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Individual Lunches – Individual luncheon tickets purchased online are $40. Member tickets may be purchased at the door for $45. Future member tickets are also available for purchase for $65 at the door.

2019 – 2020 Forum Speaker Series Luncheon Schedule


Monday, September 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Justice Adrienne Nelson, Oregon Supreme Court

Sponsor: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


Monday, October 14, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Sean O’Hollaren, Senior VP, Government & Public Affairs at Nike

Sponsor: Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP


Monday, November 18, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Doug and Anya Holcomb, Co-Directors of Salem For Refugees

Sponsor: Huggins Insurance Company


Monday, December 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Dr. Jessica Howard, President & CEO at Chemeketa Community College

Sponsor: Summit Wealth Management


Monday, January 13, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Les Zaitz, CEO & Editor of Salem Reporter

Sponsor: Capitol Auto Group


Monday, February 10, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Cheryl Nester Wolfe RN, President & CEO of Salem Health

Sponsor: Express Employment Professionals


Monday, March 9, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Dr. Scott Campbell, President & Owner of Silvies Valley Ranch

Sponsor: Saalfeld Griggs PC


Monday, April 13, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS: City Council & County Commission – Local Candidates Forum

Sponsor: KeyBank


Monday, May 11, 11:34 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Todd Davidson, CEO at Travel Oregon

Sponsor: MAPS Credit Union

About the Series

Hear from business and community leaders who inform and inspire, and connect 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 September through May.

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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