willing to complete a 6,000-hour comprehensive training program. They must also attend 144 hours of classroom instruction each year on personal time. Drug and alcohol testing will be given within 48 hours after signing apprenticeship agreements and will be conducted on an annual and random basis, as well as for reasonable suspicion, job-to-job movement or other causes. Applicants must also have the legal right to live and work in the United States.

All applicants will be required to complete a random selection form. Those with welding training or experience will receive priority selection over those without welding certification or training. Proof of post-high school welding certification or training must be presented when applying.

Applications will be available the first business Wednesday of each month.

For more information, call the Boilermakers Local Union No. 500 at 503-281-6887.




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