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Business challenge names winner
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By Caitlyn May
Last Wednesday night, a partnership be-
tween several business organizations and
community non-profi ts turned three nuts
into leaders.
Mike Caven, Kim Johnson and Joey
Jaraczewski were named winners of the
Cottage Grove Business Challenge, taking
home $6,000, $3,000 and $1,000 to utilize
in the development of their businesses.
Cottage Grove Chamber Executive Di-
rector Travis Palmer introduced the concept
to a room of approximately 50 attendees
noting his dedication to Ted Talks. “My
favorite one,” he said, “is on leadership.
There’s a video clip of a shirtless guy danc-
ing. As the clip goes on, you see people join
the shirtless guy and another one and anoth-
er one. So many, that if you’re not dancing
with him, you’re the odd one out. The fi rst
followers transform him from a lone nut to
a leader.”
Local businessman Harold Frazier was in
the business of creating leaders from lone
nuts when he walked into Palmer’s offi ce
offering $10,000 to a local business. While
the original intent was to run an advertise-
ment, and accept entries, Palmer orchestrat-
ed a larger contest and partnered with RAIN
of Eugene, Cottage Grove Community
Development Corporation and the Healing
Matrix and several community sponsors to
create the Cottage Grove Business Chal-
Twenty-four individuals and businesses
applied for the contest, including Johnson,
owner of Real Life Food. When she bought
Tsunami Sushi, it was a means to spend
more time with her friend and partner. Now,
she has six employees, two delivery drivers
and 30 accounts. “We had a lot of fun grow-
ing this business accidentally,” she said.
Johnson has plans to expand to Portland
and buy equipment that would make creat-
ing her farm-to-table creations a bit easier.
She took home $1,000 Wednesday.
Earning $3,000, Jaraczewski was the
newest business, opening his doors this past
summer. Sohr relies on responsibly har-
vested hazelnuts from Oregon to produce a
protein recovery drink. “If you drive up the
I-5 to the 99 to the 58 and look left you see
a lot of sheep,” he said. “You also see ha-
zelnuts and we see something that can grow
into an opportunity.” Jaraczewski partnered
with Andrew Ek and currently work out of a
small space in Springfi eld but hope to move
production to Cottage Grove in the coming
months. In the fi rst three months of busi-
ness, Sohr managed $7,800 in net sales and
wrangled four retail accounts.
Caven’s marketing director—his elemen-
tary-aged son Adrian—wasn’t at Wednes-
day’s gala to see the family’s business
Sanity Chocolate take home fi rst place and
$6,000. “It’s amazing,” Caven said after his
win. “It’s amazing and humbling not being
a business person, to see our vision for the
community means something.” A fi refi ghter
by trade, Caven said it ill-prepared him for
the business world. After opening on Sep-
tember 1 on Main St., Sanity Chocolate has
already made a name for itself with local
nonprofi ts. It’s provided 400 pieces of choc-
olate to the Rotary Club’s Uncorked event
and has recently purchased carousel molds
to create a fundraising piece of chocolate
for Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel.
“This business is investing in Cottage
Grove,” Caven said. “It’s an anchor and at-
traction to bring people in to downtown. We
see our business as a tie in the community.”
Sanity specializes in bean-to-bar choco-
late and focuses on sustainably harvested
ingredients. “We put our hands on every
ingredient,” he said, noting that Sanity’s
chocolate was still a luxury but it sold its
chocolate at an attainable price for the de-
mographic of Cottage Grove.
The $6,000 will go towards a new refi n-
er and coffee roaster. “You invest in equip-
ment, that’s how you grow,” Caven said.
Sanity’s long-term goal includes hosting its
business in a building that allows residents
and tourists to watch chocolate being made
and enjoy a coffee house experience.
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Worship: 12:30pm
Cottage Grove Faith Center
33761 Row River Rd.
Lead Pastor: Kevin Pruett
Full Childrenʼs Ministry available
Service: 10:00am
Delight Valley
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Pastor: Bob Friend
Two Services:
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6th & Gibbs Church of Christ
195 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3822
Pastor: Aaron Earlywine
Youth & Families Pastor:
Seth Bailey
Service: 10am,
Sunday School: 9am for all ages
Christian Education
Nursery for pre-k - 3rd Grade
First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St
Pastor: Karen Hill
Worship: 10:00am
Sunday School: 10:00am
Calvary Baptist Church
77873 S 6th St • 541-942-4290
Pastor: Riley Hendricks
Sunday School: 9:45am
Worship: 11:00am
The Journey: Sunday 5:00pm
Praying Thru Life: Wednesday
Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove
1447 Hwy 99 (Village Plaza)
Pastor: Jeff Smith
Two Services on Sun:
9am & 10:45am
Youth Group Bible Study
Child Care 10:45am Service Only
Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner & Show
No elgibility requirements.
Center for Spiritual Living
Cottage Grove
700 Gibbs Ave.
(Community Center)
Rev. Bobby Lee
Meets Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Church of Christ
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday Service: 10:30am
Cottage Grove Bible Church
1200 East Quincy Avenue
Pastor:Bob Singer
Worship 11am
Sunday School:9:45am
AWANA age 3-8th Grade,
Wednesdays Sept-May, 6:30pm
Hope In The Grove
700 E. Gibbs • 541-520-9529
Pastor: Wayne Husk
Sunday services:
Worship: 8:30a
Coffee Fellowship: 9:30a
Bible Study: 9:45a
Hope Fellowship
United Pentecostal Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd.
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
Living Faith Assembly
467 S. 10th St. • 541-942-2612
Pastor Rulon Combs
Worship & Childrenʼs
Church 10:00 am
Youth 180 Mondays 5:30-8pm
Church of Christ
1041 Pennoyer Ave
Preacher: Tony Martin
Sunday Bible Study:10:00am
Sunday Worship:10:50am & 5:30pm
Old Time Gospel Fellowship
103 S. 5th St. • 541-942-4999
Pastor: Jim Edwards
Sunday Service: 10:00am
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
and St. Philip Benizi
Catholic Churches
1025 N. 19th St.
Father: Joseph Hung Nguyen
Holy Mass:
Tue-Thu: 8:30am; Sat:5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am
Confession: After daily mass,
Sat. 4-5pm or by appointment
St. Philip Benizi, Creswell
552 Holbrock Lane
541-895-8686, Sunday: 8:30am
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1301 W. Main • 541-767-9050
Rev. Lawrence Crumb
“Church with the fl ags.”
Worship: Sunday 10:30am
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Seventh-day Adventist Church
820 South 10th Street
Pastor: Kevin Miller
Bible Study: Saturday, 9:15 am
Worship Service: Saturday, 10:40
Mid-week Service: Wednesday, 1:00
Trinity Lutheran Church
6th & Quincy • 541-942-2373
Pastor: James L. Markus
Sunday School & Adult Education
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Comm. Kitchen Free Meal Tue & Thur
5:00pm TLC Groups
United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Pastor:Lura Kidner-Miesen
Worship: 10:30am
Comm. Dinner (Adults $5,
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913 S. 6th Street • 541-942-5913
Pastor: Barbara Dockery
Worship Service: 10:00am
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