Not So Shabby: Cousins come out of retirement to start Stayton store

November 2016 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Not So Shabby: Cousins come out of retirement to start Stayton store

[caption id="attachment_2924" align="alignleft" width="300"] Linda Williams and Pam Crakes in their new store, Not So Shabby[/caption] By Mary Owen Two Stayton cousins have started a new business venture: Not So Shabby Furniture Consignment and Decorating. “We have been painting furniture together and selling ...

Community development: Small businesses get access to loans

November 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Community development: Small businesses get access to loans

By Mary Owen Looking for a small business loan? Community LendingWorks received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund, enabling the organization to increase lending and investment activity in low-income and economically distressed communities across Oregon. “This funding ...

Right at home: KYAC and Hearts to Arts invite community to open house

November 2016 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Right at home: KYAC and Hearts to Arts invite community to open house

[caption id="attachment_2893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ken Cartwright[/caption] By Mary Owen KYAC has officially settled into its new home! Ken Cartwright is the general manager and program at KYAC and a man who wears many hats in the Mill City community. “Even though we began the ...

Continuing a tradition: Poppa Al’s new owners eager to serve

July 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Continuing a tradition: Poppa Al’s new owners eager to serve

By Mary Owen A Mill City landmark has new owners who are working hard to keep it the best “burger joint” in town. “Knowing we’ve purchased a real piece of Santiam Canyon history, we are very committed to preserving the Poppa Al’s ...

A novel approach: Stayton High booster uses credit card fees as fundraiser

July 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A novel approach: Stayton High booster uses credit card fees as fundraiser

By Mary Owen A referral program will allow local businesses an opportunity to effortlessly raise funds for new turf and other projects for Stayton High School’s football program. In April, Electronic Payments of Oregon, a family-owned and operated merchant services provider in ...

$1 million milestone: Kathy Hendricks excels for Pampered Chef

June 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on $1 million milestone: Kathy Hendricks excels for Pampered Chef

By Mary Owen When Kathy Hendricks started her Pampered Chef business, she never expected to hit the million-dollar sales mark over the course of her 20-year career. For her efforts, the lifelong Stayton resident was recently recognized by the company with the ...

Water’s up: Lake ready for busy year

May 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Water’s up: Lake ready for busy year

By Mary Owen Detroit Lake is swimming with water! “The lake levels for this year are expected to be full pool,” said Dean O’Donnell, with Detroit Lake Recreational Area Business Association. “After experiencing drought conditions last year, businesses in Detroit are bracing ...

Micro loans: Lending program seeks to spur local business

April 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Micro loans: Lending program seeks to spur local business

Stayton business tests idea for Saturday Market The Picken Coop in Stayton has been trying to build interest in a Saturday Market in the parking lot at 789 N. Third Ave., Stayton. They have two planned for this month, April 2 and 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Vendor spots ...

Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

[caption id="attachment_6825" align="alignright" width="202"] Abbot Jeremy Driscoll[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It’s with great joy and much prayer that Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, begins his journey as the new abbot of Mount Angel Abbey. “Right now, it’s overwhelming,” Driscoll said about a week ...

Celebrating 10 years: Words Out PR

March 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Celebrating 10 years: Words Out PR

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="181"] Nicole Miller[/caption] By Mary Owen Nicole Miller loves being self-employed. “Thankfully, I’m intrinsically motivated, so I don’t have a problem with productivity and doing my best work,” Miller, owner of Word’s Out PR in Stayton, said. “I thank my ...