What you can do to shape the future
Career Connections is a lively and educational event to benefit our youth, our future workforce! It is an opportunity for more than 800 Salem-Keizer high school students to engage with future employers and improve their interviewing skills. It will be held May 30th from 8am - noon at the Salem Convention Center.
Small business owner designs event to promote local tourism
While some see the current economy as a setback, others are looking at it as an opportunity.
Class Act Events owner Susan Atkins is one of those people.
by John K. Miller
Nothing against Sir Isaac Newton, he accomplished much in his life. However, what he is most well known for is the discovery of gravity. At least that’s the way I learned it in grade school. Even back then it occurred to me that to say Sir Isaac discovered gravity was a bit generous. Its not like he had to search around for it. Gravity had been hidden in plain sight for countless generations. But good for Sir Isaac, I appreciate this kind of intelligence. Perhaps because I know my own capacity for anything approaching brilliance is limited to spotting something obvious missed by more focused or educated minds.
Career Day prepares students for future
In partnership with Blanchet Catholic School, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s workforce development team organized a career day like no other.
Casebeer named First Citizen
The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announced Scott Casebeer, President of Capitol Auto Group, as the First Citizen recipient for 2012. Along with Casebeer, the Salem Chamber recognized Former Chief Justice Paul De Muniz and Roger Yost as Distinguished Service Award recipients and Erin Molyneaux as the Outstanding Young Professional.
See you on the field
by Mike McLaran
The baseball season is in full swing again and it is a great time of the year. Someday, opening day of major league baseball should be declared a national holiday!
Ah yes, how many boys have dreamed of hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the seventh game of the World Series and slowly rounding the bases with the roar of the crowd and their team mates waiting at home plate to begin the celebration.
Sullivan assumes role as chair for Create Jobs PAC
T. J. Sullivan, Vice President of Huggins Insurance in partnership with Bliss Sequoia, has accepted the position of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Create Jobs Political Action Committee. Sullivan follows past Chair Janet Taylor in filling the leadership role.
High risk, high reward
by Chip Conrad
Guts. This is my one word answer to anyone who wants to know what I think is the key to running your own business.
Salem Chamber continues to mobilize at the Capitol
The 2013 Legislative Session continues to bring important issues to the forefront. We ask ourselves one main question when mobilizing at the Capitol – Does this bill protect or hinder the ability of the private sector to create jobs and fuel Oregon’s economy?
Salem Chamber Mobilization Team Takes Action
A special thanks to the following individuals who are standing up for small businesses. The Salem Chamber’s 2013 Mobilization Team will be active participants in Oregon’s Legislative Session and look forward to providing their feedback as business managers and owners on important policy issues that impact the ability of the private sector to create jobs.
- Members making news - March April 2013
- Member anniversaries - December - February 2013
- Welcome new members: December - February
- Real reform needed now on PERS
- Survey finds Chamber membership effective business strategy
- Program gives business owners resources for success
- What’s good for big business is good for small business
- Third Bridge crucial to regional economy
- Salem Chamber partners with Internships.com
- Members making news