Your Success is Our Business!

The Chamber will follow Salem Community College Summer Hours
from June 5 through August 7.

Office hours will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 4:45 pm
  • The Chamber will be closed on Fridays

In 1943, a group of business owners got together to develop the first organization dedicated specifically to serving business in Salem City. Today, the Salem County Chamber of Commerce boasts roughly 380 members comprised of large corporations, manufacturers, small businesses and community leaders county-wide. We have a supportive, active Board of Directors, professional staff, and over 340 active members. Although much has changed in the past several decades, our mission has remained the same. We are still a group of business people dedicated to making Salem County a better place to live, work and do business.

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June Workshop

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Calling All Leaders: Identify your why, calculate your what, map your how, partner with your who, schedule your when.

Let’s face it, we all need to increase our leadership skills. Whether it’s a meeting, project team, staff or volunteer group, the ability to look for the Big Picture and help the team focus is paramount for all of us and critical to the future success of our organizations, companies and Salem County.

Learn to effectively lead any team to focus and ask the important questions that will bring out the best in each team member! Learn listening techniques that will help you identify the key points of each meeting so you, your team and company soar!

Presentation by: Mike Gorman, President of Salem Community College

Friday, June 9, 2017
8am – 10:00am
Salem Community College, Davidow Hall
Room 104, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

RSVP – June 1, 2017
$10 Chamber Member
$20 per Potential Chamber Member

Crystal Rose Award Presented To: Ceil Smith

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The Salem County Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents:
The Crystal Rose Award for Life-time Achievement, Presented to Ceil Smith

Sponsored By: Atlantic City Electric, Fulton Bank of NJ, Inspira Health Network, PSE&G, & Salem Community College

June 13, 2017
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Salem Community College, Davidow Hall
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069

RSVP By: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
$20 Chamber Member
$45 for non/perspective members
Contact Karen for more information – 856-351-2244

June Networking Mixer

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The Grasshopper Shoppe
Friday, June 16, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
435 Quinton Marlboro Road, Quinton Twp.
Please RSVP to Karen—856-351-2244 or

Come out for great networking in a relaxed atmosphere at The Grasshopper Shoppe. Remember to bring plenty of business cards for all the new contacts you will make!  

Each attendee will be entered into a drawing for July’s “Business of the Month”.  The July Business of the Month will receive free advertising, recognition and a spotlight in our monthly and weekly newsletters.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Attend the mixer – 1 entry
  • Bring a friend, business associate or staff member – 1 entry
  • Bring a New Chamber Member – 3 entries
  • Bring a Prospective Member – 5 entries

Don’t forget to bring lots of business cards!

General Membership Luncheon

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Date & Time: June 22, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: The Inn at Salem Country Club, 91 Country Club Road, Salem, NJ, 08079

Price: $30 for Chair Members

Come hear what’s new for business and education and learn about new business services available to Salem County businesses!

Presentations by:

  • The County of Salem
  • The Chamber
  • Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Salem Community College Center for Business & Industry
  • Salem County Vocational Technical Schools

Important Announcement Regarding NJ Sales Tax Reduction

As you may have heard, NJ State Sales Tax is being reduced effective January 1, 2017.  The final reduction takes place January 1, 2018.

Notice sales and use tax rate change 6.875% sales and use tax rate (P.L. 2016, c. 57) amendments to the sales and use tax act, effective January 1, 2017

The New Jersey Sales and Use Tax will be reduced in two phases between 2017 and 2018. P.L. 2016, c. 57 decreases the Sales and Use Tax rate from 7% to 6.875% on and after January 1, 2017. The tax rate will decrease to 6.625% on and after January 1, 2018. This Notice discusses the transition of the Sales and Use Tax to the lower rates.

Changes for Sellers:

Sellers must collect and remit the tax at the rate of 6.875% on all taxable sales of tangible personal property, specified digital products, and enumerated services that occur on and after January 1, 2017. This rate will remain in effect until December 31, 2017.

The Division of Taxation has updated ST-75, Sales Tax Collection Schedule, which is effective January 1, 2017. Schedule ST-75 rounds the amount of taxes owed to the nearest full cent. All tax calculations should be rounded accordingly. (See, “How to Calculate the Sales Tax” at left.) The tax rate (6.875%) is not rounded when calculating taxes owed.

Taxable Transactions:

The following rules apply to taxable transactions that begin before January 1, 2017, and are completed on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018.

Sales Made Before January 1, 2017; Delivery on and After January 1, 2017:

If the tangible personal property or specified digital products are sold and delivered or services are rendered before January 1, 2017, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 7%. If the tangible personal property, specified digital products, or services are sold before January 1, 2017, but the tangible personal property or specified digital products are delivered, or the services rendered on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 6.875%.

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A Word from the Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!  It’s a new year and we have several opportunities this month for you and your staff to make new contacts through networking, build new skills via The Chamber’s Business Builder Workshops and meet the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Annual State of the County Address.

Invitations for all three are included in this correspondence.  We hope you will take full advantage of the Benefits of Membership by becoming more involved this year!

Jennifer A. Jones, Executive Director

Chamber of Commerce

Salem Community College
Salem Center – Room 109
174 E. Broadway, PO Box 71
Salem, NJ 08079

Jennifer Jones: 856.351.2245
Karen Finlaw: 856.351.2244
Fax Number: 856.351.2243

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00

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2016 kicks off Salem County’s tourism campaign: Discover Salem County Weekends. For more information please