We strive to be involved in and enhance the communities in which we live, work, and play. The following some of the organizations we support.
Our “eyes and ears on the street” that keep us informed and up to date on issues that affect our business, our clients, and our community. If not for them, we’d have to have someone on staff almost solely dedicated to this effort. The Chamber is a great “one-stop” source to get connected with almost anyone in our community. Truly a big part of the success of this business! Visit the Salem Chamber Area Chamber of Commerce.
Liberty House is a safe and special place for children from age 0 to 18 to come when adults are concerned that they may have been hurt by abuse or neglect. Services available include a head-to-toe check-up and a carefully designed interview in an environment designed especially for kids. For additional info about Liberty House, its resources and how you can help, visit Liberty House .
“Leading the fight to END hunger in Marion and Polk counties…because no one should be hungry.”
For more than twenty years, non-profit Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS) has been leading the hunger relief efforts throughout Marion and Polk counties. MPFS acquires and distributes the bulk of emergency food for over 80 direct-service agencies that serve as the charitable food relief network in Marion and Polk counties. Marion-Polk Food Share strives to provide a consistent supply of healthy, nutritious core foods. To learn more visit Marion-Polk Food Share.
The PGE Festival of Lights Holiday Parade is the largest nighttime illuminated holiday parade west of the Mississippi! The whimsical holiday experience has become a family tradition for thousands of Oregonians since 1989 and continues to grow exponentially each year, reaching Salem and the surrounding areas to make this a truly regional Pacific Northwest event. Not only does the parade provide a magical experience for the whole community, as a non-profit event the parade also supports each of the Salem/Keizer high schools through an annual scholarship program. Visit PGE Festival of Lights Holiday Parade.
In 2004, the Salem and Keizer Chambers of Commerce, the Salem-Keizer School District, and E3: Employers for Education Excellence partnered to create Ready to Learn – Ready to Work to help prepare our students for the demands of the workplace and college. Through work-based learning experiences ranging from job shadows and internships to workplace tours and classroom presentations, employers are helping to make lessons come alive. Students are learning first-hand about the skills, attitudes and education required by a variety of careers. They are building a vision for their future.