Business Notes for March 2

Play Works announces new therapy clinic

Speech Language Pathologists Sarah McDonnell, M.A., CCC/SLP, and Emily Mashburn, M.S. Ed., CCC/SLP, announce the start of their new speech therapy clinic and play space in Hood River.

Play Works is a pediatric therapy practice that provides evaluation and therapy services to children with special needs. The Play Works team has specialty training and expertise in childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, early speech and language development, feeding disorders, and Spanish-interpreted evaluation services.

At Play Works, children will receive speech therapy services on site in one of their new speech therapy rooms. Each room is outfitted with open-ended play materials to engage children while providing the appropriate structure needed to further their speech, language and cognitive development.

Play Works will offer free hearing and speech screenings for all children to assist in identifying children who would benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. Speech and language impairments are considered a high-incidence disability. Approximately 20 percent of children receiving special education services are receiving services for speech and language disorders.

Play Works is located at 512 Cascade Ave., Suite 100, across from Full Sail Brewing. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family open play will be held monthly and will be donation only. Parents’ Night Out will be held the second and last Friday of each month from 5:30-8:30 p.m., for children ages 2-12.

For more information call 541-716-1316, or

Excavator Rental Services adds third location

Excavator Rental Services, a contractor tool and heavy equipment rental company, located in Camas, Wash., just signed a lease to open another facility at 28725 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville. This will be the third rental store location according to owner, Jerry Sauer. The second location in Hood River opened in May 2015.

“The Wilsonville team is experienced and knows how important customer service is to our continued success,” added Sauer. “We will have full sales, service and rental departments with the people to support them.”

The Wilsonville branch is projected to open its doors for business April 1.

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