Of course, we all know about the famous chocolate cakes at Salem's unique Konditorei restaurant on Commercial St. SE. But do you know about it's co-founder and local power player Gerry Frank? When the guy is not treating himself to chocolate, Gerry is making things happen in Salem and Oregon. Did you know that he donated $1 million to help build the Kroc Center? For 20 years he was chief of staff for Senator Mark Hatfield and has often been called Oregon's third senator. I'm told that he predicted the election of Governors Kulongoski and Kitzhaber long before campaigning started in their races. You can also add this to his Salem credentials, he helped Mr. Kwan get his restaurant off the ground many years ago. Read Gerry's bio here. I'm surprised he doesn't have a wiki page. To promote his Konditorei restaurant, Gerry recorded this youtube video. Check it out.