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To conclude the 2023-2024 season of the Forum Speaker Series, the Salem Chamber hosted and presented its annual Business of the Year Awards and Annual All-Member Meeting at the Salem Convention Center on June 10, 2024.

Six exceptional companies and organizations were recognized for their excellence in business, but also for their outstanding community engagement efforts which have made a lasting impact in the Salem area and beyond.


2024 Winners

  • Business of the Year – Dalke Construction
  • Employer of the Year – Green Acres Landscape, Inc.
  • New Business of the Year – Miller’s BBQ
  • Non-Profit of the Year – Center for Hope & Safety
  • Manufacturer of the Year – La Familia Cider Company
  • Small Business of the Year – Sunco Homes & Remodeling

In addition, the Chamber took time to recognize its key volunteers, including members of its Board of Directors, and celebrated the 2022-2024 Leadership Salem Cohort’s graduating class.

The Salem Chamber thanks its Business of the Year Presenting Sponsor, Willamette Valley Bank, and the 2023-2024 Forum Speaker Series Season Sponsor, Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions, for making this event possible.


About the Series

Hear from business and community leaders who inform inspire, and network with key decision-makers within our community at the Forum Speaker Series luncheons. Featured speakers cover a wide variety of topics designed to build awareness, foster understanding, and spark conversation in the community. The nine-month series runs from September through June.

The Forum Speaker Series’ purpose is to deliver content, at times through controversial speakers, intended to spark conversation in Salem. The inclusion of these speakers does not imply Chamber endorsement or recommendation of any person, political party, idea, or previous action by these individuals.

The views and opinions expressed in any Forum event do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. The Salem Chamber serves as a host for relevant conversations in town and in the state, and you can be part of these conversations by attending the Forum Speaker Series.

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