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Wyatt Jones

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Business Legacy: Gregg Peterson, A Legacy of Resilience and Leadership in Salem

Written by Wyatt Jones on Sep. 26th, 2023

SALEM - Growing up in a single-family home with nine siblings, Gregg Peterson watched his mother's unyielding determination to provide for her family. It was this observation that instilled in him an unmatched work ethic and an aspiration to achieve success.

Years later, after relocating to Salem, Peterson's dream materialized when he opened the Broadwa…

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Salem Business Legacy: Skyward Ambitions – Brent Dehart’s Commitment to Community Progress

Written by Wyatt Jones on Aug. 24th, 2023

Brent Dehart's multifaceted leadership story isn't merely a tale of industry advancement. As the dynamic President of Salem Aviation Fueling and Chair of the Fly Salem Steering Committee, Dehart has seamlessly integrated his professional pursuits with a mission to uplift the Salem community.

This pursuit finds its roots in Dehart's familial ethos. “My f…

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Honoree George Grabenhorst Receives 2023 Oregon State REALTOR of the Year Award

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jul. 9th, 2023

Correction Notice: In our June 2023 feature, "Salem Business Legacy: Honoree George Grabenhorst Receives 2023 Oregon State REALTOR of the Year Award," we inadvertently misrepresented aspects of Mr. Grabenhorst's illustrious career. We sincerely regret this oversight and any confusion it may have caused. Please find the revised and accurate story belo…

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Salem Eats: Cozy Taberna

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jun. 8th, 2023

In this month's edition of the Salem Business Journal's culinary feature, "Salem Eats," our team visited the acclaimed Cozy Taberna for an exclusive tasting of their enticing menu. The star of the evening was the Octopus a la Plancha, a dish that showcases the restaurant's expertise in blending spices, chilies, and flavors. We had the opportunity to speak

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate was 4.8% in January

Written by Wyatt Jones on Apr. 26th, 2023

In January, Oregon's joblessness rate was 4.8%, maintaining the revised rates from October, November, and December 2022. The state last saw a higher unemployment rate in July 2021, at 5.1%. Concurrently, the national unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in January, hitting its lowest level in over 50 years. Recent yearly data revisions indicated that Oregon's u

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Allied Video Productions Celebrate 40 Years

Written by Wyatt Jones on Apr. 20th, 2023

        It's truly remarkable, everyone! Our hometown gem, Allied Video Productions, is about to celebrate an impressive 40 years in business come 2023. Starting as a modest crew with just a single camera and a ¾” editing system, they've evolved over the years, navigating the shift from analog to digital, SD to …

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App Invests in Willamette Valley Farming

Written by Wyatt Jones on Sep. 30th, 2022
Farmland is pretty much the opposite of NFTs. There’s an actual finite supply of the stuff, it has true physical utility, and human beings quite literally need it to live. Still, that doesn’t mean every farm is a good investment. Far from it! You should check for red flags when investing in collectibles or NFTs, and farmland is no different. But how do…
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Salem Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards  

Written by Wyatt Jones on Jun. 17th, 2022

SALEM OR: The Salem Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year awards took place earlier this week. Walking into the convention center downtown you would have never guessed this was the first time they had done this since 2017. People flooded under the Willamette Valley Bank banner coming together over a meal and remembrance of the prosperous community we find…

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