Shojen LLC is a green ambient media company that offers advertising and marketing solutions on environmentally friendly products. Shojen also executes complete digital makeovers for their client’s online presence, social networking, and search engine marketing. Shojen is committed to natural communication and helping brands minimize their environmental impact from their marketing efforts. Shojen’s engaging eco-friendly communications and customized websites help their clients get noticed by their target market. Shojen hopes its operations will further increase awareness and help educate others on good environmental marketing practices. A portion of all of their eco-advertising campaigns and web development projects will be donated to Hope Worldwide and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Troy Jensen, owner of Shojen LLC contacted the SBLC in Fall 2010. The SBLC drafted an Intern Agreement, a Venue Agreement, and an Advertising Contract. The SBLC also conducted an entity audit to ensure all its corporate documents were completed correctly, and gave advice regarding hiring unpaid interns.
Flipside Hats is a family owned small business located in Portland, Oregon. All hats are handmade, with special attention to detail, design, and quality. Founder and designer, Kori Giudici, first started making hats when she was 12, and her patterns have evolved over the years. Flipside Hats was born out of necessity, to raise funds to support Kori’s medical schooling. As the business grew, and as Kori became a naturopathic doctor, Flipside Hats gained a new dream of supporting an affordable health care clinic for those in need of both chronic and preventative care. Kori works everyday with that goal in mind, striving to earn Flipside Hats the slogan “Hats that Heal.” Flipside Hats believes in sharing: they donate a portion of their profit and products to local school and grassroots organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Flipside Hats came to the SBLC’s Pro Bono Project in Fall of 2010. Flipside Hats was paired with Meghan Williams, who drafted an independent contractor’s agreement Flipside Hats will use with its seamstresses. Ms. Williams also revised Flipside Hats’ Operating Agreement.
Aprende con Amigos Preschool Academy is a Spanish immersion preschool for children three to five years of age. The preschool uses a team-teaching framework, where two teachers consistently speak in Spanish and one teacher consistently speaks in English, so the children are immersed in Spanish for two-thirds of the day. Stacey Alonso founded the preschool in 2009. Stacey worked with an attorney in the Pro Bono Project, who drafted an employment agreement and employee handbook for the preschool. (Pro Bono Project, Spring 2009)
Molly Gisi created collaborative and community initiative to support deployed military service members by way of cards, letters and care packages. When Molly’s son graduated from Navy Boot Camp in 2008, he told her how some of his friends had not received any mail while at Boot Camp. Molly began writing letters that she asked be passed on to recruits who were not receiving any mail. Other Navy mothers began assisting Molly and the project has grown to over 400 people a year volunteering their time to write letters and send care packages to deployed service members. We helped Molly register as a nonprofit in Oregon, and apply for 501(c)(3). (Pro Bono Project, Summer 2009)
B-Line Urban Delivery, owned by Franklin and Kathryn Racine-Jones, provides unique sustainable delivery services for the Portland-Metro area. B-Line uses “trike-trucks” to make deliveries in downtown and other close-in neighborhoods so that businesses no longer need to deal with the hassle of conventional trucks and vans in these central areas of Portland. By using electric-assisted trike-trucks, B-Line provides sustainable and efficient delivery services in the Portland urban core. B-Line has been a client of the SBLC in two semesters, where student interns have obtained intellectual property protection, drafted a client contract, researched employer regulations and drafted an employee handbook. (Intern Program, Summer and Fall 2009)
Glow Interior Design LLC is a Portland interior design company with a diverse portfolio of projects throughout the Western United States that includes downtown city lofts, executive suites, residential and vacation homes, multi-family housing, retail and medical offices. In July of 2008, Lisa Warnock, Principal of Glow Interior Design, came to the SBLC for advice regarding starting her newest interior design business and dissolving her old design partnership. The SBLC was able to help Lisa form a limited liability company and advise her regarding local and state business requirements. (Intern, Summer 2008)
Becka Martinez Griffin