The front page story on Wednesday’s paper (Democrat-Herald, Feb. 21) was a welcome upbeat story of life-saving measures taken by employees at Burcham’s Metals when a client suffered a heart attack on the business premises.
The article related that “owner Jay Burcham is a stickler for emergency procedures (and) all employees are trained in CPR and renew that training every two years.” That’s an unexpected benefit of a business owner.
D-H readers may not be aware of a different way in which Mr. Burcham serves the community.
Each November for several years, Jay has entered a float in the Veterans Day parade. He personally invites the veterans who have been guests of the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight organization to appear on this float. He gives each veteran a colorful fleece lap robe and a warm pair of gloves to make the ride more comfortable. At the conclusion of the parade, all the honorees are guests for lunch at Sybaris.
There are probably other ways in which this Albany business owner gives back to the community for their patronage; here are two things you can thank him for.
Lebanon (Feb. 21)