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Biz Beat 7-5-2012

A new cohousing development called Oakleigh Meadow is forming with a group of about a dozen local households. The 2.7-acre site will be off River Road near Riverfront Park and the bike path, on land owned by David Adee and Joan Connolly. Other founding members include Pen Sand, Jim O’Connor and Jen Carroll. The sustainable housing project will include 16 to 24 units and a common house for shared activities such as meals and recreation. Consultant for the project is architect and author Katie McCamant, co-founder of The Cohousing Company, and she will give a free slide show and talk on cohousing at 7 pm Friday, July 6, at the Baker Center, 325 E. 10th Ave. See www.oakleighmeadows.org or call 688-5233.

Access the Law is a Eugene nonprofit office offering affordable, sliding-scale legal services for working low-income families and individuals at 245 W. 13th Ave., phone 686-4890. Attorneys on staff include Marc Friedman, Amanda Husted, Tori Klein and Katrina R. Saint Marie.  

Eugene-based Gorilla Capital, Grape Solar and Café Yumm! made the Portland Business Journal’s Top 100 list for fastest- growing privately held companies in Oregon. Café Yumm!, which now employees 233 people and has 11 restaurants, posted a 51.9 percent growth rate during the three-year period from 2009 through 2011.  

Voodoo Doughnuts is having some fun with its latest creation, Easy Pesey Lemon Kesey doughnuts, lemon-filled with tie-dye vanilla frosting and a chewy cube of “acid” on top. Part of the proceeds from sales of the limited-time doughnuts are going to help support the Kesey Collection of manuscripts and artwork in its current home at the UO Knight Library, says Sara Heise of Voodoo.

Rick Nicol, president of Western Pneumatics, Inc., has been reappointed to the Eugene Toxics Board, representing businesses that are required to report under Eugene’s Toxics Right-to-Know Program. Randy Prince, representing an environmental advocacy position, was also reappointed.

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