The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce includes a membership of over 1,200 businesses that employ over 30,000 residents in the region. We are the largest, most influential organization advocating for business in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
"The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce continues to prove itself as the go to organization for business advocacy in our region. The value to business is unmatched by any other as it relates to representing business interests with local and county government in the Salem area. An investment in the Chamber and their advocacy work is an investment in the future of the Salem area's business climate." -- Darr & Kathy Goss, Capital Valuation, Ltd.
The Salem Chamber:
Advocates for businesses of all shapes and sizes with local elected leaders. If your business is facing a challenge operating in the Mid-Willamette Valley, we're here to help.
Customizes communications. If you're interested in receiving timely legislative updates, city council reports, and ongoing information about the Salem Chamber's advocacy efforts, join over 350 business members that receive customized public policy updates via email from Salem Chamber staff.
Leads community initiatives. The Salem Chamber has a proven track record of success in leading the way on important community issues appearing on your ballot including:
- Passage of the 2008 Streets & Bridges Bond
- Passage of the 2006 City of Salem Fire Department Facilities & Equipment Bond
- Passage of City of Salem annexations
- Opposition to oppressive tax measures 66 & 67
Innovates by hosting an annual Citizen/Candidates Academy for residents interested in running for office and launching a free text message service available exclusively for Salem Chamber members to keep up with the latest employer mobilization needs.
Reports on the latest public policy issues facing the Mid-Willamette Valley through blog postings highlighted below.
Coordinates timely public policy sessions open to all members which take place on the first Thursday of every month from 7am - 8:30am at the Salem Chamber.
Click here for our next Public Policy Session on the Calendar