You do not have to run your business alone!
The Chemeketa Small Business Management (SBM) team has been helping business owners to greater success for over 35 years!
Join SBM where established business owners …
• Experience increased efficiency, profitability and support through monthly one-on-one business coaching to focus on what is most important to you.
• Discover how to work on your business–not just in it–through interactive learning sessions.
• Learn by exchanging ideas with other successful business owners and expert presenters.

Annual enrollment is open with a few remaining spots! This 9-month month program kicks off in September and wraps up in May. Take action today by completing the online application at or calling Lori (503.316.3237) to see if SBM is a great fit for you. $50 discount for Chamber members.

“SBM is invaluable! The variety of highly qualified speakers and personal coaching has proven vital in growing a strong and stable company. During classroom interaction, a great deal of wisdom can be gleaned from fellow participants who have “been there and done that”. SBM not only helps to resolve current issues facing a small business, but it also helps to equip a business owner to maintain a healthy, mature and optimistic perspective of the future. This gives you a distinct advantage over your competitor, who may use a “shoot from the hip” management style. My only regret is that I did not take advantage of SBM sooner!”
– Dan S. Noble, Premium Property Management, Salem
SBM Participant, 2010-Present

“The SBM program has helped me to effectively transition my business from a small start up to a thriving operation over the past 8 years. I’m grateful for the support and resources available to the Salem business community through SBM and the Small Business Development Center.”
– Abby Heppner, Heppner Chiropractic, Salem
SBM Participant, 2009-Present

“SBM keeps you thinking, inspired, focused and exposed to different perspectives and industries. It is an inexpensive local resource that is an exceptional value for your money!”
– Rick Day, Advantage Precast, Keizer
SBM Participant, 2010-Present

“As an entrepreneur of a small business, I was glad I took advantage of this program. For any business, it is important to continue to be on the cutting edge. I was able to implement incredible changes from HR to sales to accounting. Meetings with the SBM advisors were priceless. They provided a safe environment to discuss every aspect of my business and helped me to find solutions. At SBM, you will find positive and supportive coaches who really care about the success of your business. SBM is a fantastic investment for your business you can’t live without!”
– Debra Herring, Debra Herring Studio, Salem
SBM Participant, 2008-Present


Lori Cegon
SBM Program Director
Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry

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