Grants Pass Business Grapevine

A Little of Everything at Olive the Above

November 2018

A Little of Everything at Olive the Above

Owners Jerry and Tina Cripps are celebrating eight years in business at Olive the Above, a local gift shop located at 8775 Rogue River Highway.

“We have operated Olive the Above since 2010 after taking over the old Lee’s Olive House Building,” Jerry said.

Action Appliance Service Since 1979

November 2018

Action Appliance Service Since 1979

Tom Bange, owner of Action Appliance Service in Grants Pass, feels his roots in the repair business go back a long way.  “I grew up in Quincy, Illinois, and after graduating high school I joined the Navy, where my job was to maintain and do repairs on a rocket launcher,” he said. “But the repair business is in my blood. My grandfather, Frank Bange, had a horseshoeing and implement repair business in Quincy.

A New Event Center at Herb’s

October 2018

A New Event Center  at Herb’s

There have been some major changes at Herb’s Restaurant & Lounge & Event Center (515 Rogue River Highway) recently. Owner Christine Parker has closed “The Vault” portion of the building and turned it into an event center.

“It has been totally renovated and is available for all occasions, from holiday parties and class reunions to wedding receptions and any other special events,” Christine said. “The Event Center will offer full, catered meals, complete with a full bar and a sound system.”

Denturist Matt Tripp Will Make You Smile

September 2018

Denturist Matt Tripp Will Make You Smile

When Matt Tripp, owner of SmileMakers Denture and Dental (850 NW 6th Street, #12), talks about his career as a denturist, all he can do is smile.

“I was born and raised in Grants Pass and served in the Marine Corps,” Matt said. “Upon my return, I worked as a deputy sheriff for six years and a city police officer for three. After having children (sons Brody and Kellen), I decided I wanted a different lifestyle that would allow me to spend as much time as possible with my boys than law enforcement would afford, so I took a huge leap of faith and entered the dental field, becoming a dental hygienist in 2009.”

Great Food and Catering at Goodness Gracious

September 2018

Great Food and Catering at Goodness Gracious

You can’t get more local than Carrie and Phil Stobbe, owners of Goodness Gracious Café and Catering. Carrie is 4th generation Josephine County, as her great grandmother Cecilia Fifeld was valedictorian at Kirby High School before 1900. Her grandparents Helen and Dewey Probst started Probst Flower Shop in 1942, and her dad, Bob Hamilton, owned Ham’s Body Shop.

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