In this issue of Business Voice:
State fairgrounds needs to reinvent itself in order to survive
For 11 days, the Oregon State Fair is full of life. It is ferris wheel rides and the smell of elephant ears, petting chicks in incubators and carnival games that reward you with giant stuffed bears.
But the other 354 days during the year tell a very different story.
By John K. Miller, Courthouse Fitness
I’m not sure who to contribute this saying to, but it goes, “The only constant in life is change.” I like how it uses a seeming contradiction to express a profound truth.
Students reflect on lessons in leadership
Graduates of the Leadership Youth Class of 2012 share the impact the program had on their lives
Special thanks to all our renewing members from February – April 2013
What you can do to shape the future
Career Connections is a lively and educational event to benefit our youth, our future workforce! It is an opportunity for more than 800 Salem-Keizer high school students to engage with future employers and improve their interviewing skills. It will be held May 30th from 8am - noon at the Salem Convention Center.
Chamber shows up at City Hall to support third bridge
Members of the Salem Chamber Board of Directors turned out at the City Council public hearing on April 22nd to show their support for the third vehicular bridge in Salem.
McLaran’s legacy will live on
By Jason Brandt, CEO – Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
What a year. Mike McLaran’s favorite poster of Cal Ripken Jr. with the prominent header “Perseverance” stands out in my mind. Constant challenges seem to be the only thing one can count on in this life and Mike, for one, wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Welcome new members
We are pleased to welcome our newest investors in the Salem Chamber who joined between February and April 2013
Members making news: May/June 2013
Sprague senior, Sarah Bates, has been selected as Volunteer of the Year for 2012 at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village.
See you on the field
by Mike McLaran
The baseball season is in full swing again and it is a great time of the year. Someday, opening day of major league baseball should be declared a national holiday!
Ah yes, how many boys have dreamed of hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the seventh game of the World Series and slowly rounding the bases with the roar of the crowd and their team mates waiting at home plate to begin the celebration.
- Small business owner designs event to promote local tourism
- Sullivan assumes role as chair for Create Jobs PAC
- Discovering wealth
- High risk, high reward
- Career Day prepares students for future
- Salem Chamber continues to mobilize at the Capitol
- Casebeer named First Citizen
- Salem Chamber Mobilization Team Takes Action
- Members making news - March April 2013
- Real reform needed now on PERS