Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon Restaurants Recognized for Community Service

Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) August 3, 2010

Three Oregon restaurants have been selected as state winners of the 2010 Restaurant Neighbor Award with automatic entries for the national award for community service as announced by Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA). The Restaurant Neighbor Award was created by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to recognize restaurants that exemplify the industrys philanthropic spirit. The Oregon winners are: Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub in Portland; Anthonys at the Old Mill District in Bend; and The Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland.

Steve McCoid, President and CEO of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, commended the state winners, This years winners from Oregon represent the best of so many generous industry members who are making a difference in their communities and beyond we congratulate and thank them for the positive impact they are making through their efforts and involvement.

Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub, winner in the small business category, donates annually to the Providence Child Center for medically fragile children. Anthonys at the Old Mill District, co-winner in the mid-size category, has created an annual feast that supports a culinary endowment at Central Oregon Community College. The Old Spaghetti Factory supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association by raising funds for summer camp and medical research for children with Muscular Dystrophy.

We are proud to recognize these outstanding winners of the 2010 Restaurant Neighbor Award, said National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney. Americas restaurants serve their communities every day. Providing nourishment, quality of life, opportunity and enjoyment, restaurants are not only good neighbors but important contributors to our nations health and prosperity.

The Restaurant Neighbor Award honors charitable contributions of restaurants across the U.S. Participating state restaurant associations selected winners in their respective states to vie for the national award. National winners of this award will receive a $ 5,000 contribution toward their community programs and they will be presented an award this September in Washington, D.C. The NRA and founding partner American Express developed the award to raise awareness about the restaurant industrys contributions in local communities across the country and to inspire other restaurant owners and operators to showcase their enormous contributions in their communities.

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon, which is comprised of over 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,500 lodging establishments with a work force of 170,000 employees, and a total economic impact of $ 6.9 billion – making it the cornerstone of the economy, career opportunities and community involvement. The association works to advocate, protect, train and promote the foodservice and lodging industry.

# # #







Mesothelioma Law Firm Supports Addition of Oregon Asbestos Site to National Priorities List


Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011

This past month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the North Ridge Estates site near Klamath Falls in Oregon to the New Proposed National Asbestos Priorities List. Clapper, Patti, Scweizer & Mason strongly urge the public and asbestos advocacy groups to offer comments in the next thirty days, hopefully influencing the final decision so that the site becomes included on the NPL and qualifies for government clean up funds.

According to the EPA, Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski first requested that the North Ridge Estates site be added to the NPL in 2010 due to substantial asbestos contamination in the surface and sub-surface soils. Asbestos, a naturally occurring, fibrous silicate mineral is considered a risk to public health as exposure to the carcinogen causes serious illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Despite efforts to clean up the site since 2003, including relocating nearby residents for a period of time, the area still remains a high risk to the public. If accepted to the NPL, then the site will be able to be cleaned up under the EPA’s Superfund program and redevelopment of the property can proceed.

Until the early 1980’s, asbestos was mined and then processed for its properties, which include thermal stability and tensile strength. Thousands of asbestos-containing materials were then made and used in almost all building construction prior to the implementation of environmental regulations in the mid-1980’s.

The North Ridge Estate site is now heavily contaminated with these asbestos containing products since many were used back in the early 1940’s during construction of a military facility that was originally used to treat Marines during WWII. The materials used to build the military barracks, such as roofing, floor and ceiling tiles, siding and steam pipe insulation, all contained asbestos.

When these buildings were demolished, much of the contaminated debris was disposed of throughout the site- some consolidated into waste piles or buried and some merely scattered on the surface or just below the surface of the soil. This improper demolition and disposal has left North Ridge Estates with unacceptably high levels of contamination.

Despite this contamination, MBK Partnership bought the property in 1977, began construction of homes in 1993, and sold estates up until 2002. In 2003, the EPA began testing the site for asbestos, found unacceptable levels, and began evaluating possible clean up plans. The levels of asbestos contamination were high enough in some areas that people were permanently relocated from their homes in 2006. Clean up efforts have been ongoing, yet there is still much to be done before the area can be deemed safe.

If the site is accepted onto the NPL list, then government funds can be used to complete the clean up under the Superfund Program, which was established in 1980 to address abandoned hazardous waste sites.

If you are a citizen concerned about the ongoing risk of exposure to asbestos from this site, you have 60 days from March 10 to submit your comment for consideration. To submit your comments, use identification docket number EPA-HQ-SFUND-2011-0076 and follow online instructions. After the sixty days, the EPA will publish their final decision on the Federal Register Notice shortly after consideration of all relevant comments.

About Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason

CPS&M has always been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals against corporations in mesothelioma lawsuits and only accepts cases on a contingency basis – meaning their clients never pay for services unless CPS&M successfully handles their matters. CPS&M has an outstanding track record and for more than 30 years has obtained generous compensation for the firm’s clients. Visit http://www.mesothelioma-attorney.com for more information or call 1-800-440-4262.

# # #







Portland Attorneys Proud to Announce Five Years of Recognition by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine


Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Not all lawyers are created equal. In fact, only 2.5% of lawyers from each state are recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as Rising Stars. But both partners at the Portland personal injury law firm of Shulman DuBois LLC have been named 2013 Rising Stars, for the fifth consecutive year.

Shulman DuBois LLC provides representation for plaintiffs in personal injury cases throughout the state of Oregon. The firms specialties include traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death cases, truck accidents, and bicycle injuries, and their motto is Fewer Cases. Better Results.

We try really hard to give our clients the best possible service and one way we do this is by taking a smaller caseload, so that we can give each claim the attention it deserves, said attorney Sean DuBois. We are pleased to have that work recognized by Super Lawyers, though at the end of the day, its our great client reviews that really tell us how were doing.

Every year Super Lawyers magazine recognizes lawyers in Oregon who have been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving peer nominations and research, including: verdicts and settlements, client evaluations; awards; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background, etc. Joshua Shulman and Sean DuBois are both honored to be among those chosen as Rising Stars, an honor only given to lawyers who are under 40 or have been practicing for under 10 years.

Shulman DuBois LLC is best known for the firms dedication to educational outreach for the public on personal injury topics. We really feel like theres a tendency in the legal and insurance professions to keep the public in the dark. But we want to teach people about the personal injury process, so that they understand their rights and know how to protect them from insurance companies, said attorney Shulman.

In fact, besides providing hundreds of informational articles on their website, pdxinjurylaw.com, and educational videos on their YouTube channel, DuBois and Shulman have written one book and two reports on the subject of how injury victims and their families can maximize recovery after an accident, all of which are available for free to Oregonians:

1. 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case

2. Settling Your Oregon Injury Case Without a Lawyer

3. Oregon Wrongful Death Laws: A Family Guide to the Civil Justice System After the Death of a Loved One

The Portland personal injury law firm of Shulman DuBois LLC is based in SE Portland, OR. Partners Joshua Shulman and Sean DuBois have experience helping people who have been injured in car, truck, bicycling, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents. Their areas of expertise include brain injuries, child injuries, and victims of drunk driving. For a free consultation, call 503-222-4411.







Security Alarms Network.com Introduces Its Oregon Smart Home Security Automation Services, Green Energy Management, Lighting Solutions, and Home Utility Systems


Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) July 15, 2013

Security Alarms Network.com (http://www.securityalarmsnetwork.com) understands that we live in a time where kidnapping, theft, arson, and damage to property are a reality that we watch and read about every day in the news. Many Oregon homeowners are often concerned about the safety and security of their residence. Especially if they work long hours, not always at home, have children, pets, or any elderly living with them. This can also be very distressing to worry about the safety of their home in the absence of a reliable home security network service. This is why it makes sense to get some insight and to find out more about Oregon home security services that are cost effective yet reliable.

An example of some of the new Oregon home security services and functionality are:


Lighting Automation
Motion Detectors with Pet Detection
Home Security Locks
Medical Alerts
Wireless Touch Pads
Backup Power Supply
Free Home Security System
Security Doors
Smartphone Apps
Home Surveillance Cameras
24/7 Monitoring
Smoke Detection
CO2 Alarms
Multiple Points of Protection
Home Security Windows
Smart Home Thermostat

For more information on OR home security and utility automation, visit: http://www.wirelesssmarthomeautomation.com.

The security professionals offer a lot of information on Oregon home security alarm prices and installing a home alarm system. For many owners, the main concern for not installing an alarm is the home alarm cost. Many of the ordinary alarm systems are quite expensive, yet not completely effective, and hence cannot offer peace of mind. However, at Security Alarms Network.com, it’s possible to compare between many home security systems and choose one that caters to the homeowner’s need, without being too expensive and out of budget.

We wanted to create a solution where readers got an in-depth knowledge on home security systems and the benefits of installing one. We work with many reliable home security monitoring companies and offer a lot of information about how an Oregon home owner can choose the right alarm system and why one is a must to protect their property, states a team member. Although each Oregon home security company may vary to some degree, many will focus on protecting their clients through visual deterrence. These steps can be a helpful way to deter intruders from entering the home to begin with. Other OR households may use elaborate, wired or wireless systems to sound alarms or to trip silent ones, should there happen to be an intrusion.

Oregon residents prefer many different home security methods, based on their needs or the layout of their home. While for some home owners, elaborate security systems are the obvious choice, while others will prefer simpler less expensive methods.

Oregon wireless home security and smart home automation services are now available in the following OR counties:

Baker County, Benton County, Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Coos County, Crook County, Curry County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Gilliam County, Grant County, Harney County, Hood River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Lake County, Lane County, Lincoln County, Linn County, Malheur County, Marion County, Morrow County, Multnomah County, Polk County, Sherman County, Tillamook County, Umatilla County, Union County, Wallowa County, Wasco County, Washington County, Wheeler County, and Yamhill County.

For more information on home security alarm service coverage in Oregon, visit: http://www.home-security.serviceproviders.us.com/adt-home-security-service-company-oregon

The Oregon home security experts can help out potential customers find out about the various kinds of security devices that can help protect their homes in while their not present. Some systems are able to detect even the slightest of motion and others can trigger silent alarms, and then there are also some that will alert the owner in the event of fire, flood, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even more. So sophisticated are some monitoring systems that they also aid in child monitoring.

About Security Alarms Network.com

Security Alarms Network.com offers information about different Oregon security alarm systems and home monitoring services. This website provides services from various security system types. The main purpose of the website is to deliver a solution to OR homeowners the right type of alarm system and professional installations Security Alarms Network.com is committed to the security of their clients home.

For Traditional Oregon Home Security Service, visit http://www.home-surveillance-system.securityalarmwireless.com or call toll-free 1-866-507-3344.

For Smart Home Automation in Oregon, visit http://www.smarthomeautomation.biz or call toll-free 1-855-847-1776.

Sites Referenced:

neighborhoodscout.com/or/crime/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

usa.com/oregon-state-crime-and-crime-rate.htm

fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/january/early-2012-crime-statistics/early-2012-crime-statistics