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 ...

Mission match: Where to Start Fitness owners add natural health store

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Mission match: Where to Start Fitness owners add natural health store

[caption id="attachment_2470" align="alignright" width="276"] Tirzah Hawkins at her new health store.[/caption] By Mary Owen Believing fitness partners with health, the owners of Where to Start Fitness have opened their own health store in Stayton. “Several years ago, I attended a class at Silverton ...

Trades Day: Students learn what skills businesses are seeking

October 2015 Posted in Business, School | Comments Off on Trades Day: Students learn what skills businesses are seeking

[caption id="attachment_2425" align="alignright" width="300"] Students got an opportunity to talk with business representatives at Build Oregon Trades Day at Stayton High Sept. 25. ity to talk with business representatives at Build Oregon Trades Day at Stayton High Sept. 25. Photo ...

Beating the heat: Hazelnuts thriving

September 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Beating the heat: Hazelnuts thriving

[caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="212"] Kevin Aman listened as his brother, Tim, talks about how the hazelnut crops.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner The weather is always a hot topic, but this year as an unseasonably dry summer follows an unusually warm winter with little ...

Ready to lend a hand: Trexler Farm scrambles to feed summer fire crews

August 2015 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Ready to lend a hand: Trexler Farm scrambles to feed summer fire crews

[caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignright" width="300"] Charlene Trexler and her team served more than 2,200 meals in 10 days to Oregon Forestry fire crews fighting the Niagara blaze. Photo by Kathy Sherman –Rust Bucket Photography[/caption] By Mary Owen When the Niagara fire broke out near ...

Business retention Survey aims to identify needs, priorities

May 2015 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Business retention Survey aims to identify needs, priorities

By Mary Owen A community-wide effort has launched to identify needs and foster support for existing area businesses. “This project gives us a chance to create relationships with local businesses, to find any barriers to expansion, and also discover what the community ...