GEARHART — “We moved here in May, but we’ve had a house here in Seaside for 20-some years,” Gearhart’s Andrew Stein said at the Pig ’N Pancake in mid-December, where he was participating in a meeting of the Seaside Downtown Development Association.
Stein and his wife, Peggy, live near the site of the old drive-in theater in Gearhart, not far from the elementary school. “We’ve been coming down every other weekend, Thursday to Monday.”
Stein and his wife are from West Linn and were both raised in the Portland area. “We’ve been coming down here every other weekend for I don’t know how long,” Stein said. “My wife loves it here. She’s a beach person, just loves the beach. We both work from home and can work from anywhere. So why not here?”
Stein’s clients at Logotek Inc. are largely based in Portland, but many are nationwide. “Our mission is to provide the most creative, state of the art promotional advertising ideas and products at fair and reasonable prices, on time and delivered exactly the way the client expects,” he writes on his website.
Calendars, apparel, stainless steel travel mugs and tumblers — that’s just the start. Stein recently prepared a package for a tourism team from Ocean County, New Jersey. “Shirts, hats, mugs, pens — just about anything you can put a logo on,” he said.
Stein said he is looking forward to working with South County merchants and organizations. Peggy Stein works as a medical transcriptionist.
“So far we love it,” Andrew Stein said. “We absolutely love it. We have 50-60 elk which is pretty amazing. I play a lot of golf — not this time of year unfortunately. I joined the Gearhart Golf Club and try to play as often as possible.”