Category: Business of the Month

April 2022 Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Myrtle Creek Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. They were selected as our April 2022 Business of the Month by members attending our April General Membership meeting. The store, owned/operated by Tom & Angie Criss and located on Pruner Road, held a Grand Opening on June 27th, 2019 to a large and welcoming crowd. The store was also our August 2019 Business of the Month and our 2020 Business of the Year. Since opening they have not only been a convenient source of affordable grocery and household items, but also generous supporters of and contributors to a wide range of community programs, projects and events. Just a few of those include: Independence from Hunger campaigns, feeding Milepost 97 wildfire and other firefighters, donating to local food banks and Christmas food baskets, Music in the Park, Where’s Armando, Tom tent camping in the heat of mid-summer on top of a semi-truck trailer until it was full of donated items, and many, many random acts of kindness to their customers by donating groceries and personally giving gift cards to families in need. Most recently they donated a 90-second shopping spree for an auction item at the Lions Club Crab Feed. The high bidders of the item coordinated with Tom & Angie to have a member of the South Umpqua High School track team sprint through the store and load up baskets with as many grocery items as possible, all of which were donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Tom & Angie train their employees to work as a team so they are always busy throughout the store with their assigned duties. Sometimes Angie gets creative to insure maximum participation so when it came time to take the attached photo she announced over the store public address system: All employees report to the wine section. Twelve quickly showed up!

March 2022 Business of the Month

Of four nominations received at our March 3 General Membership meeting, two were/or Cindy’s
Flowers & Gifts.This new business, located at 137 First Avenue, Myrtle Creek, received the most votes
and was selected as our March 2022 Business of the Month … CONGRATULATIONS!
According to Cindy, business has been very good since the store opened late last year. Several local
businesses now have items on consignment within the neatly arranged flower and gift store. Even
though there is limited interior floor space, Cindy and her husband Ken (who she says is “her biggest
cheerleader”) decided they can rearrange some things to fit in our usual 25-30 members/guests so they
will host our next Chamber General Membership meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022 beginning at 6pm.
There will be offering lasagna, garlic bread, green salad, iced tea and water and … .for dessert, choice of
lemon zucchini bread by Goodog Bakery or chocolate bundt cake.
Donations accepted.
Arrive early as space will be limited.

February Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to MYRTLE DRUGS, our February 2022 Business of the Month. The new pharmacy, owned by Dr. Michael A. Daher, PharmD,
received a warm welcome from Myrtle Creek and South County residents when he opened in Valley View Plaza at the former location of Safeway
Pharmacy on November 29, 2021. Our Chamber of Commerce assisted with their Grand Opening on Dec 6, 2021 and they joined our Chamber the
following day.
According to Emily Savage, Pharmacy Manager, {shown in photo} they were just recently informed that they can start stocking health-related
products and are in the process of ordering shelving to fill up the floor space inside the pharmacy. Owner Dr. Daher is shown fourth from right in
photo {wearing black cowboy hat}. The pharmacy currently employs nine people.

January 2022 Business of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Trueblood Real Estate, our January 2022 Business of the Month. Principal Broker/Owner Lacey Williams shared this business profile that is presented to every client:
Trueblood Real Estate and Property Management Inc. is a family owned and operated real estate and property management company located in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Trueblood Real Estate was first established in the late 1980’s and over the last 30 years has become the top real estate company for our local Southern Douglas County area. When you buy or sell a home you want someone that can be dependable and that you can trust. Trueblood Real Estate inspires that trust. Our Brokers are each members of the National Association of Realtors and not only do we practice, but we strive to live by the Code of Ethics. Our Brokers have the education, resources and support they need to meet and exceed their clients’ expectations. We will make your experience a great one. We pride ourselves in “knowing” our area! Our motto is:’ First Class Service and First Class Results’ In addition to Brokers offering full real estate services to clients, Trueblood Real Estate also has a licensed property manager and an assistant property manager on staff who manage, on average, about 100 local properties.
Shown in photo, left to right, are: Angel Smith, Broker, Stacy Davis, Assistant Property Manager and Molly Cole, Property Manager. Also on staff but not available for the photo are: Lacey Williams, Principal Broker/Owner(see business card ad on page),and Brokers Garrett Goodwin, Keri Lowell and Amanda Nash.