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Local teachers awarded grant money through Maps Teacher Grant program

Written on Jan. 12th, 2023

Maps Community Foundation awards $25,000 in teacher grants this year

SALEM, Ore. 13 Dec. 2022 - Maps Community Foundation announces 25 grant awards to K-12 teachers from around the Mid-Willamette Valley. In total, the Foundation will award $25,000 in teacher grants this year. Grant awards are for classroom and schoolwide projects benefiting local stud…

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Fuego Latin Club Opens Up in Keizer

Written by Luis Ramirez on Dec. 16th, 2022

KEIZER- The Mid-Willamette area is now the home to its first Latin dance club as Fuego Latin Club (3393 River Rd. N, Keizer) opened their doors in October.

Fuego Latin Club is the brainchild of Jose Luis Pantaleon, a local entrepreneur who owns a staffing company named Agri-Staff in addition to the club.

He’d previously owned Area 51 bar and grill in…

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Salem Harvest: A Step Forward in Our Community

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022

Feeding hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization and its principal purpose is the distribution of food without charge to children or homeless, unemployed, elderly, or low-income individuals. Since 2010 more than three and a half million pounds of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables have been donated providing direct support for thousands of hungry families …

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Hotel to Bring 127 New Rooms to Salem, Oregon

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – December 2, 2022 – Coast Hospitality Management announced today the “topping off” of its new hotel in Salem, Oregon, signifying that the structural framework is now complete. The new 127-room hotel is slated to open in January 2023.   "Today is a significant milestone for the construction of this property and a testament to the skill and diligence of all parties inv…

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Small Business Holiday Report

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022
According to reports released earlier this month by American Express, 53% of small businesses are adjusting budgets in preparation for additional costs Small Business Holiday Report, which highlights the major trends among U.S. small businesses heading into the holidays. Polling 550 small business leaders, the report shows that the businesses surveyed are ge…
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Kelly Jones, Oregon consumer advocate, awarded prestigious consumer law honor

Written by Stephen Rouzer on Dec. 16th, 2022

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SEATTLE -- In recognition of his contributions to the practice of consumer law, Oregon attorney Kelly Jones accepted the National Consumer Law Center’s 2022 Rising Star Award.

Oregon solo practitioner Kelly Jones has helped obtain millions of dollars in relief for injured Oregonians in federal and state court, in both individual and class action litigation…

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NFIB STUDY: SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLE WITH INFLATION, LABOR SHORTAGES

Written by NFIB Press Release on Dec. 16th, 2022
NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index declined 0.8 points in October to 91.3, which is the 10th consecutive month below the 49-year average of 98. Thirty-three percent of owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem in operating their business, three points higher than September’s reading and four points lower than July’s highe…
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OREGON PART OF $391 MILLION GOOGLE SETTLEMENT

Written by Oregon Attorney General on Dec. 16th, 2022
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, along with 39 other state attorneys general, announced a historic $391.5 million settlement with Google over its location tracking practices. The settlement, which was led by Oregon AG Rosenblum and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, is the largest attorney general-led consumer privacy settlement ever. Because of Oregon’s l…
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REVENUE FORECAST RAISES KICKER QUESTIONS

Written by Taxpayers Association of Oregon on Dec. 16th, 2022
The signal was loud and clear this morning that lawmakers are coming after your kicker. In Salem, the state’s economists gave their quarterly revenue forecast to an interim committee of lawmakers. Surprisingly, even with high prices and increased interest rates, economists are still projecting short-term growth in tax monies coming into the state. In fact,…
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Holiday Growth up 6-8%

Written by National Retail Federation on Dec. 16th, 2022
Holiday spending is expected to be healthy even with recent inflationary challenges, as the National Retail Federation today forecast that holiday retail sales during November and December will grow between 6% and 8% over 2021 to between $942.6 billion and $960.4 billion. Last year’s holiday sales grew 13.5% over 2020 and totaled $889.3 billion, shattering…
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