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Written by Oregon State Capitol Foundation on Sep. 21st, 2022

Oregon State Capitol Foundation seeks help tracking down governors’ portraits SALEM, OR. 15 Sept. 2022 - In an effort to help preserve our state’s history and make it accessible to Oregonians, educators, art enthusiasts, history buff,s and others, the Oregon State Capitol Foundation is launching the Governors’ Portraits Search to locate and catalog missing portraits of former Oregon governors.   “We know many oil paintings of territorial and s…

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Serving others, secret to success for local business leader

Written by Art Cortez on Sep. 5th, 2022
As children, Jose Gonzalez and his five siblings picked strawberries and other produce every summer outside Woodburn, Ore., to help support their family. Today, he’s the founding president of the Latino Business Alliance, a member of the Salem City Council, and owner of Tu Casa Real Estate and La Familia Cider. But the line from berry fields to a business …
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Producers of nine films being shot in Oregon are receiving incentives to do so

Written by Oregon Small Business Association Foundation on Sep. 5th, 2022
“The Rehearsal” is an HBO comedy series where Nathan Fielder lets ordinary people “rehearse” for life’s biggest moments in simulations he designs with help from actors and a construction crew.   Wildwood, a film directed by Travis Knight of Laika Studio, is based on a novel by Portland musician Colin Meloy called The Decemberists, which was adap…
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The September Economic and Revenue Forecast

Written by Oregon Business & Industry on Sep. 5th, 2022
The September Economic and Revenue Forecast came out Aug. 31. Here are the highlights: Bottom line: Gross general fund revenue for the 2021-23 biennium, which began on July 1, 2021, is now expected to be $27.9 billion. This exceeds the $23.3 billion forecast in June 2021 as the legislative session ended and just before the biennium began. The forecast now p…
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Taxpayers Association of Oregon: The Bull Pen

Written by Taxpayers Association of Oregon on Sep. 5th, 2022
By October 1st, 2022, a new Oregon law will go into effect that bans hiring bonuses in the name of equality (HB 2818).   The current practice of Tri-Met transit offering $7,500 and McMennamins restaurants offering $1,000 hiring bonuses will soon be illegal. If minorities are suffering from lack of employment and businesses suffering from historic labor…
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Fly Salem, Fly!

Written by Zachary S. Sielicky on Sep. 1st, 2022
Last month, Travel Salem, SEDCOR, Fly Salem Committee, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to Salem City Council outlining critical efforts needed to bring commercial air service back to Salem.    Dear Mayor Bennett, Mayor-Elect Hoy, & Salem City Councilors: We believe in helping businesses prosper and that smart economic de…
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On the Fence?  Surprisingly, Sharing Opinions Builds Trust.

Written by Mary Louise VanNatta on Sep. 1st, 2022
Get ready for a season of nonstop political ads.  Between now and the Nov. election, you will have nearly every controversial issue forced in front of you on television, radio and social media.  These hot-button topics are going to be water cooler conversations.  While your gut reaction may be to “stay out of it” and “not take sides,” …
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Mortgage bonds cool down.

Written by Jeremiah Anderson on Sep. 1st, 2022
Homebuyers were gifted an opportunity in early Aug. as we saw the national mortgage interest average for a 30-year fixed conventional loan decline to 5.05% down from 5.90% almost a month earlier. The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points signaling a strong posture to combat inflation in the economy. In anticipation of the news mort…
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Chronic Tacos Makes Their Long Awaited Debut in Downtown Salem

Written by Luis Ramirez on Aug. 26th, 2022
Kris and Angel Scott were looking into owning a franchise when they stumbled upon the California-based chain, Chronic Tacos. “We got jaded with the whole 9 to 5 thing and working for other people,” Kris Scott said. “I came home one day and Angel asked about owning a franchise. We both looked into brands. She found Chronic Tacos by looking at the Fortu…
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