Dear Readers, Allow me to introduce myself. I am Lydia Salvey and I am the new Vice President of Communications and Programs at The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, as well as the new editor-in-chief of the Business Review. I am an Oregon native, born and raised in good ole’ rainy Portland. I have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism: Public Relations from the University of Oregon and I am beyond thrilled to use my passion and experience of event planning and communications here at The Chamber. While I likely won’t make any drastic changes in the next few months, you may notice that things will be done a little bit differently, both in the Business Review and at Chamber events, such as Forum. The beauty of stepping into a new position is seeing just how it is that things get accomplished, and then adding your own twist. So keep your eyes peeled in these next coming months for my personal nuances, and come participate in Chamber events to meet me and see what they’re all about! I feel so privileged to step into this position with the topic of National Small Business Month, because what is a Chamber of Commerce without its businesses? Working for an organization that prides itself in helping the well-being of those who work hard, means working for an organization that supports the people. If there’s anything that anyone knows about me, it’s that all I really want to do in this world is help people. Building relationships and building a strong economy is what The Chamber is all about, and I take great pride in contributing to these fundamental aspects of our community. As this publication is a voice of The Chamber, it means that it also a voice of our members. I’d like to personally extend an invitation for you to contribute to this monthly digital publication by sending in articles that align with your views, and sending us exciting news from your company, whether it be a new employee, an award, relocation, expansion, etc. The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County is here to represent its members, so please help us, help you, by using this publication as a platform to get your voice out there. Please send all Business Review article contributions to and please note the varying topics for this digital publication on the Editorial Calendar and Submission Guideline found here. For more information, visit the About Us page. Thank you for reading! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and to creating strong standing relationships in our community. Sincerely,
letter from The Editor
Lydia Salvey
Editor in Chief
Vice President, Communications and Programs
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
April: National Small Business Month
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
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