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Fuego Latin Club Opens Up in Keizer

Written by Luis Ramirez on Dec. 16th, 2022

KEIZER- The Mid-Willamette area is now the home to its first Latin dance club as Fuego Latin Club (3393 River Rd. N, Keizer) opened their doors in October.

Fuego Latin Club is the brainchild of Jose Luis Pantaleon, a local entrepreneur who owns a staffing company named Agri-Staff in addition to the club.

He’d previously owned Area 51 bar and grill in…

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Hotel to Bring 127 New Rooms to Salem, Oregon

Written on Dec. 16th, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – December 2, 2022 – Coast Hospitality Management announced today the “topping off” of its new hotel in Salem, Oregon, signifying that the structural framework is now complete. The new 127-room hotel is slated to open in January 2023.   "Today is a significant milestone for the construction of this property and a testament to the skill and diligence of all parties inv…

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Holiday Growth up 6-8%

Written by National Retail Federation on Dec. 16th, 2022
Holiday spending is expected to be healthy even with recent inflationary challenges, as the National Retail Federation today forecast that holiday retail sales during November and December will grow between 6% and 8% over 2021 to between $942.6 billion and $960.4 billion. Last year’s holiday sales grew 13.5% over 2020 and totaled $889.3 billion, shattering…
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How a looming rail strike would affect businesses, consumers

Written by Associated Press on Dec. 16th, 2022
American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt. While the current administration has passed a forced hand to railroad workers this isn’t the end.  One of the biggest rail unions rejected their deal every time it was brought up for lack of paid sick leave. While they can’t strike at the moment, they c…
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Inflation’s Impact on the Economy and Commercial Real Estate

Written on Nov. 18th, 2022
We are amidst a significant market change. Due to unprecedented events, we are currently facing a time of transition with uncertain long-term impacts. This rapidly-changing scenario has two inextricably linked factors: inflation and interest rates. Inflation rates are the highest we’ve seen since the 1980s. It’s been top of mind for many consumers, and …
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New Homeless Alliance Initiative Addresses Unsheltered Chronic Homelessness

Written by Laura Luthi on Nov. 18th, 2022

   Of the unsheltered adults without children experiencing homelessness in the Marion-Polk region, 62% experience chronic homelessness SALEM, ORE. 26 Oct., 2022 - The Mid-Willamette Valley Homeless Alliance has approved an in-depth plan to address unsheltered chronic homelessness for people with severe service needs in the region. The Alliance plan includes ex…

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Residential Real Estate Update

Written by Nicole Fratangelo on Nov. 18th, 2022

  The residential real estate market is still active with buyers and sellers. While the market has cooled in comparison to the last two years, we remain in a market of low inventory. In order to have a balanced market we need to have six months of inventory and currently, we are only at 2.6 months of inventory in Marion and Polk counties.   This shows t…

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Downtown Holiday Parade

Written on Nov. 18th, 2022
On November 26th, the Salem Main Street Association is celebrating a kickoff to the Winter Holiday season with a parade and tree lighting. The Salem Main Street Association’s long-term goal is to bring seasonal spirit to downtown through lighted decorations that create a festive, welcoming setting that attracts customers to the many Downtown small business…
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Producers of nine films being shot in Oregon are receiving incentives to do so

Written by Oregon Small Business Association Foundation on Sep. 5th, 2022
“The Rehearsal” is an HBO comedy series where Nathan Fielder lets ordinary people “rehearse” for life’s biggest moments in simulations he designs with help from actors and a construction crew.   Wildwood, a film directed by Travis Knight of Laika Studio, is based on a novel by Portland musician Colin Meloy called The Decemberists, which was adap…
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