BMD 2011 PRESENTING SPONSOR
Right for the Northwest As one of the first membership discount stores Bi-Mart has served Membership Families in the Northwest since 1955. Today, it continues its mission to provide quality name brand products at everyday low prices. Bi-Mart is employee owned and operated by the people who live right next door, so it makes sense the company remains closely involved with the community it serves. Bi-Mart proudly supports local charitable organizations, educational programs and sporting events. Bi-Mart welcomes festival go-ers to the 2011 Bohemina Mining Days celebration and is happy to serve as this year's presenting sponsor. Be sure to check out BMD's newest attraction the Bi-Mart Family Fun Zone.
BMD 2011 MOTHER LODE SPONSORS
Thanks for 100 Years of Service Just 30 years after Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Pacific Power & Light Company (PP&L) was born in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to thousands of customers and employees, Pacific Power today delivers reliable electricity to more than 724,000 homes and businesses. We’ve seen a lot of change in 100 years, but through it all there’s been one constant – you, the customer. Pacific Power values your business and the partnerships it has with the communities it serves. They are just as committed today to delivering safe and reliable electricity as they were in 1910. Pacific Power continues to invest in new and improved ways of doing business to manage costs and improve its service. Pacific Power is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Emerald People’s Utility District is one of the six public utility districts in Oregon. It is a unique utility with a unique history. Emerald was formed by a vote of the people in 1978. Another election in 1981 gave authorization to sell up to $72.5 million in revenue bonds to purchase the electrical system from the private power company Pacific Power and Light, that served the territory. Since 1983, when EPUD began serving customers EPUD board members and staff consider each customer as an owner and seek to include them as much as possible in the operation of their utility. So, it is not just the name that makes EPUD a “people’s” utility, but its deep roots with the people in the communities it serves. EPUD board members are proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Bohemia Mining Days Festival and invite you to Coiner Park on Saturday afternoon to enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone -- a popular and long-standing BMD tradition.
Siuslaw Valley Bank was chartered in 1964 for the purpose of fulfilling the need for banking services in the small rural town of Mapleton, Oregon, located in Western Lane County. As the new bank gained a reputation for its services and community commitment, it moved its corporate office to Florence in 1968 and moved into the Willamette Valley in the 1970s, opening the Cottage Grove branch in 1975. As Lane County's oldest, independent community bank, customers are offered the stability that is personified by a well-seasoned staff with years of experience. Former Cottage Grove Mayor and new Cottage Grove SB Branch Manager Jim Gilroy cordially welcomes you to the 2011 Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Established in 1887, the City of Cottage Grove enjoys an interesting and colorful past deeply rooted in mining, timber and agricultural industries. Today it is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon," with six of the Lane County’s covered bridges located in or around the city. Problem-solving in a spirit of community-wide cooperation earned the city the prestigious national All America City Award twice, in 1968 and 2004. Mayor Gary Williams, City Councilors Jake Boone, Garland Burback, Victoria Doyle, Mike Fleck, Jeff Gowing, and Heather Murphy, City Manager Richard Meyers and city staff are proud to support the Bohemia Mining Days Festival and welcome you to this year's BMD Festival.
Woodard Family Foundationgrantmaking is primarily dedicated to organizations in the greater Cottage Grove area where the Woodard Family Foundation was founded in 1952, and where today the Woodard family is an employer and active in community affairs. Internal consideration is next given to communities where Woodard family members live. The Woodard Family Foundation is now in its fourth generation of assisting charitable organizations in developing the internal capacity to meet present and future needs; not to remove responsibilities from people. The Foundation is a long-time sponsor of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival and has generously contributed to the livability of The Grove for nearly 60 years.
The Trillium Community Health Plan® is known for many things. Its friendly and responsive customer service and timely claims payment. Its care coordination provides a high level of training and experience with comprehensive risk assessment. Its dedicated providers build innovative healthcare programs for tomorrow. Its extensive group of providers assures access to services with high level of care, no matter who you contact. Its employment opportunities draw committed and passionate individuals to join our team. Its strong commitment to serve the communities we live in. Trillium is proud to return as a sponsor of Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Starfire Lumber Company was incorporated in 1983 after purchasing an old Cottage Grove cedar mill. After spending more than ten million dollars in the initial purchase and subsequent improvements, Starfire Lumber is now one of the most modern and innovative mills in the world. The company specializes in supplying the highest quality dense-grain Douglas Fir lumber for the most prestigious building projects around the globe. The bright orange star logo has become a symbol of quality throughout the world. In addition to its domestic, coast-to-coast market, Starfire has sold its products internationally since 1985. Currently the company has sales networks in the Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. Company President and CEO Robbie Robinson is proud that Starfire Lumber has been a long-time sponsor of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival and welcomes people of all ages to enjoy four days of family fun.
Weyerhaeuser provides society with products that meet high environmental standards. The Weyerhaeuser Company’s long-term vision to use the renewable natural resources it manages to deliver superior sustainable solutions to the world. As a leader in the forest products industry for more than 100 years, it welcomes the responsibility to incorporate sound environmental objectives in its practices. Within democratic society, there will be debate about what constitutes sound environmental objectives. Weyerhaeuser is committed to continuous improvement of its practices and remains open to change based on the best available science. By working together, The Weyerhaeuser Company believes common ground can be found related to the complex issues of our day. Weyerhaeuser is proud to return as a sponsor of Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Saving people money to help them live better was the goal that Sam Walton envisioned when he opened the doors to the first Walmart in Arkansas more than 40 years ago. Walmart has a philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally; making the greatest impact by supporting causes that are important to its customers within their own neighborhoods. As a "store of the community" for all of the communities it serves, Walmart provides financial and volunteer support to more than 100,000 charitable and community-focused organizations, and uses its locations to provide opportunities for customers and associates to give back. The Cottage Grove Walmart is a new BMD sponsor this year of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival’s newest contest – the Basketball Contest.
The Cottage Grove Board of Realtors stands for home ownership, private property rights free enterprise and good government. Its members are governed by an elected board of directors and numerous committees that respond to the daily needs of the organization in compliance with its bylaws and the requirements for continued membership in the Oregon Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Currently the organization serves 42 realtors, 16 real estate agencies and 9 appraisal companies. The Cottage Grove Board of Realtors is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove’s only Lutheran Church, is located at 675 South 7th Street and is affiliated with the Missouri Synod. The church offers a variety of fellowship opportunities to bring its congregation closer as a family. The members of Trinity Lutheran Church make a commitment to worship, to study, to understand and to live God's Word and to assist others to do the same. Pastor Jim Markus and TLC members are eager to share their Christian faith and life and cordially invite you and your family to participate in their worship and mission. They are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s BMD Festival and invite you to join them in the church parking lot for their 25th Annual BMD Chicken BBQ on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the chicken runs out.
The Vintage Inn Family Restaurant, located on Gateway Boulevard at Interstate 5’s Exit 174, is a local business that has fed locals, truckers and travelers for 32 years. Co-owner and former Cottage Grove Mayor Bill Whiteman notes the restaurant is more than just a place to eat because 80 percent of its customers are locals who eat there almost daily, providing a genuine family atmosphere. Online reviewers note the prices are reasonable, the staff is friendly and the food tastes great. Since the inception of the Thursday evening Miner’s Steak and Beans Dinner, The Vintage Inn has donated its tasty and legendary cornbread to this themed fundraising meal to cover festival operating costs. The Vintage Inn Restaurant has a long history of supporting community projects and events and is proud to be a returning sponsor of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival. Bill Whiteman and the VI Staff invite you to attend the Miner’s Steak and Beans Dinner on Thursday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Victoriana Antiques and Costumes, located on the corner of Sixth and Main in Cottage Grove's Historic Downtown District, is a local connection to Hollywood and the past. Filled with antiques, collectibles, costumes and movie memorbilia, Victoriana is the perfect place to find your period costume to rent or purchase for BMD's Dress Up Day on Saturday. Owner Leslie Neufeld is a semi-retired professional Hollywood costumer who worked on many of Hollywood's feature films including Pirates of the Carribean. For years, Leslie has outfitted BMD Ambassadors with costumes to promote the festival and she is also a past BMD board member. Cottage Grove is blessed to have such a talented and community-minded businesswoman so dedicated to keeping our past alive and our town's celebrations fun!
BOHEMIA CITY 2011 FACADE WALL SPONSORS
Our thanks to the local businesses that have purchased a "storefront" in Wayne White's Old West Facade Wall along Main Street on the north end of Coiner Park. It truly adds to the ambiance of the park's transformation into "Bohemia City."
Ackley Melendy & Kelly, LLP
Advanced Eyecare Associates LLC
Allstate Insurance (Wendy Sue Benson)
Aspen Chiropractic & Health Center
Birch Avenue Dental
Boyce & Sons, Inc.
The Carousel House
Cascade Home Center
Fleur De Lis
Koratschenko Gifts(Mystic Closet)
Lane Electric Cooperative
Parson's Financial Services
Prime Med Medical Clinic
RE/Max Advantage Plus
Roger Russell CFP
Stacy's Covered Bridge
State Farm Insurance
Sunny Beach Clothing Company
Torero's Family Mexican Restaurant
Western States Insurance
William & Mathis