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End of Free Parking in Downtown Salem Gathers Momentum

Written by Luis Ramirez on Jul. 17th, 2024

Free downtown parking in Salem may be nearing an end as the city is planning a change to the area with a new plan from city officials.

Downtown businesses currently foot the bill for parking in downtown as this money goes towards maintenance and upkeep for the spaces.

“What we have in common is that we have a regular healthy turnover of those parking…

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Chemeketa’s $140 Million Bond Aims to Equip Tomorrow’s Workforce

Written by Carlin Croff on Jul. 17th, 2024

On June 18th, the Chemeketa Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a new bond measure that will generate $140 million in revenue for capital projects, including a new science center in Woodburn, improvements to health and wellness facilities, and the creation of a trades center for technical education.

“It’s very exciting news becau…

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New Headquarters Drives US Market’s Nationwide Expansion

Written by Carlin Croff on Jul. 17th, 2024

US Market, a nationwide convenience store network, has moved into a spacious new headquarters on Lancaster Drive, marking a significant milestone in its commercial growth. It’s an upgrade of more than 6,000 sq. ft. Leadership says this is only the beginning.

Founded as a single convenience store in Silverton, Oregon, in 1998, Lal and Don Sidhu have tran…

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Legislature Takes Transportation Package on the Road.

Written by Promise King on Jul. 17th, 2024

Public transportation funding packages used to be predictable drift along building bridges, rail lines construction, and road network development or maintenance. Not anymore. Sadly, a new cast of transportation options and innovation foist upon our system come with a dose of complexities along with competing community interests. With looming budget constr

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The Four Pillars of Sales Technology – Part 1: Methodology

Written by James Alberson on Jul. 17th, 2024

In this series of articles about the four pillars of sales tech, this is the Part 1 of Pillar 2.  As you might recall, the overarching question is 🡺  What is the intersection between optimal sales leadership… and the optimal use of today’s technology?

At Sandler, we see four areas that sales leaders will want to pay attention to. In an ea…

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The Forthcoming Transportation Package

Written by Kevin Mannix on Jul. 17th, 2024

Maintaining and building an efficient transportation system is one of the main functions of government. However, in Oregon, transportation planning has led to much-deserved skepticism and mistrust from Oregonians in recent years. I am optimistic that an upcoming transportation package in the 2025 session will provide us with a much-needed opportunity to r

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Heroes Tap House Bar and Grill Honors Heroes and Hopes to Prevent Future Tragedies

Written by Luis Ramirez on Jul. 17th, 2024

Heroes Tap House Bar and Grill has been a staple in South Salem for almost a decade with a superhero theme dedicated to their son behind the name of business.

Donovan and Kari Wallace opened up Heroes to honor their son Blayk, who passed away in a drowning accident. Amidst the tragedy, the couple wanted to honor him and found that owning a business was th…

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Dream Center: Two Decades of Empowering Salem’s Edgewater District

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jun. 25th, 2024

SALEM, Ore. - In the heart of Salem's Edgewater District, the Dream Center marks its 20th anniversary this year, celebrating two decades of significant impact in what was once known as "Felony Flats." Founded in 2004, this non-profit organization has transformed from a small group of committed individuals reaching out to local youth to a comprehensive s

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