Board of Directors – Nomination/Application


The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce invites interested members to nominate a fellow Chamber member or themselves to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Salem Chamber Board members are engaged in helping Salem area businesses prosper so our entire community may thrive. The application process is simple: submit the nomination form below, attach a resume or short biography, and include a professional headshot photograph (if available). We advocate for any member interested in serving to take the opportunity to submit a nomination.

Members eligible for the nomination process must be a member in good standing, with no outstanding membership dues owed to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Salem Chamber bylaws allow for the Board of Directors to include up to 25 member-elected Board members. Each current nomination position will serve a three-year term, beginning on July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026.

Many of Salem’s most successful leaders have served on the Salem Chamber Board of Directors. Past board members have shared that their Salem Chamber Board experience resulted in positive impacts on their professional and personal lives, improved business acumen, and expanded opportunities for enduring relationships with fellow community advocates. The Salem Chamber Board serves as a catalyst and architect for extraordinary results seen community-wide in the greater Salem area. Board members are tasked with providing guidance to the Chamber CEO regarding organizational priorities, programming, events, advocacy, and workforce development.

The Salem Chamber is made up of nearly 1,100 members and represents over 40,000 local employees in the Salem market. Please contact Salem Chamber CEO Tom Hoffert with any questions regarding the annual nomination process at

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