Wake Up Wednesday News – Part 2

Advocare

Lisa Preston with Advocare is teaching a Bye-Bye Belly class starting next week. If you are interested in learning healthy eating habits, and great fitness routines contact Lisa for more information.

prestonpowerhouse@gmail.com

 

Visitors Center

Dallas Area Visitors Center is working close with the students at the Morrison Campus to plan this years Trick N Treat, providing weekly “Event Planning” classes. The students are learning everything from logistics planning, marketing, PR, and budgeting to securing sponsors, getting donations and working with the community. The students are actively looking for donations of bags of candy and small prizes to hand out to the little ghouls and goblins! We are expecting 500 kiddo’s dressed up and ready to Trick N’ Treat!  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber Office or at the Morrison Campus!

https://www.exploredallasoregon.org/halloween.html

 

West Valley Taphouse

West Valley Tap House will be holding Octoberfest on October 6th! Starting at 5 pm you can join them for beer, and traditional German sausage cooked on the grill. So grab you lederhosen and head down to West Valley Tap House for some fun, and good beer!

http://westvalleytaphouse.com/

 

MV Advancements

Curious about what it is that MV Advancements does? Want to know if they would be a good fit for your business? Contact them today to arrange a Virtual Tour “See The Heart”. The tour will take about an hour and will help you asses the benefits of a MV Advancement partnership.

https://mvadvancements.org/contact/

 

Chamber of Commerce

Mid-Willamette Valley Leadership Summit tickets are now available! On November 6th, we will gather at Dallas Retirement Village to grow as business and community leaders. We invite all leaders and their teams from the Mid-Willamette Valley to come learn how to implement proven methods for growing as a community of understanding. We will lean about having an outward mindset by an organization that has a proven method to change lives and transform organizations. In the afternoon session, we’ll hear from a procurement specialist who will share secrets to obtaining contracts to increase your business revenue.

https://dallasoregon.org/leadership-summit/

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Candidate Forum on October 9th at the Dallas Civic Center. This is a great opportunity for the community to come and hear discussion about issues that matter to them from candidates for Mayor, City Council, and State Representative. We hope to see you there!

http://business.dallasoregon.org/events/details/candidate-forum-4442

Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center has announced that we will not be directing next year’s City events. While the events such as Summerfest are expect to continue we will not be the organization leading them. We have decided to hand over the events in an effort to become less of an event Chamber, and more of a service Chamber. We hope that by better focusing our efforts to better serve our community.

Wake Up Wednesday News – Part 1

Pfaff-Karren Insurance

Pfaff-Karren Insurance is gearing up for open enrollment. If you or anyone you know have questions concerning your health insurance, and what options might be available to you stop on by. As always the coffee is on and their door is open!

https://pkindependence.com/about/

 

Pacific Power

As always, Pacific Power strives to support their local communities to the best of their ability. This week they will be presenting a check to the Downtown Foundation in order to help preserve our local business, and downtown area.

https://www.pacificpower.net/index.html

Energy Trust of Oregon is working with SmartWatt Energy, Inc. to offer rebates and 0% financing for qualifying businesses that switch to energy-efficient LEDs or other lighting solutions that could lower your energy costs. Are you eligible? You just need to be a Pacific Power customer, and commercial business that doesn’t manufacture goods.

Start with an Energy Analysis: smallbusiness-energysavings@smartwattinc.com

 

Polk County Fairgrounds

Polk County Fairgrounds is working hard implementing upgrades on their facilities. We look forward to seeing the improvements as the months pass by!

https://www.co.polk.or.us/fair

 

Washington Street Steakhouse and Pub

Washington Street Steakhouse has renovated their kitchen and are now rolling out new seafood specials weekly. Stop on in and see what they’ve got cooking!

https://washingtonststeakhouse.com/

 

Mid Valley Ford

It’s no secret that school budgets are tight, often leaving various programs underfunded. In an effort to devise a creative, low-pressure fund-raising opportunity, Ford launched the Drive 4 UR School test-drive program. Ford offers a $20 donation for each valid test-drive, up to $6,000 total, which can be used for sports, booster clubs, music programs and the many other miscellaneous expenses associated with running a school.

http://www.midvalleyford.com/ford-cares

 

Harvest CrossFit

Harvest CrossFit is working hard to train new coaches who have experience training people who have no CrossFit experience. To provide this training to their coaches they are looking for people who are willing to be trained. If you are interested they will need your assistance this Sunday, October 7th, at 1:30 pm. Contact MacLarin if you are interested in participating.

http://www.harvestcrossfit.com/

 

City of Dallas

City of Dallas is looking for business partners interested in decorating the City Park for their 3rd Annual Glow Run on October 13th. If you are interested then please contact Sheila Pierce at City Hall. Don’t forget to dress up in your costume and join the fun!

https://www.ci.dallas.or.us/838/Glow-Run

 

Polk County Tourism Summit on October 24th. Join leaders in the community for the 2018 Polk County Tourism Summit to discuss, learn, and plan for tourism opportunities in Polk County.

https://goo.gl/forms/aJmHPp5rWhiUD3b32

Main Auto Body Inc

Mater: Oh, for a second there, I thought you was tryin’ to fix my dents.

Holley Shiftwell: Yes, I was. (presses a button to move the sander away)

Mater: Well, then, no, thank you. I don’t get them dents buffed, pulled, filled or painted by nobody. They way too valuable.

Holley Shiftwell: Your dents are valuable? Really?

Mater: I come by each one of ’em with my best friend, Lightning McQueen. I don’t fix these. I wanna remember these dents forever.
Copyright Disney/Pixar “Cars 2”.  All rights reserved.

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. What makes them even harder to accept is the often confusing auto repair process. At Main Auto Body, Inc. they go the extra mile to make an unpleasant event easier to handle. From collision repair and glass replacement to paintwork and alignments, their auto care experts will return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition as quickly as possible.

Any reputable auto repair shop can provide a reasonable cost estimate for repair work after an accident. What sets Main Auto Body apart is the fact that they understand how confusing the repair process can be. As such, they have made it their mission to make the process simpler and more transparent by providing exceptional customer service each step of the way. The moment you accept their free cost estimate for repair work, Main Auto Body accepts responsibility for the entire repair process. That include everything from insurance claims to the repair work to providing you with a rental car on-site. Main Auto Body’s goal is to handle as much of the process as they can so that you don’t have to. The only thing you need to worry about, in most instances, is getting back behind the wheel in your recently repaired vehicle.

https://www.mainautobody.net/dallas/

Dallas School District #2

The Dallas High School Sports Marketing class, Leadership class, and Cheer Team have teamed up with the Susan G Komen Foundation to help spread awareness and support for breast cancer. Dallas High School has been selected among Willamette Valley schools to represent the Breast Cancer foundation this year.

As October is Breast Cancer awareness month, they are selling “Fight Like a Girl” shirts for students, staff and anyone else who would be willing to support this cause. It is also a great opportunity to come represent at our “Pink Out” games next month.

All proceeds will go to the Susan Komen foundation to help local breast cancer survivors and their battle.

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, they have invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Their efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989 to 2014 and they won’t stop until their promise is fulfilled.

Susan G. Komen has transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and have mobilized the largest and most passionate community. Since 1982, they have funded more than $988 million in research, more than $2.2 billion in education, screening, and treatment, serving millions worldwide.

The combination of science, education and direct help to people facing breast cancer has led to a 39 percent decline in mortality since 1989. Komen has funded more breast cancer research over their history than any other nonprofit to date. Komen focuses on supporting those with the fewest resources; uninsured, under-insured and low-income women and men unable to access care. Komen and grantees educate people about breast cancer where they live, work, play, and pray to empower them with information they need to make informed breast care decisions for themselves and as they advocate for others.

To order a shirt, please use the following link: https://dallaspinkpromo.itemorder.com

Les Schwab Tires

It all began in 1952 with one little tire shop and a vision of bringing together service, value, and convenience for their customers.

It is about you, and it is about time. Les Schwab sets the standard for consistently exceptional customer service. Who else runs out to greet you at your car when you arrive? Their founder, Les Schwab, said, “Our business is earning your trust and we like doing that as fast as we can.”

Always improving, never changing. From flexible credit options and vehicle wellness reports to free Wi-Fi in their waiting room, they are always coming up with better ways to make things easier for you.

Creating customers for life by creating employees for life. At Les Schwab, employees are treated like partners; that is why many of them have been with Les Schwab for well over thirty years. So you will enjoy friendly, familiar faces – along with convenient free services and the best warranty in the business – for the life of your tires.

Always driven by their founder’s vision. Born in 1917 in Bend, Oregon, Les Schwab came from humble beginnings. He was a self-made man, and believed in old-fashioned hard work. Les built his business from one store to hundreds of locations across the western states, making Les Schwab one of the largest independent tire businesses in the United States.

He did not do it alone. Les valued partnership – he was married for over 70 years after all – and provided his employee’s training and opportunities to grow and succeed, both financially and personally. Les believed in treating customers like family.

Although Les passed away in 2007, his vision remains at the core of the company’s culture: give people more for their money… reward employees for their expertise and hard work… earn people’s trust and everyone benefits. Today, the 7,000 plus employees of Les Schwab Tire Centers are proud to carry on this legacy.

Keeping your life in motion. Over 65 years ago, they set the standard for tire service. Today, Les Schwab Tires continue to go out of their way to keep you on your way.

Beal Christmas Tree Farm

Here’s what’s happening at Beal Pumpkin Patch & Beal Christmas Tree Farm this holiday season:

October 6: Beal Pumpkin Patch opens for the season; Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 4pm.

(We’ll also be open to the public Friday October 12 and Friday October 26, 9am to 4pm.)

October 6: Pet Rock Painting at Beal Pumpkin Patch, 10:00 am.

October 13: Pet Rock Painting at Beal Pumpkin Patch, 11:00 am.

October 13: We’ll be at the Glow Run with colorful tutus, fleece scarfs and fun gloves for purchase.

October 20: Pet Rock Painting at Beal Pumpkin Patch, 1:00 pm.

October 27: Pet Rock Painting at Beal Pumpkin Patch, 2:00 pm.

October 28: Beal Pumpkin Patch closes for the season.

November 23: Beal Christmas Tree Farm and Holiday Craft & Gift Shop opens for the season; Fridays through Mondays; 9am to 4pm.

December 7: We’ll be at Winterfest with fresh wreaths, fleece scarfs and fun gloves for purchase.

Date pending: Wreath decorating event. (Details will be posted on our Facebook page.)

Dates pending: Santa will be at the farm! (Details will be posted on our Facebook page.)

December 21: Beal Christmas Tree Farm and Holiday Craft & Gift Shop closes for the season.

At Beal Pumpkin Patch there is free entry and free parking. The pumpkin patch will be full of pumpkins in various shapes and sizes, Pumpkin Patch yard games, hay bale pyramid, I-Spy nature trail with list of items to find on the trail, FFA student animals, picnic tables, food and drinks available for purchase, and a Fall Harvest Gift Shop with Fall and Halloween wreaths, floral arrangements, decor, and treats made by the Dallas High School Culinary program. Every Saturday in October there will be “Pet Rock Painting”. Cost is $3 per person. A host and all materials will be supplied, and includes a pet rock with googly eyes to paint, and a carrying container to take your pet rock home in. Come enjoy in all the fun.

Beal Christmas Tree Farm’s Holiday Craft & Gift Shop was soooo popular last year that this year it’s going to bigger and better! Stop by for great deals on ornaments, gifts, and unique decor!

We’re located at 700 Oak Villa Road in Dallas. Follow our Facebook pages for all our farm details.

Love Note Day

Almost as old as the first written language, the love note historically has been one of the most romantic ways to tell that special person how you feel about them. However, with the fast pace of our modern day lives, the art of writing love notes and exchanging them with one’s sweetheart is slowly dying. Love Note Day aims to change this and is held on September 26th.

A love letter or note is a way to pen down one’s deepest feeling about another person. It does not have to be romantic or sappy. It can convey a vast selection of emotions, from adoration to anger, from joy to sadness, and from admiration to disappointment. This day can be at its most effective when the recipient of the message isn’t aware that Love Note Day even exists. Consequently, a loving message will come as a pleasant surprise, and just be what they need to hear.

So walk away from your computer screen, bring out the scented paper, the fanciest pen you have, and find yourself an inspiring place to sit and get cracking on that love note. Give it to your sweetheart, perhaps during a nice meal or while on a walk in the park. If you don’t have time to hand write your love note, maybe you could sent your love a nice email that says how much you love and appreciate them. Leave some love notes around your home for your loved one to find. Hide them in their lunch or their gym bag, stick the note to the bathroom mirror, so that’s the first thing they see in the morning, or quietly slip it into their pockets before they leave home. It doesn’t have to me someone special. Who says a love note can only be for a romantic partner? Send a note to a friend or a family member to tell them how much you love them. Read love notes and letter written by famous people – maybe they will inspire you to write one of your own.

 

Did You Know…

The oldest surviving Valentine’s Day love letter in the English language dates back to 1477? Called the Valentine’s Day Love Letter, the note was written by Margery Brew to her fiancé John Pasto.

Jana Fogg – Windermere

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, then you have come to the right place. Whatever your real estate needs are, Jana Fogg can help you reach your goals with confidence. While visiting her website, you can access the most current real estate data and search for homes throughout the Western U.S. When the time is right, feel free to contact Jana so that she can put the power of Windermere to work for you.

Person attention, professional results.

Jana Fogg has always felt blessed that she has been able to work in a field she truly loves. Her goal is for her dedication to come through with each home Jana has the privilege of helping someone buy or sell. Jana believes the way to grow any business is to give each person excellent service and by receiving referrals for a job well done.

Jana was honored be named the Polk County Realtor of the Year in 2004 and again in 2015! They choose not only on Real Estate accomplishments, but also community involvement and appreciation from coworkers.

After serving as the 2007 President of the Polk County Association of Realtors, Jana now fills the position of the Executive Officer. She has also earned the Principal Broker Designation, and in 2015 her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation.

In 2012 Jana Fogg was honored to receive the prestigious Jr. First Citizen of Dallas award, due in large to extensive fund raising events for local charities and people in our community.

If you are looking for someone with tireless energy, a strong work ethic, and honesty in a Realtor, please contact Jana Fogg with Windermere She looks forward to working with you!

 

“Jana is not only a great person, she is an awesome relator. She listens to your wants and delivers what she finds. Her response time for questions are phenomenal. She helped us sell our home at top dollar, and found our perfect forever home! Thanks Jana!”                      -Lydia

“Jana is one of the most wonderful people I have met. She is a caring and involved person in her community. She brings all her amazing qualities into buying and selling homes. She works very hard for her clients. She is detail oriented and helps with all parts of the process. We have used her multiple times to buy and sell homes and she was always available for questions and with an encouraging word. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a Realtor they can trust.”                   – Zook Mindy

Home Comfort

Home Comfort is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Should an emergency arise after business hours, an answering service can dispatch a technician to your home or business to service your equipment whether it is an electric, gas, oil furnace, heat pump, boiler, or geothermal system.

You can rest assured knowing that their staff have over 50 years of combined experience in the heating and air-conditioning industry. Your comfort and satisfaction is the reason they are in business and why they serve you and your families.

Arnold Dalke founded Home Comfort, Inc in 1954. Home Comfort is the premier provider of heating, air conditioning and air purification systems in the area. In 1964, they became a Lennox dealer. In 1996, Joe and Vicki Flande purchased the business and have continued the mission of providing the highest quality of comfort for residential and commercial customers like you.

Joe was the first apprentice to start in the Mid-Valley HVAC Apprenticeship Program and today sits on the board of directors. Ben Flande, Joe’s son, grew up in the business and is now actively engaged in the daily management of the business. The Flande’s are committed to the local community and generously support local schools and community organizations.

With over 50 years of combined service and ongoing training and certifications, you can trust their staff strive to be leaders in the HVAC industry. With new technologies and solutions, the choice of which to use can get complicated. To help you choose the best solution, Home Comfort technicians are continuously trained to stay current with the new technologies being introduced to the industry and can provide the benefits of the various options.

Home Comfort gives a high priority to continuing education. They are very proud that many of their technicians have met the rigorous standards of the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification Program to certify that their technicians exceeds industry standards

Their staff is trained to meet the installation and service needs of both residential and commercial equipment. They specialize in Lennox heating and air conditioning systems, Honeywell air purifications systems and Heat and Glow fireplaces. Recognizing individual preferences, they gladly service and install every brand of equipment. Home Comfort service technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Your comfort is their priority! They would be happy to discuss your heating and cooling needs and help you in any way they can.

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Harvest CrossFit

The idea of jumping into a CrossFit class with other experienced practitioners can be intimidating. Harvest CrossFit hears you, and understands. Another Beginner Class will be kicking off Monday, September 24th. This 6 week program will allow you to learn about CrossFit with other beginners! Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm or Tuesday and Thursday at 7 am. If you are interested in joining please fill out a simple survey on www.harvestcrossfit.com.

 

CASA

CASA has another big event coming our way, Casino Night: CASA Blanca. Come enjoy a fun evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and gaming in support of Polk County’s Children. Team Casino will be running the tables with catering by Wild Pear. CASAs guest speaker is Marilyn Jones director of the State of Oregon Child Welfare Programs. This is an excellent chance for a fun date night with the money going to a terrific cause.

 

Citizens Bank

It with a heavy heart that we prepare for Susan Morill, Branch Bank Manager, to retire. While we wish her the best, and look forward to seeing her outside of the bank we will miss her daily presence. Citizens Bank will be holding a Retirement Party for Susan on Tuesday, September 25th at 8:30 am. Please join them as they celebrate Susan’s next phase in life.

 

West Valley Tap House

West Valley Tap House will be holding Octoberfest on October 6th! Starting at 5 pm you can join them for beer, and traditional German sausage cooked on the grill. So grab you lederhosen and head down to West Valley Tap House for some fun, and good beer!

 

Dallas Area Visitors Center

We are looking for vendors who would like to participate in Trick or Treat. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the families in our community, as well as get your business out there. Trick N Treat is a unique event for our community as it is organized by the students at Morrison Campus. Come support their hard work on October 31st!

Winterfest is in need of a committee! If you enjoy planning events, or have some fresh ideas to bring to the table then please join us. We would love to hear from the community what you would like to see!

 

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce

Mid-Willamette Valley Leadership Summit tickets are now available! On November 6th, we will gather at Dallas Retirement Village to grow as business and community leaders. We invite all leaders and their teams from the Mid-Willamette Valley to come learn how to implement proven methods for growing as a community of understanding. We will lean about having an outward mindset by an organization that has a proven method to change lives and transform organizations. In the afternoon session, we’ll hear from a procurement specialist who will share secrets to obtaining contracts to increase your business revenue.