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4Him2Day-Children’s Cancer Resource Foundation, a local non-profit organization which provides support to local families in treatment for childhood cancer, has been selected to participate in the Practical Applications for Career and Enterprises (PACE) program at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Each year the PACE program selects six domestic and international non-profit organizations. Willamette MBA students receive real world experience while providing consultative services to enhance the operations of service organizations. 4him2day.comAll eyes are on A. C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village as they display a very interesting piece of artwork called Eye Euphoria. Considered the first of its kind in the world, this oversized, dynamic stained glass kaleidoscope now fills the lobby of Gilbert House with color. Created by the late artist Donald Ferris of Woodland, Washington, Eye Euphoria took over 2,500 hours to craft using authentic leaded glass and three window layers with adjustable spin and rotation speed. acgilbert.orgThe American Peony Society awarded Grand Champion status to the tree peony ‘Boreas’ in floral competition at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. The bloom was entered by Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Gardens. This marks the eighth time in twelve years that this commercial peony grower has received the top award at the annual bloom competition. Adelman was awarded seven of the fourteen Court of Honor awards presented at the 2013 competition. peonyparadise.comBank of the Cascades is expanding the Salem/Keizer team to provide customers with a higher level of lending expertise. Mortgage loan officer Kathy Funke is now on-site at the Salem branch to help make homeownership easier for more Salem/Keizer-area residents. Rick Abrego is the new local VP, Small Business Administration (SBA) Government Loan Specialist. New branch manager, Jay Bennett, will provide leadership and direction for the branch team in Keizer. “We are proud to add this level of mortgage expertise to our Salem/Keizer branches,” said President and CEO Terry Zink. “Bank of the Cascades is working to build stronger local leadership teams in each of the communities we serve.” botc.comWin a $5,000 window makeover! Simply share your story on video of your most epic decorating fail. Go to the Budget Blinds official Facebook page for more info. We’re all for empowerment and a can-do spirit, but choosing, measuring and installing window coverings is something that’s best left to the pros. That’s why you’ll love working with the Consultants at Budget Blinds. We’ll bring samples, swatches and styles to you, so you can see how they look in your home. For your free in-home consultation please call us at 503-362-5199.For the 6th time, Capitol Auto Group has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. This ranking shows that in 2013, Capitol Auto Group’s workplace has implemented a variety of green policies, and that their employees place a high value on sustainable practices. Capitol Auto Group President, Scott Casebeer said, “Capitol is honored to be recognized for our efforts, and it is a tribute to our employees and their dedication to be part of a more sustainable world. We are committed to continue our efforts to promote an environmentally responsible workplace.” capitolauto.comThanks to the Cascade Cardiology, one of Salem’s local pools is more equipped to save lives. The physicians from the practice donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to Olinger Pool. Now, swimmers, staff and athletes from Northwest Aquatics can be citizen first responders if someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest. This is the third AED donated by the practice over the last year. The first went to the Salem Indoor Soccer Club and the second to the Salem Elks Lodge. CascadeCardiology.comCenturyLink, Inc. now has a retail store in Salem at 740 State street, with the entrance and parking off Winter Street SE. Customers can watch demonstrations, purchase products and talk face-to-face with a store representative about their communications needs. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. 503-315-9883.The Portland District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration presented the Chemeketa Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with the SBDC of Excellence award for Oregon and southwest Washington. Governor John Kitzhaber and SBA Regional Adminsitrator Calvin Goings participated in the awards presentation. Make 2013 the year you take action and moving your business in a new direction! Join other successful business owners experiencing increased efficiency, profitability and accountability through monthly interactive learning sessions and one-on-one business coaching to meet your individual needs. Annual enrollment is now open. http://sbm.chemeketa.edu or call Lori 503-316-3237.Creative Company recently completed a new name and brand for Wine Country RV in Dayton, Oregon. The dealership was often confused with a “Wine Country RV Park” nearby, so the new owner knew he needed a change. Creative Company recommended a name that would be unique in the industry and easy to remember. Tom’s pet boxer and his earlier career in the pet industry inspired the Waterdog RV name, developed by Creative Company, along with the tagline “Stay dry or make a splash. Get there with Waterdog.” creativeco.comThe Law Office of Eden Rose Brown is pleased to announce that Suzanne McVicker has joined the firm as an associate attorney. She graduated from the University of Oregon with honors, and earned her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2003, where in addition to her J.D., she earned a certificate in Federal Tax Law. Her practice will focus on complex trust and estate administration, tax, estate and business succession planning. EdenRoseBrown.comFamily Building Blocks is excited to announce a recent addition to their Development Team, Brandy O’Bannon, new Senior Resource Development Director. “Family Building Blocks has a stellar reputation in the community. I’m very excited to continue my non-profit career helping their staff keep children safe and families together,” says O’Bannon. familybuildingblocks.org.First Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that Terri Frohnmayer was inducted into the Rollins College Sports Hall of Fame for Alumni Athletic Achievement. Terri and Bill flew to Winterpark, Florida to receive her award where Terri is part of the legacy for Rollins’ current nationally-recognized women’s golf program. firstcommercialoregon.comRoss Collingwood, Financial Advisor of Great Oak Financial Group, recently attended Cetera Advisors’ annual awards conference. “It was a great way to celebrate last year’s successes and also gain fresh insight into the markets and our business,” said Collingwood. “It’s all geared toward recognizing the accomplishments of top advisors and helping us deliver more value to our clients.” greatoakfinancial.comHarrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. is excited to announce that J. Lee Lashway joined the firm as an “of counsel” attorney. Lee will be an integral part of the firm’s Business Law practice in Eugene. Lee’s practice focuses on business formation, transactions, securities law compliance, and representation of issuers in sales of warrants, convertible notes, and equity interests. harrang.comBrad Hartung is celebrating his third anniversary as a financial advisor with JHS Capital Advisors, LLC. Brad, a graduate of South Salem High School, returned to Salem in 2010 to specialize in retirement income planning after many year in financial services in Florida. Brad said, “My mission is to help my clients enjoy life with a well-designed investment portfolio.” jhscapital.comThe National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced that Robert Kraft has achieved the prestigious Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) designation. He is the only contractor in Oregon to hold this certification.Kraft is the only contractor in the state of Oregon to have attained the three designations of Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler, Certified Master Builder, as well as the MCR. kraftcustomconstruction.comDon Lulay was recently honored as the individual winner of the Oregon Ethics in Business Award. lulayscarconnection.comMaps Credit Union was honored with an Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding human resource/training and development achievements in the credit union industry. The award was presented by the Credit Union National Association HR/TD Council. Maps won for its entry, entitled To the Olympics and Beyond, one of many planned initiatives seeking to engage employees in wellness activities, promote work-life balance and provide practical information about how to stay healthy on the job and at home. mapscu.comFormer Salem mayor Sue Miller was recently elected as chair of the board of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Chane Griggs has been named OCF’s Northern Willamette Valley regional director. In her role as chair, Miller will lead a statewide board of 14 directors. Griggs will be taking over from current Regional Director Maureen Thomas, who is retiring in July of this year. oregoncf.orgThe Oregon Garden has announced a project that will utilize a GPS/GIS mapping system to record the coordinates and horticultural information for all the non-annual plant material in the Garden. Information will be gathered to create a layered, interactive map of the Garden, including a plant database that will be used by horticulture staff for plant management. The map will also be added to The Oregon Garden website to enhance the visitors’ experience. OregonGarden.orgPortland General Electric Company announced completion of competitive bidding processes and subsequent negotiations to construct a baseload energy project and to acquire and construct a new wind farm. PGE has also signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Bonneville Power Administration to seek mutual transmission capacity solutions, resulting in the company’s decision to suspend permitting and development of the proposed Cascade Crossing transmission project and revise its 2013 earnings guidance. The power plants and the memorandum of understanding significantly advance the company’s implementation of its current integrated resource plan, which the Oregon Public Utility Commission acknowledged in November 2010. PortlandGeneral.comThe RAM Restaurant and Brewery was recognized by the North American Brewers’ Association at the 17th annual North American Beer Awards. The RAM was awarded eleven medals, including four golds, for their hand-crafted beers from Idaho, Washington, Indiana, and Colorado. theram.comRed Lion Hotel Salem guests, conference attendees, and meetings will now have the option of upgrading their service through the hotel’s fiber optic connection. With the upgrade, guests can enjoy a much faster upload/download connection. Guests will still have internet connection for checking emails and utilizing their social media platforms without the upgrade. redlionsalem.comRich Duncan Construction, Inc is a proud financial sponsor of and will be participating in the 24th annual Adelman Golf Classic on August 5th. The event raises money for the scholarship funds for student-athletes at Chemeketa Community College. Crews worked in the Historic Downtown District of Salem to restore a wall to its original historical appearance. Located at 241-247 Commercial Street NE, crews worked diligently to follow strict guidelines to restore the wall to its original historical appearance as set by the historical review committee. Rich Duncan has joined the board for Liberty House, a non-profit child-abuse assessment center for Marion and Polk counties. Valley Credit Union saw huge progress made to Phase 2 and 3 of its exterior/interior remodel. The project is on-track to reach its intended completion date for mid-summer. richduncanconstruction.comAaron Monnig, BA, EMT-P, Market General Manager of Salem’s Rural/Metro® Ambulance is pleased to announce that their organization has been designated EarthWise Certified by Marion County. Monnig said, “Rural/Metro’s employees care about the place they live and work and we will continue to work to improve our environmentally friendly practices.” ruralmetrosalem.comJerry Berger and Paul Ennor were re-elected to three-year terms on Salem Electric’s Board of Directors at Salem Electric’s Annual Membership Meeting. Officers were elected to serve for 2013-2014: Jim Dyer, President; Jerry Berger, Vice-President, and Alicia Bonesteele, Secretary-Treasurer. Other members of the board are: Jeff Anderson, Carl Beach, Paul Ennor, and Joe Van Meter. salemelectric.comAt its employee recognition banquet, Salem-Keizer Transit presented employees with awards for safety and years of service. 78 percent of all transit operators and 66 percent of maintenance staff received safety awards. Two transit operators, John Love and Ken Richins, were acknowledged for 26 years of safe driving. 24 employees were honored for milestone years of service ranging from 5 to 40 years. Recent retiree Larry Fast was honored for 42 years of service. cherriots.orgThe field at the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium has been renamed to McLaran Field, in honor of community leader and baseball enthusiast Mike McLaran who recently passed away unexpectedly. McLaran, the long-time Executive Director of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in the relocation efforts of the Volcanoes from Bellingham, WA, in 1997, and remained supportive of the team every year. Mike played baseball for the University of Oregon Ducks until the program was disbanded in 1981. The Volcanoes and Big Town Hero are proud to announce a new partnership, the “Volcanoes Big Town Hero Club”. This text message program that gives Volcanoes followers a chance to be the first to know scores and breaking news along with detailed information about daily deals. To sign up, fans text “bthbaseball” to 90210 to begin receiving messages for the upcoming season. volcaonesbaseball.comSalem Spine Center has earned The Joint Commission’s accreditation as a Center of Excellence for spine surgery. Salem Spine Center was awarded the gold standard in spine care by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety. salemhealth.orgSara Marie Brown, owner of Salon 554, announced that they have joined Redken as a Club 5th Avenue Salon. The relationship will allow Salon554 to access more training and products and promotion through Redken’s national website. Brown and her stylist team recently returned from a four-day, intensive Redken training. The group studied terminology, specialty product lines and the newest technology in color and styling. Each was awarded “Redken Specialist” status. Salon554.comSELCO Community Credit Union (SELCO) in Eugene, Oregon, will be merging with Greater Oregon Federal Credit Union (GOFCU), based in Burns, Oregon. In April 2013, GOFCU, a $33 million credit union, selected SELCO as its strategic merger partner of choice. The official administrative merger will be completed by July 1, 2013, with operational integration completed in the first quarter of 2014. selco.orgShangri-La’s Board of Directors announced that they have selected former Shangri-La Director, Karen Rutledge, to serve as the organization’s new CEO. Rutledge has over 20-years of service to Shangri-La, including her most recent service as Interim CEO. ShangriLaCorp.orgSperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors, LLC is proud to announce that George Grabenhorst has joined the Sperry Van Ness team as a Senior Advisor. Grabenhorst, a Principal Broker, has over thirty years’ experience in real estate with great expertise in land, agricultural properties, and working with bankruptcy trustees and receiverships throughout Oregon. svncommercialadvisors.comSalem has been designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an “Oregon Heritage All-Star Community.” The commission created the All-Star program to recognize the strong efforts by communities to broadly preserve and develop heritage resources. Travel Salem announced the recipients of this year’s “Absolutely Fabulous” awards: Absolutely “Mega Minds”: Salem Business Computers; Absolutely Brilliant: Adelman Peony Gardens; Absolutely “Going the Distance”: NW Tandem Rally; Absolutely “Heads in Beds”: Hampton Inn & Suites; Absolutely “Gilga Generation”: Gilgamesh Brewing; Absolutely Fabulous: Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health. TravelSalem.comUmpqua Bank hired Cindy Dick as a loan officer for Umpqua’s Home Lending Division serving Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties. “Cindy’s clients will benefit from her extensive mortgage knowledge and experience,” said Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Jered Helton. “We are glad to have her as part of our lending team to serve our customers in the Salem area.” umpquabank.com.U.S. Bank will be the Official Bank of the Cascade Collegiate Conference in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In addition, U.S. Bank will be the presenting sponsor for all CCC Championships and the conference Academic Award has been renamed the U.S. Bank Academic All-Conference Award. usbank.comVida Integrative Medicine is proud to introduce Jeanette Walker, MD to their team of physicians. Jeanette is a board certified family physician with special interests in integrative medicine, women’s health, prevention, and health education. She obtained her medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine and was the Chief Resident in Family Medicine at the Magic Valley Rural Track Residency in Idaho. vidameanslife.comInventure Foods, Inc., a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent for the purchase of the berry processing business of Willamette Valley Fruit Company, LLC (WVFC), including building and ground leases. Said Dave Dunn, General Manager of WVFC, “The present owners believe this is a great opportunity as berry growers and also for the other berry growers in Oregon.” wvpie.comWillamette Humane Society (WHS) is proud to announce the recent hire of Rachel Humpert as Development Manager. Rachel comes with a rich background in non-profit service, including 2 years at Marion and Polk Food Share and 4 years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. whs4pets.orgSee More

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