Salem Capitol Connections Holds Meetings the Last Tuesday of EVERY OTHER Month 

Mission Statement:

Salem Capitol Connections provides Oregon entrepreneurs with opportunities to connect with public and private entities that lead to sustainable business relationships and opportunities.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Guest Speaker, Introductions, Announcements & Networking

We Hold Meetings the Last Tuesday of EVERY OTHER Month 

Our next meeting (Turner and Skanska presenting):

May 30, 7:30 am, in-person event:

Presenters: Phil Yama and Jaime Ruiz

Western Oregon University Student Success Center:

Construction services for the partial demolition of an existing 33ksf education building at Western Oregon University and the build back of a new Student Success Center.

Salem Health Sustaining Program:

Turner is the designated general contractor for construction services of all of small capital improvement projects (minor interior upgrades, system/infrastructure updates and all the way up to large scale program renovations).

Presenter: Lee Fleming

“Doing Business with Skanska”

Who We Are

Local presence with global strength

Key markets

Our Supplier Diversity Program

Doing Business with Skanska

Supplier Diversity Portal

Our Partnerships

Current projects in Oregon and SW Washington

Join us In-Person at 7:30 am at:
  Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
  626 High Street NE, 1st Floor
  Salem, OR 97301

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We have adjusted our schedule for the rest of 2023 to bi-monthly. Our meeting schedule is:

  • July 25, 7:30 am

  • September 26, 7:30 am

  • November 28, 7:30 am

We will send out an email prior to each event. We will post information here as it becomes available.

Special announcement:

Salem Capitol Connections shares this information about the upcoming DISPARITY STUDY:

Download PDFs:  Page 1     Page 2     Page 3

See https://www.oregon.gov/das/pages/disparity-study.aspx for more information

Resources from the U of O and Howard S. Wright 3-28-23 presentation:

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Message from Marin Arreola, Nov. 23, 2022:

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Resources from the October 25, 2022 webinar by Kerry Thomas, Program Manager, Future Ready Oregon, Higher Education Coordinating Commission: (click to download)

FutureReadyOregon_Salem Capitol Connections 10.25.22 from JPGs

Resources from the July 26, 2022 hybrid meeting/webinar on CAMSIII: (click to download)

CAMS III COBID Presentation July 2022 Share

Resources from the May 31, 2022, webinar, at which ODOT presented: (click to download)

ODOT, SCC May 31 – Final Presentation

ODOT, SCC May 31 PowerPoint Presentation

Resources from the April 26, 2022, webinar, at which OregonBuys presented: (click to download)

OregonBuys Presentation at the 4-26-22 SCC webinar

Resources from the June 29, 2021, webinar, at which ODHS and OHA presented: (click to download)

Business Engagement Flyer

OCB_VR Joint Training Flyer_June 2021

VR Bus Solutions Brochure

Resources from the April, 2021, webinar, at which OregonBuys presented: (click to download)

OregonBuys Supplier Registration Guide

Registration Demonstration

Resources from the SBDC regarding the 1-21-21 Q&A webinar about PPP 2.0:

Links in the announcement:
US Chamber of Commerce Guide to New Pandemic Relief Package: https://www.uschamber.com/report/guide-small-business-covid-19-emergency-loans
SBA PPP: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

Resources from the November 24, 2020, meeting, presentation by Oregon Buys: (click to download)

Oregon Buys presentation at 11-24-20 SCC virtual meeting

Resources received July 13, 2020, Response To Business Oregon Emergency Business Assistance Grant Fund RFP: (click to download)

Business Oregon EBA Fund Program Outline_Round 2 app_6.1.2020

Resources from the City of Salem, June 10, 2020:

The pages in this PDF have been received from the City of Salem and describe (English and Spanish) financing available to support City of Salem companies affected by COVID-19. (6-10-20) (click to download)

Small business grant press release Spanish and English

Resources from the May 26, 2020, virtual meeting (Marta Clifford from GCAP presenting):

PowerPoint presentation slides: (click to download)

Webinar PowerPoint Capability Statement

Capability Statements: (click to download)

Sample Capability Statement


Capability Statement

Previous announcement:

Read the CORE group (Coordinated Organizations for Recovery Efforts) announcement about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offering low-interest federal Emergency Impact Disaster Loans (EIDL) to small business and nonprofits for working capital who are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties and statewide. (Click to download)

CORE EIDLoan, 3-21-20

Overview, Capitol Connections

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Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
626 High Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
7:30 am – 8:45 am


Members and guests networking at Salem Capitol Connections.

Salem Capitol Connections facilitates networking and business opportunities.

Our Purpose:

Salem Capitol Connections provides opportunities for small business owners, emerging businesses and entrepreneurs to access information, assistance, training, and seek contracts from larger businesses, corporations and public sector agencies. Small businesses will have the opportunity to network with and connect with each other, larger businesses, government organizations and other local agencies.

Salem Capitol Connections is intended for the Willamette Valley business community, emerging small businesses, minority businesses, women-owned businesses, larger businesses, corporate and government procurement representatives and other interested individuals.

Meeting Format:

Terin Sinclair at a SCC monthly meeting

Terin Sinclair from SERVPRO reaches for a business card at a recent meeting. Networking is a big part of Salem Capitol Connections.

      • Invited guest speaker(s) formally introduce and promote their company or organization’s procurement programs.
      • Small business owners will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and promote their companies to the larger public and private sector businesses and organizations.
      • Networking Component – participants will have the opportunity to meet other attendees, distribute their business cards, company brochures, and other materials to promote their businesses.
      • Question and Answers – Technical questions regarding contract opportunities will be addressed.

Who We Serve:

      • Small businesses interested in selling their goods and/or services
      • M/W/ESBs in the Willamette Valley area
      • Community members interested in starting a business
      • Larger Businesses and corporations interested in purchasing goods and/or services from small businesses and M/W/ESBs
      • Members of economic development organizations and associations
      • City, county, state and federal procurement representatives
      • Anyone seeking information about procurement opportunities
      • Micro entrepreneurs


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