Events Calendar

Salem Capitol Connections meets the last Tuesday of every month

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

We Hold Webinars and/or Meetings the Last Tuesday of Every Month 

On January 31 we will co-host the Salem Area Connect 2 Oregon (C2O)

Salem Capitol Connections’ January 31 event is a joint effort with various agencies to bring you Connect 2 Oregon.

Learn about State, Local and Federal opportunities and enjoy in-person socializing.

Hosts: Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI) and Salem Capitol Connections (SCC) are the hosts for this C2O event.

Time: This special C2O event starts at 7:30 am and concludes at 2:30 pm.

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry, 626 High St NE, Salem, OR 97301, in the Auditorium and the Large Conference Room.

Parking: Free parking in the Marion Parkade!

CEU Credits: Contractors who attend C2O will receive 4 CEU credits toward CCB requirements (bring your CCB License number).

Registration link:

OR – click on the TinyUrl QR code on the flyer.

Presenters include:

  • OregonBuys (the State’s e-procurement system)
  • COBID (Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity)
  • ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation)
  • GCAP (Government Contracting Assistance Program)
  • City of Salem
  • Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Oregon Secretary of State
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Small Business Administration

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Upcoming meeting dates:

      • January 31, 2023
      • February 28, 2023
      • March 28, 2023
      • April 25, 2023
      • May 30, 2023
      • June 27, 2023
      • July 25, 2023

Message from Marin Arreola, Nov. 23, 2022:

Click here to download PDF

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:

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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