Wednesday, April 19, 2006
PCL opens a nursery
The grand opening of Partnerships in Community Living's New Seasons Nursery and Garden Center will be on Saturday, April 22.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m. The facility is located at 3835 Independence Highway. New Seasons is a unique nursery employment training program developed by PCL under the management of Carmine Campione.
New Seasons is designed to help individuals gain job skills in the areas of planting, growing, plant propagation and retail business practices. Campione and his team have renovated three greenhouses and a retail store and have grown thousands of plants using a variety of propagation methods. For more information, call New Seasons at 503-606-0806.
Chamber hears Burstedt
New SEDCOR President Ray Burstedt spoke to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday about the importance of proactive economic development to small and growing communities.
Burstedt takes over for long-time SEDCOR chief Larry Glassock, who stepped down last month.
Burstedt has degrees in business and business development from Idaho State University and the University of Oklahoma. SEDCOR is a business membership organization that strives to enhance and diversify the economy of Marion and Polk Counties.
Shop has new owners
Luke and Andrea McAllister are the new owners of Dallas Trophy, 130 SW Court St. in Dallas.
Dallas Trophy is a full-service trophy shop, offering a wide range of custom engraved trophies and medals. Also available are screenprinting, ribbons, name tags and rubber stamps.
Dallas Trophy can take a photo, logo or artwork and reproduce it (full color) onto T-shirts, mugs, plaques or most other other promotional item. All work is done in-house. Business hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The phone number is 503-623-5095.
Counseling center opens
Healing Hearts Counseling Center has opened at 110 N. Monmouth Ave. #105 in Monmouth.
Owner Sherry Sullens is a licensed professional counselor who was born in Portland, later lived in Newberg and Amity and moved to Monmouth about a year ago.
Sullens earned her undergraduate degree in family studies and later obtained a master's degree from George Fox. "I saw a need in the community for children and teens and family related services," Sullens said. "There aren't any counselors in Monmouth to support the needs of families and children."
Sullens worked as a child and family therapist for Yamhill County for nine years and is certified to help those with drug and/or alcohol addictions. Treatment also is offered for depression and anxiety and school and behavioral problems. A free 30-minute initial consultation is available.
"One thing we can do is help teens and families have more fun and help create creative solutions to their problems," Sullens said.
Appointments can be made Monday-Friday by calling 503-838-6456.