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First Commercial Real Estate
Welcomes Jordan Truitt

Jordan Truitt

"We are excited to welcome Jordan Truitt to First Commercial Real Estate. Jordan's extensive professional experience and entrepreneurial successes have provided a strong foundation for his entrance to the CRE industry.

We are looking forward to Jordan joining the FCRES team and anticipate he will be adding immediate value to our clients."

Terri Frohnmayer

    Jordan Truitt grew up in Salem in a 4th generation family business, Truitt Brothers, a processor of local fruits and vegetables. Jordan attributes his strong work ethic to working in the agricultural industry from a very young age.
    In 2012, Jordan moved with his wife to her home state of Louisiana. Prior to starting their family, they invested in several small businesses, discovered a love for real estate, and he fulfilled a lifelong goal of becoming a commercial charter pilot.
    Jordan and his family returned to the Northwest where he became the plant manager of Truitt Family Foods in Salem. His love of Oregon and community led to the opportunity to serve the Department of Energy's Facilities and Siting Council. Jordan says "The experiences that have led me to this point could only have been learned through hard work, integrity and grit."
    In joining FCRES, Jordan expressed his desire to work with, " ...a dedicated commercial real estate firm whose first priority is achieving outstanding results for their clients."

ShowBiz - Back by Popular Demand
Celebrate 20 years of the Mid Willamette Valley's Premier Tradeshow!

ShowBiz is Honored to Welcome Grand Marshall,
Gerry Frank and Grand Dame, Gayle Caldarazzo Doty

    Celebrate 20 years of ShowBiz, May 20, 2020. It has quite a ring to it, and it should. ShowBiz is the Mid Willamette Valley's premier trade show. ShowBiz is brought to you by Salem Business Journal. This year we are honored to have Gerry Frank and Gayle Caldarazzo Doty as our Grand Marshall and Grand Dame.
    Travel Salem, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Keizer Chamber of Commerce, Marion Polk Food Share are just a few champions of ShowBiz 2020. Media sponsors include KSLM, KBZY, KYKN, KGAL, Salem Magazine and The Local.
    The Jackman Long Building at the Oregon State Fairground welcomes this acclaimed event for its triumphant return.
    ShowBiz is a gathering of old and new friends sharing local products and services. Famous for samples, journey through booth after booth all things Mid-Willamette Valley. From locally made Ice Cream and Cider, to home grown crafts, and many boutique industries.
    Local businesses showcase their latest products while restaurateurs, food purveyors and catering services offer tasty samples.
    ShowBiz is great opportunity to meet area business leaders. It's where business meets community. The price of admission is just a Marion Polk Food Share donation!
    Reserve your booth space early. Visit for complete information or call the SBJ at 503-365-9544.

New Year's Resolutions
So, your New Year's resolution is to get in better shape?

Michele Vanderyacht

    So, your New Year's resolution is to get in better shape? I hear this a lot. You get a gym membership and resolve to go five days a week for one hour. You do great for the first week, then you have an "emergency" and can't go for two days. So, you end up taking the whole week off. Maybe you make it back once more before you eventually stop going.
    So how do you stick to your fitness routine? Remember every day is a new day. Just because you didn't make it yesterday doesn't mean you can't start fresh today. Don't use that as an excuse to give up. Put some structure in your life. Go to a class, workout with a friend, or hire a certified personal trainer. All of these will give you some structure and help keep you accountable.
    Set small goals and reward yourself for them. Not with food but with a massage or a trip to a movie theater. Do something that makes you feel good but doesn't contain calories.
    Don't fall for quick fixes. There is no diet or pill that will help you reach your goal. Eat less and move more is solid advice.
    Track your progress. There are many apps available to help you keep track of your workout and food intake.
    Check your attitude. Be good to yourself and keep a positive outlook.
    Think about where you will be next year at this time and set your goals accordingly. Do not get discouraged if you don't see results immediately. You're in this for the long haul so don't give up!
    Michele Vanderyacht is the general manager of South Salem Epic Fitness.