OSU Honors Bernau

Jim Bernau of Willamette Valley Vineyards will be one of four entrepreneurs honored at this year’s Weatherford Awards, Oregon State University’s annual celebration of lifelong and pioneering entrepreneurship and innovation.

Other recipients include: the late Carolyn Chambers, founder of Chambers Communications Corp.; Stanley Cheng, chairman and CEO of Meyer Corporation, America’s largest cookware company - he also owns Hestan Vineyards in Napa Valley; and Mike Rich, a Portland screenwriter who wrote the script for “Finding Forrester.”

The event, hosted by OSU’s Austin Entrepreneurship Program, will be held Feb. 16 at the Hilton in downtown Portland. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased at or by contacting Mary McKillop, 541-713-8044, e-mail

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