Connection Events

What is a "connection event?"  It's any meeting of business members where the goal is to develop your network or build upon existing relationships.  The Salem Chamber has a variety of open and niche programs to meet your business needs or personal preferences.  Browse the events below, or view them all on our calendar.


Timely, entertaining and provocative, the Forums feature presentations by well-known, respected—and sometimes controversial—business and community leaders.

The series runs September through May and is held on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.

Register below for the full season or for specific lunches.
Season schedule

Chamber Members: 2014-15 Forum Season Tickets are available now!
Purchase before September 1st and get the whole season (9 lunches) for $150 - a 15% discount.

The 2014-15 Forum Speaker Series will feature a more exciting line up than ever. Hear from people such as Todd Van Horne, global creative director for football and baseball at Nike; our local, Grammy-winning film composer Dave Metzger, who will share about his role in the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from the Disney/Pixar movie Frozen; and international motivational speaker Lou Radja, who practices global citizenship while residing right here in Oregon. Join us for this and more by purchasing Season Tickets.

Get yours now online, or call us at 503-581-1466 for personal assistance.


Table Sponsorships
Personalize your experience at the Forum Lunches. Benefits include:
- 8 Season Tickets ($1,500 value)
- Use the season passes as you choose - invite clients, coworkers, colleagues, etc.
- Reserved table - your table will be in the same location at every lunch.
You choose the location (first come, first served).
- And more!
Purchase online or call Madeline at 503-581-1466 x303

Forum Fastpass

Single Forum tickets will now be available to purchase online prior to each lunch for $18 (a 10% discount). Just pre-print your admission pass or carry it on your smartphone for a fast, easy check-in.

To attend a single lunch, follow its registration link in the schedule below. Tickets will be available 90 days in advance of each Forum date.

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Greeters - Salem's Premier Networking Event

Greeters is the largest and most active business networking group in the Salem area. Attendance ranges from 125 to 175 participants each meeting. There’s no better way to make contacts, form professional relationships and get your products and services out in front of others.


Where is the next Greeters? Find out on Salem Chamber News & Weather [video] or our Calendar


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Connect for Lunch

One Good Connection Is Worth 1,000 Business Cards


Connect for Lunch

When you enroll in your Chamber's Connect 4 Lunch program, you will be invited each week to have lunch with three other business people. For a nominal fee — just a little more than what you'd leave for a tip — you can make up to 100 new personal connections over the course of a year: real connections that can lead to real results for your business.

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Chamber Business Women


If you're a woman doing business in Salem – Chamber Business Women (CBW) is for you! CBW is a networking, education and support group for professional women and women entrepreneurs.

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