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Capitol Auto Group’s Monumental Donation Sets New Standard for Community Engagement

Written by Keaton Jones on Apr. 29th, 2024

In an unprecedented display of community support and corporate philanthropy, Capitol Auto Group (CAG), located in Salem, has captured attention with its record-setting donation of $402,000 to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (UWMWV). This substantial gift not only emphasizes CAG's dedication to community welfare but also continues a longstandin

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Avelo Airlines Expands Service in Salem

Written by Luis Ramirez on Apr. 28th, 2024

Avelo Airlines is set to introduce an additional flight from Salem Municipal Airport (SLE) starting in early May. This expansion, beginning on May 3, aims to connect travelers with the Bay Area and California's Wine Country via Sonoma County Airport (STS), with flights scheduled twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

Madison Jones, Avelo's West Coast Commun…

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Oregon’s Romance with Small & Minority Businesses: The Status is Complicated

Written by Promise King on Apr. 28th, 2024

If there's anything that binds Senate Majority Leader Rob Wagner and his Republican counterpart Senate Minority Leader Knopp together, it's their consensus that Oregon ought to do more for businesses, especially small and minority businesses.

The conundrum in the legislative puzzle is how to achieve the greatest business development victory for everyone. …

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A New Chapter in Real Estate: NAR’s Milestone Agreement

Written by Chris Christiansen on Apr. 28th, 2024

In a significant development for the real estate industry, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently announced a groundbreaking agreement that promises to reshape the landscape of broker commissions and professional standards. On March 15, 2024, NAR unveiled a comprehensive settlement designed to resolve litigation surrounding claims related to

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Local Real Estate Market Report: Explanation of the Infographic & it’s Trends

Written by Brittney Zijlstra on Mar. 26th, 2024

By: Statistics presented by WVMLS (Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service) in collaboration with Domus Analytics

This month’s infographic from WVMLS compares February 2024 data to the same period in 2023. The focus is on residential listings with lots sizes under half an acre in the Salem/Keizer area. A noteworthy shift up 4.2% in new listings compa…

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Two Tips for Rebuilding Credit

Written by Oregon State Credit Union on Mar. 26th, 2024

Rebuilding credit can seem impossible, but with time (at least 6 months) and consistency, it’s very straight-forward. Here are the two tips for rebuilding your score: 1. Set up auto-pay so you never miss a minimum payment. On-time payment history is the largest part of a credit score (35%). 2. Focus on reducing your debt load. Pay down debt and keep in

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City of Salem’s “Block 50 Project”

Written by Wyatt Jones on Mar. 20th, 2024

The City of Salem has taken a significant step forward in its downtown revitalization efforts with the selection of Edlen & Co. and deChase Miksis as development partners for the ambitious Block 50 project. This initiative aims to transform one of downtown Salem's largest undeveloped properties into a vibrant, mixed-use community hub, thereby marking

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Salinas Talks Immigration, Farm Bill, and More at Salem Forum

Written by George Plaven on Mar. 19th, 2024

In a closely divided Congress with razor-thin majorities in both chambers, U.S. Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Ore.) emphasized the need for bipartisanship to deliver results on the country’s most pressing issues - including immigration, border security, and passing a new Farm Bill that provides a greater safety net for agricultural producers reeling from nat

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Enhancing Transparency and Consumer Protection in Real Estate: Analyzing House Bill 4058

Written by Chris Christiansen on Mar. 14th, 2024

In a significant move towards transparency and consumer protection in the real estate sector, the House Committee on Housing and Homelessness voted in favor (4-0, 1 Excused) of House Bill 4058 on Thursday, February 22nd. This bill, which originated from the REALTORS® association, aims to address key concerns within the industry, merging elements from the

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SVN Economic Forum 2024: Navigating the Future of Salem’s Economy with Record Attendance

Written by Luis Ramirez on Mar. 13th, 2024

The annual Economic Forum hosted by SVN Commercial Advisors, held on February 23 at the Salem Convention Center, achieved unprecedented attendance this year, with over 330 industry professionals gathering in person to share insights and strategies for navigating current and future market landscapes.

“We could have a lot more if we wanted to, but we plac…

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