Liberty House Champions for Children Fundraising Luncheon 9/29/11

Guest Blogger:  Chris “Nelson” Laurance
The 6th annual Liberty House Champions for Children Fundraising Luncheon will be held Thursday, September 29, 2011 from Noon – 1:00 pm at the Salem Conference Center.

Join other community members for lunch, learn about the important services provided to children in our community and ways you can help support Liberty House.

To reserve your seat please contact Brenda Kidder at 503-540-0288 or email to

There is no charge to attend the event, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Mountain West Investment Corporation.

We hope you can be a part of this special day!

Can You Help the Local Community D.A.R.E. Program?

Guest Blogger:  Amy Clark

I’m reaching out to you today to help our local community D.A.R.E. program.

The primary goal of D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance & Education) is to prevent the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs in the lives of our youth. This is a voluntary program supported by donations from individuals and businesses. Donations for the D.A.R.E. program are tax deductible under IRC section 170 (c) (1) – a donation letter can be provided for your tax write off purposes and donors are recognized in the community D.A.R.E. publications.

The program brings a D.A.R.E. officer and education materials into 5th grade classrooms once a week for 3 months. Students actively participate in class and take a stand against drugs and violence. This is such a critical age of influence and decision making for our youth. The old adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is very true in this day and age when you look at what challenges our kids are facing.

The 2011 Fund Raising Drive needs a total of $10,068.00 for supplies that include workbooks, bumper stickers, Graduation t-shirts, Awards and Medallions.

I’d like to personally ask you to please sponsor this valuable program today by making a donation of ANY amount. Make your check payable to the “Salem Police D.A.R.E.” and mail to:

Officer Craig Seibel, D.A.R.E.
Salem Police Department
555 Liberty St. SE
Salem OR 97301
Thank you!

Amy Clark
Principal Broker, CRS
Licensed in the State of Oregon
Prudential Real Estate Professionals
503-580-7190 Cell
503-371-3013 xt 1296 Office

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:

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:

Questions? Contact Craig Nolte (206) 396-2192

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

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


– 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 (

– No RSVP required for this meeting

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


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