MEDFORD, Ore. — Friday, the Chamber of Medford and Jackson County showed off all the area has to offer to visitors for a leadership convention. The event rotates to a new city every year and has been planned for the past 8 months. The convention began Thursday and runs through Saturday night and has a series of leadership presentations and keynote speakers.
“This is a statewide convention that has been happening for over 20 years hosted in different cities across the state. Last year it was in Florence, this year it’s in Medford, next year it’s in Lincoln City. So we have people from close to 20 chambers from across the state,” said Eli Matthews.
Organizers say the goal of the convention is to inspire those who attend to go back to their communities and volunteer and serve people better than they did the year before.