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SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The importance of learning by doing

When it comes to finding the right job, for many people the best approach is the hands-on approach.

SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign

The Chamber has wrapped up its third annual Reach Campaign, and thanks to your generous support and the hard work of nearly 100 volunteers, we’ve set new records in both funds raised and the number of companies purchasing sponsorships for 2019.

22 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Oregon default on student loans

At Treasure Valley Community College, 28 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pacific University fields most volleyball players in Oregon

Pacific University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Annual passes are now available!

For Chamber members who enjoy joining us for our monthly informational and networking events, there’s good news: Annual passes are now on sale for three of our most popular series.

Analysis: Home affordability in Linn County tanks

Linn County had the lowest home affordability index in Oregon in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

TIGARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: South Metro Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour & Vanguard Brewery Tour to be held Jan. 24

Join us for an exciting South Metro Young Professionals gathering and Brewery Tour at Vanguard Brewing in Wilsonville!

KEIZER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Oregon Wedding Showcase, Oregon State Fairgrounds to be held Jan. 26

Oregon Wedding Showcase is a locally owned business that has been producing successful bridal shows in Salem and Eugene since 2004.

College wrestling earned $3 million for Oregon schools in 2016

Oregon State University wrestling brought in $31,564 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Oregon that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Portland 54% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Portland is $174.10, 54 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Oregon’s population rose 1.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Oregon’s population increased by 44,121, or 1.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oregon building permits: September 2018

Oregon issued 1,433 building permits for privately owned housing during September, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pacific University has most student athletes in Oregon

Pacific University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to an Oregon Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

2 Oregon Sears and Kmart stores to close in March

Sears and Kmart stores in Oregon will close their doors in March as part of the parent company’s restructuring plans, Sears Holdings Corp. said this week.

Oregon has ninth highest home vacancy rate in nation

Oregon posted the ninth highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

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