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FORGE focus on how business is changing

Thomas Thurston, CEO of Growth Science, will present cutting-edge research that is changing how business is conducted today at the FORGE luncheon to take place 11:30 a.m. March 18 at Marylhurst University’s Old Library room 200 in the BP John Administration Building.

Cost is $20 for Lake Oswego chamber of commerce members and $25 for nonmembers. Register online at lake-oswego.com/events or by calling 503-636-3634.

Edgewood Downs wins 2013 excellence award

Edgewood Downs, an independent retirement community, recently was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013.

“We’re thrilled that Edgewood Downs was recognized with such an honor,” said Jamison Gosselin, vice president of marketing, communication and resident enrichment at Lake Oswego-based Holiday Retirement. “It means a lot that other people can see our communities are making a positive difference in the lives of our residents and their families.”

Holiday Retirement invented the concept of independent senior living in 1971 and is the largest provider in North America today with more than 300 retirement communities throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, call 503-646-3265 or visit holidaytouch.com.

Richardson elected to CPA board

Jay Richardson was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants . This is a two-year term effective April 1. As a part of the board he will work to strengthen the accounting profession and support the success of the organization’s members.

Richardson is an AV-rated attorney and practices with Buckley Law PC in Lake Oswego.

His practice emphasizes taxation, business formation and transactions, estate planning and employee benefit plan consulting.

He is also a certified public accountant, certified management accountant and is certified in financial management by the Institute of Management Accountants.

Koury joins Jordan Ramis PC

Jordan Ramis PC, Attorneys at Law, has announced the addition of real estate attorney Robert G. Koury II, as a shareholder and chair of its real estate practice. He will address a full range of real estate matters, including transactional, financing, leasing and development. He will guide clients through acquisition, construction, leasing, financing and refinancing and the restructuring of loans.

Koury earned his bachelor degree at the University of Southern California and both his J.D. and M.B.A. from Willamette University.

He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Oregon State Bar and the International Council of SHopping Centers and serves as a board member for the Oregon Children’s Theater.

Curves of West Linn under new ownership

Marjorie Young took possession of Curves of West Linn effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Curves offers various programs to help motivate and assiste women in obtaining a healthy lifestyle. Curves of West Linn is located at 19129 Willamette Drive in the Robinwood Center. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and closed Sunday. The studio is closed everyday between noon and 2 p.m.

To learn more, call 503-635-3410 or visit curves.com.

Holton named CEO of Lines for Life

Lines for Life, a nonprofit that works to prevent substance abuse and suicide, has named Dwight Holton as its new chief executive officer.

He assumes the leadership role from cofounder Judy Cushing, who retired Feb. 10, 2014, after leading the organization for more than 20 years.

Holton was U.S. Attorney for Oregon, where he managed the Department of Justice offices throughout Oregon.

He led DOJ efforts to work with the health care industry and others to address the epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Timmins appointed to Paulson Capital board

Paulson Capital Corp. has appointed Alan P. Timmins to its board and audit committee. He was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the concurrent resignation of Dr. Dennis Burger, who left the board to pursue another directorship in the biotech industry.

Burger will remain an adviser to the company.

Timmins’ appointment ensures that the board will continue to have a majority of independent directors, and his appointment to the audit committee ensures that the committee will continue to have three independent members, as required by SEC and NASDAQ rules.

Lake Oswego chamber awards dinner set

The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards dinner and auction March 19 at Oswego Lake Country Club.

Sponsors and donations to the silent auction are being sought at this time.

To learn more, call the chamber office at 503-636-3634.