Grants Pass Business Grapevine

Over Sixty Years at Hart Jewelers

April 2016

Over Sixty Years at Hart Jewelers

In 1955, Tom Hart Sr. was a watchmaker working for Barnes Jewelers in Grants Pass. When the owners decided to sell, Tom and his wife Mary Ann bought the business and changed it to Hart Jewelers. Today the store is owned by their son, Tom Hart Jr., and it’s still very much a family affair.

“I started working in the store my senior year of high school (GPHS), along with my future wife Cheryle,” Tom said. “She has been by my side all these years, with many other family members as well. My nephew Jared is currently one of our jewelers, and my brother Jed works a couple of days a week.”

Protecting Seniors at “Senior Solutions”

April 2016

Protecting Seniors at “Senior Solutions”

The effects of the 2008 Recession on Grants Pass seniors were, in many cases, disastrous. Statistics reveal that the majority of seniors who own their own property have little or nothing in place to protect their assets.
To the rescue came Claudia Beausoleil and Mary Shea, two local mediators who decided to merge their skills in order to help seniors in our community. Their business, Senior Solutions, along with the Southern Oregon Mediation Center, is intended to help seniors identify issues that need to be resolved, along with providing the documentation necessary to protect assets from attack.

Boot Camp for New Dads Helps Expectant Fathers

March 2016

Boot Camp for New Dads Helps Expectant Fathers

When Grants Pass resident and middle school science teacher Bob Bath went to AllCare Health with an idea for a class for expectant fathers, they wholeheartedly embraced the idea because it aligned with their mission to improve the overall health of the community.

Dutch Bros Celebrates Twenty-four Years

February 2016

Dutch Bros Celebrates  Twenty-four Years

It has been a long and winding road for Dutch Bros Coffee, as they celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. the company was founded in February 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma, brothers of Dutch descent. After the family shut down their dairy farm in the early 90s, due to government regulations, Dane and Travis bought a double-head espresso machine, threw open the barn doors and started experimenting with just 100 pounds of beans and a rockin’ stereo.

Brava Italian Eatery Opens in Grants Pass

January 2016

Brava Italian Eatery Opens in Grants Pass

Not content to run one of the most successful restaurants in Grants Pass (115 Broiler), owner Bret Musselman and his family have recently opened Brava Italian Eatery at 1214 NW 6th Street, which will officially be Grants Pass’ only restaurant catering entirely to Italian food. The grand opening on November 20 was attended by hundreds and was considered the social event of the year.

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