Biz Beat 9-4-2014

We hear that nearly 90 percent of the 1,300 beds at the Capstone housing project called 13th & Olive are leased and new leases are expected to be signed through September. The construction work that remains will be completed by move-in around Sept. 23.

The Oregon Microgrowers Guild in Eugene has announced that medical marijuana patients in Oregon looking for a high CBD (cannibidiol) strain will soon have one available. The strain is from “Skunk Haze” flowers. CBD is the compound in pot that had medicinal values without psychoactive effects. The strain reportedly has 21.6 percent CBD, 8 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), 24.6 percent CBDA and 9.3 percent THCA. See

Speaking of pot, the first Oregon Cannabis Classic golf tournament is planned for Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Springfield Country Club as a fundraiser for the Oregon Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets for single players are $125, teams of four play for $450. Register at 

Buckley Sobering Center, a Willamette Family program, has received a one-year legislative allocation of $50,000 to expand its services to include detox and treatment. Rep. Nancy Nathanson led the initiative, which had the support of local healthcare, law enforcement and government officials. More information at

 A free workshop titled “Organize to Optimize Your Small Business” will be at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Eugene Public Library. Productivity consultant Jan Lehman will share practical ways to optimize time, space and effort. Sponsored by LCC Small Business Development Center, and SCORE. Call 682-5450. Another session with Frank Plaisted on “Profit from Your Ideas” will be at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 11, at the library.

BRING Recycling’s annual Home and Garden Tour, “The Art of Sustainable Living,” will be from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, Sept. 14. Tickets are $9 in advance, $12 the day of the tour. See or call 746-3023.

Sponsors, the nationally recognized nonprofit that provides services to offenders recently released from prison, is planning its major “Harvesting Hope” gala fundraising event Oct. 9. See ticket information at or call 485-8341.