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Salem Business Legacy: Deanna Gwyn- A Beacon of Community Commitment and Excellence

Written by Wyatt Jones on Feb. 8th, 2024

Here in Salem, where we take pride in our dynamic history and the vigor of our community, Deanna Gwyn stands as a testament to innovative leadership and steadfast dedication. Her career, spanning more than thirty years as a Principal Broker in the real estate industry, coupled with her esteemed role on the Salem City Council, delineates a narrative of ded

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Salem Rising Star: Adriana Barrera’s Transformative Journey in Mental Health and Therapy

Written by Wyatt Jones on Feb. 8th, 2024

Adriana Barrera, the visionary behind Porque No Terapia (Why Not Therapy), stands as a testament to the transformative power of dedication and resilience in the face of adversity. Her journey from an uncertain career beginning to becoming a linchpin in Salem's mental health and addiction community speaks volumes of her commitment to fostering well-being a

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From Farm Roots to City Success: Dr. Millner’s Journey to Vintage Veterinary Excellence

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jan. 9th, 2024

Salem, OR – At the center of Salem's vibrant community, Vintage Veterinary Hospital & Boutique emerges as an innovative nexus of advanced veterinary care and hometown values. The driving force behind this distinctive practice is Dr. Nicole Millner, whose path from a quaint dairy farm in central Minnesota to the proprietorship of this facility is a c

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Salem Eats: Geppetto’s Italian Restaurant’s Tale of Resilience and Tradition

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jan. 9th, 2024

Nestled on Lancaster Dr. NE in Salem, Geppetto's Italian Restaurant embodies a story of resilience, tradition, and community connection. Owners Julie and Roger Hoy share their remarkable journey in this feature, offering insights into the challenges and triumphs of local business ownership in Salem.

Geppetto's: A Dream Realized

The Hoys' path to restau…

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Salem Business Legacy: Withnell’s Way – The Path to Community Triumph

Written by Wyatt Jones on Dec. 11th, 2023

SALEM, Oregon - From a self-described "underdog" to a respected pillar in the Salem business and community sphere, Dick Withnell's story is one of resilience, community service, and the power of positive leadership. In an exclusive interview with the Salem Business Journal, Withnell, the founder of Withnell Motor Company and now retired, reflects on his

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Salem Eats: The Sweet Journey of Sewell Sweets

Written by Wyatt Jones on Dec. 11th, 2023

SALEM, Ore. - In the heart of Salem, a unique cake shop, Sewell Sweets, stands out as a symbol of culinary passion and innovation. Cat and Chad Sewell, the husband-and-wife team behind this venture, have turned a lifelong ambition into a thriving reality.

Sewell Sweets, which transitioned from a private licensed kitchen to a vibrant storefront in Novemb…

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Salem Eats: The Creative Twist of Salem’s Pasta Boss

Written by Wyatt Jones on Nov. 8th, 2023

Pasta Boss is redefining Italian cuisine in Salem by empowering diners to take control of their culinary destiny. The brainchild of food aficionados Jared and Kevin, Pasta Boss reinvents the traditional dining experience with its 'Be the Boss of Your Pasta' concept. Nestled on Broadway Street, this fresh face in the local food landscape introduces a dash

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Navigating the Fiscal Tapestry: An In-depth Look into Marion County’s 2023-24 Property Tax Roll

Written by Wyatt Jones on Oct. 16th, 2023

Navigating through the cascading figures and percentages of property values, Marion County, situated in the vibrant heart of Oregon, emerges with the unveiling of its 2023-24 Property Tax Roll. Certified by Assessor Tom Rohlfing on October 4th and subsequently distributed to property owners on October 13th, the information shrouded within these tax statem

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Salem’s Single Property Tax Increment Financing District: A Boon for Affordable Housing Development

Written by Wyatt Jones on Oct. 15th, 2023

Exploring the impact of the tax incentive on Salem's local economy and the benefits for developers and residents

As the need for affordable housing continues to grow in Salem, Oregon, the city has introduced a tax incentive aimed at encouraging the development of new construction affordable housing projects. The Single Property Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District offers a financial incentive in the form of a property tax rebate for developers who undertake projects …

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The Impact of Urban Renewal Areas on Salem’s Local Economy

Written by Wyatt Jones on Sep. 27th, 2023

Exploring the positive and negative effects of urban renewal areas and the North Gateway Urban Renewal Area Strategic Project Grant Program

Urban renewal areas (URAs) have become an essential tool for cities across the country, including Salem, Oregon, in their efforts to revitalize and reshape their local economies. By targeting specific areas for develo…

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