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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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Salem Harvest: A Step Forward in Our Community

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022

Feeding hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization and its principal purpose is the distribution of food without charge to children or homeless, unemployed, elderly, or low-income individuals. Since 2010 more than three and a half million pounds of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables have been donated providing direct support for thousands of hungry families …

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Salem/Keizer Non-Profit Christmas Initiatives

Written by Luis Ramirez on Dec. 16th, 2022

CAPITAL FC Capital FC had their annual CFC Soccer Ball Auction and Benefit on November 19, which helped raise money to support scholarships for their youth-based programs.  “We raised more than ever, and this will allow us to continue to provide quality programming and scholarships to the nearly 40% of our kids that receive financial assistance to participate,â…

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Maps members on track to give back more than $130,000 to the community in 2022

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022
Where a penny still makes a difference in Marion and Polk counties   Many of us would like to maximize our giving locally and are not aware of easy opportunities to make a significant impact. Take Maps Credit Union’s Free Community Checking program, for example. When a Maps member uses his or her debit card, Maps donates a penny back into the commun…
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Fake it til you make it? The average Oregon job seeker admits their resume is only 73% accurate, survey finds.

Written by Sophia Hernandez on Nov. 18th, 2022

  This compares to a national resume accuracy rate of 72%. Of those who would lie about the college they attended, most would falsely claim they attended Harvard. An interactive map showing resume inaccuracies in each state. Embellishing your career achievements can result in serious consequences, most likely eliminating you from the pool of candidates for a prospective job. If you do get hired and your resume lie is later discovered, you will likely be asked to leave.  iprospectcheck.com, an employment background check, and…

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El Torito Market expands to seven locations, including two in Salem

Written on Oct. 6th, 2022

 SALEM- What started as a dream to open a meat market has turned into one of the biggest and most well-known Mexican markets in the state of Oregon.

Alfredo Mendez first opened El Torito Meat Market in McMinnville 20 years ago. Mendez immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was 17 and the first job, he landed in California was for a carni…

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New Boys & Girls Club Branch Opens in Northeast Salem

Written by Luis Ramirez on Sep. 30th, 2022
SALEM- The Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion, and Polk counties opened up their newest location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 28.  The new location will help an underserved area of Northeast Salem off Lancaster Drive and will be named the Epping Homestead Branch (3805 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem).  This will be the eighth Boys & Girls …
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1 in 4 Oregonians are spending their savings now to lock in lower prices, before inflation rises, finds study. 

Written by Melissa Broad on Sep. 30th, 2022
While Covid dominated headlines for over two years, inflation has now superseded it as the main talking point among concerned Americans. For many, the mere mention of ‘inflation’ can cause a panic, as rising prices and stagnant incomes mean they can’t keep up with the cost of living. As millions of people in countries that have experienced ‘hyper-in…
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