Business Roundup
by: Submitted photo Leslie and Todd McCabe, active Sherwood real estate professionals, have joined Keller Williams Realty.

SHERWOOD - The McCabe Real Estate Group has left John L. Scott to join the Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere Market Center. Todd and Leslie McCabe are not only recognized for selling homes, but for giving back in big ways all year long.

Leslie McCabe is the 2011 Sherwood Citizen of the Year recipient. The couple is known for helping start the Relay for Life of Sherwood, the American Cancer Society fundraising event. And they have donated thousands of dollars each year to the community - their 2011 fifth annual Egg Hunt for Hope alone raised more than $3,700 for a local Sherwood family affected by cancer.

This past spring, the McCabes announced what they called the $60 McCabe Money Grow Challenge. They gave 26 participants each $60 and asked them to grow that $60 into more money. When the participant was done growing it, they were to donate it to their favorite charity, organization or to a local family in need. The McCabes' initial donation of $1,560 grew close to $20,000, and Woman's World magazine was inspired by the pay-it-forward story and will feature Leslie McCabe in late January or early February.

Portland Clinic announces new additions to Tigard staff

TIGARD - The Portland Clinic, Oregon's oldest multi-specialty group, is happy to announce the addition of two new members to its medical staff at its Tigard location: Melinda Meeker, family nurse practitioner, and Dana Marasco, physical therapist.

Meeker received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and her graduate degree from Frontier Nursing University. She is board certified as a FNP by both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Marasco received her bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington.

Party planned at Beaverton Family Chiropractic next week

BEAVERTON - Monday, Dec. 19, will be the 14th annual 'Santa Day' at Beaverton Family Chiropractic, 5075 S.W. Griffith Drive, Suite 120. From 3 to 6, the public and patients can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus as well receive cookies and hot apple cider. The event and photos are free, and anyone in the community is welcome to attend.

Beaverton Family Chiropractic also is collecting donated unwrapped toys for Washington County Foster Parent's Association.

Beaverton Family Chiropractic is located next door to what used to be the Beaverton YMCA and down the street from Fred Meyer. For more information, call 503-644-8844.

PODS Portland joins forces with Jiffy Lube, Walgreens

PODS Portland is putting goodwill before profits this holiday season by donating the use of nearly 75 PODS storage containers to assist with multiple holiday food and toy drives. For the fifth year in a row, Darryl Wright, general manager of PODS Portland, has donated the use of more than 40 PODS containers at all Oregon and Southwest Washington Jiffy Lube locations through Dec. 31. The containers are being used to store food donations made in support of Jiffy Lube's 'Fill the Bag' food drive. At the beginning of 2012, PODS will deliver the food to the Oregon Food Bank, which distributes emergency food boxes to more than 260,000 Oregonians every month.

PODS Portland also supports the Walgreens Starlight Toy Drive in Washington and Oregon. From now through the holidays, PODS is donating the use of more than 25 PODS containers to hold toy and book donations made by customers at Walgreens stores in Seattle and Portland. PODS will deliver the donated toys and books to local Starlight Children's Foundation locations in Washington and Oregon for distribution to local hospitals, to Starlight families, and to local hospitals that are a part of Starlight network of medical facilities.

Five Guys open at Murray-Scholls Town Center location

BEAVERTON - Murray-Scholls Town Center, a 240,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail center at the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton, welcomes the opening of the newest Five Guys Restaurant to Oregon. Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened at Murray-Scholls Nov. 26. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, occupying 2,500 square feet at Murray-Scholls Town Center, created 49 new jobs at its ninth store in the Pacific Northwest. The franchise hired 45 crew and four managerial positions for the Beaverton restaurant.

'Share the Warmth' coat, blanket drive offered by Windermere

For the tenth year in a row, associates from Windermere Real Estate throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are holding their 'Share the Warmth' coat and blanket drive; community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets.

Now through Dec. 19, community members can bring new or gently used and laundered adult-size coats and twin-size blankets to any of the following Windermere offices, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office addresses are listed below. Community members should call the offices directly for weekend drop-off hours.

* Bridgeport office, 16760 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Road, No. 103 (503-639-7914).

* Hillsboro office, 1341 N.E. Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro (503-648-1169).

* Lake Oswego West office, 3689 Carman Drive (503-675-8264).

* Raleigh Hills office, 6443 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Suite 100 (503-297-1033).

* Sunset Corridor/Peterkort office, 9755 S.W. Barnes Road, Suite 255 (503-221-7380).

Livelight founder, Keith Knowles, receives prestigious award

BEAVERTON - Keith Knowles, founder and president of LiveLight Energy in Beaverton, was named Trade Contractor of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland at its annual Builder's Ball Nov. 18. Founded in April 2009, LiveLight Energy is a market leader in renewable energy, designing and installing high quality solar panels throughout Oregon.

Knowles is an HBA board member and chairman of the 2011 Building Green Council. He was instrumental in the construction of the 2011 'SmartHouse' at the HBAMP Spring Home and Garden Show by donating his time, his staff's time and materials. He also donated time and product to the NW Natural Street of Dreams and the PAC House.

Formerly a part of Robert Knowles Construction, LiveLight Energy was established to focus on renewable energy solutions. The company has a total of 28 years of experience in the construction and renewable industry.

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