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Member Services & Programs

Leadership training, ribbon cuttings and social media consulting are just the tip of the iceberg amongst member services from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.  Stay tuned to this section of SalemChamber as we add more and more articles about all the programs and services valued by our members.

How to Download Our Mobile App

The Chamber Mobile App is designed to be used on any Mobile Web 2.0 mobile device. Our Mobile App eliminates the need for clunky updates, and ensures you’re getting the most up-to-date information.

The URL for our Mobile App is: http://local.salemchamber.org/mobile

Below are instructions for downloading the Chamber Mobile App on several mobile devices.

iPhone/iPad

  1. Open the Safari browser on your Apple mobile device.
  2. In the URL bar, enter the URL of your Chamber’s mobile app.
  3. The Mobile App will populate, and a pop-up will prompt you to add the Mobile App to your Home Screen.
  4. The Chamber Mobile App will be placed on your Home Screen.

Android Devices

  1. Open your browser app.
  2. In the URL bar, enter the URL of your Chamber’s mobile app.
  3. Press Menu.
  4. Tap Bookmarks.
  5. Tap Add to add the bookmark.
  6. Go back to Your Bookmarks, and tap and hold the bookmark you just created for the Chamber Mobile App.
  7. A menu will appear where you can Add Shortcut to Home.
  8. The Chamber Mobile App will be placed on your Home Screen.

Windows Phone 7 Devices

  1. Open the Internet Explorer.
  2. In the URL bar, enter the URL of your Chamber’s mobile app.
  3. Tap the 3 dots at the bottom right corner of the screen, and drag it up to view the Options Menu.
  4. Tap Pin to Start Menu.
  5. Tap Add to add the bookmark.
  6. Go back to Your Bookmarks, and tap and hold the bookmark you just created for the Chamber Mobile App.
  7. The Chamber Mobile App will be placed on your Home Screen.

Questions? Problems? Please email kyle [at] salemchamber.org for assistance.

Deals in the Willamette Valley

Deal programs such as Groupon are growing in popularity.  Businesses offer a discount in exchange for exclusive promotion to a responsive list of consumers who have opted in to the daily emails.  The list owners generally share a percentage of sales with the business owner.  The rest of the details vary by provider.  Here are a few in the Salem area:

Member Marketplace

Member Marketplace is the Salem Chamber's portal for posting deals, making requests and saving money. Member businesses can post special offers, but anyone can reserve offers or make requests for members to respond to. All sales revenue stays with the business. Check out the Member Marketplace page to learn more and get started! Sponsored by Maps Credit Union.

Half Price Salem

AM 1430 KYKN Radio was first in the Salem area to launch a deal program.  Originally called KYKN Half Price Deals, Half Price Salem offers personal service and highly responsive buyers.  While most deal programs offer a percentage of sales to the business fulfilling the deal, Half Price Salem offers radio advertising on KYKN.  A small percentage of sales from HalfPriceSalem.com goes to support the Salem Chamber.  Sign up to receive these deals, or contact AM 1430 KYKN for more information.

Deal Chicken

Deal Chicken hatches new deals daily as a local service of the Statesman Journal. StatesmanJournal.com boasts the region's highest trafficked website, so Deal Chicken provides a lot of eyeballs on your business by email and click.  Sign up or contact your Statesman Journal ad representative for more information.

Recommending membership is a simple way to support the Chamber!

Earn rewards when you recommend the Chamber!*

Two simple steps to recommend a business:

1. Tell someone you'd like to recommend that they join the chamber
2. Tell the chamber who you've recommended

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce conducts Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies as a free service to members.  Ceremonies can be performed by themselves or as a part of an open house or grand opening.  We bring the camera, official scissors and, of course, the ribbon!  To qualify, you should be a member of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and:

  • You should be within your first year of opening your business
  • OR you should be within a year of purchasing an existing business
  • OR you should be an existing business in a new business location

 

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Feature Your Business On Try It Local

Drive Traffic To Your Door

Everyone loves a deal. When you offer an incredible one, people are going to take you up on it with pleasure!

Secure New Customers

When a great deal is only a click away, people are always up for tying something new. Once they've purchased the deal, they'll come to your business to redeem it and you'll wow them with your services and make them one to come back!

Free Exposure

Featuring your business's deal is at no cost to you. Your deal will be promoted in emails, on Facebook, Twitter and by consumers sharing the excitement with family and friends.

Increased Revenue

You get profits from the deal sales immediately! And with new customers that will want to come back, you'll gain even more revenue.

Ambassador Program

The Chamber Ambassador Program is a membership outreach and retention program designed to involve and inform new members of Chamber benefits and happenings. Ambassadors are volunteers who, on behalf of the Chamber, make good will-calls to encourage strong continuing membership and active support of Chamber programs.

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How Try It Local Works

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Try It Local promotes the featured deal by email to its subscribers.

Chamber fans see it on Facebook. Chamber followers receive a tweet.

Consumers visit TryItLocal.com/Salem to purchase the offer.

Consumers print the voucher and redeem it at the local business.

Agricultural Team

 

The Salem Chamber's Agricultural Team is made up of 14 active Chamber members who are responsible for addressing issues pertaining to the agricultural community and coordinating the annual SAIF Agri-Business Banquet at the Salem Conference Center in January.

 

The Ag Team is also the driving force of the annual Chamber Agricultural Tour.  The date of the Ag Tour is set around the points of interest of the tour and appropriate harvest times. Please refer to the Annual Special Events page for updates and tour schedule.

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Business FAQ

There are no upfront costs. It is a risk free advertising/marketing program. We make a percentage of every deal sold, so we only make money when you make money.

Your percentage of the proceeds are mailed on the Friday of the following week.

Yes. You know your margins and business better than we do. You pick what you think will drive more customers and help your business the most. We will provide you some data for deals from around the country that have been done by a business similar to yours.

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Chamber Gems

The Business Rocks luncheon wraps up the Salem Chamber's fiscal year with the installation of the new President and recognition of Chamber Gems and Volunteer Team Leaders.  Business Rocks is held in June at the Salem Conference Center as part of our Luncheon Series.

 

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Link to SalemChamber.org

As a member of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, your website is linked to SalemChamber.org at no additional cost to you.  When using our online business directory, search results contain your address, telephone number, and a link to your website.

As a part of our mission to serve as your business and community advocate, we are asking our members to "Link Back" to the Salem Chamber web site with the logo of their choice below.  Consider it a membership plaque for your website!

To link from your website, simply right-click on the logo of your choice below, then select Save As (or Save Picture As), and save the image file.  Your website administrator will be able to link this image to the Salem Chamber website, http://www.salemchamber.org.  If you have any questions, please email our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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