Dozens of companies that defied Covid mandates are fighting nearly $1 million in fines

Courthouse Club Fitness owes the largest Covid-related fines to Oregon according to new data from the state’s workplace safety agency. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) Though most pandemic restrictions in Oregon are gone, several dozen businesses cited by state safety officials for violating Covid mandates still owe hundreds of thousands of dollars[Read More…]

Record employment posted in Oregon sectors, but recovery remains uneven

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The Oregon Employment Department on Tuesday reported a record number of jobs in construction, wholesale trade and professional and business service sectors, but continued declines in employment at private hospitals, residential care facilities and in education.  The monthly report is a snapshot, based on surveys sent to 7,000 businesses[Read More…]

As Roth’s Fresh Markets goes corporate, leaders say focus will remain on customer service

Roth’s Fresh Markets on Wallace Road Northwest in Salem. (Ardeshir Tabrizian/Salem Reporter) Mitch Teal has one piece of advice for the new owners of Roth’s Fresh Markets: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Teal, a Salem commercial real estate broker who has worked with the Roth family since the[Read More…]