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June 15 business briefs

Friendsview to hold groundbreaking ceremony June 25

The University Village Phase 1 development project at Friendsview Retirement Community is set to officially begin this month with a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the new building.

Phase 1 will bring in a four-story building with 38 residential units, coming in five different floorplans.

The first phase has booked 80 percent of its residences.

Construction is scheduled to begin in August, but the groundbreaking ceremony will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. June 25 at the development site, which is just west of the main campus off Fulton Street, near Cherry Street. The ceremony will include city of Newberg, George Fox University and Friendsview representatives.

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..