$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 ...

Santiam Hospital: Community investment, service, earns award

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Santiam Hospital: Community investment, service, earns award

[caption id="attachment_2578" align="alignright" width="199"] Terry FletchallSantiam HospitalChief Executive Officer[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Hospital takes honors as 2015 Large Business of the Year. “We are honored and pleased to have the support of the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce in selecting us for this ...

Where to Start Fitness: Healthy community contributions recognized

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Where to Start Fitness: Healthy community contributions recognized

[caption id="attachment_2601" align="alignright" width="300"] Tirzah Hawkins of Where to Start Fitness[/caption] By Mary Owen For Daniel and Tirzah Hawkins, Where to Start Fitness in Stayton earning recognition as the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business of the Year is an exciting ...

First Impressions: Stayton Veterinary’s work appreciated

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on First Impressions: Stayton Veterinary’s work appreciated

By Mary Owen Stayton Veterinary Hospital earns this year’s First Impressions award from the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to the business or organization that completed exterior improvements or remodeling and/or major landscaping enhancements, maintaining high standards for curb ...

Commitment: Sticking to exercise, nutrition program yields results

January 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Commitment: Sticking to exercise, nutrition program yields results

[caption id="attachment_2535" align="alignright" width="300"] Kirsten Meeker last year, left, and after 11 months of fitness training, right.[/caption] By Mary Owen Kirsten Meeker felt like the person in her head and the person walking in her body were two different people – until ...

Third generation: George Smith follows in family’s footsteps

January 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Third generation: George Smith follows in family’s footsteps

[caption id="attachment_2533" align="alignright" width="212"] George Smith[/caption] By Mary Owen NORPAC President/CEO George Smith was “so to speak, born” into the food business. “My grandfather was the first manager of Stayton Canning Co. when it was founded in 1924, my uncle, Fernando Smith, was ...