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7. July Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Treasures of the Heart, our July 2021 Business of the Month. This unique local gift shop, owned and operated by Belinda & Steve Legg, is located at 119 South Old Pacific Highway in Tri-City. Belinda purchased the shop in 1999 from original owners Flo Raines and Jamie Mills-Price.
Pictures of the inside of this shop will not do it justice because it’s “jam packed” with thousands of quaint items. The best way to find just what you need for just about any occasion is to visit the shop during business hours, 1 0am – 5:30pm Monday through Saturday.
Since Belinda posted a picture of the Business of the Month sign on her Treasures of the Heart FaceBook page it has been reached by almost 200 people and received 80 comments. One that we think perfectly describes the shop is:”Best little gift shop around – unique gifts and wonderful customer service. I’ve been known to buy myself gifts here too.” Before COVID-19 Belinda hosted painting and crafting classes
in the classroom but had to postpone them due to restrictions and mandates. She told us she is planning to start some classes
again soon. In addition to the FaceBook page the shop also

has a very informative website that you can
find at www.treasuresoftheheartonline.com

 

6. June 2021 Business of the month

CONGRATULATIONS to Mid-Town Grill, our June 2021 Business of the Month. Owners Kissty and Donovan Lane purchased the business, located at 260 Mountain Avenue, Tri-City, on October 1, 2017 and opened their doors just two weeks later, on October 15 and they have been serving our community ever since, but much has changed. Their original menu had just 15
items, mostly fish & chips and pulled pork sandwiches. They now offer over 40 items that include a variety of burgers,
sandwiches, seafood, specialty wraps, salads, strips, nachos and more … even “Naughty Fries”, and let’s not forget their locally famous homemade cheesecake, flavors change daily. Mid-Town Grill opened as a family-run business with Donovan, Kissty, daughter Aneava, son Tristan, son Devon, daughter in law Jessica, and adorable granddaughter Addy Ray all helping out. It’s still that way, but granddaughter Addy Ray is now 6 and there’s a new granddaughter, 2-year old Payton, also another daughter Sabre. Due to their business expanding they now have several new employees, also considered family: Bash Watson, Bella Boudine, Helina Jefferson, Jess Dyer, Payton Lee and Scott Clark. Mid-Town Grill was our May 2018 Business of the Month. In that article
the following was written:”This beautiful family has long term goals in the area to eventually offer a full-service restaurant .’This may become a reality
sooner than later. Donovan and Kissty leased the former location of the Canyon Mountain Cafe (aka Marla Kay’s and The Feedlot) on Main Street in Canyonville, but plans to re-model the building were put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we’re “returning to normal” they’re revisiting those plans. For now they’re making improvements to their “look” with new exterior paint (see photo), a rollout canopy coming soon and more.
If you were one of their “early-on” customers when indoor dining was OK you know that their interior seating space was very limited.
Donovan told us that the question most frequently asked of him and Kissty is:”Will you be opening up to inside

dining again?” ….. no, they will not.

That space has already been re-configured to allow for more equipment and workspace for employees, but they have and will continue to make upgrades and improvements to accommodate comfortable year-round outside dining.
This amazing family is originally from Hermiston, OR. They “found” the Myrtle Creek/Tri-City while on a road trip to the Oregon Coast, checked us out, liked what they saw and “felt”, and the rest is history. During our interview with┬áDonovan and Kissty for this article they were emphatic that we acknowledge and thank all the customers who stood by them, supported them and got them through the “rough times” of the COVI D-19 pandemic.

1. January Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to MSK True Value Stores, our January 2021 Business of the Month. In 2015Je/f Johnson,
owner of Del’s Building Supply, a True Value hardware store, purchased Hall’s Mercantile, an ACE Hardware
store, that had operated in downtown Myrtle Creek for many decades. The store was closed and, after a
complete interior remodel and exterior face lift, held a Grand Opening the weekend of June 5/6, 2015 to
overflow crowds. Both stores, as well as building and industrial supply outlets, have since operated as MSK
True Value stores.
The history of True Value, originally a retailer-owned cooperative, began with founder John Cotter who started
his career at a neighborhood store at age 12. In 1948 John founded Cotter & Company that grew to 25
independently owned and operated stores. Today True Value remains com
mitted to an aggressive plan for growth as one of the world’s largest
groups of independently owned
hardware distributors, with over 4,600 stores worldwide.
Today the MSK True Value Stores have a total of 24 full/part-time employees.
Shown in the photo are owner Jeff Johnson, Myrtle Creek store manager
Brandon Sestrom and associates Dana Moore and Cameron Jaynes. According
to Jeff, property has been purchased and plans are moving forward to build a
new MSK True Value store in the South Umpqua Valley Industrial Park area
adjacent to Pruner Road near the 1-5 103 interchange.Details to be announced.

 

5. May 2021 Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Wildflower Pre-School and Child Care, our May 2021 Business of the Month.
Certified owners/operators Rionna and Charles Ruley were nominated for providing ?exceptional child
care to the children of the greater Myrtle Creek/Tri City/Days Creek area for over 10 years, dedicating their
home to maintain a 5 star qualification with the State of Oregon standards.?During an interview with
Rionna she informed us the center opened in 2011 and allows for a maximum of 16 children at any given
time. The center has pretty much been ?booked up?to capacity since opening with several kids
ontinuously enrolled at the center from a very young age until up to middle school. Because of that it can
take quite some time for an opening to occur for parents on the waiting list; some have signed up during
early months of pregnancy. In and of itself, that speaks to the quality of care they provide.

2. February 2021 Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Grocery Out let Bargain Market , our February
2021 Business of the Month. Owners Tom & Angie Criss, their son
Brandon and over 25 employees continue to provide excellent service
to the Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area and all South Douglas County
communities.
Several Chamber officers participated in the Grand Opening of their
new store on June 27th,2019. During most of 2020 and continuing into
2021 the store has provided non-stop COVID-19 essential services to
their customers, local businesses and food pantries. Tom & Angie
attend most of our Chamber meetings and support many community
events. They entered a first-time float in the 2020 D.R. Johnson
Memorial Timber Truckers Light Parade and won $150.00 cash in their
category which they donated back to the non-profit event organizers.

While summer events are still tentative because of uncertainties
about COVID-19 Tom & Angie want to host a second annual
Independence from Hunger event in July with a goal of raising
$30,000.00 to be converted to food to be donated. They?re also
thinking about starting a food bank for pets and maybe, just
maybe, having Tom ?camp out?of top a 53?trailer until it?s filled
with non-perishable donations.
Tom & Angie also serve as ambassadors for Grocery Outlet
Bargain Markets. During a recent trip to Pennsylvania they were
informed about the Grand Opening of a new store in East
Norriton and checked in to participate and support the owners as
seen in the photo.

 

4. April 2021 Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to South County Barber Shop, our April 2021 Business of the Month.
Owner Jason McFadden and son Dylan recently moved their chairs and equipment from a
downtown Main Street location to 923 N. Old Pacific Highway, next to Pizza Palace. Before
moving in the interior was remodeled and painted to give it a clean and welcoming look.
Business has been so good at the new location that they had to expand their hours, currently:
Monday 8-4:45pm, Tues through Friday 8-5:45pm and Saturdays 8am to 3pm.Jason, who grew up and went to school locally, has been barbering for several years. His son Dylan attended South Umpqua High School for three years before transferring to Riddle High School to play basketball for the Irish during his senior year. After graduation Dylan attended Phagan’s Cosmetology College in Grants Pass and has been a
licensed barber for about six months. Both Jason and Dylan are avid sports fans. For more information about services offered visit FaceBook page: South County Barber Shop.