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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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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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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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71st Salem’s First Citizen Award Banquet

Written by Zachary S. Sielicky on Apr. 14th, 2022

71st Salem’s First Citizen Award Banquet

By: Zachary S. Sielicky

The First Citizen Legacy – Since 1950, the Salem Chamber has honored those who exemplify servant leadership. These are individuals who, through their business, volunteering, and philanthropic efforts, improve the lives of those in the community by serving first. The First Citizen Awar…

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Hiring Woes – How to Win a Potential Employee’s Heart

Written by Mary Louise VanNatta on Apr. 5th, 2022
By Mary Louise VanNatta It’s not been unusual to show up at a local restaurant and see a sign that says, “Closed due to lack of staff.”, or “Be kind to the people who showed up”.  It’s no secret that employers are struggling to hire.  With inflation and pandemic recovery, employees are now in the driver’s seat and have more choices t…
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The Importance of Leadership in a Hybrid Team Environment

Written by Lucy Escobar on Mar. 1st, 2022

There has been a significant increase in remote working which has been caused by the pandemic. Despite the increase in remote working, the requirement for communication within a business has not reduced, and it is more important than ever to maintain communication primarily for the sake of team morale, as well as for business purposes. The usage of appli

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Embrace DEI as Part of Your Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Written by Shane Attebery on Feb. 12th, 2022

Forty-nine percent of U.S. executives reported their organization had experienced a much higher rate of turnover than usual within the last 6 months, according to a July 2021 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and 84% reported job openings were going unfilled for longer than before the pandemic. 1. A second SHRM report found 41%

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Safer Internet Day: Protect Your Business Against ‘Cybercrime Pandemic’

Written by Dr. Andre Alfred on Feb. 11th, 2022
By Dr. Andre Alfred: From family-run businesses to Fortune 500 companies, knowing internet safety protocols to keep data secure is critical. As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on Feb. 8, it’s more important than ever to ensure everyone in every business understands the risk our digital platforms create. It’s no secret cybercrimes can hammer any organization, causing significant damage to their reputation – and their bottom line. The pandemic changed a lot for Washington businesses and businesses across the…
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What is Burnout? Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your Team

Written by Lucy Escobar on Dec. 28th, 2021

Unfortunately, many individuals blame themselves when they feel burnt out at work. They always look for things which they could have done differently in order to have prevented it. Whether it be taking more holiday, or not working quite as heard. However, there is significant evidence which suggests that burnout isn’t quite that simple. Organizations th

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