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Most businesses pass OLCC check


Seventeen of 20 businesses visited in Hillsboro passed a check for alcohol sales to minors April 12 by refusing to sell alcohol to a minor volunteer, according to Oregon Liquor Control Commission officials.

The sales check, called the Minor Decoy Operation, resulted in a compliance rate of 85 percent, which is above the 2012 statewide average of 81 percent.

The commission performs the sales checks in an effort to reduce drinking by minors, testing licensed liquor-selling businesses throughout the year.

Hillsboro businesses that passed the check by not selling alcohol to minor volunteers included Social Lies Pub & Grill, Wong’s Chinese Restaurant, On Your Way, Joe’s Pastime Tavern, Coyote Bar & Grill, The Venetian, Su Casa Imports, New Dragon Fountain Restaurant, Godfather’s Pizza, Dotty’s, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, S & S Market, Sunset Grill, How How Restaurant & Lounge, Elmer’s Restaurant and Costless Market.

Those that failed the check included Park Lanes, 6360 S.E. Alexander St., Ochoa’s, 943 S.E. Oak St. and Winco Foods, 1500 S.W. Oak St.

Ritchie wins service certification

Lisa Ritchie, an American Family Insurance agent in Hillsboro, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.

Ritchie joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.

Ritchie has been with American Family since December, 1987. Her office is located at 2020 N.W. Aloclek, Suite 113, Hillsboro.

Ritchie has qualified for this award for five years.

Salvation Army hosts Hillsboro lunch

The Salvation Army Tualatin Valley Citadel in Hillsboro hosted a free hot dog community luncheon May 15 as part of the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week Celebration.

Held May 13-19, the week-long observance featured a block party at the Rose Center for Seniors and the dedication of a newly-remodeled Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter on Second and Burnside in downtown Portland.

For details about National Salvation Army Week, visit salvationarmyportland.org.

Chamber names Pacific ‘organization of year’

The Greater Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has named Pacific University its 2013 “Organization of the Year.” The honor recognizes a not-for-profit organization that has provided leadership for the Hillsboro community by making a significant contribution of time, skills and resources.

Pacific University President Lesley Hallick will receive the accolade on behalf of the university at the chamber’s annual awards banquet Thursday, May 23.

The award highlights a number of accomplishments in recent years: Pacific’s College of Health Professions has resided in downtown Hillsboro since 2006; a vision clinic operated by the College of Optometry provides services to the public from the Hillsboro campus; schools within the College of Health Professions operate outpatient clinics in dental hygiene, diabetes (jointly with optometry), hearing, physical therapy and psychology; and the university joined Tuality Healthcare and the city of Hillsboro in financing a state of the art Intermodal Transit Facility, which is largely powered by solar energy and features five stories of shared-use parking and electric vehicle charging stations.

Tickets to the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet may be obtained by calling 503-648-1102. Or, visit hillchamber.org.