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Biz Beat 8-23-2012

After some delays, the H Boutique, owned by the Ritchie family of jewelry retailers, had its invitation-only opening party this week at Fifth Street Public Market’s Inn at the 5th. The jewelry and fashion store offers “plush interior amenities and an air of fresh exuberance in customer service.” See www.hboutique.com or call 246-2412.

M@annequin is a new boutique upstairs within Salon DeLange at 3007 N. Delta Highway, #205. The shop offers one-of-a-kind fashions made in the U.S. and Canada that are not available anywhere else in the Willamette Valley, says Carol DeLange Grandaw, who opened the salon in 1995. See www.mannequinsd.com or call 343-0520.

FOOD for Lane County picked up more than 17,000 pounds of canned goods at the Lane County Fair this year, 3,000 pounds more than last year’s food drive.

Local wordsmith Mary Meredith Drew has started a new proofreading and copyediting business called Polish Your Prose. She can be reached through www.polishyourprose.com or call 731-1951.

The fourth annual BRING Home and Garden Tour will be Sunday, Sept. 16, featuring a dozen unique dwellings highlighting creative, sustainable living. See www.bringrecycling.org or call 746-3023.

Emerald Marketing Association is a new group breaking away from the local chapter of the American Marketing Association, according to one of the group’s new volunteer board members, Joanna Bartlett. New president is Mark Tschetter of Feynman Group. Other board members are Amira Fahoum of Ridgeline Management, Jana Waterman of NeuroSpine Institute, Alma Fumiko Hesus of Cappelli Miles, Jan Brooks of Oregon Imaging Centers, Haley Lyons of Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co., Sarah Wilson of Downtown Athletic Club, Mike Brown of Cawood, Peter Thorsson of Palo Alto Software, Doug James of National Photocopy and Tammy Lockwood of Lockwood Research. See emeraldmarketingassociation.com for upcoming events.

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