Roach joins Premiere Property Group

Principal broker Barbara Roach has joined Premiere Property Group. She will serve as the reviewing broker for the Lake Oswego and West Portland offices.

She brings more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the real estate industry. She previously held management roles with Lutz Snyder, Stan Wiley and Prudential NW Properties.

Roach can be reached at 503-880-3119 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tosoni joins Columbia Roofing as director of sales

Marco Tosoni has joined Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal as its new director of sales. He brings more than 15 years of management experience in hiring, developing, motivating and leading large sales, marketing and product organizations. He will be responsible for driving sales, head count growth and marketing efforts throughout the Northwest region.

President Mark Carpenter noted that the addition of Tosoni will further strengthen the firm, which was named one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by the Portland Business Journal in 2013.

“We are pleased to have Marco join our growing staff,” Carpenter said. “I am confident that he will help us continue our double-digit sales goals this year.”

Tosoni most recently served as West Coast director of sales for — Classified Ventures.

He managed six regional sales managers and 45 sales representatives with franchise and independent automotive dealerships in Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Texas.

He now resides in Lake Oswego.

Registration open for Beginning Farmer Course

OSU Extension Small Farms Program is offering a beginning farmer course at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.

The course, titled Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management, will be held every Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 26 and continuing through April 5. Attendees will learn from expert farmers the ins and outs of managing a farm.

This is the fourth year the program has been offered at the center in Aurora. To assist metro area beginning farmers, the West Multnomah and Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation Districts ar offering scholarships to help with Growing Farms tuition. The program is designed for farmers in their first five years of farming and those seriously pursuing farming.

The course focuses on providing planning tools and knowledge to successfully develop or sustainably develop a farm.

Cost is $230 per person or $400 for a pair of farm partners. Attendees are encouraged to bring potluck dinner to the class.

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