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In this Member Spotlight, we interviewed Kim Grewe-Powell, Interim CEO of the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center. We discussed how the last six months have gone at the Fairgrounds, from helping the Red Cross assist those who were displaced by the September 2020 wildfires to helping Salem Health with the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.

In this Member Spotlight, we interviewed Dave Pappas and Kinji Neskahi of the new Home2 Suites in Salem! We discussed opening a new hotel in the current climate, what to expect if you're staying at a Home2 Suites, and the current state of the hotel market in Salem.

In this Member Spotlight, we spoke with Rochelle Rafn of Salem Orchestra. We discussed how Salem Orchestra responded to the pandemic, how they was able to host an event under the former regulations at Andante Vineyard, and we discussed how to support the arts community in Salem. Check out the video, and see below a list of arts organizations in Salem you can support!

Salem Orchestra- salemorchestra.org
Salem Youth Symphony- salemyouthsymphony.org
Pentacle Theatre- pentacletheatre.org
Enlightened Theatrics- enlightenedtheatrics.org
Keizer Homegrown Theatre- keizerhomegrowntheatre.org
Willamette Master Chorus- willamettemasterchorus.org
Willamette Pro Musica-  facebook.com/Willamette-Pro-Musica-265416704286881/
Salem Pops Orchestra-  salempopsorchestra.org
Salem Philharmonia- salemphil.org
Orchestra Salem Symphonic Winds-  salemsymphonicwinds.org
Elsinore Theatre-  elsinoretheatre.org
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre- salemshg.com
The Verona Studio-  theveronastudio.com

Last week, we sat down with Marion County Commissioner and Detroit Lake resident Kevin Cameron to talk about the impact of the wildfires. He discussed the impact on the community, the future of the Santiam River Canyon, and the resilience of the region. Check out the interview below.

See how The Grand Hotel in Salem is working to provide the safest possible environment for guests and employees.

Brian Kaufman with Basil & Board talks about the safety protocols his team has implemented to provide the best possible experience for guests and employees.

We are continuously awed and inspired by the resiliency of our community. You accept each new challenge with determination; pivot with grace and respond with fortitude – demonstrating why Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley a truly special place to live and visit. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU. As a small token of our appreciation and a tribute to your indomitable spirit and strength, we would like to share this special Salem Anthem video.

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