by: PEGGY SAVAGE - Georgia Newton, new sales manager for the Molalla Pioneer.Georgia Newton has joined the Molalla Pioneer family and will be working with the community businesses, assisting them with their advertising and promotions.

Her career experience has been in advertising, marketing and promotions, primarily working with small retail and service businesses.

In her teens, Newton started working in retail in a small town in Southeastern Idaho. After moving her family to the Portland area she worked in sales for the Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Washington.

After the Columbian, Newton was the advertising director for a national furniture company, GranTree Furniture.

Moving to Canby 30 years ago, she worked with her husband in the family business, Gene’s Home Electronics, for 14 years.

After spending six years in sales at the Canby Herald, Newton moved to Lincoln City, where she was publisher of the Lincoln City News Guard.

Over the years, Newton was actively involved in the chamber of commerce in Lincoln City and Canby, served on various committees and boards in Canby, including the Canby Utility Board and city council.

“Being able to work with small business owners and help them achieve their goals is so much fun for me,” she said. “I get to meet interesting people and my clients turn out to be great friends. I’m looking forward to making more new friends and learning more about Molalla and the area.”

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