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Christian F. Hanson

Journalism and English were the majors, but business is now the focus.

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Salem Rising Star: Bryce Petersen Shaping a Better Future

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Mar. 7th, 2024

Salem's business community boasts a beacon of entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the greater good in Bryce Petersen. With leadership roles in Community First Solutions LLC and Petersen Auto Appraisals LLC, his career journey stands as a powerful narrative of ambition, mentorship, and a commitment to positive change.

Bryce Petersen embarked on his pr…

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Salem Rising Star: Salvador Herrera’s Journey to Sales Triumph

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Jan. 9th, 2024

"Every challenge is an opportunity to excel," states Salvador Herrera, Salem's Rising Star. Recognized as the top Sales Surgical Workflows Representative for Getinge in the United States in 2023, Herrera's journey is a compelling tale of ambition, resilience, and a profound impact on Salem's business environment.

Herrera, an Eastern Oregon University grad…

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Salem Rising Star: Katie Costic – Charting a Path of Innovation and Community Leadership

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Dec. 12th, 2023

SALEM, Ore. - Katie Costic, a name now synonymous with dynamic leadership in Salem, has swiftly risen through the ranks of professional success, leveraging her local roots and innovative spirit. Her journey, marked by a blend of passion for the community and a strategic approach to career development, offers a unique perspective on success in today's fa

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Salem Rising Star: Jason Conrad – A Portrait of Leadership Beyond the Court

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Nov. 8th, 2023

In the high-stakes world of professional sports, it's rare to find a leader who has traversed the realms of athlete, artist, and altruist with equal fervor. Meet Jason Conrad, the owner of a professional basketball team in Salem, whose journey from the canvas to the court has been anything but conventional.

Conrad's odyssey began at California State Unive…

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Rising Star: Manny Cruz, A self-made businessman in the construction industry 

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Sep. 21st, 2023

In the sprawling cityscape of Salem, a new star has risen in the realm of construction. Manny Cruz is a self-made businessman, entrepreneur, and contractor who has framed homes in prominent projects and seeks to shape the city's architectural future.

Meet the man behind Lex GC, an entity rapidly gaining a reputation in Salem's construction industry. Despi…

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Salem Eats: Battered Fish and Chips

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Sep. 20th, 2023

In the quaint town where myriad eateries compete for a prime spot on every local's list, "Battered Fish and Chips" stands out, not just for its catchy name, but primarily for its delectable dish that has residents and visitors hooked – their signature Fish and Chips.

What makes their fish and chips particularly unique? "Fresh fish," the owner proudly st…

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Salem’s Rising Star: Josh Kay

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Jul. 13th, 2023

Josh Kay, a distinguished name in Salem's commercial real estate industry, exemplifies how patience, active listening, and mentoring can significantly shape a prosperous career. As an alumnus of Linfield University with degrees in Business and Political Science, Kay incorporates a unique blend of discipline, strategic thinking, and problem-solving into th

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Oregon Credit Unions Contribute to Real-World Education with New Financial Literacy Legislation

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Apr. 24th, 2023

The legislation incorporates financial and life skills into high school programs, equipping young individuals with essential knowledge for their future.

Tigard, Oregon (February 16, 2023) The GoWest Credit Union Association, in collaboration with Oregon Senate President Rob Wagner and Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp, has introduced a pioneering lif…

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