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Jeff Musgrove, co-owner of Musgrove Mortuaries and Cemeteries, has been appointed by the Oregon Funeral Directors Association to represent the state on the National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board.

Rocky Stevens Sr., owner of Dalton Carpet, has been elected president of the Emerald Executive Association.

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce presented it annual awards to individuals, businesses and nonprofit groups for service to the community. Hop Valley Brewing Co. and the Neighborhood Economic Development Corp. each received Business of the Year honors. State Sen. Lee Beyer and his wife, Terry Beyer, who is a former state legislator, were named Distinguished Citizens of the year. Hotelier Richard Boyles was named the Business Person of the Year, and Bob Keefer, superintendent of the Willamalane Park and Recreation District, was named First Citizen. Curtis Restaurant Equipment received the Pillar of the Community award.

The Springfield chamber also announced Cornerstone Awards for John Halgren, a former chamber board member; Mary Adams of the Lane Transit District; Mike Eyster of the University Oregon, a chamber board member; Jessica Mermis of the UPS Store and Steven Leuck of Contractors Electric. The chamber presented a special Cornerstone Award to Dave Hauser, president of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber's Greeter of the Year award went to Brian Cook of Lile Moving & Storage.

Inn at the Fifth in Eugene has been awarded a Four Diamond Rating by the AAA. Four Diamond hotels account for only 5.1 percent of the total of 30,000 AAA/CAA approved hotels.

PeaceHealth Medical Group Urgent Care, with locations in Eugene and Springfield, has received the Certified Urgent Care Designation from the Urgent Care Association of America, which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center.

The Rev. Gregory Flint has joined the board of directors of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. He served as pastor of Peace United Church of Christ in Duluth, Minn., for 13 years before becoming senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eugene, where he served for 27 years. He retired from the church in June.

A television commercial created for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Track & Field at Hayward Field has won a Gold Award in the Pixie Awards, which honor outstanding work in video production, creativity in motion graphics, effects and animation. The commercial, titled "Best Time Ever," was produced by AHM Brands, a Eugene marketing firm hired by Oregon Track Club to provide all marketing and advertising materials for the Trials.

Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed Steve Thomson of King Estate Winery and Juan Pablo "JP" Valot of Silvan Ridge Winery to three-year terms on the Oregon Wine Board. Thomson is executive vice president of King Estate Winery and is also a partner in Octave Vineyard, Walla Walla, Wash. Valot has been in the wine industry 15 years in Argentina and Oregon. At Silvan Ridge, he has served as winemaker and vineyard manager.

Scott Boyd, a financial adviser of U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc. in Eugene, has qualified for the 2012 "Top of the Table" of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, an independent international association. Boyd was recognized for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.

Pearl Buck Center has three new members on its board of directors: Scott Bales, owner of Royal Refuse; Bonnie Merten, owner of bjm Presentations, and George Rogers, general manager of Valley River Inn.

Eugene Airport director Timothy Doll has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Association of Airport Executives, an affiliate organization of the American Association of Airport Executives. He currently serves on the board of directors of the AAAE and is past president of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Oregon Airport Management Association. He has served as Eugene Airport director since April 2007.

The Eugene Active 20-30 Club has elected the following officers: president, Shannan Odum, Industrial Source/National Fire Fighter Corp.; first vice president, Meghan McMaho n, Cascade Title Co.; second vice president, Rogelio Cassol, Arnold Law Office; immediate past president, Autumn Cummings; secretary, Emily Schaffner, Charles P. Thompson & Associates, Inc.; activator, Josh Kinsley, American Medical Concepts; and treasurer, Jeff Singer, Umpqua Bank. Directors are Tate Namle, Nationwide Agribusiness, Denise Wilkinson, Umpqua Bank, Shireen Brazier, SSA office, and Miranda Hendricks, Nutrition 4 Life.

The Eugene Active 20-30 Club Foundation has elected the following officers: president, Sandy Graham, KPD Insurance; vice president, LeeAnne Brockelman; secretary, Liesl McLean, Lamar Transit Advertising; and treasurer, Tenille Woodward, Kernutt Stokes. Directors are Dan Ertel, IP Services; Jesse Howes, New York Life; Terry Dodson, United Pipe & Supply; Kate Salyers, Pacific Continental Bank; Dan Taylor, Cenveo; and Larry Newby.
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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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