Devin Cornford had always been interested in having his own business but he really had no specific kind in mind. That is, until he and his wife, Deb, visited a growler station in Bend. He then knew what he wanted that business to be and, thus, Tap That Growlers was born. Devin and Deb, along with their children Gary and Nikkita and Nikkita’s husband Kaden Titus, opened Tap That! Growlers in 2014.
By 2020, business was so brisk that they moved to their present location at 1106 Adams Avenue. At that time, the downtown provider of craft beer, hard cider, and more also expanded to add a restaurant serving brick-oven pizza, custom pasta, wings, pretzels, salads, and more. Tap That Growlers now features sections for different crowds. There is one section that is family friendly, where children are welcome. There, growlers can be filled to take to go or customers can have dinner with their children and have a drink with dinner. The other side is for adults 21 and over. This includes shuffleboard, tabletop games and activities and slot machines. Both sections rece3ive full service from the bar and kitchen.
Along with operating a fun-filled venue for the whole family, the Cornford family is also active in the community. Over the years, they have hosted many fundraising events for children, most recently the 4-H Radio Auction on April 2nd of this year. This commitment to community is a natural, given Devin’s years as a firefighter.
With the Cornford family’s mission of serving the community in many different guises and their goal of continuing to make an impact on our local community through their outreach, as well as providing great food and drink in a convivial setting, they are indeed a valued member of the La Grande business community.
Owned by Dale and Carol Basso, Globe Furniture is one of Northeastern Oregon’s legacy merchants, having served the region for almost 75 years. Globe belongs to the largest furniture buying group in the Northwest and a national group as well, so there are endless choices of furnishings and accessories to give every home a personal touch.
Globe’s mission has always been to provide a wide array of quality furniture at a great price. The dedicated staff is focused on helping each customer find just the right look for their home.
Globe offers a myriad of options for changing up a home from the living room to the dining room and the bedroom. Featuring such brands as Ekornes (Stressless), Stanton, Simmons, La-Z-Boy, and many more, every design need can be met by the courteous and knowledgeable staff. Globe can even put together the perfect home office. As an added bonus, each and every purchase includes free delivery, set up, and removal of the furniture to be replaced.
The people at Globe see their future as one of continuing to uphold their legacy as a provider of tasteful and affordable home furnishings. Known for their quality service, vast selection, and affordable prices, Globe takes pride in their reputation for trustworthiness and reliability.
Three of La Grande’s finest dining establishments are offering Easter breakfast or dinner on April 17, 2022. From sit-down dining to takeaway, these restaurants will take care of all the work so that you and your family can celebrate Easter burden free, leaving time to reflect on the joy of the holiday.
The Landing at 1501 Adams Avenue is open on Easter Sunday from 7:30 to 10:30 AM, offering its extraordinary breakfast experience. The menu contains many delights from the Basic Breakfast, through many creative iterations of bagel or Panini sandwiches and waffles to cereals and homemade baked goods. There is also an array of beverage choices, including various Mukilteo artisan coffees and a wide selection of teas. Check out the full menu on their website: https://lagrandelandinghotel.com/dining.
Call 541-663-1501 for breakfast reservations or to place an order.
4th Street Bistro in Marketplace Fresh Foods is offering Easter Sunday specials from 11 AM to 6 PM, highlighting a Sunday meal at $12 a plate or a mix and match of the following: honey-glazed ham, garlic-herbed Hasselback potatoes, baked cauliflower or bacon asparagus, and smoked Gouda or mac-n-cheese. There is also an extensive selection of craft beers and ciders to choose from. Meals can be preordered and picked up on Easter Sunday or a table can be reserved in any of the dining rooms or on The Rooftop.
Call 541-962-7500 for reservations or to place an order.
Ten Depot Street is showcasing an Easter Sunday takeout from 2 to 5 PM with a wide assortment of main courses, sides, and desserts. From slow-roasted prime rib and baked salmon to leg of lamb to the traditional ham, these are offered as a plate or family style. Along with this, one can choose 4 sides, including mashed Yukon potatoes, wild rice pilaf, orange glazed sweet potatoes, baked 3-cheese pasta, sautéed asparagus with balsamic and parmesan, an assortment of various salads, and Parker House Rolls. Check out the full menu on their website: https://tendepotstreet.com.
Call 541-963-8766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
“It’s not about the loans we do; it is about the hearts we change and the people we help.”
Steve Jacobson, Founder and CEO, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Teri Champlin, a lifelong resident of Union County and the Branch Manager of the Fairway Mortgage office for our community, exemplifies this credo. Whether one is are looking to buy, build or refinance a home, she is there to help. She has been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years and has the depth of experience to explore all loan options. She can thus help her clients achieve home ownership with the speed and service they deserve, finding the right loan with great rates, terms, and costs to meet each client’s specific needs.
Teri is an active and involved member of the La Grande community. She currently serves as the chair of the Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics Board of Trustees. She joined the board in 2014 and served as vice-chair and secretary prior to becoming the chair. During her tenure on the board, she has also served on numerous hospital committees. Teri is also an alumnus of Eastern Oregon University.
Since financing a home is one of the biggest commitments one can make, Fairway Mortgage’s mission is customer service. They are dedicated to finding the best rates and loan options with some of the fastest turn times in the industry, especially in an ever-changing and volatile market.
Teri’s goal is to be a trusted advisor who provides highly personalized service to help each client through every step of the loan process, from application to closing and beyond. She strives to exceed expectations, provide satisfaction, and earn trust.
With her deep roots in our community, vast experience in her profession, and dedication to service, Teri and Fairway Independent Mortgage Company are valued assets to the greater La Grande community.