Business leaders fight back against anti-business legislation

In what’s been referred to as the most anti-business legislative session in years, there is growing unease among businesses in the region about the cumulative effect proposed legislation will have on the ability of the Salem area – and the state – to attract, conduct, and grow business. As a result, business leaders have rallied, reaching out to legislators and sharing their stories on the impact proposed legislation would have on their business.

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Students offer perspective on minimum wage increase, Salem’s image

Students had the opportunity to share their ideas on real-life issues at the Youth Leadership Conference held in March.

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Chamber narrows search for new CEO

Spring is here!

As I sit at my desk this early morning to write this column, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the flowers are all starting to open up and tilt their heads to the sun. Spring in the mid-Willamette Valley is truly a special time.

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Member anniversaries - February - April 2015

Special thanks to all our renewing members from February - April 2015:

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Salem Chamber endorsements announced for 2015 May Ballot

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has officially moved forward five endorsements which include both issues and candidates appearing on the May election ballot in Marion and Polk counties.

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Chamber announces staff promotion

The Salem Chamber is proud to announce the promotion of Kathy Moore to chief development officer. Moore was previously the director of leadership and workforce development.

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This isn’t goodbye

At the time of this writing, there is a strong possibility that this may very well be my last column in Business Voice as your Salem Chamber CEO. This organization is fortunate to have some top notch Chamber CEOs from other areas of the country who are vying for the opportunity to lead here in Salem. And I couldn’t be more excited for the professional staff, the members, and the community.

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Members making news - May/June 2015

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals is proud to announce and welcome three new REALTORS® to our Salem Keizer office: Alan Koloen, Dan Von Trapp, and Jennifer Bussard. Kelly Martin, Eileen Slezak, Marion Smith and Julienne Ritter of Berkshire Hathaway have just been granted the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation by the Oregon Association of REALTORS. bhhsrep.com

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Welcome new members - February - April 2015

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

 

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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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