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Biz Beat 2-23-2012

Loggers are arriving for the 74th annual Oregon Logging Conference Feb. 23-25 at the Fairgrounds. As we noted on our Facebook page last week, this year’s theme “The World Needs Our Wood” sounds like the loggers are looking for dates while they are in town. We expect the conference T-shirts to sell out quickly.

Springfield area leaders will be meeting to talk about transportation investments and the economy from 5:30 to 8 pm Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Springfield Justice Center. Featured in this public meeting will be Springfield’s experience with EmX transit and ideas generated by the UO Sustainable City Year Program (see EW cover story, 2/2).

Eugene’s newest art gallery is the Pacific Rim Art Guild, founded by longtime Eugene artist Dan Chen and about 20 other artists, with a grand opening from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Feb. 25, at 405 Highway 99 N., out past Roosevelt on the right. See pacificrimartguild.com or call 554-3744.

Collins Cycle Shop is hosting a job fair from 1 to 5 pm Sunday, Feb. 26, at the shop, 60 E. 11th Ave. in Eugene, for those interested in a career in bike manufacturing, repair, shipping, warehousing, sales, design, accounting, etc. Email collins1@teleport.com or call 342-4878.

Sunstone Games, LLC is game development studio in Eugene that just released its debut title, “Sun Stones” for the Android market and iTunes app store. This original game has a “Hopi inspired aesthetic,” according to CEO Bashi Ale. See www.sunstone.co for updates on apps.

Brendan Mahaney of Belly restaurant is a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northwest” category. We’re not surprised in the least! To plan your next road trip around award-winning food, check out the rest of the semifinalists at http://wkly.ws/17b Meanwhile, Belly is planning to add a second and larger restaurant at the 30 E. Broadway space previously occupied by Adam’s Place.

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