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Dentist Off Main named Business of the Year

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Darrel Sandquist of Spot Again Tavern and Bob Jones of Edward Jones In?vestments added to chamber board

PIONEER PHOTO: GEORGIA NEWTON  - Chamber President Connie Farrens (left)presents Business of the Year Award to Dr. Olesya Salathe.

The Dentist off Main, owned by Dr. Olesya Salathe, was named the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce Busi­ness of the Year at the cham­ber's annual awards dinner and auction held Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Museum of The Oregon Territory in Oregon City.

Kylie Pingel, from Pheas­ant Pointe Assisted living & Memory Care, was given the Alan DeFabio Award. This honor is given to a chamber board member who is de­pendable, shows exemplary dedication and works hard on the many projects the cham­ber does throughout the year.

This year's dinner theme was "Welcome to Winter in Paradise." Guests were treat­ed to a Hawaiian style dinner. After dinner, awards were presented, board members were introduced, inductees for 2017 Class of Rodeo Hon­orees for the Walk of Fame were announced and the auc­tion to raise funds to support the chamber was held.

Board members and officers for 2017 are:

  • President––Connie Far­rens, Pepco Designs

  • Vice President––Carol Maloy, RE/Max HomeSource

  • Treasurer –– Terry Shankel, Clinkscales Porta­ble Toilets

  • Newly elected board members –– Darrel Sandquist of Spot Again Tavern and Bob Jones of Edward Jones In­vestments.

    Returning board members are Kay­lie Pingel of Pheas­ant Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care and Dawn Rachels of Molalla Manor.

    PIONEER PHOTO: GEORGIA NEWTON  - Board members L-R: Terry Shankle,Clinkscales Portable Toilets;
Darrel Sandquist, Spot Again Tavern; 
Bob Jones, Edward Jones Investments.

    2017 Class of Rodeo Honorees inductees were Freckles Brown, Clay O'Brien Cooper, Lewis Fields, Lane Frost, Tuff Hedmen, Cotton Rosser, Jake Barns, Henry Chris­tensen and Robert Chris­tensen.

    The work and contribu­tions Dr. Olesya Salathe, Dentist Off Main Street, does for the community made her a likely choice for the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year:

  • Holiday Tree Lighting and Downtown Decorating Event—brought volun­teers from many organiza­tion together to decorate and raise money for the event.

  • Sponsor for Giant 4th of July Parade, Buckeroo Rodeo, Share the Love, Freedom 5K, Food 4 Life

  • Field Trips every year for 3rd grade classroom (Colton, Rural Dell, Muli­no, Clarkes), New Hori­zons Daycare, Colton com­munity Preschool and Lov­ing Hearts Preschool.

  • Salathe Buck Pro­grams––essay contest each month for children in her practice, winners get $200 towards their class­room.

  • Mouthguard Mania––for 6 years has provided cus­tom mouth guards to Molalla and Colton High Schools, at $220 each. Total value donated over $100,000 in the 6 years.

  • Oral health screening, spon­soring back to school nights.

  • Won the Ger­ald E. Bruce Award from Ford Family foundation for leadership and community ser­vice. Matched the $5000 prize and donated $10,000 to Colton Boosters for new playground.

  • Raised money for new bleachers in Colton through Colton Bleaching for Bleachers fundraiser.

  • Supports kids at the county fair, booster dona­tions and FFA auction do­nations.

    In addition to being an active member of the Mo­lalla Area Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Salathe is the chair person for Ore­gon Dental Association's New Dentists Council, traveling throughout the country representing Ore­gon. She is the past Presi­dent, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of Clackamas County Dental Society.