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Chamber opposes legislation on compulsory paid sick leave

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce testified at the hearing before the Joint Committee on Business and Labor opposing legislation on compulsory paid sick leave.

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Change is in the air

As I write this column, I can hardly believe how fast time has gone. For me personally, this past year was a year of change.  Mustering up the courage and determination to break out and start a new business, Summit Wealth Management, was tough. But the long hours of soul searching, family discussions and continuously running through spreadsheets has paid off. My partners and I are now proud owners of a very successful business.

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Members making news - MarchApril

AKS Engineering & Forestry Salem, LLC, announced its expansion and acquisition of the former Peterson Engineering Consultants, Inc. office at 4300 Cherry Avenue, Keizer. In addition to relocating, AKS is welcoming the addition of key staff and significant projects from Peterson.

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Welcome New Members - December - February 2015

We are pleased to welcome our newest investors in the Salem Chamber who joined between December and February.

 

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Public Policy session supports OSCC legislative agenda

In a Public Policy session held January 8, 2015, members of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce voted 18-1 in favor of adopting the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) 2015 Legislative agenda. This recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for consideration.

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Salem Chamber receives communications award

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s electronic newsletter, Online Update, received the “Honorable Mention” award from the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE).

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Salem private sector growth tied for fastest

After years of battling, Oregon’s local economies are finally turning a corner. According to findings by the State of Oregon Employment Department, our employment levels have officially returned to their pre-recession peak from December of 2007.

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Leadership Youth has lasting impact on graduates

Past graduates reflect on how the program influenced their lives and future

 

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Salem Chamber names Hazel Patton First Citizen

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announced Hazel Patton as the First Citizen recipient for 2014. Along with Patton, the Salem Chamber recognized Jim Seymour, Dr. James Lace and Jose Gonzalez as Distinguished Service Award recipients and Nathan Wuerch as the Outstanding Young Professional.

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New councilors shape direction for city

January 2015 marks the beginning of a new class of Salem City Councilors as four newly elected leaders are sworn into office. It’s been more than a decade since Salem has seen such a large incoming class of policy makers

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