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Oregon Credit Unions Contribute to Real-World Education with New Financial Literacy Legislation

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Apr. 24th, 2023

The legislation incorporates financial and life skills into high school programs, equipping young individuals with essential knowledge for their future.

Tigard, Oregon (February 16, 2023) The GoWest Credit Union Association, in collaboration with Oregon Senate President Rob Wagner and Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp, has introduced a pioneering lif…

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Oregon Workers Are Owed $1.8 billion in Unpaid Overtime, According to Study.

Written by Emma Jackson on Apr. 24th, 2023

The reason you may feel like you're earning less for longer hours compared to your parents is because it's likely the case. Average hourly wages, adjusted for inflation, have declined since the 1970s, while the average number of hours worked has increased. As a result, American workers are facing underpayment, overwork, and stress. One of the reasons for…

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Capitol Auto Group Makes Record-Breaking Donation of $385,000 to United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley

Written on Apr. 20th, 2023

ArthurLyteThe dealership's employee campaigns have raised over $2.1 million for United Way over the last ten years

SALEM, OR, USA, Capitol Auto Group's (CAG) employee campaign has raised an astounding $385,000 for the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (UWMWV).

On March 17, local representatives from the United Way visited Capitol's three dealers…

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One Overlooked Metric That Could Transform Your Company’s Value.

Written by Mike White, MBA on Apr. 20th, 2023

You know gross margin impacts your profit, but have you considered the impact it has on the value of your company? 

When assessing your company’s value, acquirers and investors will often scrutinize your gross profit margin. Gross profit margin is the difference between a company’s revenue and its cost of goods sold. In other words, it’s the pr…

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Withnell Dodge/Ram Sells Dealership to Roberson Motors Inc.

Written by Luis Ramirez on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM- The Withnell Dodge/Ram car dealership at 2650 Commercial Street SE has closed and is changing owners effective March 1, 2023.

The dealership has been in the Salem community since 1980 but will be replaced by Roberson Motors. 

A Facebook post by owner David Withnell alerted followers of the impending sale of the business. 

“This was in the works for a little while as it takes a long time for these things to transpire,” owner Da…

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Valiant the Sandwich Moves Sandwich Shop to the Heart of Downtown

Written by Luis Ramirez on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM- Valiant the Sandwich opened their new location downtown after opening up during the pandemic and developing a cult following.

Their new space is located at 477 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. 

Owner Joshua St. James was born and raised in the Salem area and has worked in the food industry for several years. In 2018, Avid Cider hired him to r…

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Local Freres’s Mass Ply Panels shape the near-complete PDX Airport roof

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

Freres's Mass Ply Panels shape the near-complete PDX Airport roof

PDX's new terminal mass timber roof is installed

LYONS, Ore. 14 February, 2023 - Four hundred thousand square feet of Freres Engineered Wood’s Mass Ply Panels was used on the 9-acre mass timber roof in the Port of Portland’s PDX Terminal Project. The Port of Portland recently announ…

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Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM, Oregon – The 2022 Oregon Main Street Annual Report shares programmatic highlights as well as annual and cumulative revitalization statistics from communities participating in the Main Street Track of the Oregon Main Street Network.

Data from the 38 communities submitting quarterly reports in 2022 showed there were:

$34,064,038 private sector …
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Oregon’s  2023 Teacher of the Year was named Rosa Floyd of Woodburn. 

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

Rosa’s heart for her students has rippled beyond her classroom to positively impact her Woodburn community. See a Need, Fill a Need

Rosa’s journey to teaching was a bit more roundabout than the usual path. After moving to Hillsboro from Guadalajara, Mexico, Rosa quickly found a calling in supporting the community’s Spanish-speaking migrant families through education. So, she traded in her degree in Architecture for a teaching license and has spent the last …

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