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Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

    Oregon Tribes were granted the right to offer true classic Las Vegas and Nevada style slot machines. Here in Oregon you'll find the same slot machines that are offered in Las Vegas, Reno and even Atlantic City.
    Slot machines that have made casinos like Caesar's Palace, The Golden Nugget, Binion's Horseshoe, The Tropicana, the MGM, the Mirage and so many Casino Resorts famous the world over. In Nevada and Atlantic City and Oregon, each game is individual and uses a random number generator to determine your winning combination. Because it is totally random, each and every spin provides the same chance of winning a jackpot.
    Players are playing an individual game where the outcome of play is determined by the individual machine you are playing at the time. In Oregon when you pick a game to play; you are playing a real slot machine. Spirit Mountain is the largest casino in the Pacific Northwest offering true Nevada style slots and live table games.
    Washington Tribes are not allowed to offer or operate Las Vegas style slot machines. Instead they are allowed Tribal Lottery Systems, which utilize scratch ticket/pull tab mathematics to determine the outcome of play. The compact also requires all results must be pre-determined number of winners and losers.
    Most players are unaware how Washington Casino player terminal games operate. According to the Washington State Gambling Commission, each player terminal must be connected to a central computer system which distributes pre-determined wins and losses. Players in Washington are actually playing against other players gaming on the same game theme. The central computer is sending out the winning or losing tickets as players compete against each other for the win.
    The games look the same, but in truth they are not. Slot vendors work hard to make the Scratch Ticket Lottery/ Pull Tab Player Terminals in Washington look just like their classic Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City and yes Oregon counterparts.
    Spirit Mountain is Oregon's number one tourist attraction, located approximately 65 miles southwest of Portland and only 25 minutes from the coast.

Fast Facts:
254 room lodge
90,000 square feet of casino gaming
Five restaurants
Live entertainment and special events

Smoking and non-smoking areas
Over 2,000 Slot Machines (Always updating with new popular themes) Table Games, 18 Blackjack Tables, Poker Room with 17 tables, Texas Hold'Em, Pai Gow, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Spanish 21,Four Roulette Tables,Three Craps Tables,Keno, Bingo

Salem Chamber News
503. the Salem Chamber's Magazine

The Salem Chamberís Magazine

    In case you missed it, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce launched a new quarterly publication called 503. the Salem Chamber's Magazine. The magazine sets the tone for conversations on economic prosperity in Salem and the surrounding areas as an influential tool that promotes Salem Chamber member businesses in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
    Please stop by the Chamber to grab a copy of the first edition. The official publication of the Salem Chamber of Commerce is produced by Mount Angel Publishing.
    The company also publishes The Enterprise for SEDCOR and several community newspapers including, Our Town in Silverton / Mt.Angel, Our Town in Stayton / Sublimity, the Canyon Shopper, the Mt. Angel Shopper and the Santiam Shopper. Mt. Angel Publishing is proud to be a new member of the Salem Chamber since joining in 2017.
    Paula Mabry, Publisher and CEO of Mt. Angel Publishing said "One of the goals of the Salem Chamber is to focus attention on community minded businesses and decision makers. That fits perfectly with Mt. Angel Publishing's mission.
    The Quarterly 503 will make positive impact on readers and advertisers and serve the chamber region as well. We are honored to be a part of the Salem Area Chamber's team." If you are interested in placing an advertisement in the spring edition (set to print at the end of January), please email Jerry Stevens with Mt. Angel Publishing (j.stevens@ for more information by December 15!
    Forum Speaker Series
    The Forum Speaker Series continues December 11 with guest speaker, Tim Boyle, CEO and President of Columbia Sportswear. He will be speaking about the changing retail industry in an age of online advertising and Amazon. Other dates include January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14. Register for the events on the Chamber website. saif Agri-Business Banquet At the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, we are dedicated to promoting a strong economy and job growth.
    Nearly 12 percent of all jobs in Oregon are connected to farming and ranching. On January 19, 2018, the Chamber will host the saif Agri-Business Banquet, presented by KeyBank, to celebrate the agricultural community and its impact on the mid- Willamette Valley. Reserve your seat for $59 or table for $590 at saifagribusiness. com.
    First Citizen Awards Banquet Mark your calendar for March 2, 2018, the First Citizen Awards Banquet. Since 1950 the Salem Chamber has honored those in the community who exemplify servant leadership. The banquet recognizes individuals in the categories of Outstanding Young Professional, Distinguished Service Award and First Citizen.
    These men and women do remarkable things to make our community a better place and are examples of what happens when ordinary people act. Nominations are open. Submit a nomination: salemchamber. org/events/first-citizen/

Hallett Named Chemeketa Vice President
Chemeketa Community College has promoted
David Hallett to be vice president of
governance and administration

David Hallett

    Chemeketa Community College has promoted David Hallett to be vice president of governance and administration. Hallett had been the executive dean of general education and transfer studies at the college. He replaces Andrew Bone who retires from the position November 30.
    In an email to staff, Chemeketa President Julie Huckestein said, "David has a broad base of experience and skills that will benefit our employees, students and community members."
    Huckestein added, "I am pleased to welcome David to his new role and look forward to working with him even more closely."
    Dr. Hallett has been with Chemeketa since 2006 and has over 22 years of teaching and executive level experience in higher education. Prior to joining Chemeketa, he served as president of a multicampus, private career college in Oregon where he also held the positions of vice president for academic affairs as well as program director/faculty for the Legal Studies department.
    As a first generation college student who grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Hallett obtained an A.A.S. degree from a local community college and earned a B.A. in English, cum laude, from the State University of New York. This early foundation in higher education positioned him well for the rigors of law school where he earned a juris doctorate degree from the University of Akron, ultimately practicing law in Pennsylvania and teaching as a professor of legal research and writing at Penn State University before moving with his family to Oregon.
    Hallett is passionate that access to a quality education should not be relegated to those of privilege; rather it must be equitably available for all. This philosophy is what fueled his decision to leave the practice of law and become a full-time educator.
    "I have a strong belief that education is the key to a better future for everyone," said Hallett. "I'm excited to continue past collaborations and engage in new ones that will ensure we are all working as one college serving the needs of every student."
    For more than 45 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to offering opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.
    As the second largest multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves nearly 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as community locations at Brooks, Eola, Winema, Polk County, Woodburn, and the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).
    Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.