On Saturday, April 13, nearly 500 members of the Salem community joined together in celebration of servant leadership at the Salem Convention Center for the 73rd First Citizen Awards Banquet.

This year’s awards banquet recognized and honored four deserving individuals for their work in our community. Click here to view our Facebook Photo Gallery (photos by Zak Stone Photography).

2024 Honorees:

The incredible evening also included heartwarming videos of the Chamber, friends, and family surprising each recipient with the news of their recognition and a special tribute video to 2024 First Citizen Sam Skillern.

The Salem Chamber thanks the First Citizen Awards Banquet Nomination and Event Committees; the Manny Martinez Jazz Quartet for providing the evening’s live music; Jessica Peterson for a rousing National Anthem; the Salem Convention Center for providing the venue and meal; its volunteer Salem Chamber Ambassadors; and the event’s emcees, Alex Casebeer of Capitol Auto Group and Rich Schultz of Cherry City Metals (both past Outstanding Young Professionals).

Finally, a huge thanks goes to all of our 2024 First Citizen Awards Banquet Sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Mountain West Center for Community Excellence and Pioneer Trust Bank.

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