--- As a recent Oregon resident, I met with Cathy recently. She is such a very nice person and very knowledgeable about the area and the businesses. The gifts, coupon, etc. are great! I look forward to visiting the participating businesses. Thank you Cathy!
--- I moved to Oregon in 2017 after living in Lake Mills for over 20 years. I happened to see a posting on the Oregon Community page about a Welcome Lady. People commented about Cathy Grender and how wonderful she was, so I decided to give her a call. I’m so glad that I did! Cathy and I made plans to meet one morning for coffee so that she could give me my welcome bag and she could go over everything in it. Talking with Cathy was like visiting with an old friend. We met at the Firefly (my first time there- definitely not my last) at Cathy’s suggestion. What a great place, and wonderful first impression! She went through the welcome bag with me, and not only were there A LOT of great coupons, gift cards and gift certificates, but she was able to tell me about my options for garages for my car and vets for my dog. Cathy was extremely helpful, and I’m lucky to have met her.
--- When my husband, infant daughter and I moved away from our family and into the Oregon community, we weren’t sure what to expect. After meeting with Cathy, The Welcome Neighbor, we felt we had moved to a wonderful place and were excited to explore everything it had to offer. Oregon is lucky to have The Welcome Neighbor service and even more fortunate to have someone like Cathy as the face of the community. Her smile is contagious!
The Close family:
--- We met with Cathy a few months after moving to Oregon after hearing from numerous people she was such a great resource for newcomers. Our meeting at Oregon’s local coffee shop was informative, fun, and warm-hearted. She is so kind, sweet, and truly knows how to make you feel welcome. Cathy is such a great resource for great local businesses for any and all those necessary things in our everyday lives such as a good car mechanic, restaurants, hair salons, and many others. We would highly recommend meeting with Cathy to anyone new to the Oregon area!
--- My husband and I met with Cathy for a Welcome Visit shortly after moving to Oregon, and it was wonderful! Cathy is so friendly and knowledgeable about the community. She went through a number of local businesses, many of which we hadn't heard of or had not yet been to. Thanks to the great discounts/gift cards and Cathy sharing what she loved most about each business, we've been able to find some new local favorites! I would highly recommend anyone new to the Oregon area to schedule a Welcome Visit with Cathy!
Gil & Kathy:
--- Cathy sure had a lot of nice things from businesses in town to share with us. We hope to use nearly everything she gave us too. Cathy was very knowledgeable about Oregon, the businesses and organizations in town, and was able to answer some questions we had. What a nice lady too! Cathy was so friendly and personable - she sure is doing good things for Oregon. See ya around Cathy!
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