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Creating a Circular Economy: An Economy that Works for People and the Planet - Panel Presentation and Discussion - 04/22/19

Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium

April 30, 2019. 6:30 - 8:00 PM

 

What would an economy that works for both people and the planet look like? How can we move beyond a take-make-waste economy, past the recycling economy, and up to the next level—the circular economy?

Salem City Club, 350 Salem OR, and Marion County Environmental Services invite you to explore the meaning of a circular economy and how it applies to solid waste, water, energy, and more. Featured speakers are Joe Bowersox, professor of environmental science at Willamette University; Russ Beaton, professor emeritus of economics at Willamette University; and Carolyn Stein, executive director of BRING Recycling, Eugene.

Learn more and join the discussion at this panel presentation at the Salem Public Library, Loucks Auditorium, April 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Admission is free.

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Salem City Club Program - The Stewardship of Plastic: Manufacture & Consumption (Photo) - 04/10/19

Salem City Club, a biweekly gathering of more than 100 members, will meet April 19 at the Willamette Heritage Center to discuss the manufacturing, stewardship, and benefits of plastic.

The focus of the discussion will be the foundation of plastic manufacturing and the exciting changes taking place to manage production, consumption, and disposal.

Kevin DeWhitt, PDO Technologies, will be the featured speaker. He has founded multiple technology companies and won awards for business waste conversion processes. He has degrees in chemistry and physics from Oregon State University.

The meeting will take place Friday, April 19, at noon at the Willamette Heritage Center at 1313 Mill Street St. SE. Members are free. Non-members pay $10. All have the option to purchase lunch for $20. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Register online at SalemCityClub.com.

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Capitol Auto Group raises $200,000 for the Mid-Willamette Valley United Way - Employees donate record amount (Photo) - 04/03/19

During their annual 28 Days of Love fundraiser, Capitol Auto Group (CAG) raised a company record $200,000 in donations for the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Over $180,000 of the donations came from employee pledges and payroll deductions.

“Over 90 percent of our employees contributed to this amazing cause,” said Carrie Casebeer, Marketing Director. “We even had 28 percent give $1,000 or more. I am so proud of our outstanding staff that care about their community.”

The annual 28 Days of Love campaign is comprised of various fundraising events. This year, the events included a bake sale, silent auction and Friday luncheons.

The $200,000 check was presented to representatives of the United Way April 2, 2019. In attendance were Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett, Ron Hays, Mid-Willamette Valley United Way CEO, and members of the United Way and CAG staff.

“When Carrie told me the astounding amount that Capitol employees had raised, I was left speechless,” said Hays. “I didn’t know what to say to that that could ever show our appreciation of that kind of generosity. Their employees are everyday heroes. People who give without any expectation of reciprocation or notoriety.”

In addition, Hays also mentioned that last year’s donations helped fund a new homeless shelter and homeless shower.

“This does not happen in Salem every day,” said Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. “There is a community… that supports groups like the United Way in a way that the city cannot. It makes it possible to meet the needs of the broader community.”

This year’s donation was the largest ever given by CAG to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. It was also among the largest employee-funded donations that the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has ever received.

“Employees don’t do this because they expect to get anything in return,” said Scott Casebeer. “They do it because they care.”

To learn more about how to conduct your own giving campaign visit the United Way at www.unitedwaymv.org.

About Capitol Auto Group: Capitol Auto Group has served the greater Salem area for more than 90 years. Capitol Auto Group features three dealerships in Salem, Toyota, 783 Auto Group Ave. NE, Subaru, 3235 Cherry Ave. NE, and Chevrolet, 2855 Maple Av NE, owned by Scott Casebeer. www.CapitolAuto.com.

About United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley: Founded in 1937, the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley works to unite people and resources to build resilient communities that thrive. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors, and work with more than 60 social service providers to support the more than 507,000 residents in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties in the Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon. Dedicated to facilitating lasting social change, we work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, individual community members and nonprofits - because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/

MEDIA ADVISORY: Capitol Auto Group Makes one of the Largest Workplace Donation in local United Way History (April 2 event) - 03/29/19

What:  Capitol Auto Group (CAG) will present a check for $200k to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley from the employee giving campaign.

Who:  

  • CAG President Scott Casebeer and Marketing Director Carrie Casebeer
  • Employees from Capitol Auto Group
  • Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett (10 & 10:30)
  • United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Director Ron Hays
  • Other staff and leaders from United Way

When:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at regularly scheduled staff events held at three Capitol dealerships all closely located on the main campus.

  • In the Chevrolet lobby at 10 a.m.
  • In the Toyota lobby at 10:30 a.m.
  • In the Subaru lobby at 11 a.m.

Where:  Capitol Auto Group Campus at 785 Auto Group Way, Salem OR, off the Salem Parkway

Why:   

  • To demonstrate what a local company can do in a United Way workplace campaign
  • Show the generosity of CAG and its employees
  • Highlight the important work of the United Way
  • Show employees enthusiasm for their workplace

How:  For interviews please contact Carrie Casebeer, Marketing Director

          Phone: (503) 399-1011       Email: ccasebeer@capitolauto.com

Visuals:  

  • Large check presentation with VIP’s
    • United Way leadership and staff  
    • Capitol Auto Group leadership and employees
  • United Way representatives interacting with staff
  • Staff from all areas of the auto sales and service departments celebrating and available for testimonials
  • Comments from Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett (10 & 10:30 a.m.)
  • Ability to check out new vehicles
  • Various amenities Capitol offers to employees and customers
    • Walking trails
    • Floating golf hole
    • Breakfast Pancake Machine
    • Massage chair

About Capitol Auto Group: About Capitol Auto Group: Capitol Auto Group has served the greater Salem area for more than 90 years. Capitol Auto Group features three dealerships in Salem, Toyota, 783 Auto Group Ave. NE, Subaru, 3235 Cherry Ave. NE, and Chevrolet, 2855 Maple Av NE, owned by Scott Casebeer. www.CapitolAuto.com.

About United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley: Founded in 1937, the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley works to unite people and resources to build resilient communities that thrive. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors, and work with more than 60 social service providers to support the more than 507,000 residents in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties in the Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon. Dedicated to facilitating lasting social change, we work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, individual community members and nonprofits - because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/

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Salem City Club Program - The Crucial Role of the Arts in Our Community (Photo) - 03/28/19

Salem, OR (March 28, 2019) - Salem City Club, a biweekly gathering of more than 100 members, will meet April 5 at the Willamette Heritage Center to discuss why art is so important in Salem.

The focus of the discussion will be the work the Salem Art Association (SAA) does in the community and how it has helped ensure a vibrant future for the arts in Salem.

Sandra Burnett, executive director of the Salem Art Association, will speak about the past, present and future of SAA as they prepare to celebrate their 100th year of supporting art and artists in Salem.

Carlee Wright, Producer of Press Play Salem magazine, will discuss the magazine, community artwork events, and her personal art.

The meeting will take place Friday, April 5 at 12 p.m. at the Willamette Heritage Center at 1313 Mill Street St. SE. Members are free. Non-members pay $10. All have the option to purchase lunch for $20. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Register online at SalemCityClub.com.


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