Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce
What is the Chamber of Commerce?
The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce is a Partnership of Businesses and Professional Individuals Working Together to Build a Healthy Economy and Improve the Community's Quality of Life. We are a non-profit 501(c)(6) tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Membership dues are deductible for most Chamber members as a business expense, however, contributions to the Chamber are NOT tax deductible for federal tax purposes. The Chamber is funded through membership dues, special events, and sponsorships.
To foster an environment to promote and support business relationships and community involvement in the region.
The Chamber is Organized to Provide Business:
- ADVOCACY - Represent the Concerns of the Business Community
- INFORMATION - Foster an Environment that Supports Business Success
- VISIBILITY - Provide Business Exposure
- NETWORKING - Facilitate the Building of Business Relationships
- COMMUNITY - Promote Business Involvement in the Community and Region
Levels of Responsibility in a Volunteer Organization:
MEMBERS - The group the organization was created to represent.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - The individuals elected by the membership to direct the affairs of the Chamber and represent their interests. This is the POLICY LEVEL.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - The individuals elected by the Board to serve as the organization's officers, each with specific duties. This is the DIRECTION LEVEL.
STAFF- Paid employees of the Chamber that are responsible for the day to day operation of the organization. This is the MANAGEMENT LEVEL.
COMMITTEES - The membership of the Chamber working in small groups to achieve the organization's goals. This is the ACTION LEVEL.