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Register now for free, or sign in with any of these services: You are signed in as Edit Public Profile Sign Out Favorite Schoolsexpand Favorite Teamsclose Subscribe The Oregonian Hillsboro Argus Email newsletters Mobile apps function getComscorekwValue() { var Business = 'Business'; comscorekw=Business; return Business; } function getToprailMenuContext() { return '6247'; } comments Boom Arts, Nzumbe, Pacific University College receive grants; Cannabis Business Council helps Oregon Food Bank; Greenbrier Companies receives $1.24 billion railcar order: Industry Notes glassbaby.jpg Glassybaby, a company that creates hand-blown tealight glass votive candle holders, has leased 1,561 square feet of retail space at the Eliot Tower in downtown PortlandOwner Lee Rhodes, who created her first glassybaby in 1995, donates 10 percent of sales to charities -- a grand total of $2,442,248 as of today according to her website. (glassybaby) Print Vickie Kavanagh | vkavanagh@oregonian.com By Vickie Kavanagh | vkavanagh@oregonian.com The Oregonian Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 11, 2014 at 11:07 AM, updated December 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM View/Post Comments Advance.Gigya.settings.page = { 'title':'Boom Arts, Nzumbe, Pacific University College receive grants; Cannabis Business Council helps Oregon Food Bank; Greenbrier Companies receives $1.24 billion railcar order: Industry Notes', 'link':'http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/12/boom_arts_nzumbe_pacific_unive.html', 'desc': 'A collection of real estate transactions, violations, grants and donations, mergers and acquisitions, and awards from Oregon and southwest Washington.', 'thumbnail': 'http://imgick.oregonlive.com/home/olive-media/river/img/business_impact/photo/16549890-standard.jpg' }; DONATIONS/GRANTS PORTLAND -- Portland-area cannabis dispensaries donated more than 1,000 pounds of food on Monday to the Oregon Food Bank in Portland. The dispensaries are members of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, a member-driven trade association for post-cultivation cannabis businesses, which organized the food drive.  PORTLAND -- A start-up company created by University of Portland alumnus Tommy Pham and his colleague James Stafford, currently a post-doctoral student at New York University, has received a competitive $225,000 grant to assist in cancer research. View full sizeTommy PhanUniversity of Portland  The Small Business Technology Transfer grant is from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. Pham earned his master's degree in business administration and technology entrepreneurship certificate after participating in a joint program between University of Portland and Oregon Health & Sciences University. The program involved analyzing several OHSU technologies for commercial feasibility, one of which resulted in his start-up, called Nzumbe. Nzumbe focuses on research designed to accelerate the discovery of breakthrough therapies in challenging diseases such as cancer.  In addition to receiving the NIH grant, Nzumbe has received other funding: NCIIA (now known as Venture Well) E-Team Grant Awardee (July 2012) - $19,000; OTRADI Innovation and Commercialization Grant Fund Recipient (July 2013) - $30,000; PDC University Start-up commercialization Grant Recipient (November 2013) - $30,000. PORTLAND -- Boom Arts has received a $10,000 community grant fom the Oregon Community Foundation. More Real estate transactions, awards, mergers and acquisitions, tech notes and grants Boom Arts is a boutique presenter and producer of contemporary theater and performance by national and international artists. Funds will support Boom Arts' presentation of "She is King," a touring theater production about pioneering tennis athlete Billie Jean King, scheduled for May and June at the Coho Theater. As part of this presentation, Boom Arts will be working with community partners, including Girls Incof the Pacific Northwest, to realize a youth outreach, inclusion, and audience enrichment program with citywide impact. FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University's College of Education has received a grant of $580,198 to help improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Salem and outlying areas south of Portland. The Oregon Department of Education Title IIB Math and Science Partnerships award will enhance Pacific's role in the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership, a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners focused on increasing student access and success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. Funds will be dispersed over a three-year period through 2017 for the project, titled South Metro-Salem Integrated STEM. MANUFACTURING NEWS LAKE OSWEGO –The Greenbrier Companies, Increceived new orders in its first quarter (that ended Nov30) for 14,100 railcar units valued at $1.24 billion. Orders for the quarter include small-cube covered hopper cars for sand and cement transportation, boxcars, double-stack intermodal units, automobile carrying cars, gondolas and tank cars, both for crude oil and other commodity typesThe average selling price for the orders reflects the diversity of railcar types ordered. REAL ESTATE NEWS PORTLAND A groundbreaking ceremony will be at 11 a.mFriday, Dec12, for a new apartment building at 8300 NInterstate Avein North Portland's Kenton neighborhoodDevelopers Mary Hanlon and Jim Meyer will share their vision for the building along with Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette and Kurt Schultz of SERA ArchitectureThis project is supported by Metro's Transit-Oriented Development Program. Struck, Inchas signed a new lease for 5,650 square feet at Washington High School in Portland with the intention to move in in FebruaryCBRE's team led by Charles Safley, Portland, represented Struck, Incand negotiated the transaction. Glassybaby has leased 1,561 square feet of retail space at the Eliot Tower, 1233 S.W10th Avein Portland from Sunset PartnersCaryl Brown of Kidder Matthews represented the lesseePeter Huszag of PRH Commercial Realty represented the lessor. Pope Properties has purchased the 11,000 square foot SF Elcon Building at 12670 N.WBarnes Road in Portland from Inder KChawlaJim Lewis and Doug Deurwaarder of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller. SHERWOOD -- RTerry Hammerschmidt (Trustee) has purchased a 8,800 square foot building on 2.01 acres of land at 13990 S.WGalbreath Drive in Sherwood for $1,280,000 from LaHirta PropertiesCliff Finnell of Kidder Matthews represented the buyerStu Peterson of Macadam Forbes represented the seller. TIGARD -- Insulation Distributors, Inchas leased 20,000 square feet of industrial space at the Nelson Business Center, 6777 S.WBonita Road in Tigard, from CWOR Nelson 13Charlie EFloberg of Cresa Partners represented the lesseeSteven Klein and Peter Stalick of Kidder Matthews represented the lessor. VANCOUVER -- MF Parc Central has purchased Courtyard Village Apartments, a 103,450 square foot, 151-unit complex set on 5.4 acres at 2600 T Stin Vancouver for $7.9 millionKarlin Conklin, Steve Morris and Rick Funk of SVN|Bluestone represented the buyerThe sellers were a partnership based in California. -- Compiled by Vickie Kavanagh View/Post Comments Related Stories if (pb_page_template == undefined) { var pb_page_template = 'article'; } if (pb_page_template != "index") { document.write('); } Most Read var most_read_day_range = parseInt(1); var most_read_story_count = parseInt(5) var most_read_add_query = "tag/@business/detail"; Portland's Skyline Comparing the city's tallest towers (infographics & slideshow) A guide to downtown Portland skyscrapers with details on everything from height to number of floors, square footage, when each was built, contractors and more View all upcoming events » More in Business Business Watch: Post your own news Update on all major financial-market indexes Oregon business resources function setCustomOptout() { if (document.getElementById('newsletter-optout').checked) { document.getElementById('optout_value').value = "NO"; $('#newsletter-realdeal').val(""); } else { document.getElementById('optout_value').value = "YES"; $('#newsletter-realdeal').val(newsletter_realdeal_slidval); } } function verifyform(f) { setCustomOptout(); var l = f.elements.length ,output = "Oops your request could not be completed because some of the information you entered is not validYou should follow the instructions below and then try again \n\n" ,i=0 ,nl_checked = false ,good_zip = true ,good_email = false ,optin_good = false ; for (i=0; i-1) { if (e.value.length > 4) { var z = "" ,zz = "" ,x = 0 ; for(x=0;x-1) good_email = emailCheck(e.value); } if (good_zip==false){ $("#newsletter-zip").css({'box-shadow':'0 0 8px red'}); output += "- Please enter a valid Zip Code\n"; } if (good_email==false){ $("#newsletter-email").css({'box-shadow':'0 0 8px red'}); output += "- Please enter a valid Email Address\n"; } if ((good_zip==false) || (good_email==false)) { alert(output); return false; } $(".newsletter-form").hide(); $('#newsletter-thanks').show(); return true; } function emailCheck (emailStr) { var checkTLD=1 ,emailPat=/^(.+)@(.+)$/ ,specialChars="\\(\\)>127) return false; } for (i=0; i127) return false; } if (user.match(userPat)==null) return false; var atomPat=new RegExp("^" + atom + "$") ,domArr=domain.split(".") ,len=domArr.length ; for (i=0;i1) return false; var string="1234567890"; if (string.indexOf(num)!=-1){return true;} return false; } Today's Business Update The top business headlines of the day delivered to your inbox.   optional Check here if you do not want to receive additional email offers and information. 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