Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

By Nancy Jennings Connection. Action. Accountability. Love. Fun. Friendship. Service. Support. These words are the bywords of Silverton’s “Garden Chicks,” a group of women who meet weekly in downtown Silverton, “Oregon’s Garden City”. Some come to make friends, while others give ...

Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

By Melissa Wagoner Lindsay Kinman is continually amazed by the variety of alternative health care options thriving around her. “Silverton is a very unique place and has a unique opportunity to be in health reformation,” Kinman, a Professional Certified Midwife practicing in ...

Master jugglers: Family owns two downtown Silverton business favorites

January 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Master jugglers: Family owns two downtown Silverton business favorites

[caption id="attachment_8168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kim Knox and her daughter, Audrie. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings February is looking to be a busy month for Kim Knox The owner of Whimsy Etc. since November 2017, the former instructional assistant in Special Education for the ...

Beyond brick and mortar: Online sales can be key to keeping small town businesses viable

December 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Beyond brick and mortar: Online sales can be key to keeping small town businesses viable

By Melissa Wagoner Many small businesses rely both on brick and mortar storefronts and online marketing to stay viable. Klecker Knives in Silverton is no exception. “Small businesses in a small town have to diversify to make their sales,” Amanda DeDona, chief ...

Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

December 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Garden, Other | Comments Off on Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

By Nancy Jennings If you are picking up your mail or shipping a package at Silverton’s Postal Connections, there’s a good chance you will be greeted by Don Harteloo. Ask how he is doing on any given day and he will ...

Sweet Tea Restorations: Creativity flows freely in family business

October 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business | Comments Off on Sweet Tea Restorations: Creativity flows freely in family business

By Nancy Jennings Nikki and Caytlan McIntire make in-law relationships look easy. The mother-in-law / daughter-in-law duo started “Sweet Tea Restorations,” their home-based business in 2016. Nikki, 48, first met Caytlan, 24, working in the attendance office at Silverton High School. Caytlan ...

Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

October 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, Your Health | Comments Off on Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

By Melissa Wagoner “If there was the perfect way to eat there would be one book,” nutrition and exercise coach Rita Horter said. Instead there is an entire industry devoted to the subject which, she admits, can be confusing to those looking ...

Smile wide: Pediatric dentist focuses on giving patients a good start

April 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Smile wide: Pediatric dentist focuses on giving patients a good start

By Melissa Wagoner Tim Richardson didn’t set out to be a dentist. “I thought mouths were disgusting,” he laughed. All of that changed when, as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he took a friend’s advice and shadowed a dentist.“Seeing it from a ...

Brush Creek Players: Celebrating 40 years of live, local theater

November 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business, Community | Comments Off on Brush Creek Players: Celebrating 40 years of live, local theater

[caption id="attachment_7418" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cofounder Shannon Copeland, President Norman Gouveia and Co-Volunteer of the Year Frank Bartruff on stage at the Playhouse.[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Some things are hidden in plain sight. Silverton’s Brush Creek Playhouse is anything but hidden – or plain. ...

Home away from home: Airbnbs are popping up locally

August 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Home away from home: Airbnbs are popping up locally

[caption id="attachment_7188" align="alignright" width="220"] Silverton resident Ken Mulder recently opened his house as an Airbnb.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Silverton resident Ken Mulder was facing a long summer in a big empty house when he decided to check into the online vacation rental ...

Aligned: Silverton Health, Legacy joined forces on June 1

June 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Aligned: Silverton Health, Legacy joined forces on June 1

[caption id="attachment_7073" align="alignright" width="242"] Legacy’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Newcomb, D.O.. and Legacy Silverton Medical Center President Sarah Fronza met with Legacy Silverton Medical Center employees on June 1.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  It’s one example of how the alignment between Silverton Health ...

NAPA: Go-to guy retires

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on NAPA: Go-to guy retires

[caption id="attachment_6907" align="alignright" width="294"] Carroll Ashenfelter and Eric Stroup celebrate Carroll’s retirement from NAPA after 49 years.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe How many people are around who have been with the same company for 49 years? How many companies keep people for ...

Wilco: Mount Angel Business of the Year

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Wilco: Mount Angel Business of the Year

[caption id="attachment_6719" align="alignright" width="300"] Wilco won Business of the Year in Mount Angel.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe What a run for Wilco. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mount Angel-headquartered business was voted a Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington. The farm and community ...

Business of the Year: The Oregon Garden, Resort, Foundation lauded

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Business of the Year: The Oregon Garden, Resort, Foundation lauded

Oregon Garden’s Gift The Oregon Garden and Resort are celebrating the Business of the Year Award and thanking Silverton residents for their support by offering discounts during February. Silverton residents will receive 50 percent off admission to the Garden and 25 percent off food and beverages in ...

An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

February 2016 Posted in Business, Food & Drink | Comments Off on An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

By Melissa Wagoner Jeff Nizlek is telling a story of the seasons in the Willamette Valley and his story is edible. Head chef and owner of the Silver Grille, Nizlek has an inquisitive mind and has taught himself how to cook ...

Agreement reached: Silverton Health to join Legacy Health system

January 2016 Posted in Business, News | Comments Off on Agreement reached: Silverton Health to join Legacy Health system

By Kristine Thomas The countless hours, reams of paperwork, long discussions, yet another meeting and attention to detail has resulted in a document that makes all those involved proud of their work. And the document has brought tears of joy and relief ...

Starting over: Annalysa Wareham challenged herself to pursue new goals

January 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Starting over: Annalysa Wareham challenged herself to pursue new goals

[caption id="attachment_6563" align="alignright" width="205"] Annalysa Anderson Wareham, owner of Silverton Jewelers[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Annalysa Anderson Wareham could have stayed on the path she was following. She owned a successful dog grooming business in Silverton, had the support of her family and friends, ...

The final cut: Reinhart U-cut Christmas tree farm closes after 40 years

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on The final cut: Reinhart U-cut Christmas tree farm closes after 40 years

[caption id="attachment_6525" align="alignright" width="214"] Scott and Pat Reinhart were the second and third generations to run the Reinhart Tree Farm in the Silverton Hills.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas There's a reason why Patrick Reinhart, 26, and his dad, Scott Reinhart, 58, have tried ...

Hoefel Haus: Crafting confections

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Hoefel Haus: Crafting confections

[caption id="attachment_6477" align="alignright" width="204"] Sherry & Bill Hoefel[/caption] By Kali Ramey Martin Sherry Hoefel is a wife, a mom and a grandma. She’s lived in Silverton most of her life, raised five kids and had a long career in software until a ...

A simple comfort: Silver Falls Bread Co. owner loves what he does

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A simple comfort: Silver Falls Bread Co. owner loves what he does

[caption id="attachment_6473" align="alignright" width="259"] Dan Lliteras, owner of Silver Falls Bread, Co.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Love is the word most commonly used by Dan Lliteras when he talks about baking at the newly opened Silver Falls Bread Co. in Silverton. “I love the ...

Sweet deal: Family tradition of raising bees grows into Homestead Honey Co.

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Sweet deal: Family tradition of raising bees grows into Homestead Honey Co.

[caption id="attachment_6458" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Roth, owner of Homestead Honey Co.[/caption] By Kali Ramey Martin Mike Roth has had bees in his family since the 1800s. His great-grandfather had more than 80 hives from 1894-96 in the Canby area. “I guess you could ...

Retraining the brain: Redefining health goals and measuring results

November 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Retraining the brain: Redefining health goals and measuring results

[caption id="attachment_6414" align="alignright" width="169"] Kristy Ward and Janae Senter are the owners of Body Theory Fitness Studio in Silverton.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton residents Janae Senter and Kristy Ward are diligently working to change the idea about what it means to have ...

Neighborly hub: Silver Falls Country Store a step back in time

October 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Neighborly hub: Silver Falls Country Store a step back in time

[caption id="attachment_6316" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Falls Country Store owners Dan Barker and Junay Johanson and their children, Hunter and Paisley, enjoy the pace of life in the “Hills.”[/caption] By Steve Ritchie When you walk into the Silver Falls Country Store, it feels ...

A bold move: The benefits and challenges of restoring an old building

October 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A bold move: The benefits and challenges of restoring an old building

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="224"] The Gathering Spot’s Anna Kuzmin is ready to move beyond building restoration and get into her new location.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Moving a business to a new location is a big decision, especially when that business is thriving, ...

Seller’s market: Homes are hot

September 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Seller’s market: Homes are hot

By Melissa Wagoner “Oregon is the most ‘moved-to’ state in America, according to the moving companies,” said real estate agent Dixon Bledsoe, who opened, Bledsoe Santana Team Realty, LLC with partner Lisa Santana this summer. He has been selling property in ...