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Business of the Year Awards & All-Member Annual Meeting

Monday, June 12, 2023, 11:45am to 1:30pm at the Salem Convention Center


It’s time once again to recognize some of the companies in our organization that go above and beyond to help our community thrive! Join us at the Salem Convention Center for the capstone event of the Forum Speaker Series season as we celebrate our collective achievements as a business community, recognize our devoted volunteers, honor our Leadership Salem graduating class, and shine the spotlight on the companies and organizations that make Salem a special place to live and work.

This year’s celebration features a $15 ticket price for all members! We want to see representatives from all Salem Chamber businesses and organizations at the Convention Center as we rock the house and the stage with our friends, fellow members, and neighbors! This is the can’t-miss event of the Forum season!

At the Business of the Year Awards, we will recognize:

  • Business of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Key Community Initiative or Non-Profit of the Year
  • Agriculture, Processing, or Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Small Business or Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Leadership Salem Cohort Graduating Class
  • Key Salem Chamber Volunteers

If you weren’t able to attend last year and are looking for what to expect, watch the 2022 Business of the Year Awards here!

A special thanks goes to Willamette Valley Bank as our Business of the Year Awards Sponsor.


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About the Series

Hear from business and community leaders who inform and 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 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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– Thank you to our 2021-2022 Sponsors –


Huggins Insurance
Saalfed Griggs PC
Maps Credit Union
Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt
Summit Wealth Managment

willamette valley bank

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