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MACC e-News - September 2017           Vol. 28 - #9

DSW Health Services, LLC
Douglas Wingate, Owner
415 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville
(503) 250-0660

Douglas Wingate, Licensed Acupuncturist, has been in private practice since 2011 providing acupuncture, medical and therapeutic massage, cupping therapy, and reflexology. Specializing in traumatic brain injuries, acute and chronic pain, and PTSD. Womens health, pediatrics and emotional  health. Most insurances accepted. Auto claims and workers comp accepted.


Granary District Properties, LLC
Nick's Italian Café
Pacifica Senior Living
Scott's Automotive
Incite Inc
FirCrest Senior Living
Wild Haven Property Management Co.
Nanette Cramer
KMI Insurance LLC
Flag & Wire Coffee
Adam Diesburg, D.D.S.
Wheels N Time
McMinnville Christian Academy
Eola Hills Wine Cellars Inc.
Shoe Mates Footwear
Yamhill County Board of Commissioners
The Victorian on 10th
Wilsons Carpet One Floor and Home
Miller Consulting Group, LLC
Companion Pet Clinic
Visit Carlton
Inner Oasis - Mind, Body, Spirit
Hyder Family Dentistry
West Coast CFO
Dale's Photography, LLC
Coldwell Banker Professional Group
S & T Support, LLC
Serenity Palliative Care & Hospice
Growlers Tap Station
Ruiz Partners, Inc.
Parkland Village Retirement Community
McMinnville Downtown Association
Better Business Bureau
Copy Cats
J & W Carstar Collision Repair
Lewis' Furniture, Inc.
McMenamins - Hotel Oregon
McMinnville Montessori School

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Teach Peace through Basic Mediation Training
2017 Basic Mediation Training will be offered by Your Community Mediators of Yamhill County at their McMinnville downtown offices on two Fridays and two Saturdays this October (10/13, 10/14, 10/27 & 10/28).  The 32-hour training satisfies State of Oregon requirements for certified community volunteer mediators. Ongoing continuing education opportunities and supervised experience help trainees develop their skills and personal competence.
Business leaders might consider this skill training for their employees as a professional development opportunity, or may themselves become a volunteer mediator to give back to their community in a very worthwhile and satisfying way.
Participants learn and practice conflict resolution skills to increase effectiveness in listening to and communicating with people in discord; they will assist disputants to reach mutually satisfying agreements; enhance negotiation skills; work with strong emotions respectfully and constructively; manage cross-cultural differences; and respond appropriately to ethical dilemmas that arise in the mediation process.
For applications and registration rates (volunteer, non-profit/government, and professional development) contact YCM at ycm@onlinenw.com, 503-435-2835 or visit our website: ycmediators.org    Limited scholarships are available for Spanish-speaking volunteers.

Local Businesswoman Leanna Gautney Is Finalist for Pet Industry Woman of Year Award
Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) recognizes extraordinary women in five pet business categories
McMinnville, Oregon (August 4, 2017) - Local business woman Leanna Gautney of Country Critters Pet Sitters, in McMinnville, has been named a finalist in the fifth annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition.
Gautney, who has been in business for 14 years, was nominated in the RISING STAR category. The other award categories are Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Corporate, and Advocate.
The overall Pet Industry Woman of the Year will be chosen from the winners of these five categories. Winners will be announced Sept. 26th during an evening ceremony at the Women in the Pet Industry Conference and Awards Show in Portland, Oregon.
A panel of four independent judges reviewed and scored nominations for applicants in the five categories. This year's judges included a director of a non profit organization, a founder of a successful pet organization, a COO of a design firm, and a director of a top women's scholarship organization.
Gautney, will participate in a round table discussion during the WIPIN conference, which runs Sept. 24th through Sept. 26th at the Embassy Suites in Portland. 
"The Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards were designed to recognize the amazing females who dedicate their time and talents to improving the lives of all pets - dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses and exotics - and their parents/guardians," said Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN. "These awards are a celebration of women who have made highly successful careers in the pet industry: They shine in large part because they are so passionate about helping women as well as pets. Finalist Gautney is a perfect example! It is exciting to honor her and other women with a genuine calling to make the pet industry stronger."

Willamette Valley Medical Center Welcomes
Dr. Steven Maxfield to Their Medical Staff
McMinnville, September 7, 2017- Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to our medical staff, Dr. Steven Maxfield, a Board Eligible Ophthalmologist. Dr. Maxfield recently completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Maxfield was born in Seattle and grew up in Richland, Washington. He received a full tuition academic scholarship to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, graduating magna cum laude with his Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. For medical school, Dr. Maxfield traveled to the East Coast to attend Dartmouth Medical School and be closer to his wife's family. He stayed in that part of the country for a combined medicine/pediatrics internship at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Maxfield recently completed his ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He and his family are excited to make Oregon their new home. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Maxfield as an extraordinary addition to WVMC's Medical Staff.

Dr. Maxfield reports that his interest in practicing medicine evolved over time, but "probably has its roots in watching my father care for patients and working in his dental office while in high school." In college, Dr. Maxfield took a neuroscience course that convinced him medicine was the career for him and he entered medical school thinking he would pursue neurology or neurosurgery. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Susan Pepin (a neuro-ophthalmologist) became his research mentor and introduced him to the field of ophthalmology wear he found his true passion. One of the things Dr. Maxfield loves most about ophthalmology is that he is often able to "discuss with the patient his or her symptoms, complete an exam, make a diagnosis, and provide a treatment that improves his or her life...all in one visit!"

Dr. Maxfield practices comprehensive ophthalmology at the McMinnville Eye Clinic, where he will treat many conditions, including:
- Cataracts - Glaucoma - Dry Eye Syndrome - Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration - Eyelid Disorders and Lesions - Corneal Disease

For more information you can contact Dr. Maxfield at:
McMinnville Eye Clinic // 235 SE Norton Ln #A, McMinnville, OR
503-472-4688 // Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM (Occasional Saturday hours 8AM-12PM)

Proposals due 3:00p.m.,
October 2, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Yamhill County, Oregon ("the Board") is currently soliciting proposals from qualified organizations and individuals to establish a contract for county-wide economic development services that focus primarily on the smaller cities and unincorporated areas, with additional collaboration and coordination with McMinnville, Newberg, and other economic development strategic partners within the local and regional area, to be effective December 1, 2017. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to provide interested companies with sufficient information to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Board. It is the Board's intent to select the most advantageous proposal based on the evaluation criteria stated in this RFP. A copy of the "Requests for Proposals for Yamhill County Economic Development Services" will be available at no charge from the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, ATTN: Carrie Martin, Grants and Special Projects Manager, 535 N.E. 5th Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128, telephone (503) 434-7501. Responsive Proposals for Yamhill County Economic Development Services must be physically received in the office of the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, ATTN: Carrie Martin, Grants and Special Projects Manager, 434 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128 not later than 3:00 p.m. local time on Monday, October 2, 2017. The Board or its designee will complete an evaluation process of all proposals meeting the criteria defined in this RFP.  Following receipt and review of proposals by an evaluation committee comprised of citizens and county staff, qualified proposers may be invited to interview with the Board. Interviews will be held at a time and date to be announced. Proposer designees/representatives must be available for the interview and must be prepared to respond to detailed questions regarding their organization composition, qualifications, and other criteria. After interviews and further consideration, the Board will then designate the proposer for final negotiation of a contract for Economic Development Services. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received that are not in compliance with all prescribed procedures and requirements. Furthermore, Yamhill County (i) may reject any and all proposals upon the finding that it is in the public interest to do so, (ii) may require modifications to the winning proposal, and (iii) reserves the right to waive any and all minor informalities to evaluate the proposals submitted.  Questions regarding this RFP should be addressed to Carrie Martin, Grants and Special Projects Manager, at (503) 474-4991 or martinc@co.yamhill.or.us. DATED at McMinnville, Oregon this 29 day of August, 2017.  By LAURA TSCHABOLD, County Administrator Published August 29, 2017

Two New Exhibitions Open This Wednesday

Linfield College is pleased to present exhibitions of newly created work by Scott Ross and Lucas Coffin.
In the Linfield Gallery, Scott Ross has created a site-specific installation, Present Tense, that addresses themes of compression, pressure, and the duality of familiar/unfamiliar.  Present Tense will be on view from August 30 - October 7, 2017. 
Lucas Coffin's work, The Winnower is an experimental media piece exploring the power relationships between materials, people, and communication. The Winnower will be on view in the Nils Lou Gallery, from August 30 - September 9, 2017.
Lucas Coffin will give an artist talk titled "Abstracted Visual Pedagogies" on August 30 in Delkin Hall at 5PM. The talk will be followed directly by an opening reception for both exhibitions, held in Nils Lou Gallery and Linfield Gallery, until 7pm.

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