Your Success is Our Business!

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.

 

 

The Latest News:

2016 Citizen of the Year Announced

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The Chamber is pleased to announce Rob Hans, Founder, Salem County K-9 Association will be recognized as this year’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award Winner.

Hans founded the Salem County K9 Association in April of 2009 to assist with funding for the K9 unit in Salem County.

The K9 Association raises money for equipment, veterinary bills, and all the necessities that keep the K9s at the top of their game.

The Salem County K9 Association also assists municipal police department K9 units in Salem County and the region. For example, when Vineland and Gloucester County K9 officers were killed The Salem County K9 Association sent them donations to assist in replacing the K9 officers. Hans has also assisted other K9 groups start associations around the entire United States. So the dream to help local K9 units has grown to help law enforcement across the country!

The Salem County K9 Association just purchased two new dogs to replace K9 Titan and K9 Frodo who will retire at the end of this year. Replacing Titan and Frodo costs $19,000+.

Sgt Hans will be honored at the 2016 Spring Banquet, April 21 at Centerton Country Club.

We are thrilled to be able to recognize Sgt. Rob Hans this year!

Preliminary Strategy to Oppose Minimum Wage Increase

Friday, March 4, Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Executives met at the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey to discuss concerns and develop a preliminary plan of action to oppose the proposed minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. Kim Gattuso, Director of Marketing for Dry Guys Basement Systems and I represented The Chamber. Included in the meeting were reps and Members from the following Chambers:

  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
  • Salem County Chamber of Commerce
  • Cape May Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce

CCSJ provided us their documents and position statements from the last two increases. We all shared feedback we received from our own Memberships.

Christina Renna from CCSJ stated right now the S15 bill is log jammed as the Assembly Speaker has not added it to be heard in Assembly. Gov. Christie said he would veto the bill if it comes before him. If the Senate and Assembly can agree on the bill, it will be added to the election ballot as a constitutional amendment in 2017. This would allow the voters to decide on the proposed increase. Christina also made us aware the original effort to increase minimum wage came from a State study conducted on the poverty levels in NJ. So increasing minimum wage is a quick fix to address the State’s current poverty level.

After much discussion, preliminary strategy is as follows:

  • Each Chamber and business should speak directly with their legislators to make their opposition known
  • Each participating Chamber will work together to prepare Op Eds and Editorial Board presentations to discuss the ramifications to consumers – an increase will cause significant inflation aka. Currently a $45 basket of groceries will cost $75 after the increase.
  • Social media blitz’s – CCSJ will compile notes and conduct additional research and keep us all informed. We all agreed to work together on the project as it evolves.

“Marketing” March

“Marketing Your Company brand & visual promotion – from your Business card to your business displays in house or at events.”

Now you have your logo-This business builder will help you to best market your company brand and logo from your business cards to your advertising. Learn the how-to for your marketing concerning both in house and at events.

Our presenters: Kim Gattuso, Dry Guys, Directory of Marketing, Meghan Lafferty, Director of Regional Sales, Delco Development.

Date & Time: Thursday March 24, 2016 8am – 10amMarch+Workshop+Invite-1

Location: Salem Community College Tillis Hall, Room 123, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

RSVP – March 18, 2016
$20 Chamber Member – $50 per Potential Chamber Member $25-Webinar

Your Success Is Our Business!

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March Networking Mixer

March+2016+Mixer+HD+YoungCome out for great networking in a relaxed atmosphere at Henry D Young Inc – Insurance. Remember to bring plenty of business cards for all the new contacts you will make!

Kick off the morning right at this informal gathering of Salem County business men and women. Chamber Mixers are just the place for Business folks to talk, exchange ideas and in- sights, create new business connections and renew relationships.

Henry D Young Inc – Insurance, 216 East Broadway
Salem, NJ
856-935-0845

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Legacy Planning for Your Family and Your Business

It’s important for you, your family and your business to plan your legacy now.  This Business Builder will teach you the key points and help you develop a legacy plan that will keep your family and business stable.
 
Our presenters: John Carr, Esquire / Joe Lessman, CPA / Jack Dempsey, Partner, Dempsey & Weiss Associates

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Friday
April 29, 2016
8am – 10am

LOCATION: Salem Community College Tillis Hall, Room 123, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ. ⇒VIEW MAP HERE

RSVP – April 22, 2016
$20 Chamber Member
$50 per Potential Chamber Member

$25-Webinar

 

Chamber Mixer

April 5, 2016 – 8:30am – 10am
at A Moment of Zen

Please bring  plenty of business cards!!

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NJ MINIMUM WAGE HIKE PROPOSED TO $15 PER HOUR

voteAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced Wednesday that they plan to introduce a bill that would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. The bill is being presented on Thursday, February 11.

The Chamber is opposed to this drastic increase because we understand it will be devastating to our Members.

There is real influence in the power of a unified voice.  The Chamber’s Government Relations committee meets Monday to draft a plan for outreach to Assemblymen Prieto and Wisniewski and our Third Legislative District Representatives.

Look for more information on the plan of contact on Monday late morning. 

Know that your Chamber has your back!

A Word from the Director

Jennifer Jones Executive 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 Business Builders Announced

bizYou asked, We listened! Special thanks to all the folks who answered our Business Education Survey last month. As a result, the Business Education Committee has revamped and renewed our monthly workshops to make them more powerful and more meaningful for Members.

Business Builder Workshops will be held at Salem Community College’s Tillis Hall in the Business Resource Center, ground level at the Carneys Point Campus, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point. From 8am – 10:30 am Registration begins at 8am with complimentary coffee.

We’re still offering each Business Builder live or via live webinar. Here’s what we have planned for 2016:

Click HERE For Workshop Descriptions and Dates

We are also in need of presenters for these topics, so if you are interested contact Jennifer Jones at 856-351-2245 or via email at Jennifer@salemcountychamber.com

 

Best of Salem County Winners Announced

View the list of winners here.
AccountantWarner & Company CPA’s
Antique ShopRoyal Port Antiques
ArchitectHue Architecture
ArtsKimberly English Art
Asian FoodThe Orient
AttorneyJohn Jordan, Esq.
Auto DetailingJAG Glass & Towing
Auto DealershipBobbitt Auto
Auto PartsWilliams Auto Parts
Auto RepairHassler Repair Garage
BankFulton Bank of New Jersey
Barber ShopMargie’s
Body ShopThe Auto Body Shop & Carneys Point Collision **TIE
BreakfastDeepwater Diner
BuilderRCL Construction
BurgersLapp’s Olympia Diner
Cards & GiftsDonna’s Hallmark
Carpeting & FlooringMatteo Family Kitchens
CatererLapp’s Dutch Market
Cheese SteaksSeagrave’s
ChiropractorDr. Geoffrey Ellington
Coffee ShopJava Dog
Consignment ShopA Pretty Penny
CornAT Buzby Farm
Country ShopHeart Felt Designs
CrabsShag’s
DairyMyerwood Farms – Kevin Eachus
Dance StudioAdams Dance Academy
Day SpaSalon di Bellezza
DaycareIt’s My World Too
DentistRapone Family Dental Care & Dr. Joel Richterman **TIE
Destination SpotFort Mott State Park
DinerPoint 40 Diner
Dog BreederHelen Loveland Border Collies
Dollar StoreDollar Tree
Dry CleanersLem’s Dry Cleaners
ElectricianEric Krise Electric
ElectronicsDave’s Radio Shack
EventSeptemberfest
Farm MarketMoore’s Farm Market
Fastest Take Out DeliveryPat’s Family Restaurant, Salem
Feed StoreAlloway Village Hardware & Feed
Financial PlannerDempsey & Weiss
Fishing SuppliesShag’s Bait & Tackle Shop
Fitness Center (Co-Ed)Cross Fit (No Pressure)
Fitness Center (Women’s)Lady Fitness
FloristGarden of Eden
French FriesE.M.S. Café
Fuel Oil CompanyRoss Fogg & Son Oil Company
FurnitureHitchner’s Furniture
Garden CenterCostello’s Garden Center
Golf CourseTown & Country Golf Links
Grain FarmCharles & Jason Myers
Graphic DesignDesigns by Dar
Hair SalonSalon Lox
HardwareShimp’s Hardware
Heating/AC ServiceElder’s
Hoagies/SubsItalian Kitchen Sub Sales
Hobby ShopAlloway Trains & Things
Home ImprovementDry Guys
Honey – Locally HarvestedFrog Ocean Honey
Horse FarmMannington Meadows
HospitalInspira, Elmer
Hunting SuppliesSalem Boat Exchange
Ice CreamCream Vally Dairy
Iced TeaPattycakes Concessions
Insurance AgencyHenry D. Young Inc – Insurance
JewelryParker Jewelers
KarateRiver’s Edge Karate
LandscapingProto’s Landscaping
LaundromatSuds Yer Duds
Lawn MaintenanceThe J Boys
Liquor StoreFornaro’s
Livestock FarmSickler Brothers Farm
Local Food FundraiserA Taste of Salem County – Family Promise
LodgingHampton Inn
Lumber YardSmick Lumber
LunchGreystone Café
Machine ShopWilliams Auto Parts
Massage TherapyAnita Lark Wood
Nail SculptureSalem Nails
Online BusinessNews of Salem County
OrthodontistTenbrook
Outdoor EquipmentSaul’s
PainterJF Elk Painting
ParadeAlloway Halloween Parade
Pet GroomingAunt Sandy’s Pet Grooming
Pet KennelJoyful Acres
Pet ShopPV Pets
Pet RescueMaddie and Friends
PharmacyWalgreen’s
PhotographerMemory Keepers
Physical TherapyBoston Rehabilitation Associates
Physician GroupWoodstown Family Practice
PizzaJoe’s Pizza
PlumberPankok Plumbing
Pool SuppliesHarmony Pool & Spa
PrinterThe Printers of Salem County
RealtorRiver Beach Realty
Restaurant – ItalianDiPaolo’s Italian Ristorante
Restaurant – SeafoodRiverview Inn
RoofingFisher’s Roofing & Seamless Gutters
Shoe RepairAnthony’s Specialty Shoes
Shoe StoreAnthony’s Specialty Shoes
Sign CompanyF & W Graphics
Specialty SandwichNew Dodge’s Market
Sporting GoodsRudy’s Sporting Goods
Spring WaterGlen Summit
TackLisa’s Tack Shack
Tanning SalonQuick Tans
TavernThe Corner Bar
Tea ShopGinger Cake Café
Tire CenterRB Tire
TomatoesPennsville Farm Market
TowingBobbitt Boys
Travel AgencyPatten Travel
Tree ServiceBergholz Tree Experts
Trucking FirmSJ Transportation
Vegetable FarmAT Buzby Farm
VeterinarianTri County Veterinary Hospital
Water IceRita’s
Webmaster/DesignGreen Technology Services
Western WearCowtown Cowboy Outfitters
Wine SelectionAuburn Road Vineyards
WingsGus’s

 


SALEM COUNTY
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

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