Salem Chamber Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, representing over 1000 member businesses, will be the agent, the Catalyst, for positive change that benefits the entire community where we live, work, and play. As such, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.
What Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion means to us:
The Salem Chamber is the Convener of all businesses in our community. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a purposeful and intentional approach to consciously include historically underrepresented segments of the business community in Salem Chamber services, advocacy, initiatives, and membership, with the purpose of increasing economic opportunities for all.
Why Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion matters to us now and for the future:
The Salem Chamber is the inclusive Catalyst for all businesses in our community. The Salem Chamber is committed to meeting the needs of all members of our diverse business community which powers our regional economy.
How we approach Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion now and our strategic initiatives in the future:
The Salem Chamber is the Champion for an inclusive organization, where the voices of all businesses are brought forward. Through intentional evaluation of our services, programs, and initiatives, we ensure equal opportunity to participate where a diversity of opinions is represented and heard, with the goal of increasing economic opportunities for all.