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HOPE Plaza Breaks Ground

Written by Luis Ramirez on May. 13th, 2022
SALEM- The Center for Hope and Safety officially broke ground on their ambitious new project, HOPE Plaza in downtown Salem. HOPE Plaza is a project that will create housing, opportunity, partnerships, and employment at the site of the old Greyhound Bus Terminal. On the first floor will be businesses that partner with the Center for Hope and Safety and that…
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Capital Cryo Weathers the Storm

Written by Luis Ramirez on May. 13th, 2022
SALEM- Capital Cryo began as a business in Salem in 2017 as a form of therapy to reduce pain and inflammation while minimizing recovery time from injury or muscle fatigue.  When it was founded, the business focused on cryotherapy and featured a cryo cold chamber for recovery and as a way to treat sore and injured muscles, fatigue, pain relief, and recovery…
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Salem Chamber Candidates Questionnaire

Written on May. 12th, 2022

Salem Mayoral Election

Chris Hoy Chane Griggs

Chris Hoy, Candidate for Salem Mayor, Chane Griggs, Candidate for Salem Mayor

Question 1: We know homelessness has been identified as Salem residents’ number one issue facing our city today. What three specific actions will you take in the next six months to assist Council in improving this cr…

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Emerging Leader Spotlight

Written by Jacob Espinoza  on May. 12th, 2022
Name: David Qualls Title: Regional Sales Manager - The Parr Company How do you define leadership?  Serving, listening and learning. Doing these things help me be the best leader I can be. As a leader, I need to understand my people to help them find answers to their problems. Leadership is also bringing people together and maximizing everyone’s potenti…
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5 Steps to Create an Engaging Social Media Business Account

Written by Kara Campuzano on May. 12th, 2022
Everyone knows that if you are selling a product or service, you need to have a social media account. What they don’t tell you, is how much time and strategic content planning it can take to simply get someone to just “like” your post.  Many business owners like yourself, feel stressed out about what to post that will gain the most visibility, and ex…
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2021 Office Market Recap

Written by Curt Arthur on May. 11th, 2022



Office absorption in Salem turned sharply negative during the pandemic-induced second and third quarters of 2020. Since then, sharp swings in occupancy have been prevalent, as tenants sort out space needs heading into the post-pandemic era. In Q2, 2021, the bulk of the leasing ac…

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National Cancer Survivor Day 

Written by Kickin’ Cancer on May. 10th, 2022
Nonprofit Organization: Kickin’ Cancer National Cancer Survivor Day  Sunday, June 5th The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a cancer survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer, from diagnosis to remainder of life. Although cancer is the second leading cause of death, there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors currently in …
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Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization

Written by City of Salem on May. 10th, 2022
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization- You’re already a member! A neighborhood is a group of residents, businesses, property owners, schools, agencies, and congregations within a designed geographical area. If you live, work, or own property in Salem, you are automatically a member of at least one NA (don’t worry, there aren’t any dues!).…
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Selling Your Business to Retire?

Written by Gary L. Weston on May. 10th, 2022

Preparing to Sell Each owner who seeks to sell his or her closely held business needs to be well prepared before attempting to do so. Smart preparation entails advance planning and the assemblage of critical information about the business, its personnel, and its markets. Careful preparations help a business defend its stated value in the marketplace and mitigate against the a…

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The High Cost of Inflation

Written by Anthony K. Smith on May. 4th, 2022
Inflation. We’re hearing about it more and more – from economists, politicians, and even our friends and family. People are concerned. Their anxiety is justified, especially for those of us with enough gray hair to remember going down this road before – some 40 years ago.  Inflation occurs when the price of goods and services increases over time. Thi…
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Scholarship Opportunity for Students of Color in Salem-Keizer

Written by Luis Ramirez on May. 4th, 2022
A scholarship opportunity for underrepresented students of color in the Salem-Keizer area is one that may be often overlooked. The Thompson-Patch Scholarship Fund has been around since 1995 and has assisted more than 250 students who have faced challenges in their lives and have shown the ability to overcome these challenges.  The scholarship was named af…
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Making Sense Of Rules

Written by Mary Louise VanNatta on May. 4th, 2022
We’ve all heard the phrase “Rules are meant to be broken,” an expression from 5-star Army General Douglass MacArthur. The rest of the saying goes, “and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.”  At any rate, it’s a rule, not a law (which we are required to keep), and rules can bring out your rebellious side.  Doesn’t that mean you don’t …
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Barre None

Written by Victoria Hittner on May. 4th, 2022
Fitness studio barre3 brings empowerment, positivity to their workouts When Nicole White found herself driving to Lake Oswego multiple times a week, just to visit a barre3 fitness studio, she knew she’d found something special.  “The second I walked in, I was like, ‘This it. This is my thing. These are my people,’” said White.  White is a phar…
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