Category Archives: 2009 November

Report Us To The Authorities…Please?

The internet is mutating beyond a tangle of web pages to become “Web 2.0”.  This change relies heavily on information sharing, video-sharing sites, wikis, and social-networking sites.  Of particular interest to businesses of all sizes are the “review” sites, where … Continue reading

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Client Profile- Rebecca Turner

Rebecca Turner, Commercial Frame and Art, 1610 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR, 97214, 503-234-4269 If you saw the Photography Contest winners in the previous article you noticed that our First Place winner will be receiving a certificate for free framing from … Continue reading

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Photo Contest Winners

October 1 marked the end of our 1st Annual Tom Dwyer Automotive Services Sellwood Photo Contest.  We were looking for something that summed up the feel and attitude of our Sellwood neighborhood and as you can imagine we had several … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- Bonuses and Bailouts

The recession continues, although you wouldn’t know it from the behavior of the folks who are living on the billions of dollars of preemptive unemployment we sent them.  One 29-year-old man who works for a large investment management firm was … Continue reading

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The New Look Of Public Service Announcements

You may think of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) as dry and boring, but that’s changing.  In a world where people TIVO past commercials or get their video from disc or computer, PSAs have to be attention-grabbers to be seen at … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen – Spinach Florentine

We’re coming up on the big Thanksgiving feast, where the turkey will be the star of the show.  However, we all know the star is nothing without the supporting cast, and it’s the trimmings that really make the feast great.  … Continue reading

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“Right-To-Repair” Law Affects Your Choice of Auto Shops

Unnoticed amidst the hubbub of Health Insurance Reform, there’s another bill that you should know about.  HR#2057, the “Right To Repair Act”, affects the ability of independent shops (like Tom Dwyer Automotive) to work on your car.  Since the automobile … Continue reading

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Making A Difference In Our Climate- Tom Dwyer Automotive at Portland’s 350.org rally

You might have heard about 350.org.  It’s a global organization raising awareness about carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.  350 parts per million (ppm) is the cap for a stable climate, but right now we’re over 385.  On October 24, 350.org … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update

It seems that every time our Client Shuttle starts across the Sellwood Bridge, a nervous voice will come from the back, asking “so… are they any closer to fixing this thing?” This month there’s a little more to tell you.  … Continue reading

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Our Solar Journey- A long story with a tragic ending

This is the story of our attempt to install solar power here at the shop.  It was a complex process that had our hopes up high but seems to have ended with disappointment.  Still, it was an interesting adventure and … Continue reading

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