Munchys Delivery

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is pleased to welcome a new member to our business community; Munchy’s Delivery!

Munchy’s Delivery works with a team of professional “Delivery Partners” who are innovating the way people eat. Through the Munchy’s Delivery platform people can connect with delivery partners who pick up the food from local restaurants and have them delivered to you in less than an hour.

Munchy’s Delivery has currently partnered with thirteen local restaurants such as; El Pique, Skippers, Burger King, Burgerville, Dallas Dutch Bro’s Coffee, and KFC. Tiffany, the District Manager, is working hard to provide even more options to their customers.

Munchy’s also has its own “convenience store” where customers can buy everything from candy bars to cold medicine and diapers and have them delivered.

“We’ll hopefully get into groceries in the future,” Richard Duncan, owner said.

The cost for delivery from Munchy’s varies. There is a base $2.99 delivery fee, and there is also a charge starting at 1 percent based on the restaurant. Delivery orders have a minimum of $7 to $10 purchase, depending on the restaurant.

Munchy’s won’t deliver more than five miles away from the restaurant, Richard Duncan said. Munchy’s delivery times are 10 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are accepted.

https://www.munchysdelivery.com/

Chamber Luncheon

For our December Chamber Luncheon our CEO, JD Shinn, will be presenting “The State of the Chamber.” This is a great opportunity to not only learn about what we have been doing for you in the year 2018 while you are at work, but also learn what Chamber resources are available to you.

New members to the Chamber, or if you are taking over for a former business representative, you are highly encourage you to attend this Luncheon. We will be reviewing your Chamber Login, and how best to encourage your SEO, and get more click to your website. If you are not a Chamber member, but are considering becoming one “The State of the Chamber” is an excellent one to attend. We will cover what is a Chamber, and how we help you and the Dallas community. We also encourage any former Chamber members to attend and see what changes we have made to our organizations, thanks to conversations with you!

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to be a Catalyst, Convener, and Champion. We spark growth in business through programming and services that keep your business engaged in activities that move the Dallas Area towards a successful future. We provide unique opportunities for business leaders to influence civic, social and business initiatives that support community growth. We help build a strong community by connecting our broad and diverse members to people, entities and issues that are important to business success.

Before coming to Dallas, JD spent time on staff with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, where he participated in a workforce development project called the Career Achievement Network. While serving at Salem Chamber he went back to school to finish his Bachelor’s degree. Shinn earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. He is tasked with leading the Chamber and Visitor Center into casting a new vision. JD is a Dallas High School Graduate. He brings a passion for people and an attitude of servant leadership to the community.

This year we are very excited to share with you what we have done in the year 2018, what we see happening in the future, and hearing from you what you want to see.

“Improving Our Community, One Business at a Time.”

 

http://www.dallasoregon.org/

Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring

Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring has been at the same location since 1949, in the quiet and peaceful town of Dallas. We are pleased to announce that they have recently joined the Chamber of Commerce community.

They have over 3,000 square feet of fully updated showroom and warehouse full of carpet, vinyl and laminate floor for immediate sale. Their expert installers have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge about installation and floor care. The showrooms are staffed with flooring experts who go through continuous training to understand consumer needs, recommend the best possible floor choice based on your needs, lifestyle, and budget. Because of a long lasting tradition of excellence, well known by many, they have installed for many local businesses, schools, homes, and governor’s offices, including the Governor’s Mansion.

Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring guarantee their sales and installation. Their four sales people have over 100 years of flooring experience and can guide you to the best products to fulfill your needs. Their estimates are free and you are welcome to check out samples to take home. If you cannot come to their showroom, they will bring the store to you. They will bring samples to your home and provide assistance in selecting the right floor for your needs. Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring have a state-of-the-art website where you can view flooring options and get information on how to select a new floor when you want, and where you want.

They know floors because that is all they do. They will help you choose the perfect floor for your lifestyle and your budget. It’s their pleasure to advise you of the benefits and features of their products. Why? Because Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring want you to be happy with your new floor for years to com.

With their Lifetime Warranty on our broadloom carpet collections from Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber, Alexander Smith, American Showcase, Softique, Legendary Beauty and Premier Stainmaster there is no reason to go anywhere else! These brands offer the peace of mind you demand out of your investment while delivering the highest fashion available in carpet.

All of their Exclusive Carpet Brands are manufactured with pride in the United States.

Dallas Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring join our membership. We thank them for 69 years of amazing customer service!

 

https://dallasor.abbeycarpet.com/

Dallas Downtown Association

Dallas Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome our new member, Dallas Downtown Association!

The Dallas Downtown Association, or DDA, exists to foster a vibrant downtown at the heart of our city. With beautiful buildings, safe and clean streets, and engaged business owners, Dallas has all the ingredients needed for thriving downtown district.

The Dallas Downtown Association works toward a revitalized downtown by sponsoring enhancements to the physical appearance of downtown such as murals reflecting Dallas history and the restored Blue Garden sign. Dallas Downtown Association also contributes with cleanup and landscape work on the downtown streetscape, and producing or contributing to special events designed to raise awareness and attract visitors to our historic downtown district.

The mission of the Dallas Downtown Association is to encourage and inspire the arts, restoration, economic vitality and community spirit in the historic downtown district.

The Dallas Downtown Association invites you to reflect on the importance of a vital, healthy downtown district. Our downtown was in the past and can be again the heart of our community. The benefits of revitalizing downtown Dallas are exciting to contemplate.

As the traditional symbol of our community, the downtown district not only expresses our history but also speaks to our potential. As the central core of Dallas, our downtown should welcome and nurture retail businesses and help reinvest revenue from those businesses back into our community.

Increasing the availability of goods and services downtown will in turn attract visitors and increase foot traffic, giving citizens and visitors a shared place to congregate. The creation and retention of new jobs in downtown Dallas will reflect positively on our community’s image and give a boost to property values as well.

The Dallas Downtown Association is a key player in promoting a vital, active downtown in Dallas. Being a DDA member offers numerous benefits. This includes a powerful voice in Dallas’ downtown revitalization, and downtown networking opportunities. Marketing opportunities through Dallas Downtown Association social medial exposure. You receive first access to DDA events, sponsorship opportunities, and participation in promotions. They encourage members to participate in planning specific to downtown projects, with opportunities to attend Oregon Main Street training events and workshops at a free or reduced rate.

They welcome anyone who shares their passion to renew and re-energize downtown Dallas!

 

https://dallasdowntownassociation.org/

Dallas Adopt A Family

The Dallas Adopt a Family Committee would like to thank you for supporting us and taking the time to give back to our Dallas community. In 2017 over 200 families and 12 youth were adopted totaling more than 1,000 individuals, including 622 children.  

The holidays are just around the corner and we know our community needs will be high this year. If you are able, we are asking for your help to adopt a local family by providing food for a Christmas meal and gifts for each child in the home. If you are unable to shop, but would still like to adopt a family, monetary donations are welcome. We have volunteers that will take care of the shopping and wrapping for you.

In November, we will be registering families in need of assistance. As families register they will be matched with our generous donors. Donors can expect to receive their adoption packet no later than the first week of December.

If you are interested in adopting a family, please complete the online donor registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DAAFHelp  and return it to the Dallas Resource Center (182 SW Academy St. Suite 220). Donor registration must be completed and received no later than Thursday, November 29th at 5pm.

With your help, we can make this a wonderful Christmas for the families in our community.

Thank you,

 Dallas Adopt a Family Committee

 

Interested in volunteering? Simply complete the online form at the attached link above. Shopping Day will be held on Monday, December 17th, and Wrapping Day is Tuesday, December 17th.On December 19th Donors may drop off their wrapped gifts and foods. Thursday, December 20th volunteers will be assisting families as they pick up what the community has provided.

Donations are needed for wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, gift tags, laundry baskets, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and $25 Safeway and Walmart gift card. All donations can be dropped off at the Dallas Community Resource Center before December 18th.

Dallas Adopt a Family matches local families with community member, agencies, businesses, clubs, and churches who would like to “adopt” them for Christmas. Each adopted family receives food to prepare a Christmas meal and a gift for each child from ages zero to eighteen.

Welcoming Parkside Self Defense

Parkside Self Defense instructors are trained professionals with experience in Taekwondo, Karate, Aikido, Kenpo, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts. They actively teach the character building traits that develop black belts from the inside out; focus, discipline, self-control and perseverance to name a few. They maintain a staff of highly skilled, thoroughly educated professionals to give you the very best in martial arts education in the Dallas, Oregon area. Parkside Self Defense is on a constant quest to be the best, so their students can always expect the very best in martial art training.

Parkside Self Defense is designed as a personal development system as well as a self-defense system. Their classes are filled with excitement, yet focused on developing the inner qualities of a champion. Learning builds a sense of accomplishment. With each new accomplishment the student’s self-confidence grows, and confidence is the first step in the empowerment of a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Once they begin to develop a student’s self-confidence, they are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, and integrity that are the foundation of martial arts dating back thousands of years.

Furthermore, your child will develop perseverance, which is a non-quitting spirit to overcome life’s obstacles. Instilling a non-quitting spirit helps a child overcome challenges, to succeed in the face of adversity – to be a goal setter, and a goal-getter.

These combined physical and character foundations that Parkside Self Defense develops helps children excel in their academic life, sports, and social environment. It ensures that they will have the confidence in themselves and the character to make the right decisions when confronted with negative peer pressure. They will be leaders, not followers.

At Parkside Self Defense their instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate each child to be the best that they can be. It can be heartbreaking for a child to sit on the bench because he or she is not “good enough” to make the team. How sad it is that this world has placed this type of negative pressure on our youth at such an early age..

They believe that in order to build a champion kid, a coach needs to understand that each child has his or her own unique abilities. Their program allows your child to find the inner-strength and confidence to know they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center is pleased to welcome Parkside Self Defense into our Chamber community!

 

https://parksideselfdefense.com/

Debbie Butler – Windermere Real Estate

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center would like to congratulate and welcome Debbie Butler with Windermere Real Estate to our family. Debbie Butler is your real estate broker serving Dallas, Monmouth, and the Willamette Valley.

As your Real Estate Broker, Debbie understands that buying or selling a home is a very important time in your life. Moving, packing and important decisions affecting your future. Debbie will work diligently to make sure things go as smooth as possible while guiding you through the process. Communication is key. Rest assured Debbie will work closely with you keeping you informed during your property or home transaction. Her website is full of home staging tips and inspection information to ensure her clients are as informed as possible during the buying and selling process.

Debbie Butler is a native Oregonian who enjoys the beautiful outdoors and all the amenities the Willamette Valley has to offer. She resides in Dallas, Oregon and has had a passion for real estate since buying her first home at age 20.

Serving Dallas, Monmouth, Salem and the Willamette Valley. It would be her pleasure to help you in your next home or property transaction.

Please be sure to give a warm welcome Debbie Butler with Windermere Real Estate.

 

From my first contact with Debbie Butler, she led me confidently and professionally through the sale of my home of thirty-two years. I would, and have, recommend Debbie to anyone seeking a great support of the process of buying or selling a home.” –Jo M.

Debbie is a wonderful realtor and person. I have had the chance to know her personally now for a couple years, and when it came time for my parents to find someone with experience and knowledge helping them sell their old home and find their current one I knew that NO ONE would be a better choice than Debbie. She is patient, calm, understanding, knowledgeable and tough when it’s time to be tough. She showed nothing but kindness to my parents who are older, and listened to all their concerns as they popped up. I would and will HIGHLY recommend her to all my friends and family looking to buy property in Oregon.” – Jennifer B.

Wake Up Wednesday News: Part 2

West Valley Taphouse

West Valley Taphouse is getting ready for “Tap into Polk County”. September 14th through the 16th they will be throwing “Fresh Hop Fest” to lead into the county wide week of Polk Beer. Come down to West Valley Taphouse where they will be tapping into a new Fresh Hop IPA each day, all from local producers.

This Thursday Barley Browns Beer will be taking over the tap. West Valley Taphouse seven of their beers on tap with free merchandise and games!

St. Thomas Jazz Festival

St. Thomas is kicking off their annual Jazz Festival this Sunday, September 9th. Stroll the beautiful winery grounds of Kathken Winery, relax by the trout pond under the shade and have a family-friendly good time for three great local charities: CASA, Sable House, and Polk Community Free Clinic. King Louse and LaRhonda Steele, and Ellen Whyte with Sue Orfield with be featured for the audiences’ enjoyment. Come and support the community charities with a great time.

MV Advancements

MV Advancements continues to serve adults with disabilities, mental and physical, in our community. They strive to place adults who wish to work, who are able to work in the right position. MV Advancements will match the perfect person for you and your business, and assist with training. If you have a job opening available that you think would be a perfect fit for someone in need of a chance then contact MV Advancements.

Dallas Area Visitors Center

Dallas Area Visitors Center is preparing for our next two events: Trick or Treat and Winterfest. We are looking for vendors who would like to participate in Trick or Treat. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the families in our community, as well as get your business out there.

Winterfest is in need of a committee! If you enjoy planning events, or have some fresh ideas to bring to the table then please join us. We would love to hear from the community what they would like to see.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you might have for either events, or business partners.

New Member

Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center is pleased to welcome a new member; Pfaff-Karren Insurance!

Pfaff-Karren Insurance is a leading insurance agency in the greater Polk County area. Since 1947, they have been serving their clients and meeting their individual needs. They look forward to working with you!

In 1947, John Pfaff opened John Pfaff & Co in downtown Independence. John had a reputation for his commitment and amazing person service that he gave his clients and friends. As the agency grew, he took a partner: Thomas Karen. In the mid-1970’s, John’s son Tom joined the agency. John would retire in 1978, and Tom Pfaff and Tom Karren formed the newly named Pfaff-Karren Insurance. The agency moved into the brand new Central Plaza in Independence in 1980, where it is still located today. Tom and his family are legendary supporters of both our community and Central High School sports. After 40 years in the insurance agency, Tom Pfaff decided to start his retirement process and sold the agency to Karen Frascone and Kristin Thomas.

Kristin was raised in Polk County, graduating from Dallas High School. Before entering the insurance industry, Kristin worked for the State of Oregon. She became licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty in 2009, purchasing TNT Insurance Services in 2014. She moved to Pfaff-Karren Insurance in June of 2016 with her assistant, Alondra Hernandez. The next year, she purchased Pfaff-Karren Insurance with her partner, Karen Frascone.

Karen grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Both she and her husband Joe graduated from the University of Wisconsin, then spent a year hitchhiking through Europe. They came to Oregon in 1979, and settled in Dallas. She worked for the law firm if Shetterly, Irick, and Shetterly in Dallas until 1998, and became a licensed life and health insurance agent in 2000. She joined Pfaff-Karren Insurance in the fall of 2010.

They pride themselves on having many 3rd, and 4th generation clients, which speaks volumes to the continued commitment and personal service John Pfaff believed in.

We encourage you to stop in and say hello. As always, their coffee is on and their door is open.

New Kids on the Block – Welcome New Members

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome two new members to our family; Luckiamute Valley Charter School and Beal Christmas Tree Farm.

Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools mission is to create a community where students, staff and families work together to cultivate the academic, social, emotional, and ethical growth of each student. Building on children’s innate curiosity and joy in learning, Luckiamute Valley Charter School promotes unique programs with a solid traditional academic foundation, incorporating current technology. They strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment so that children become confident thinkers and life-long learners. The foundation that makes this possible is a school community where parents and teachers work in cooperation for the good of every child, and a community that values the school at its heart. If you are interested in more information about them you can contact them at either their Bridgeport campus, (503) 623-4837, or Pedee campus, (503) 838-1933.

Beal Christmas Tree Farm is a family owned and operated Choose and Cut Christmas tree farm located at 700 Oak Villa Road. They offer two ways to get your perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree. You can either come to the farm to choose your tree and take it home or have your tree delivered right to your door-step. While their Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving to December 22nd, they have not limited themselves to just one holiday. In October they host a Pumpkin Patch for the community to enjoy. They grow pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes for you to choose from. A unique I-Spy walking trail game for all ages, Corn Hole games, a FFA Petting Zoo, and more are just some of the unique activities they offer their customers. No admission is required, and they also have popcorn and hot dog meals available. If you are looking for a great way to spend time with the family during the holiday season then we would point you in Beal Christmas Tree Farms direction.

Welcome once again to both Luckiamute Valley Charter School, and Beal Christmas Tree Farms. We look forward to what the future holds!