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Business in Brief - Aug. 7


$155K raised for special needs children

Integra, a communication and networking services provider, was a presenting sponsor of the 11th annual HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s HOPE for Children Fund. Hosted July 22 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, the tournament raised more than $155,000 for children with special needs in Yamhill County. Each year, hundreds of children are served through gifts made to the HOPE for Children Fund. Thanks to the generosity of past and present participants, more than $1.2 million has been raised to-date.

Fargo customers can give more easily

Wells Fargo has added the Oregon and southwest Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to the list of nonprofit groups on its ATMs. Wells Fargo customers can now give anywhere from 1 cent to $299.99 to Komen by simply pushing a button at any of Wells Fargo’s 231 ATMs throughout Oregon, including Newberg. The money raised will help Komen provide education, screening and support services in Oregon and Washington, as well as research around the world. Komen joins five other organizations already a part of Wells Fargo’s ATM donation program: Mercy Corps, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Mentors, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), and WellsFreshwater Trust. The customer is not charged a fee for using the service; 100 percent of the donation is sent to the nonprofit. The donation may be tax deductible. The donor’s ATM receipt serves as proof of the gift.

Oregon wine can fly next month for free

Starting Sept. 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of charge, thanks to the new Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Domestic Alaska Airlines passengers can check one case of wine at no charge on their return flight out of four Oregon airports — Portland, Eugene, Medford and Redmond as well as Walla Walla, Wash. — through Nov. 20. In addition, passengers showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of their arrival in Oregon will receive complementary tastings at any of more than 180 participating Oregon wineries.