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2012-04-05 06:24:17

SALEM, Ore., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) announce the designation of a new Scenic Bikeway along the wide-open, low-traffic roads of northeastern Oregon. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the new designation yesterday in its meeting in Medford, Ore. This addition brings the total number of bikeways to nine, furthering Oregon's position as a premier cycling...

2012-01-26 15:01:00

SALEM, Ore., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) announce two new state-designated scenic bikeways, bringing the total number of trails to eight, furthering Oregon's position as a premier cycling destination. The move comes after the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the routes in a meeting yesterday. The Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway in Cottage Grove features...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building(TM) Products, Inc., (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the company has started to produce coated wood products in the newly commissioned mega coating facility in Salem, Oregon USA. This facility, strategically located in the heart of the timber producing corridor, is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. Working through a few start-up delays, the Company is proud to produce the first order for a...

2012-01-05 06:00:00

Previous winners will talk about participation SALEM, Mass., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Center at Salem State University will host a free information session for businesses considering entering the 2012 North of Boston Business Plan Competition. If you would like more information about the competition and the positive impact participation can have on your company, plan to attend this special session at the Center on January 11th from 8 to 9 a.m....

2011-11-02 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building((TM)) Products, Inc., (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the company has signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Oregon USA. This facility strategically located in the heart of the timber producing corridor is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occupy a portion of the facility to start by deploying two coating lines with the provisions to expand up to 8 coating...

2011-02-10 06:00:00

'Business of Farming' workshop set for February 24th SALEM, Mass., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the region's "go to" place for business growth and success, the Enterprise Center is always attuned to the latest trends and information needs. But who would have expected a workshop entitled "The Business of Farming?" That, however, is exactly what is scheduled for Thursday, February 24th, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. "We recognized the growing interest in local food, both among...

2010-04-05 13:16:00

SALEM, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) today launched its first all-digital, interactive version of its flagship publication, Travel Oregon magazine: http://magazine.traveloregon.com/. Designed to engage consumers in the Oregon brand and travel experience, the new digital Travel Oregon magazine tells five seasonal stories using rich media. The content--pictures, videos, interactive maps, itineraries and narratives--can be shared via social...

2009-06-22 18:03:00

SALEM, Ore., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank, the founding sponsor of Salem Hoopla, is once again sponsoring Oregon's largest and premier 3-on-3 basketball event on July 24-26, 2009. Salem Hoopla 2009 will feature free Kids Clinic and numerous contests, including the highly-popular Slam Dunk Contest. The West Coast Bank Shoot-Turn-Shoot contest will feature a $25,000 cash prize. Bank employees will also be volunteering and competing at the tournament, which is held on Court...

2009-03-12 12:42:00

SALEM, Ore., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning at noon on Friday, March 13, Pacific Northwest area travelers seeking budget-friendly trip ideas will have new inspiration. Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and KGW NewsChannel 8, has contracted renowned outdoor journalist Grant McOmie to host a new series of travel stories, "Grant's Getaways." The series of 24 two-minute travel segments will feature Oregon destinations with themes such as...

2008-09-03 00:00:22

By Report WHPacific Inc. has promoted Ed Chamberland to operations manager of its Salem office. Chamberland is a professional civil engineer with 17 years of experience managing transportation infrastructure projects. He began WHPacific 10 years ago and has helped lead the engineering phases on three construction contracts for the new Cascade Station development at Portland International Airport. He also managed the company's largest contracts with the Oregon Department of Aviation for...