YPN Civil War Tailgating Event Dec. 4!

Young Professionals Network Civil War Tailgating Event

Saturday, December 4 – Corvallis, OR

The Oregon Young Professionals Network (YPN) is officially up and running. Join the Oregon YPN for their tailgating party at the Civil War game on December 4th at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR. Mix and mingle with Oregon YPN under their heated tent, where they will be hosting food and beverages. Don’t miss this chance to gather young, career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay on top of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities while connecting with peers around Oregon.

Visit website for more info: http://oregonypncivilwartailgate.eventbrite.com/

Local REALTOR® of the Year Awards, 2010

Congratulations to the following exceptional REALTOR® of the Year awardees who have been specially recognized for outstanding contributions to their associations, communities, and the real estate profession in general:

Oregon Association of REALTORS® – Deborah Weaver, Willamette West Real Estate, Corvallis

North Willamette Association of REALTORS® – Walt Wood, Hallmark Properties, Woodburn

Polk County Association of REALTORS® – Christopher Larsen, Windermere Western View Properties, Dallas

Salem Association of REALTORS® – Jennifer Martin, Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors, Salem

Santiam Board of REALTORS® – Barb Patton, John L. Scott, Lebanon

Willamette Association of REALTORS® – Stuart Conser, Conser Realty & Associates, Albany

Upcoming Oregon Homeownership Forum – Salem, Corvallis & Portland Areas

Local Oregon Homeownership Forums

McMinnville October 28, 2010
Corvallis November 4, 2010
Salem November 12, 2010
Portland November 15, 2010

• Realtors
• Lenders
• Government Agencies
• Nonprofit Organizations Involved in Housing

Everyone deserves access to homeownership, and focusing on first-time homebuyers is a great source of business for lenders and realtors. Sometimes a slight drop in the monthly house payment is all an individual needs to qualify to purchase their first home.

These forums are a collaboration involving the State of Oregon, Oregon Association of Realtors, USDA Rural Development, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Join other local attendees to:
• Learn about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding and how it can help stabilize housing in your community
• Hear an update on the current state of homeownership in your area
• Learn about available down payment assistance programs that can help you qualify first-time homebuyers
• Share your challenges and successes in helping homebuyers become homeowners
• Discover the resources offered by your local housing center and how you can collaborate with them to increase homeownership
• Receive an update on foreclosures in Oregon and how you can assist distressed borrowers

There is no charge for participation in the forums, and they include a breakfast or lunch; however, space is limited and registration is required.

Register today at: http://www.frbsf.org/community/resources/2010/0920/index.html

Questions? Contact Craig Nolte craig.nolte@sf.frb.org (206) 396-2192

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Craig Nolte, Regional Manager
Community Development
Seattle Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2700 Naches Ave. SW
Renton, WA 98057
PH: (206) 396-2192 or (800) 227-4133 Ext. 50797
FX: (415) 977-4009
Website: http://www.frbsf.org/community/index.html
Email: craig.nolte@sf.frb.org

Statewide Brownfield Forum Meeting – sponsored by NW Environmental Business Council

Mark your calendars

Oregon Brownfields Forum Networking Meeting

Thursday, November 4
10:30 – 12:30
Salem Cinema
1127 Broadway NE, Salem, OR 97301
(corner of Broadway and Market NE)

Join us in Salem for our next meeting – including a walking tour of three redevelopment sites.

The packed agenda will include updates on the State’s brownfield initiatives plus a discussion of Salem’s redevelopment efforts.

1. A report on Oregon’s Shovel Ready Certification Program – Mike Williams, Industrial Lands Specialist with Business Oregon

2. An update on brownfields and the next legislative session – Karen Homolac, Brownfield Specialist with Business Oregon

3. Revitalizing North Downtown Salem – Jill Corcoran, Project Coordinator with the City of Salem; and Marci Beeson, Senior Environmental Chemist with GeoEngineers

4. Walking tour of the adjacent brownfield sites discussed by Jill and Marci

Notes:

– The Brownfields Forum steering committee will be meeting ahead of the gathering at 9:30. All are welcome.

– Coffee and pastries will be on sale at the Salem Cinema location – satisfy your cravings there and give them some support.

– Stay for lunch. There are now five restaurants within the three block area for lunch on your own afterwards. If you are interested in a group lunch for further networking, please contact Jill (jlcorcoran@cityofsalem.net).

– No RSVP required for this meeting

The Brownfields Forum is hosted by NEBC (www.nebc.org). Forum events are open to all interested parties.

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Robert Grott, Executive Director
Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)
620 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1008, Portland, OR 97204
503-227-6361 or 800-985-6322. Cell 503-984-7144
robert@nebc.org http://www.nebc.org/