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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Catherine LeJeal of Lake Oswego has released Simplify! Love It, Use It or Lose It, a do-it-yourself home organizational tool.

LeJeal releases DVD on organizing

Catherine LeJeal, founder of Escape Your Chaos LLC, based in Lake Oswego, has released a do-it-yourself home organizing DVD titled “Simplify! Love It, Use It or Lose It.”

The DVD contains step-by-step tips for readying your home for sale, or just simplifying for happier living.

The DVD costs $24.99 and can be purchased online at shop.escapeyourchaos.com or by texting LeJeal at 503-805-5880.

FORGE luncheon covers what businesses’ summer tasks

The Forums on Real Growth and Education series (FORGE) of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce will present Brian Geraths sharing three things every business should do this summer. Geraths, a former retail manager for Fred Meyer Inc. and owner of Portrait Studio Prints Charming Photography and Photo Media Productions, will discuss the three greatest practices that apply to every entrepreneur.

Cost of the luncheon meeting is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. The luncheon will be held at the chamber offices, located at 459 Third St., Lake Oswego. Seating is limited; make reservations by calling 503-636-3634.

WL Chamber to hold Opening Door social hour

The West Linn Chamber of Commerce will present Opening Doors, a social hour at Eastbank Interiors Cabinet Design Center, 21540 Willamette Drive in West Linn from 4:30-7 p.m. June 28. For more information call 503-387-6307.

Monroe opens calligraphy studio in Lake Oswego

Holly Monroe, a nationally acclaimed calligrapher, has open a studio in Lake Oswego. She has studied with Donald Jackson, one of Queen Elizabeth’s calligraphers, Sheila Waters of Washington, D. C. and other outstanding lettering arts instructors.

View her portfolio online at www.hollymonroe.com or call 513-207-2737 for an appointment.

DeCosta Team joins Keller Williams

The DeCosta Properties Team, headed by John and Priscilla DeCosta, has joined Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere Luxury Home Division, located at 16365 S.W. Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego. The phone number remains the same: 503-702-0856. A KW Mobile App is available to load onto smartphones; text kw2ff518t to 87778.

Learn more online at decosta-properties.com.

AllCare Health recognized for excellence

AllCare Health, a coordinated care organization based in Grants Pass, Ore., received the Performance Excellence Northwest Achievement Award (PENW) at the Journey to the Summit regional performance excellence awards summit in Lake Oswego recently. The PENW Achievement Awards are modeled after the national Baldridge Criteria for performance excellence, which recognizes companies throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho that have demonstrated exceptional performance excellence.

New American Funding launches in Oregon

New American Funding, a national mortgage banker headquartered in Southern California, will expand its mortgage services to Oregon. A new full-service branch will be located at 4004 Kruse Way Place, suite 150 in Lake Oswego and offer a variety of mortgage services to consumers and real estate agents, facilitating home purchase loands in the Lake Oswego area and surrounding cities.

New American Funding is a Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae Direct Seller/Servicer, FHA Direct Endorsement and VA Automatic mortgage lender. It offers a variety of purchase home loan and refinance loan options, including conventional, FHA, cash out, fixed rate and adjustable rate mortgages, VA, HARP 2.0, jumbo and reverse mortgages.

Learn more online at teamnewamerican.com.

Eberly opens It’s About Time

Lake Oswego resident Kay Eberly has launched It’s About Time, a home staging and moving assistance service. She helps clients decide what to sell, consign and donate, coordinate garage sales before a move. For those preparing to put their home on the real estate market she maximizes interior and exterior appeal using existing furniture.

To contact Eberly call 503-333-3566 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit itsabouttimeportland.com.