Getting one's foot in the proverbial door of a business is a daunting task, especially when it comes to crafting the résumé that can get you there. Fortunately, ResumeStarr is ready and willing to polish résumés and cover letters for all lines of work. During one-on-one sessions in person or over the phone, a knowledgeable consultant helps job seekers highlight their most hirable characteristics, while deftly eliminating such application pitfalls as listing one's dog as a reference. Potential interviewees benefit from coaching, and workshops employ writing exercises to equip students with the ability to produce their own refined products.
Play Boutique makes a thoroughly wholesome experience out of the classic childhood combination of snacks and playtime. Kids burn off energy in structured but creative educational play sessions, stopping for snacks made from ingredients such as Tillamook cheddar cheese, low-fat greek yogurt, and fresh fruits and veggies. Themed events often arrange for simultaneous parents' date-night entertainment and kids' activities.
Mitche Graf has owned a lot of businesses—a cribbage board company, for example. And a hot tub rental business. And a photography studio. Most were successful while some were not. It's both his successes and his failures that have made him uniquely qualified to help other business owners forge their own career paths. With Power Marketing 101, one of his three current companies, Mitche instills entrepreneurs with sales, marketing, and other business skills through educational seminars, webinars, and podcasts. In all mediums, he touches on a range of topics, from the importance of branding to the art of balancing your personal and professional life without having to marry your copy machine.
Pansophie Personality & Color's chakra personality tests can help a person understand each of his or her seven energy centers. Combined with Pansophie's other programs, the tests help clients discover who they area and, more importantly, what makes them the way they are. Additionally, Pansophie's shop sells tea, gemstone kits, and other items.
Portrait artist Charles Waugh visualizes and executes stunning portraits of his subjects, drawing out inner personalities and highlighting exterior beauty to the delight of such renowned clients as Katie Harman-Eber, Miss America 2002, or Tom Potter, the 50th mayor of Portland. Charles works closely with every client, creating the ideal setting, lighting, and mood for each shoot, and employing his expertise in photo enhancement to touch up and soften images as much or as little as a client would like. He attacks his craft with an eye for detail, evident in his careful selection of backdrops and lighting that draw in the viewer’s eye and flatter faces. This skill has extended into his invention of the smartphone SlingShot, which steadies smartphones as they record video, capture vacation moments, or deploy streams of water from their prank apps.
Far more than merely creating fine photography, Charles Fine Art Portraits maintains a strong commitment to community service. The company has donated more $100,000 every year to noble causes such as Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Girls, Inc., and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The bakery features a savory menu of decadent, deliciously health-conscious eats. A gathering of muffins ($2.25 each) portends deliciousness, especially so when they arrive in varieties such as cherry dark chocolate, peanut-butter bran, almond apricot, and citrus carrot. Cupcakes ($1–$2) keep it sweet, stuffed with peanut butter or jam in chocolate or vanilla cake bodies capped with a variety of creamy frostings and seasonal toppings. Pick up a few cookies like an almond-butter quinoa disc, or feast upon a dense, nut-crusted, gluten-free brownie ($1–$2 each).