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Marc Baker donated his beloved 2008 black Jeep Cherokee to benefit Feed the Hungry.  And what did he buy to replace it?  A brand new 2015 black Jeep Cherokee. 

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5th Annual Concert & Induction Ceremony - Saturday, October 8th

Come join The Crazy 8's and Johnny & The Distractions for a night of music and fun.  Bid on one of several signed guitars during the massive live auction.  Proceeds from Oregon Music Hall of Fame benefit music programs and education in schools.


My Sister's House is another nonprofit we're supporting this year. They give support for women and their children who are in immediate need of shelter and life skills. In this photo, EPBB's Chris Harte, Pam Wimmer, and Bethany Sutherland load up a car with goods that EPBB's own staff donated.


EPBB's Susan Anderson and Marc Baker, showing off our yearly donations.


On Friday, December 2, we had our 4th annual Holiday Open House, which is open to our partners in the Pacific Northwest insurance industry.  We charge admission: non-perishable food, which we donate to the Oregon Food Bank.  This year was our biggest year yet, with over 100 attendees.  The total amount of food collected has yet to be weighed, but we're confident it's going to be "lots."


A special thanks goes to Ron Rothert Insurance Services, Inc. In addition to accepting food, we also accept cash donations.  This year, for the 3rd year in a row, Ron Rothert donated $1000.  EPBB employee Susan Salgado raised about $300 by selling hand-made earrings, and the annual raffle brought the total take to nearly $2000.  We'll be accepting additional donations until Dec. 14, in the lobby of our location in downtown Portland.



EPBB's Alissa Olson and Ronni Phillips


We also had a cubicle-decorating contest.  Pictured above is "Pirate Cubicle".  Other themes included "candyland" and "purple Christmas."  Guests got to vote on their favorite cube or office, and the top 4 vote-getters won prizes.  Huber's sent over a bartender who made Spanish Coffees, and Rogue Creamery was sampling their cheeses.


Last week, as a result of a submission from EPB&B President Marc Baker, Safeco Insurance provided a $2500 grant to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.  The 4th annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, at the Roseland Theater.  Pictured from left to right are Terry Currier (President, Oregon Music Hall of Fame), Casie Bowers (Safeco, Oregon Territory Manager), Marc Baker (President of EPB&B and boardmember, Oregon Music Hall of Fame), Eric Schlamm (Safeco, Sales Professional), Bill Frith (Liberty Northwest, Sales Professional and boardmember, Oregon Music Hall of Fame).  OMHOF mission is to use the recognition of Oregon's rich musical history as a way to raise fund for high school music programs and scholarships for high school seniors.

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