Welcome New Members

We at the Chamber of Commerce are pleased to welcome three new members: Tomas Patton, White Oak Construction, and Yolanda Zuger.

Tomas Patton was born and raised mostly in South America, and as such had the privilege of experiencing a variety of cultures, languages, and places. After having lived in five different state in the U.S.A, he arrived in Oregon in 1983 to attend college. Once in this beautiful state, it was clear that this was where he would remain to finish his higher education, receiving both his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Western Oregon University. His work experience has been varied, starting out in landscaping, and transitioning to law enforcement, first in Hillsboro then in Independence. He finished up in the public sector with eighteen years in teaching; two years at the high school level and sixteen years in middle school. Dallas and its surrounds have figured into a large part of his life while working for the Independence Police Department, when he coached Boys JV Soccer team for Dallas High School, and since his family moved to Dallas in 2000. In 2015, he opened an insurance agency with Farmers Insurance Group. After nearly three years of valuable experience there, he joined Allstate, and on December 1st he had the privilege of opening his own Allstate agency in Ellendale Plaza.

White Oak Construction is a full service general contractor based in Salem, Oregon. Specializing in commercial and industrial construction, they are committed to providing high quality and cost effective construction services to achieve customer satisfaction. Whether it’s new construction, adaptive reuse and remodeling, or tenant improvements, they are proud of their ability to meet completion dates without compromising safety, cost, or quality of construction.

Yolanda Zuger has lived in Polk County with her husband and a variety of critters since 1966. She made the Central Willamette Valley her base for business because of her familiarity with the area and the beauty the Valley holds. She is a member of the Polk County Association of Realtors and have held the posts of Executive Officer, President and Director. Yolanda is also a graduate of the Oregon & Washington Association of Realtors “Leadership Northwest” program. Committed to continuing education and the use of technology in her business to offer the highest value to her clients she recently moved her Real Estate License to Keller Williams. Yolandas mission statement is simple. “Clients come first. I pledge to be in constant communication with my clients, keeping you fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of my clients.”

Welcome Tomas Patton, White Oak Construction, and Yolanda Zuger. We are pleased to have you both as Chamber members and as a part of the community!