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Biz Beat 4-5-2012

Luminare Press is a new business that provides affordable services for authors who are interested in indie (or self) publishing, including book editing and design, e-publishing, printing, distribution and marketing. “We bridge the gap between writing a manuscript and making a book,” says owner Patricia Marshall, who has a background in magazine publishing, editing and creative nonfiction. See www.luminarepress.com or call 554-7574.

Barre3 is a fitness studio planning to open this week with free classes at 224 W. Broadway downtown between Charnelton and Lincoln streets. Jessica Neely owns the Eugene site. Others are in Bend, Portland and around the country. The studio offers full-body workouts inspired by yoga, pilates and ballet. See www.barre3.com or email eugene@barre3.com

Local certified Feldenkrais instructor Katie Hynes-Petty is starting up a new series of “Awareness Through Movement” classes at a new time, new date and new location. Her new series of eight sessions begins at 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 11, at the Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. Email her at hynespetty@comcast.net or call 344-4041.

Local attorney Ellen Singer responded to a GEARs listserv request for the names of lawyers who have experience representing cyclists injured by car drivers. Singer is a cyclist, a member of GEARs, and a personal injury attorney with 33 years of experience representing injured cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. She can be reached at 689-3968. Other attorneys may have also responded.

Bike Friday in west Eugene this week hosted Oregon’s Sen. Jeff Merkley on his tour of Oregon manufacturing facilities. Joining Merkley for the tour and round-table discussion were Hanna Scholz and Alan Scholz of Bike Friday, Ann Bunnenberg of Electrical Geodesics, Inc., Brett Williams of Life Technologies, Steve Miller of Bulk Handling Systems, John Harrison of Willamette Valley Company, and Nikos Ridge of Ninkasi Brewing. 

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