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June 1 business briefs

Local chef wins regional award

Anthony Danna, executive chef at Astor House in Newberg, was awarded the American Culinary Federation’s Western Region award for chef professionalism and is now one of four finalists for the federation’s national award.

“I feel pretty confident,” Danna said in a release. “I am honored to be in the running. These awards are a great part of my culinary passion.”

The winner will be announced July 16 during the ACF’s national convention in Phoenix, Ariz.

Danna is no stranger to accolades as he was previously named the 2015 ACF Oregon Chef of the Year. He also serves as chairman of the Bite of Oregon festival.

Future of county’s small towns to be discussed in July

CARLTON — The Yamhill County Association of Realtors will hold an educational course in July that focuses on the growth of the county’s smaller towns.

The mayors or city managers of Dundee, Yamhill, Amity, Dayton, Carlton, Lafayette, Sheridan and Willamina will give an update on the growth and future plans for the towns they represent.

Each representative will speak for about 12 minutes.

The class takes place from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 21 at the Carlton Fire Station, 343 Roosevelt St. The course costs $20 for non-members of the association. To reserve a spot in the course, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..