Are Salem-Keizer incomes keeping pace with inflation?
While some workers have seen their wage gains outpace inflation, others haven’t - and rising prices have effectively given them a pay cut. Even before the current run of inflation, many workers were already in a challenging position due to slow wage growth relative to prices over the last decade. Changes in cost of living have also affected workers differe…
What Primary Election Winners Should Know
Award-Winning ‘Best Damn BBQ Sauce’ Was Founded in Salem
SALEM- Mike White was standing in front of his fridge one day searching for the perfect sauce, but couldn’t find what he wanted so he decided to try his hand at creating his own sauce.
“I had a lot of sauces in my refrigerator and I’m the dude that would go to the farmers market and buy sauce,” White said. I want to taste different sauces and I could…
May 17th marked a turning point in Oregon politics for 2022. With the conclusion of primary races across the State, Oregon voters now have a clear view of the final slate of individuals who will be vying for elected office in our state. Below is a preview of races which have a direct impact on the Salem community, a recap of how the races turned out, and what Salem voters may expect in the months to come in the lead up to the November 8th general election.…
Emerging Leader- June 2022
Does Your Business Have Anti-Fans?
Engagement, whether positive or negative, is still engagement. Any entity with exposure to the public is likely to attract its share of online fans. People love to follow celebrities, bands, and favorite brands. However, there’s always that group who engage purely to actively express dislike or disdain for a person or company. Welcome to the world of the ââ¦
Women-Owned Businesses Team Up
About 50 women business owners gathered together at one of Salem’s co-working spaces (Co.Working), where they put competition aside. They took some time to be open, honest, and real about the challenges that their businesses are facing. It all started when Kara Campuzano had a dozen or so friends over one night. What started as a social even…
Salem Chamber Candidates Questionnaire
Salem Mayoral ElectionChris 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…