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Business Legacy: Gregg Peterson, A Legacy of Resilience and Leadership in Salem

Written by Wyatt Jones on Sep. 26th, 2023

SALEM - Growing up in a single-family home with nine siblings, Gregg Peterson watched his mother's unyielding determination to provide for her family. It was this observation that instilled in him an unmatched work ethic and an aspiration to achieve success.

Years later, after relocating to Salem, Peterson's dream materialized when he opened the Broadwa…

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Rising Star: Manny Cruz, A self-made businessman in the construction industry 

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Sep. 21st, 2023

In the sprawling cityscape of Salem, a new star has risen in the realm of construction. Manny Cruz is a self-made businessman, entrepreneur, and contractor who has framed homes in prominent projects and seeks to shape the city's architectural future.

Meet the man behind Lex GC, an entity rapidly gaining a reputation in Salem's construction industry. Despi…

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KeyBank Donates $10,000 to the Salem Kroc Center To Promote “Been There” Program: Goal of the interactive course is to empower youth and young adults to reach their full potential

Written by Cathie Ericson on Sep. 20th, 2023

SALEM, OREGON – KeyBank recently delivered a $10,000 grant to the Salem Kroc Center to fund the printing and materials of the “Been There” program, an interactive seven-week course designed to empower youth and young adults to change their thinking and behaviors in order to make positive changes that will help them reach their goals.

Written by moti…

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Representative Helfrich Sends Letter to Governor Kotek Urging State Disaster Declaration for Oregon Cherry Industry

Written by State Representative Jeff Helfrich on Sep. 20th, 2023

SALEM, OR – This week, Representative Jeff Helfrich (R-Hood River) sent a letter to Governor Tina Kotek urging her to issue a State Disaster for Oregon’s cherry industry.

Sweet cherries are one of the state’s top 20 most valuable commodities, but, due to harsh weather conditions and Oregon’s cherry crop overlapping with California cherry harvest, …

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Oregon’s Community Hospitals Struggle with Financial Woes Amid Rising Labor Costs and Government Mandates

Written by Ángela Andrada on Sep. 20th, 2023

Oregon’s community hospitals are grappling with ongoing financial challenges, despite marginal improvements in certain aspects. According to data provided by Apprise Health Insights, an entity affiliated with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, the state’s 62 community hospitals suffered a collective loss of $414 million during the

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Oregon Businesses Grapple with Rising Costs: A Deeper Look

Written by Zev Glass on Sep. 20th, 2023

Oregon's flourishing landscapes and bustling cities have always been a testament to its growth and potential. Yet, recent findings have given businesses and families cause for concern. As of this spring, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center has ranked Oregon as the state with the 8th highest cost of living in the United States.

While stat…

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Salem Business Legacy: Skyward Ambitions – Brent Dehart’s Commitment to Community Progress

Written by Wyatt Jones on Aug. 24th, 2023

Brent Dehart's multifaceted leadership story isn't merely a tale of industry advancement. As the dynamic President of Salem Aviation Fueling and Chair of the Fly Salem Steering Committee, Dehart has seamlessly integrated his professional pursuits with a mission to uplift the Salem community.

This pursuit finds its roots in Dehart's familial ethos. “My f…

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Salem’s Rising Star: Josh Kay

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Jul. 13th, 2023

Josh Kay, a distinguished name in Salem's commercial real estate industry, exemplifies how patience, active listening, and mentoring can significantly shape a prosperous career. As an alumnus of Linfield University with degrees in Business and Political Science, Kay incorporates a unique blend of discipline, strategic thinking, and problem-solving into th

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State Senator Deb Patterson

Written by Deb Patterson on Jul. 12th, 2023

As an Oregon State Senator in SD 10, representing South and West Salem, Monmouth, and Independence, I am proud to have helped pass several bills in the 2023 legislative session to grow Oregon’s economy. These include key bipartisan bills which expand access to childcare, incentivize affordable housing development, address homelessness, and invest i…

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Honoree George Grabenhorst Receives 2023 Oregon State REALTOR of the Year Award

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jul. 9th, 2023

Correction Notice: In our June 2023 feature, "Salem Business Legacy: Honoree George Grabenhorst Receives 2023 Oregon State REALTOR of the Year Award," we inadvertently misrepresented aspects of Mr. Grabenhorst's illustrious career. We sincerely regret this oversight and any confusion it may have caused. Please find the revised and accurate story belo…

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