Ribbon Cutting Event To Highlight Forest Grove’s Home-Based Businesses

By Samantha Swindler The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Julie Perger is quite literally opening her house for her open house event. The professional organizer is hosting a ribbon cutting for her new home-based business, Addition by Subtraction Organizing Solutions.

With the help of the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, she's also using the ribbon cutting as a chance to spotlight other area home-based businesses.

Refreshments will be served during the event, which takes place from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 13 at Perger's home, 1350 Snapdragon Lane in Forest Grove.

Perger said that unlike a brick-and-mortar business which can garner foot-traffic, as an owner of a home-based business, "you have to really being putting yourself out there to let the community know you exist."

Perger, who started Addition by Subtraction last August, quit her day job earlier this year to make a full-time job of her organizing business. She had previously worked as a respiratory therapist for 20 years.

Fourteen other entrepreneurs will be at Perger's open house with tables to display their products or information about their services. They are:

--Robyn Cottrell -- Pet Grooming -- Robyn's Pet Grooming Studio --Devona Moss -- Holistic Health Coach & Essential Oils Consultant -- Simply Whole by Devi --Kristi Buchanan -- Jewelry -- Chloe & Isabel/Magpie Jewelry --Heather Morrison -- Cosmetics -- Mary Kay --Yvonne Bradshaw -- Natural Cleaning products -- H2O at Home --Michelle Sprueill -- Clothing/stylist -- Cabi --Ann Ludington -- Photography -- I Was, I Am, I Will Be Me --Lori Bitter -- Appreciation Marketing Consultant -- Send Out Cards --Cynthia Nemec -- Mobile Notary -- Simple Signing --Helen Carmody -- Food Consultant -- Tastefully Simple --Sarah Stortro -- Nutritional/Weight Loss Consultant -- Advocare --Gina Marsh -- Housecleaning -- Your Cleaning Goddess --Rachel Arjevac -- Landscape Architect -- Gardens NW --Mary Jo Morelli -- Historic Walking Tour -- Sojourn Forest Grove

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