Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Business Briefs

Premiere Property Group grows to 500 brokers

Premiere Property Group has grown to 500 brokers since 2009, and is now the second largest brokerage in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The company plans to expand to nine offices in the area during 2016. The company has generated more than $1 billion in annual sales.

Currently, offices are located in Lake Oswego, West Portland, Portland’s Hollywood district, Sunnyside and Bend in Oregon; and Battle Ground and Vancouver, Wash.

Attend Tourism Tech Symposium

Clackamas County Tourism Tech Symposium, a full-day educational program to better inform tourism partners on digit and social media marketing, will be held from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 2 at the Clackamas County Development Services Building Auditorium No. 115, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

Attendees will learn from experts how to leverage social media platforms for Instagram and Facebook, updated information on SEO impacts, establish a content strategy and how to develop relationships with social media influencers and bloggers.

Cost is $25, which includes lunch and speakers. Limited scholarships are available.

To register, contact Janice Nilson at 503-655-8490 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barre3 opens studio in Kruse Village

Barre3 founders Chris and Sadie Lincoln opened their sixth hometown studio Feb. 1 in Lake Oswego’s Kruse Village at 4859 Meadows Road, Suite 167.

Barre3 workouts combine yoga, Pilates and ballet barre work and balance strength training, through isometric holds and small, one-inch movements, with seamless recovery stretches.

Unlike other barre-inspired workouts, barre3 incorporates larger, functional movements with low-impact cardio to jumpstart the metabolism and re-oxygenate the body. Also unique to the brand, an array of modifications is offered for every posture allowing all fitness levels to maximize a workout.

Free classes will be offered Feb. 1-7. Sign up for a free classes online at barre3.com/studio-locations/portland-kruse-village.

The studio will be open 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with morning classes on Saturday and Sunday.

Plank & Coil coming to Kruse Village

Plank & Coil, a sustainable furniture and green interior design retail store, is coming to Lake Oswego’s Kruse Village.

The store is expanding from its original location in Northwest Portland, which opened in 2006. Plank & Coil has leased 6,306 square feet and plans to open at Kruse Village in mid-April. The stores are owned by Dennis Rose.

In addition to sustainably-built furniture, Plank & Coil features a variety of organic mattresses, including well-known eco-brand Organic-Pedic.

The store also offers pillows, bed comforters, rugs, screens and lighting.

Attend Women’s Roundtable event

The seventh annual University of Oregon Women’s Roundtable on Expanding Your Career Courage will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at University of Oregon in Portland, White Stag Block, Room 142, located at 70 N.W. Couch St. in Portland. The interactive discussion will be led by Katie C. Kelley, author of “Career Courage,” who will assist attendees in exploring their desired professional options and how to achieve them.

The event is open to the public, as well as UO students, alumni and parents.

Current UO students and 2015 UO graduates are admitted free. Cost is $15 for UO Alumni Association members and $20 for nonmembers. Prices increases to $25 for all registrants after Feb. 22.

Two drink tickets and appetizers are included in the admission fee. First 50 registrants receive a free copy of Kelley’s book. Additional books will be for sale for $16.95.

To register, contact Linda Favero, UO Career Center Portland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-412-3704.

CK Hoffman awarded Best of Houzz

Caryl K. Hoffman of CK Hoffman Design was awarded the Best of Houzz Award by the Houzz Community of more than 35 million monthly users. Award winners are chosen based on a number of factors, including number and quality of project photos, number of images uploaded by Houzz Community and number and quality of recent client reviews. Less than 3 percent of all Houzz Professionals receive the Best of Houzz designation.

Houzz Inc. is an online platform for design ideas, tips and professional referrals, including builders, architects, interior designers, landscapers and other home remodeling professionals.

Learn more online at houzz.com/pro/ckhoffmandesign.