Bud Pierce’s Campaign For
Last September, Salem physician Dr. Bud
Pierce announced his candidacy for Governor
Dr. Bud Pierce M.D. Ph.D.
Shortly after that, he opened his campaign
office at 2001 Front Street in downtown
William C. “Bud” Pierce, M.D., Ph.D. is the
principal partner in Hematology/Oncology
of Salem, one of the last physician-owned oncology
practices in the Northwest. Annually,
the practice cares for thousands of patients
with serious blood disorders and cancer. He
and his wife, Selma, a retired dentist, are
well-known in Salem for their charity work
and involvement in local nonprofits.
With the primary campaign just weeks
away, Pierce is ramping up his ground campaign
by welcoming more volunteers into the
office and taking some more time off from his
medical practice to visit voters around the
While there are a number of candidates in
both the Republican and Democratic primary,
Pierce was the first to file and has been
working his way around the state ever since,
running television and radio ads and talking
with the media. He has focused much of
his travels on rural Oregon, visiting smaller
towns and talking with citizens.
“What strikes me,” says Pierce, “is how disenfranchised
these citizens feel from our government,
they feel Portland politicians have
all but forgotten them when it comes to economic
development and advocacy.”
Pierce, a strong advocate for jobs, has been
concerned that many new legislative policies
have actually done more harm to Oregon’s
economy, making it difficult for businesses
to thrive and create jobs.
He recently made
that point when speaking to the Oregonian
editorial board in mid-March. “A job is the
solution to much of what ails society,” he told
the paper. “When you are employed you are
much less likely to fall into ill-health, drug
addiction, loneliness and depression. You
are able to pay your bills, care for your family
and have the daily support of other people.
When we don’t have jobs, all these issues
start becoming society’s problem.”
Oregon primary is May 17. To read more
about Dr. Bud Pierce and his positions visit
Business Summit To Help Leaders Reach The Next Level
The LEAD Business Summit is the first of its kind for the
A rapidly changing market is making it necessary for businesses
to continue to shift and adapt in order to stay relevant.
That’s why the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has created
a one-day conference designed to help business leaders reach
the next level and be a catalyst for change.
The LEAD Business Summit is the first of its kind for the
mid-Willamette Valley. The conference is designed to help
individuals develop professionally and build their business,
while allowing them to create connections with peers and business
leaders. The goal is to allow leaders and managers the opportunity
to step out of their day-to-day roles and focus on the
big picture of their business.
“One of the core values in our business is to pursue growth
and learning every single day,” said Tim Fahndrich with
ThirdRiver Marketing LLC. “It’s events like these that provide
us with the mindset, the learning, and the knowledge that we
as business owners and key managers really need to be able to
adapt to the business environment that we live in, which is just
changing so rapidly.”
The event begins at noon on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and
will open with kick off speaker Celeste Edman, CEO of Lunar
Logic. Edman’s presentation will focus on mentoring as a leadership
tool. Peer networking and lunch will follow.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose two breakout
sessions out of eight possible topics, such as succession planning,
taking the path to executive level leadership, keys to high
performing teams, and building your brand through digital experiences.
The breakouts are not just for business owners, but
have been tailored to individuals in a variety of career levels.
Following the peer networking and happy hour, keynote
speaker Seth Mattison, founder and chief movement officer of
Futuresight Labs, will close out the conference with his presentation
on the generational transformation impacting work and
While the content line-up through workshops and speakers
will provide valuable information that can be applied to personal
goals, perhaps the most valuable piece is the relationships
that can be built.
“I’m most excited about the conversations with folks outside
of the sessions,” said Chris Nordyke with Summit Cleaning
and Restoration. “The sessions, to me, are a fire-starter. The
conversations between sessions, and even after the event, are
where the value is.”
LEAD Business Summit will give members of the business
community the chance to enhance their careers by offering
professional development as well as new perspectives on business.
The event will challenge conventional thinking so business
leaders can continue to lead forward in their organizations.
“The LEAD Business Summit is all about continuing to
strengthen businesses and leaders within our region,” said
Marla McColly, director of events and programs for the Salem
Chamber. “This event will connect business people to their
passions, each other, and their community.”
“It’s exciting that we’re bringing something new that will
benefit the entire business community,” said LeAnn Keim with
Columbia Bank, the event’s presenting sponsor.
Registration is now open for the event at leadempowered.
com. LEAD Business Summit is presented by Columbia Bank.
For more details on the event, go to leadempowered.com.
Google Executive Keynote Speaker @ SEDCOR Envision 2016
Global Customer Acquisitions
Director for Google
Darren Pleasance, Global Customer
Acquisitions Director for Google,
will speak at the SEDCOR Envision
2016 corporate dinner in Salem,
Ore. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
During the event, Pleasance will
explore how companies must radically
adapt to meet the future needs
of stakeholders and customers. His
message will challenge leaders’ perspective
of technology’s impact on
“Companies today face the most
rapid pace of change in history,”
said Chad Freeman, SEDCOR President.
“We’re delighted to host one
of our nation’s top global business
leaders to address this opportunity.
His message will spur on new perspectives
and insights for Mid-Willamette
Pleasance leads Google's Global
Customer Acquisitions team. In
his role, Pleasance oversees sales,
marketing, market intelligence
and support teams. Previously, he
was a Partner in McKinsey's High
Tech Sector and Marketing & Sales
Practice, and the founder of McKinsey's
global Small- and Mediumsized
Business (SMB) practice.
is a frequent speaker at marketing,
sales, and conferences including
the National Governor's Association,
focused on the role that small,
high-growth businesses play in job
growth and economic impact. He
serves on the boards of the Hiller
Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA
and the Experimental Aircraft Association
in Oshkosh, WI.
The event is hosted by Strategic
Economic Development Corporation,
the Mid-Willamette Valley’s
lead economic development organization.
Organizers anticipate more
than 500 people will attend the
region’s top dinner event for business
leaders. Presenting Sponsor is
Mountain West Investment Corporation.
For more information contact
Tami Lundy, 503-588-6225 or tlundy@
Strategic Economic Development
Corporation is the lead economic
development entity for Oregon’s
Mid-Willamette Valley. The 400-
plus member nonprofit association
leverages strong public and private
partnerships to aggressively retain
and attract high value jobs and capital
investment to Marion, Polk and
Yamhill Counties of Oregon.