Latest Polk County, Oregon Stories

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...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'