The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce partners together with local businesses to help members with issues facing the economy, local businesses, or personal issues.
Expanding Your Leadership Edge:
Successful leaders are life-long learners and strong communicators. They continue to develop their knowledge and skills around leadership, practice leadership and talk with others about leadership. The Chamber’s Leadership Edge Seminars focus around this concept, facilitating discussion on a specific leadership book at each seminar.
Every year, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce publishes the PowerBook, which is a comprehensive community guide, membership listing, and phone book. Over 4,000 copies are distributed annually; both in the Albany area and across the country in our relocation packets. There are many opportunities to advertise in this publication, so don’t miss yours!
High School Scholarships:
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce awards four $1,500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors from South Albany, West Albany, Albany Options and Santiam Christian High Schools. Applications are available at the Chamber office, at the four High Schools administration offices, or you can download the application by clicking the link below. Applications must be postmarked and mailed before Wednesday, March 1, 2018.
Leadership Albany is an intensive, 9-month program devoted to strengthening and educating our community leaders – emerging and experienced individuals. The program provides in-depth insights into the major systems that contribute to the patterns of life in the city and a variety of issues impacting the residents of the Albany area.
- Download the 2017 Leadership Albany application (FULL)
- Contact Janet Steele to register for the 2018 class
New Member Orientations:
The Chamber hosts orientations several times a year to refresh and teach members about the various benefits that Chamber membership has to offer. It also helps members get the most out of their chamber membership.
Pipeline to Jobs:
There are lots of paths to success – Pipeline is all about the fast lane!
Pipeline was created to help students, employers and educators discover a path that puts young people on the most direct line from school to a rewarding job with a bright future.
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce began this initiative by convening the Workforce Development Taskforce. During the process of defining the needs of local business and industry, the committee developed a plan to combine their efforts with local educators to provide more comprehensive training options for local students. Also as a result of their efforts, Pipeline was developed to provide a single source for students, educators, parents, and industry to access information and opportunity.
Pipeline became a reality through the generous contributions of local business and industry members, along with financial and advisory assistance from Greater Albany Public Schools, Linn-Benton Community College, and Linn County.
Youth Job Fair:
The Linn Youth Job Fair started in 1986 has now grown to include a Keynote Speaker, and Information Fair, and Mock Interviews that are given by local employers and volunteers. Over 1500 Albany Area High School students attend the Youth Job Fair in order to learn valuable interviewing and professional skills that will help them transition from High School to new opportunities.
The 28th Annual Youth Job Fair is going to be in December at LBCC. To find out more information, click below to view last year’s volunteer form.
This program is designed to cultivate and nurture the hidden leadership qualities that exist in all youth of the Albany community. 24 high school students are selected from Albany Schools to enhance their leadership skills by teaching them more about the community and the role that city, state, and community leaders take to help to shape Albany. During the 9 month program, they tour several local businesses, job shadow a local professional, and participate in community service.