National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day which celebrates small business owners. These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do. After all, they are their own boss.

New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the US economy. On the retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are most likely getting a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in the niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products.

Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your support and shopping their stores today and every day. Dallas is blessed to have many Mom and Pop Businesses, people that you know and who know your name in return. Businesses such as Grandma’s Attic, Dallas Antique Mall, and Main St. Emporium for shopping. For food be sure to visit West Valley Taphouse, El Pique, or Washington Street Steakhouse and Pub. Stop in today as they are always happy to see you!

Dallas Retirement Village Career Fair

WE’RE HIRING SUPERHEROES JUST LIKE YOU!

What’s your super power? Kind hearted, patient, helpful, supportive, and dedicated?? Looking for people that are positively influential and want to make a difference in the community.

We are a Continuing Care Facility on 33 acres and growing! Come see our beautiful facility, nestled in the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley. Our community is active, creative, and wellness driven and founded on faith. We have been serving the community for over 70 years!

Why DRV? Dallas Retirement Village offers a family friendly open faith environment, supporting our ever deserving residents. Our facility listens to our employees and encompasses a SAFE work environment. We are proud to say we are a NO lift facility.

DRV offers a generous benefit package that includes Medical, Dental & Vision, Supplementary Insurances, Employer Paid Employee Life Insurance Policy, PTO, Sick Pay, 403b with Employer match. A fun filled work environment with activities provided by Celebrate Our Greatness Committee, including Employee of the Month, Trivia Nights, Softball, Employee Appreciation Week, Holiday Parties, & Employee Continuing Education Scholarship Program for Nursing.

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF AT OUR OPEN HOUSE: April 5th & 6th from 10 am-3 pm

Interviews given to the right folks with the right skills and attitude!!

Snacks, beverages, and a raffle with prizes! Dallas Retirement Village is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Offers given will be expected to participate in pre -employment screening.

Currently Hiring for these positions: CNA’s for day and swing

Debbie Butler – Windermere Real Estate

I am a people person who really enjoys matching my clients with just that right home or property. Prior to being a real estate broker, I have experience in construction management and accounting. After purchasing my first home at age 20 a strong interest in real estate followed. I have been licensed since 2012 and was previously a realtor in the mid 90’s prior to raising my children. My passion is working with acreage properties and I have an eye for design and remodeling. Whether you are looking to sell a home, purchase your first home or dream home, I am here to help. I look forward to becoming your long-term real estate professional for you and your family.

 

“Debbie was great to work with. She is friendly, informative and responsive. Evening and weekend times were a requirement for us and she was happy to meet at our convenience. We appreciate her assistance with our home buying process.”

  • Jimandangs

 

“Debbie was the perfect agent for us. She was on top of everything from the beginning when we first met her. She kept us in the loop on every aspect of the transaction and because of her knowledge of the real estate business and exactly where to post our listing, we actually had our first contact within a couple of hours of our property being listed. Although we didn’t go with our first offer we did have 2 more offers the following week and with her help we accepted the 3rd offer. We would highly recommend Debbie to anyone that is looking for an agent.”

  • Kdrope2005

Mid Valley Ford

Mid Valley Ford offers superior sales and service for their valued customers. They are committed to serving their friends and customers, and look forward to hearing from you. Remember, it doesn’t have to be hard to buy a car. Mid Valley Ford, the easiest place to buy!

“Always Professional. Competitively priced. Give straight and honest answers. Mid Valley changed my views about having vehicles serviced at a Dealer.”

  • Anthony C.

 

“The Friendly and Professional staff at Mid Valley Ford made our long distance vehicle purchase easy and pleasant. After finding the PERFECT car online at Mid Valley Ford in Dallas, Oregon, Gage Burr promptly responded to my emailed inquiry and a deal was sealed to everyone’s satisfaction. Within a week I was driving the convertible down Coast Highway 101 back home to Tucson, AZ. Mike, Sherry, Gage, Dee and everyone at Mid Valley Ford have our heartfelt thanks for this GREAT buying experience!”

  • Lillian D.

 

“I dropped by to schedule an oil change and tire rotation on my 2013 f-150. The entire staff was very friendly. The work was done in a timely manner. I mentioned that a letter came in the mail about a recall on a brake item. Kelly immediately researched the recall, ordered the part, and scheduled the work.”

  • RICHARD S.

 

Dallas School District is Seeking Public Input on the Naming of Two Facilities

Oakdale Heights Multi-Purpose Room

Name after: Ian Tawney

Ian Tawney grew up in Dallas and attended Oakdale, and graduated from DHS in 2003. He enlisted in the Marines, and served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan until his death in combat on October 16, 2010.

Community member Request: Our kids deserve heroes. I believe it would be most fitting to provide present and future Oakdale students with the chance to become better acquainted with Ian. They need to learn about people who spend their life giving more than they take. People that make themselves better by lifting up the people around them. They need to understand that true courage is not the lack of fear, but in doing what must be done even when you are afraid.

Please send your input by March 29th to michelle.johnstone@dsd2.org

 

Dallas High School Track

Name after: Paul and Judee Ward

Community member request: The Ward’s have made a noteworthiness and significant contribution to DHS athletics. Paul has been a two-time DHS Head track and field coach and long-time assistant coach whose career spanned nearly sixty years. Paul’s dedication to Dallas High School athletics is legendary with his influence going beyond just coaching. It includes imparting his knowledge on to several other coaches over the years, and keeping kids involved no matter what their particular life situations happen to be. Paul was a major advocate for student athletes going through difficult life changes and seeing to it that they had the same opportunity to participate as others. Both the Wards have made tremendous impact on all athletic programs by donating funding, building materials, equipment, and literally thousands of hours toward facility improvements at time when the district lacked the funding and personnel to put toward maintaining aging facilities. Paul and Judee Ward have held a high level dedication for the track program year in and out for several decades.

Please send your input by March 29th to Tim.Larson@dsd2.or

Craven-Woods Insurance

Craven-Woods Insurance has been serving the Dallas area with four generations worth of insurance expertise for over 100 years. In addition to a comprehensive range of insurance policies, Craven-Woods provides their clients with the freedom of choice so they can see the value in each decision they make. You will receive customized service that you won’t receive at any other large insurance company. Craven-Woods offers a wide range of insurance products including home, auto, life health, and comprehensive business policies.

Unlike large insurance corporations, Craven-Woods Insurance is owned and operated by a family team of agents who cater toward individuals, families, business, and non-profits. They also represent a carefully selected group of financially reliable and reputable companies, and place your policy that offers the best optimal coverage at an affordable price.

Craven-Woods Insurance offers a variety of insurance policies that protects all of the critical aspects of your life. Their team of agents want to get to know you and find an insurance plan that fits around you and your needs, versus the big-named insurance corporations that force you to fit their molds. They believe insurance protection should be about choices and the valued peace of mind that comes with your decision.

For a no cost, no obligation quote and estimate please contact their office by calling (503) 623-8143 today.

http://cravenwoodsins.com/

Dallas Grocery Outlet

At Grocery Outlet, they love their brands. Like, really love them. That is why they work so hard every day to bring their customers the brands they love at prices that are nothing short of pure bliss. In fact, Grocery Outlet has been helping customers save big since 1946. That is when their founder Jim Read opened his very first store, selling military surplus at deep discount prices.

The rest, as they say, is history. And today, the third generation of the Read family is leading the way, with 300 plus stores across the nation and more than 2 million shoppers hitting the aisles each week. That makes Grocery Outlet the nation’s largest extreme value retailer. A feat they are more than proud of.

Jason and Sandy Thornton, owners of our new Dallas Grocery Outlet, are ecstatic about joining are community. They are thankful and appreciate the entire community for their support during their Grand Opening on February 14th, as well as during the first weeks being the new small business in town. Jason and Sandy say that the outpouring of excitement continues and they are truly thrilled to be a part of this amazing community.

Jason and Sandy say that in is their privilege to offer fresh, healthy options to Dallas at low prices saving their customers each and every time they shop at Grocery Outlet.

https://groceryoutlet.com/

Citizens Bank

More than 60 years have now passed since a small group of community and business leaders met in April 1957 and voted to establish a home-owned bank in Corvallis. The organizers said they intended to “fill a need for a friendly banking service dedicated to all of the community and to the building of a thriving local economy,” according to an early newspaper report.

From those humble beginnings, Citizens Bank has blossomed to become one of the most successful and stable community banks in the country. Today, Citizens Bank is home to more than 160 customer-focused employees, and their 15 branches provide comprehensive banking services to individuals and businesses in 13 Willamette Valley communities spanning seven Oregon counties.

At Citizens Bank, they believe that their success is directly linked to the overall health of the region they serve. Since 1957, they have committed themselves to improving the communities in which we live, work, and play. They honor that commitment daily by providing a full range of banking services with a personal, hometown touch; by supporting the continued prosperity of local businesses; and by emphasizing honesty, integrity and fairness in their relationships with customers, co-workers, and neighbors. If they cannot offer you the best rates, or loans for you then they will refer you to who can. They believe that their customers come before numbers.

Citizens Banks motto: Good Business. Good Friends.

https://www.citizensebank.com/

Capitol Auto

Capitol Auto West Valley in Dallas, OR treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow Capitol Auto to demonstrate their commitment to excellence to you!

Community service is one of their core values at Capitol Auto. They understand that their dealerships are only as successful as the community around them, and believe strongly in giving back.

Each year Capitol Auto holds a month long, company-wide United Way fundraising drive. Last March they were able to raise $175,000 during their annual 28 Days of Love event. Their dealerships also host several food collections and fundraising events during the year, and Capitol Auto encourages their customers to bring in their own donations. Beyond these company events, Capitol Auto encourages their employees to get involved with the charities that matter most to them personally.

These are some of the organizations and events Capitol Auto Group is proud to support locally:

  • American Heart Association
  • Child Safety Day
  • Liberty House
  • Marion/Pol FoodShare
  • Marion/Polk Medical Society
  • Meals on Wheels
  • United Way of Marion/Polk Counties
  • West Valley Hospital Foundations
  • SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

https://www.cap-westvalley.com/

Bollman Funeral

Bollman Funeral has a proud heritage of providing professional and compassionate funeral care to the families of Polk County and has been a staple in our community for over a century dating back to 1890. For four generations their family has continued to provide personal attention and uncompromising quality in everything they do. Bollman Funeral hopes you will take some time to browse the services they have available and feel free to call on them if you have any questions.

At Bollman Funeral Home and Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, they understand that our community is only as good as we make it. As your friends and neighbors, they take great pride in their community involvement. Subscribing to their father’s philosophy to always give back, today his children Michael and Amy continue the commitment established by their great-grandfather, a commitment of caring for their community.

In 1966 the Bollman family purchased Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Wanting to meet the growing needs of our community, Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center offers families a contemporary facility with expanded services including Sunset Crematory along with Heritage Monument Company, which provides families with a complete selection of granite and bronze markers.

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley are two locally owned funeral homes steeped in a tradition of upholding the highest professional standards with a commitment of excellence in meeting the needs of the families they serve.

Before, during, or after a time of need, Bollman Funerals commitment never wavers.

https://www.bollmanfuneralhome.com/about-our-funeral-home