NEWS RELEASE! Silverton GROW on the Road

GROW Comes to Silverton With Business Success Workshop

On Thurs, July 17 from 8 - 9:30am at Trexler Farm

We are holding the inaugural meeting of Young Professionals in our area. This is a new group for entrepreneurs, key employees and civic leaders (under age 40) who are serious about their careers and businesses and want to meet and build relationships with other young professionals in GROW's service area (living or working from Aumsville/Scio to Marion Forks). Everyone will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business or organization, we'll do some speed networking, and we'll talk about some ideas this group has for connecting and growing professionally together.

After talking with some of our younger entrepreneurs and businesspeople earlier this spring, GROW decided it was time to create an opportunity for young professionals to get together and meet each other. We see growing energy among this age group, and a sincere desire to connect with each other to improve their businesses, careers and communities - and have some fun doing it. These are our up-and-coming business and community leaders (some are already!), but they haven't had a forum to speak together with one voice or come together to network with and learn from each other. This new group will provide that opportunity.

Our hope is that making connections between folks in this age group will inspire larger projects region-wide, further anchor the investment these young people have made in our communities, and provide an active forum for them to do business their way while bringing a fresh perspective to economic development in our area.

For those who may not know, Trexler Farm is about 1 mile west of the flashing light in Mehama, on Ferry Rd, just off of Hwy 22. Address is 20146 Ferry Rd SE, Stayton, OR.

Small Steps, Big Results

The next Small Steps, Big Results class is Mon, Aug 25 from 8 - 10am at Trexler Farm.
A great class to work on business projects that inspire you most!
FREE. Call 503.871.5188 for more info.

Microenterprise Assistance

The microenterprise assistance classes are provided through funding from HUD and complement
the individual enterprise facilitation and guided roundtable discussions we provide local entrepreneurs through funding from Marion County, foundation grants, and your generous donations! See Report!


We serve the communities of Aumsville, Stayton, Sublimity, Lyons, Mehama, Little North Fork/Elkhorn Valley, Mill City, Gates, Detroit, Idanha, Breitenbush, and Marion Forks.

We work with local governments, businesses and organizations as well as with various county, state and federal agencies to develop linkages and cooperative opportunities, finding viable solutions to local needs.

We facilitate a broad spectrum of projects, with one goal in mind: to support and sustain a diverse local economy. As with most projects, success is only achieved through the support of the local community.