Boyer named president of Parr Lumber

James “Jim” D. Boyer has been named president of Parr Lumber and its subsidiaries. He previously was director of yard operations for the locally owned lumber company. He joined Parr Lumber in 1984.

In addition to his responsibilities at The Parr Company, Boyer serves on several community boards and was inducted into the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hall of Fame in 2011.

Current CEO David Hamill will remain as the chief executive officer through 2013 while assisting in the transition of Boyer and the developing business strategies. Hamill will continue to serve The Parr Company as a member of the board of directors.

Clackamas FCU wins excellence awards

Clackamas Federal Credit Union is among 22 Northwest credit unions and four business solutions partners recognized in the Spectrum Marketing Awards program on the Northwest Credit Union Association Marketers’ Conference held in May in Portland.

The awards honor excellence in credit union communications, public relations and marketing.

CFCU took first place in the print, newsletter and public relations categories.

“Marketers are really important to credit unions and to their members,” said Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations and communications for the NWCUA. “Good marketing raises awareness about the benefits of membership such as lower fees and better loan rates.

“Credit union communications make the public aware of cutting-edge products and things credit unions are doing to serve their communities. The truly great marketing breaks through, is memorable and gets results for the credit union, and that’s what the Spectrum Awards are all about.”

Foot Traffic moving

to Sellwood

The Foot Traffic store in Lake Oswego is moving to 7718 SE 13th St. in Portland’s Sellwood district. To commemorate the move, Foot Traffic will host a scavenger hunt run/walk on June 22 starting at 10 a.m. Registration is limited to 150 people; register online at

Learn how to turn work/life-learning into college credit

Marylhurst University offers a nationally recognized program that helps degree-seeking students translate life and work experience into college credit.

Prospective students can learn more about this Prior Learning Assessment program at a summer information session June 6 at 6:30 p.m. on the Marylhurst campus.

The program is writing- and research-intensive, but can reduce the time and financial commitment it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree by allowing students to earn credit for documented knowledge they’ve gained during years of work and life learning.

At the information session, PLA staff members will share examples of how corporate and on-the-job training, community service, travel study, independent research and related learning experiences can be evaluated for credit toward a degree.

The PLA event is free and will take place in the Old Library in the BP John Administration Building.

Cobalt Mortgage funds 80 scholarships nationwide

Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars, a three-year-old nonprofit organization in partnership with individual donors, business partners and employees, will distribute more than $115,000 in scholarship funds to 80 students in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Utah and Oklahoma. The purpose of the company’s nonprofit initiative is to make a positive impact on the youth and their families in the communities they serve.

Locally, Cobalt Mortgage Lake Oswego awarded the Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars Oregon Award to Neil Olson of West Linn High School.

Osteopathic medical student named Arthur O. Rott scholar

Patricia A. Funk of Lake Oswego has been named an Arthur O. Rott, DO Scholar at the Western University of Health Sciences Honors Day ceremony held May 8 on the campus of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest in Lebanon, Ore. She and four classmates received $2,000 in scholarship funds and are eligible to receive an additional $20,000 scholarship in their subsequent years.

The scholarships were created when FamilyCare Health Plans donated $2 million last year to create an endowed scholarship fund to support osteopathic medical students interested in primary care.

Save the date for LO Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 22 at Oswego Lake Country Club.

Following an 18-hole scramble format, play begins with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Call the chamber at 503-636-3634 or get more information online at

Lake View Village’s Pendleton Woolen Mills store expands

During Memorial Day weekend the Pendleton Woolen Mills store in Lake Oswego transformed into a Pendleton Home store, becoming the second home store, based on the success of the current Portland Pearl District location that opened in 2002. The demand in suburban Portland for a more extensive collection of Pendleton home furnishing, blankets, gifts and accessories has led to future plans to expand the home store concept to select Western state locations.

Pendleton Lake View Village store features an extensive collection of Pendleton’s wool blankets, select furniture, home decor, gifts and accessories with the signature Pendleton style. Men’s, women’s and children’s apparel are offered.

Grand opening events are planned to coincide with the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

The store is located at 385 First St. in Lake Oswego. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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