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Aug. 26 business briefs

Mid-Valley gets a name change

McMINNVILLE — Nearly 50 years after it began helping adults with developmental disabilities, the rehabilitation center first known as Mid-Valley Workshop and later as Mid-Valley Rehabilitation will continue its services under the name MV Advancements.

Initially founded with an emphasis on job training, founder Margaret Larsen guided the program as it expanded to include housing and community activity services. This expansion led to its name change in 1993. With its new rechristening, the organization will continue to provide programs and services to its clients. It has also appointed Kathy Schlotfeldt as executive director. For more information, visit http://mvadvancements.org.

Wendy’s remodel underway

A remodel of Wendy’s restaurant has begun and will continue through mid-September. During the project the interior of the Portland Road restaurant is closed but the drive-through window remains open.

Excavation begins for Old Mill development

A commercial building that was formerly home to You Do Doggie Wash has been demolished and the ground is being excavated for a new development project known as the Old Mill Marketplace.

The project will take place in phases and will include three buildings that make up a retail complex. The first phase is a roughly 10,000-square-foot commercial building with six retail spaces.

AT&T and Starbucks have signed on as tenants, as has Guild Mortgage (which is now located in an onsite building that will be demolished) and what developer Stuart Brown described as a “popular sandwich chain” that he could not disclose the name of.