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Endorsements support building a stronger local economy

We care deeply about the future of Salem and creating an environment where businesses of all shapes and sizes can succeed. After all, the success of businesses is at the core of creating a successful economy and creating good jobs that Salem residents can strive for.

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Retail follows rooftops

It is clear that demand for downtown housing is reaching a tipping point and as a result, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has completed a comprehensive review of occupied and available living units to better understand possible implications for commerce in Salem’s core area.

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Succession planning is all around you

Ten thousand baby boomers are turning 65 everyday across this great country. And although the impact of the recession may result in prolonged careers in the coming years for these baby boomers, succession planning is a must have for organizations.

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Member anniversaries - June - August 2014

Special thanks to all our renewing members from June - August.

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Foundation strong, poised for growth in second year

After just one year, The Inspire Foundation is making great strides in their efforts related to education, leadership and workforce development. Through programs like the Salem Area Young Professionals, Leadership Youth and Leadership Salem, The Inspire Foundation continues to grow its capacity for developing the Salem community’s future leaders.

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New police facility should meet big picture needs of community

The question of building a new police facility is not just about upgrading a building. It is about planning for the needs of the Salem community for the next 40 years.

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The changing shape of downtown Salem

As fall nears and the days start to get shorter, I look back on what a great summer we’ve had in Salem.

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Members making news - September/October

4Him2Day-Children’s Cancer Resource Foundation held the 5th Annual Play4Day Golf Tournament & Silent Auction at Illahe Hills Country Club on Friday August 22nd.  The event benefited local families in treatment for childhood cancer. Since May of 2010, 4Him2day has provided support to 55 local families.  4him2day.com

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Welcome new members - June-August 2014

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

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Leadership Salem project gives building a boost

Thanks to the Leadership Salem Class of 2014, the Belmont House, occupied by Northwest Human Services, Inc., got a much needed face-lift. The class painted the building as part of their community service project, which closed out their Leadership Salem experience.

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