First Citizen Awards Banquet

72nd Annual First Citizen Awards Banquet

April 8, 2023 at the Salem Convention Center

Save the date to celebrate servant leaders in the Salem community at one of the biggest events of the year, the First Citizen Awards Banquet! Join fellow business and non-profit leaders for an evening of entertainment as we recognize the philanthropists, community leaders, and volunteers who give their time, treasure, and talent every day to make Salem a better place to live and work.

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Stay tuned for more details, including registration information, to come soon!

71st Annual First Citizen Awards Banquet

Thank you to the more than 500 Chamber members and guests who joined us at the Salem Convention Center on Saturday, April 16, 2022, for the 71st Annual First Citizen Awards Banquet! We had a blast and we hope you did as well.

2022 Recipients

Salem First Citizen: Gary Epping and Shawn Epping Engelberg
Outstanding Young Professional: Rich Schultz
Distinguished Service: Jerry Moore, Mary Jean Sandall, and Myron Jones


If you weren’t able to attend this year, you missed quite a show! Click the links below and watch the full video to see (or relive) what a special night First Citizen was this year!

2022 Event Recap
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