community: What's Happening in Silverton, OR July 14 - 21, 2015 - 07/14/15 06:20 AM
Silverton Business Group
Wednesday mornings from 8 to 9 am we meet at 3Ten Water for great networking. July leader is Donna Dugan, Allstate Insurance. Theme for July: You’re in Good Hands. This week’s speaker is Mike Thompson, owner of Silverton Fitness.
City of Silverton Seeking Volunteers
The City of Silverton is seeking volunteers interested in serving on a City appointed Advisory committee. The Silverton Urban Renewal Advisory Committee is a new nine member Committee and will meet on an ‘as needed’ basis. They will review, advise, and make recommendations to the Silverton Urban Renewal Agency on the Urban Renewal … (2 comments)

community: Get Involved - Silverton - 09/24/13 10:08 AM
The goal of this event was to gather people who are interested in learning more about how to get involved in our community and local government.
Here are some snippets of the presentations along with links to explore more about how to "Get Involved."  
City of Silverton
Ruth Mattox from the City of Silverton shared information on how to get involved on city council.  Three positions for council and one for mayor will be opening in 2015. Dody Brockamp joined Ruth to share information about our local Silverton Senior Center and opportunities there to get involved.  
Silverton Fire … (0 comments)

community: Education - Events - Community Involvement - 03/21/13 09:32 AM
As the real estate market continues to heat up, be sure you carve out time to continue to expand your knowledge, network, and participate in community events. This time is well spent as it helps you serve your clients to the best of your ability, stay organized and efficient, and continue to grow your business. 
Get your calendar out, here’s the line-up for the remainder of March through April…
We’re kicking off a series of 6 “lunch and learn” classes to be held in Silverton.
Mark your calendar for the following first Wednesdays of … (2 comments)

community: New Community Hub for Silverton, OR - 08/04/12 03:52 AM
The historic building is an absolute beauty at the corner of Main and Water in downtown Silverton, OR. Meticulously restored by Moe Salem, this early 1900’s building has been waiting for the perfect business to move in, and last night on a balmy August - First Friday, our community got the first peek at Howard Hinsdale Cellars’ new location for their wine bar and bistro. 
To have an opening on one of Silverton’s busiest nights of the year was a test of endurance, I’m sure. Our town is nearly bursting at the seams with a Summer First Friday, a … (3 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of July 31-Aug 7, 2012 - 08/01/12 04:08 AM
Homer Davenport Days are here again! This weekend, Silverton celebrates Homer Davenport, an internationally renowned political cartoonist. I have a greater appreciation of the meaning behind this event and the man we celebrate after reading his coming of age memoir, The Country Boy. Highly recommended reading for any Silverton or Willamette Valley resident.
I've always enjoyed this week-end because it becomes a class / family / friend reunion where our townspeople, past and present gather together. And, somehow I've been roped into pushing a Davenport on wheels down Main Street. See you in Silverton!

Photo source: Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission

community: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of July 24 - 31, 2012 - 07/24/12 09:56 AM
It's a busy line-up full of art and the farmer's market, camps for kids, music, dining, and more. Find your favorite and mark your calendar.

Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 24 – 31 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Stacy Palmer is the leader for July. The program this week is the Apple Tree Gang from Silverton Together which is collecting school supplies for local students. Attendees are encouraged to bring in school supplies. July Chamber After Hours with Mt. Angel Chamber Thursday, July … (0 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of June 12 - 19, 2012 - 06/13/12 01:37 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week:  June 12 – 19 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Leader for June is Susan Countryman. This week’s speaker is from the Ford Family Foundation. Live Music & Happy Hour daily in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort.  Happy Hour specials 3-6 pm daily, and live music Sunday-Thursday: 7-10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 9 pm-midnight: Wednesday, June 12: Robert Richter                         Thursday, June 13: Brett Neuman                         Friday, June 14: Billy & The Rockets                         Saturday, June 15: … (0 comments)

community: Silverton Skate Park - 07/11/11 09:43 AM
Silverton has an opportunity to receive a grant for $50k to go toward building a Skate Park.  This is not "just a skate park" but a gathering place for the whole community.  You can vote daily in July at the Pepsi Refresh Project. 

The stated mission of the project organizers...   "The Goal of this project is to construct a skate park in Silverton Oregon and provide a facility for area youth and families to gather, socialize and perform skating and cycling skills in a safe, family-friendly environment."
This sounds like an improvement over kids wandering around … (7 comments)

community: Silverton Pet Parade - A Community Tradition - 05/21/11 01:45 PM
We enjoyed the Silverton Pet Parade today.  A tradition that has run without pause (or is that paws) since 1932.  I've heard claims that it is the longest running event of it's kind west of the Mississippi.
The event began to celebrate and remember Bobby the Wonder Dog who truly is a wonder.  He was separated from his family on a road trip to Indiana but he found his way home.  He traveled 2,800 miles to return to his family in Silverton.
There are two murals in Silverton tied to the Pet Parade.   One of them … (0 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of May 10 - 17, 2011 - 05/11/11 04:49 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: May 10 - 17 Merchant Meeting  Wednesday, May 11, 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Deb Harroun is the leader for the month of May. Our speaker this week is Tim Yount of Edward Jones; topic is Uncommon Truths of Investing. The meetings are not just for merchants, all interested business people are welcome to attend.  May Forum Lunch Friday, May 13, 11:45 – 1 pm in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton Hospital. Cost for lunch is $10 with a reservation by May 11. Please take the time to … (3 comments)

community: Mother's Day ~ - 05/09/11 04:15 AM
Yesterday I drug my family to the Silverton Hospital Fun Run.  Forcing them to walk three miles with me is an annual Mother’s Day present to myself. This year it was especially hard to coax them out of bed because not only was it raining, it was dumping. 
We are so often running in different directions.  Venturing out together as a unit from time to time is a necessity that feeds me.  I seek a special unified moment regardless of the shape or form it might come in.  I experienced that moment…
We had to stop at the grocery … (2 comments)

community: Playing in the Rain ~ Silverton Hospital Fun Run - 05/07/11 03:20 PM
I coaxed my family out of bed this morning to venture out into the rain for the 28th Annual Silverton Hospital Fun Run.  This is a fun event that brings community members together to celebrate healthy living and raise funds for the Silverton Hospital Network at the same time. 

Lydia Von Weller from Silverton Fitness led the warm up to send us off on our way.  My boys just stood back and watched because they weren't quite sure how to put the "grapevine" steps together. 

My daughter Madeline put up with walking the 5k with me but she really … (2 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of May 3-10 MOTHER'S DAY! - 05/04/11 04:05 AM
First Friday - Mother's Day - Spring Clean Up Day - Farmer's Market Opens - AND MORE!
Silverton has an amazing line up of things to do for First Friday & don't forget Mother's Day!  (Find Mother's Day event postings in bold below...) 
I'm taking note of a couple special submittals...   
Be sure to check out the information regarding “Company is Coming” Spring Clean Up Day - Kudos to Connie Hinsdale for organizing this event.  This gives all lovers of Silverton an opportunity to help make her shine as we prepare for our spring and summer events and out … (1 comments)

community: AmeriTitle Idol - Every Wednesday in May, 2011 - 04/21/11 04:13 AM
The American Idol season is down to the finals but don't panic ~ we're exdending the entertainment for you EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MAY!  All for an outrageous amount of fun and to support local charities.  Mark your calendar and be sure to join us.


community: M'Lady's Mad Cupcake Competition - 04/14/11 03:50 AM
On behalf of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and the Silverton Ladies Night Out event - the committee wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks for all of the hard work and MAD SKILLS contributed to M'Lady's Mad Cupcake Competition.  The results far exceeded any hopes or dreams we had for this new segment of the event.  Thank you does not come close to saying enough!Visit the FaceBook slide show that includes the A.L.I.C.E. Awards...
Click this link to view the photos of M'Lady's Mad Cupcake Competition...
Enjoy a stroll through M'Lady's Mad Cupcake competition from the Silverton Ladies … (2 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, Oregon week of April 12 - 19, 2011 - 04/12/11 09:55 AM
We're getting the spring tease weather in Silverton so far this month.  We're vacillating between rain, snow, hail, sun, clouds, more hail, and more peeks of sunshine.  It's shining at the moment so I'm dreaming of all the fun Summer events and festivals that people are working hard to plan right now.  All of the community happenings are part of what makes Silverton such a special place to live.  ~
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: April 12 - 19 Merchant Meeting  Wednesday, April 13 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Jose de la Rosa is the … (1 comments)

community: Things to do in Silverton, Oregon week of April 5 - 12, 2011 - 04/05/11 11:03 AM
Special feature of happenings from the Silverton Art Association.  A great showing of creative classes...
Silverton Art Association
Ann Altman’s After School Art Program for children ages 5-12 is running through the end of the June on Thursday afternoons from 4-6pm. The students love this class where they experiment with different materials to complete a project each week on a different element of art. To see examples of the students’ work, please visit our Kids’ Art Show running in the Borland Gallery for the month of April. Cost for the class is $30 per month with a one-time $25 materials … (0 comments)

community: Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: March 1 - 8, 2011 - 03/01/11 09:17 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: March 1 - 8
It's already First Friday!  Silverton cranks it up a notch with food, shopping, entertainment, and a festive downtown the First Friday of every month.  The music line up looks amazing and I think I'll have to hop from place to place.  My pick of the happenings is definitely the mouth watering update from The Chocolate Box... enjoy and see you in Silverton, Oregon!
Merchant Meeting  Wednesday, March 2 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Glenn Barker is the leader for the month of March. Program: Heath Wharton with … (0 comments)

community: What makes your community so great? - 02/14/11 09:06 AM
When we think about the communities where we live and work, it is important to think about what makes them a great place to live.  On my list in Silverton are the many small business owners who tirelessly work to provide uinique shops, amazing food, entertainment, recreation and more.  It's not easy being a small business owner and I salute their hard work and dedication.  They are living their passion and sharing it with our community.
Congratulations to Suzie Couraud for her win as the 2010 Silverton Business of the Year.

Photo courtesy of Silverton Chamber of Commerce First … (2 comments)

community: What's Happening in Silverton, Oregon - 02/01/11 11:17 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: February 1 - 8   Merchant Meeting Wednesday, February 2, 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Judy Schmidt is the leader for the month of February. Doreen Kelly with Silverton together will be the speaker. She will give updates, partnering opportunities and community support efforts. Ladies Night Out Vendor Applications Due Today Applications for the 2011 Ladies Night Out “Spring in Wonderland” event are due today. Call the Chamber office at 503-873-5615 or email info@silvertonchamber.orgor Vendor Coordinator Rosi Green at rosigreen@gmail.comfor an application. Held at the Oregon Garden Pavilion on Friday, April 8, … (0 comments)