Salem Chamber Statement on Racism and Inclusion
The Salem Chamber & the Inspire Foundation are uniquely positioned to provide leadership and promote solidarity at a time of grief and ongoing challenge. We are an organization which continues to embrace diversity and inclusion with open arms, for our membership, volunteer leaders, and within our staff professionals. We stand with the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) as we grieve the death of George Floyd and many others. The Salem Chamber and the Inspire Foundation do not tolerate racism, discrimination, or hatred and we will take proactive steps to make sure we are leading by example. Our business members and their employees come from all walks of life. We need to do more, and we will do more, and we start by listening to be a part of the change that must take place across our country and in the Salem community. The Salem Chamber and the Inspire Foundation have a culture of inclusion, which empowers our members to connect, belong, and grow together. We look forward to working with all residents to ensure Salem is truly a City of Peace for all people.
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce – Statement on Racism & Inclusion
By CEO Tom Hoffert, in collaboration with the Salem Chamber’s Executive Leadership