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AntFarm fundraising helps it pay its way

The AntFarm Outdoors program will offer fresh vegetables for sale at the Sandy Saturday Market, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month in Centennial Plaza.

The vegetables are the produce of the Sandy community garden, which is the responsibility of youths in the AntFarm programs.

At the AntFarm booth in the farmers market, the young people also will distribute information on their recycling program, which is a significant fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.

Donated cans and bottles with collectable deposit are being accepted at the AntFarm Outdoors building, 38600 Proctor Blvd., near Scales Avenue.

Michet joins the chamber board

MICHETThe Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has chosen a new member to fill a vacant seat.

Heather Michet has been added to the board, which now has 10 members. Two seats are open, said Board President Madeleine Eno.

Eno said Michet was welcomed into one of the board positions that did not require a vote of the members.

Michet is the owner of Iris Healing Arts, 17356 Strauss Ave., and has been a member of the chamber for years.

A member of the chamber luncheon committee, Michet also is a member of the Ambassadors, who promote local small businesses and welcome new businesses to the Sandy area.

Opening a biz?

Time to plan ahead

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center are offering a free class in Sandy.

This class will help new business owners avoid risking all of their assets just to open a business.

The instructor will demonstrate how to properly protect and insure a new business.

The class, called “Business Insurance 101,” will address basic questions regarding business personal property, commercial general liability, bonds and workers compensation insurance.

The class will be taught from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd., or by webinar.

For information or to register, call 503-668-4006.