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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Another SBDC Client Celebrates Grand Opening!

By Chemeketa SBDC

The Dog Bark will celebrate is grand opening this Friday, February 25.

When: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Where: 1290 Hoyt St SE Salem, OR 97302

Don’t miss out on a live broadcast w/ KYKN 1430 am, hilarious contests, pet portraits, great prizes, a raffle, free wine, and free appetizers for both you and your dog!

Make an evaluation reservation or bring a friend who does so, and receive a free day of daycare ($24 value) OR a free night of boarding ($30 value).

Schedule of Events:

Appetizers (for our furry friends as well) all day longCompliments of Coffee Shots

Buy your tickets for the raffle (Benefits Willamette Humane Society) all day long. Win great prizes from South Salem Pet Supply, Natures Pet Market, and My Dog’s Gym.

-(10:30 am) Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony
-(11:30 am) Canine Beauty Contest – Dress your furry friend up in his or her finest; the winner receives 1 free day of daycare!
 -(1:00 pm)The Roll over Contest – Bring your pooch in to show off his or her coolest trick; the winner receive a free night of boarding!
-(2:30 pm)Down n Dirty Foot-Race Contest - The fastest daycare dog wins this one…we will have 5 outdoor foot races and the dog who wins the most out of 5 races will win a free premium bath!
-(3:00 pm – 6:30 pm) Clipfell photography will be shooting amazing pet portraits!
-(3:00 pm – 5:00 pm) 1430 KYKN live broadcast
-(3:00pm – 6:30pm)We will be pouring Ankeny Vineyard Hershey’s Pinot Noir
-(6:00 pm) Raffle drawing (benefiting the Humane Society) with great prizes from South Salem Pet Supply, My Dog’s Gym and Nature’s Pet Market .

For more information, call  503.883.1452

10 Questions for Great Testimonials

By Chemeketa SBDC

  1. Think back to what brought you to (our business) in the first place. What was the problem or challenge you were facing?
  2. What products or services have you accessed at (our business)?
  3. Of the items you shared in Question 2, which were your favorite(s) and why?
  4. How have your interactions with (our business) improved your (intended areas of improvement) in any way? Explain.
  5. Have you been pleasantly surprised by any part of your experience with (our business)?
  6. If this was your first experience of receiving help with (problem area), what were you nervous or skeptical about? How is it different or better than what you imagined?
  7. Is there anything that stands out to you about (our business) that is markedly different from other similar services you’ve found?
  8. In your opinion, what is the most important thing people should know about (our business) and its products and services?
  9. Other thoughts or comments?
  10. If your testimonial is used on (our business website) website, please indicate how you’d like your quote to be attributed (name, town, website address, etc.):

SBDC Client and Instructor celebrates Grand Opening

By Chemeketa SBDC

Lorie Bickford, MERIT Instructor as well as an SBDC client, is celebrating the grand opening of her business ,JoyRide Cycling Studio, this Friday (2/18).

JoyRide Cycling Studio, Salem’s first fitness studio dedicated exclusively to indoor cycling/spinning classes,  celebrate its Grand Opening on February 18 with an Open House.  The Open House will include: Studio tours; bike set up and test rides; opportunity to meet the owners/instructors; reservation system demos; free ride registrations; refreshments; door prizes and more!

DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 18th, 5-8pm

LOCATION: 735 Browning Ave. SE, Ste. 100, Salem, OR 97302 (Near Northern Lights Theater)

JoyRide Cycling Studio is the first and only facility in Oregon dedicated exclusively to offering indoor cycling classes to individuals who desire the best quality equipment and instruction without the obligation of joining a gym.  Classes are offered on a pay-per-ride basis and scheduling is easy with our online reservation system.


Please visit our website at to learn more about what JoyRide Cycling Studio has to offer.

Congratulations Lorie!!