Salem Chamber members and community leaders packed the house at February’s Forum Luncheon to hear about the solid work that the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry is doing to foster business growth in Salem.

Diane McLaran, Executive Director for CCBI, led the discussion through the plethora of programs and services that exist for those in business at CCBI.

Community leaders turned out to learn of new and innovative programs being offered by CCBI by the center’s Executive Director, Diane McLaran (center)

Leadership is the top skill that employers are seeking to instill in their employees, and CCBI has curriculum specific to developing leadership in a way that fits the goals and objectives of the employer. With baby boomers exiting the workforce at an exponential rate, many employers are making the necessary investments in their most valuable asset – their people – to position them to succeed and prevent a vacuum of leadership and skills in the workforce.

In addition, emergency threat preparedness and training is being deployed at CCBI to ensure that businesses are well appointed with precautionary measures in place to see to it that 1) threats are less likely to occur and 2) if they do occur, employees are well versed in how to safely navigate a dangerous situation.

These programs and many more are available to Salem area businesses at little to no cost. For more information, please visit CCBI’s website.

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