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Sam Matheny, left, joined his father, Dan, at Oregon Hearing Health Service in Lebanon about five years ago. Dan says he’s been thrilled to watch his son learn the business: “It’s fun to watch him work, he’s good.”

Oregon Hearing Health Service Father, son help the mid-valley to hear better

and adding, “It’s fun to do!” Matheny is now joined by his son Sam who became a part of Oregon Hearing Health Service about five years ago and an Matheny has spent a quarternow does much of the face-to-face cuscentury helping Lebanon folks expe- tomer service work. When asked what rience the world with the best posit’s like to witness the passing of the torch sible hearing, but he wasn’t always in the to his son, Matheny sounds proud in saybusiness of fine-tuning ears. ing, “It’s fun to watch him work, he’s After retiring from the Air Force, he was good.” looking for a trade, and found new beginOregon Hearing Health Service and its nings in an opportunity as a salesman for staff have had the chance to not only wita friend dealing in hearing aids. Matheny ness, but partake in the transition of techdiscovered that he actually loved the nology in hearing aids over time. work, and turned what he had learned into Matheny explained the advantage of his own business called Oregon Hearing this advancement. “We’re [now] able to Health Service in 1992. more exactly fit somebody’s needs than Two-and-a-half decades later, he is we were before. We used to use a screwstill dedicated to and enjoying his craft, driver and kind of guess at it when I first summarizing the Oregon Hearing Health started, and now we can really tune in and Service mission as saying, “We’re in the tone in.” business to help people hear their best,” He further elaborated that technology


has brought hearing aids out of the use of the antiquated analog circuit and into the modernized digital world. This means that the adjustment of hearing aides is now done all on computer at Oregon Hearing Health Service rather than manually as they once were. Matheny and son keep themselves busy with the wide variety of hearing services they offer, from hearing tests and evaluations to hearing aid use, repair, sales, and servicing. They also carry several types of earplugs for a variety of uses. Matheny believes so much in his own product that he is also a consumer. The staff members at Oregon Hearing Health Service go out of their way to accommodate their customers, which includes being flexible in funding options. They accept most major insurances as well as Medicaid, and are willing to work with people when funding may be a challenge.

He explained, “If people don’t qualify for insurance or [certain] prices, we can work with just about any budget.” But their desire to help people goes beyond their stationary location on Market Street. Like few providers or health services are known to do today, the Matheny father and son duo schedules time to help residential facility members 55 years old and up with any hearing needs they may have. It’s clear the connection with the community is as important to Matheny as the quality of the service his company provides. You can almost hear him light up as he jovially explains, “We go to different retirement places and help them out. They just get on the phone and say ‘Dan the hearing man’s here, come on down,’ although now they say ‘Dan the Hearing Man, father of Sam the Hearing Man, is here.’”


215 SW 4th St. • DOWNTOWN CORVALLIS 541-752-0040 Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8:30–9 • Sun. 9–7 Since 1982

We are a local, family-owned and run business happy to be celebrating 40 years in the community (thank you!). Local: We not only live here, we support our local schools, charities and organizations in a variety of ways. Family: Like our GM (here since 1985), others who have been with us over a decade, and newer workers - including children of former employees; all part of the “Woodstock family” Come in and enjoy a Corvallis original (or have it delivered)!

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Supporting our community and Oregon’s economy together When you shop with us, you’re supporting a local, independent, family-owned grocer that believes in buying and carrying local foods and supporting Oregon families through food rescue programs and our customer-supported Scan Program. More than 65 percent of our vendors are from Oregon – that’s 3,000 local farmers, ranchers and food and beverage producers!

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The inside of The Book Bin is organized by genre for the convenience of shoppers.


The Book Bin’s 12,000-square-foot interior in Corvallis is well-stocked with thoughtfully selected items.

The Book Bin Passion for reading drives longtime mid-valley business

While they prefer to keep it local, The Book Bin is committed to keeping their experience supportive of authors as well as the readers. As has long been part of the small hirty-three years and three generations bookstore tradition, the stores often feature of Corvallis and Salem residents have author signing events and readings. Looking been served by the staff of The Book ahead at this type of event, Baird said that Bin to date. “We’re likely to do more in the future.” The family-owned business proudly conWhether it be in browsing the shelves, tinues to fill its niche in the Willamette Val- hunting for a specific title, or shopping for a ley, a place that has been carved out through special gift, The Book Bin has got the bases personal and shared passion for customers of individualized selection covered. and the world of reading. “We have books, calendars, puzzles, Current owner Bob Baird explains that cards, and gift lines,” Baird said, confirming although he’s not personally an author, his that the stores seek to have something for appreciation for what he does is a lifelong everyone who visits. connection. “I’ve been a reader my whole This company remains personal, edulife and I really enjoy being surrounded by cated, and committed to ensuring its clienall my friends that have written books,” he tele gets the best deal on the best product said. available to them. In fact, Baird notes that In the 12,000-square-foot storefront they still buy books across the counter from in Corvallis alone, “surrounded” is an actheir customers, although they do not accurate description of a business that is well cept donations. stocked with thoughtfully selected items. In addition to the sales of new and used Designed with readers in mind, both the reading material, Baird noted that there is Salem and Corvallis locations have been a variety of discounted books available as organized by genres and the authors within well. If you have perused their inventory them. and still have a book in mind that isn’t in When asked how their material is chosen, stock, fear not, as special orders are always Baird stated that he make sure he has staff an option. members who are knowledgeable about One thing customers may not know about their craft and “know what they’re doing.” small privately owned businesses like The


The Book Bin storefront in downtown Corvallis showcases highlights of the vast array of books and other items featured in the store. Book Bin is that many of their sales are obtained online. As it turns out, these transactions make up 20 percent of The Book Bin’s profits. But Baird explained, “We don’t have a website [that we sell through] because it’s next to impossible for a company our size to compete with Amazon and the others.”

He went on to explain, “We do sell online but it’s through other sites, so we’re kind of invisible.” What that all means for customers is that the bulk of this dedicated business is conducted in the same way it started over 30 years ago, face-to-face with the patrons that support it.


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The staff at J&J Electric in Albany is proud of its service, not just to customers, but to the community as well.

J&J Electric Long-running business serves customers and the community


f there is one word that can summarize the journey of Albany’s J&J Electric, it would be change. The business that has remained in its original location on Southwest 22nd has seen the passage of several decades, interior design stylings, and opportunities on a grand scale. Opened by Jim and Jean Marquis, the once-cozy store began as an electrical contractor shop, even hosting its own electrician. Although the latter can no longer be found there, what customers will find is an

expanded building that houses a diverse inventory of quality products. As the years have passed, the company has remained solely within the family. It’s now owned and operated by the next generation, with Jim and Jean’s son Larry Tomlin and his wife Marge. These days, the business prides itself on its wide selection of lighting fixtures as well as residential lighting. J&J Electric takes pride in the hundreds of different products and manufacturers from which Customers have likened the sensorycustomers can choose. rich store to an enchanted theme park,

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dubbing it the “Disneyland of lighting.” It’s an accurate description, with the light casting rainbows off shiny chandeliers and various shapes and styles of classy fixtures adorning walls all throughout the store. There is something special about the imagery of so many beautiful lighting options arranged in such a way. Of course, the home decor, clothing, gift, and jewelry pieces that are carefully inlaid within the whimsical arrangement certainly grab the eye. Ownership is not the only necessary adjustment that J&J has endured. So, too has it experienced the dramatic shift in lighting products as changes such as the introduction of LED lights affected the lighting market. As it became less common to carry

products made domestically, J&J has worked to keep its selection made in the United States whenever possible. The company takes pride in the hundreds of different manufacturers that its customers can choose from, both in store as well as online. The website offers 300,000 light fixtures alone, but if customers can’t find what they’re looking for the company offers the option of a specialty order. As members of the community,

Larry and Marge have made long-lasting contributions to the town. They are particularly proud of doing the lighting for the Evergreen Hospice building. It not only has supported many other families over the years, but the Tomlins as well: Larry’s mother received Evergreen’s wonderful care in January before she passed. The Tomlins also have a spe-

cial place for SafeHaven Humane Society, having hosted several events for them over the years. Last December J&J had an event to donate 20 percent of its sales for the day to Safehaven. During that day, two rescue dogs were brought to the store to mingle; one of the dogs found his forever home with a customer. Aptly named, JJ the dog is proof that the legacy of this store is not simply about a business, but the people and the community it serves.

J&J Electric has been on Southwest 22nd in Albany since its founding, but the business has changed to meet the changing requirements of customers over the years.


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