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FREE Marketing Opportunity For Your Business

FREE MARKETING at the SALEM COUNTY FAIR, August 4-7, 2015

The Salem County Fair receives 30,000 visitors each year!  It’s a great opportunity to market your business to residents and visitors at The Fair.  The Chamber makes it   possible for you to be there at NO COST to your business.
 
Each year, The Chamber secures a booth in the commercial building at the Salem County Fair.  The booth is available for any Chamber Member to utilize from 5:30pm thru 9pm, August 4th – 7th.  We’ve found those times are prime time for folks to     attend the Fair, but if you’d like to use the Chamber booth during daytime hours, no problem!
 
Chamber staff and volunteers set up the booth, all you have to do is bring your marketing materials!  The Chamber booth at the Fair is one more way we help you market your business!
 
We’re  also doing a give away at The Chamber booth, so there’s a reason for folks to come visit the booth.  We ask
that Members utilizing the booth ask folks to sign up for the drawing.  This helps us to build our E-News  marketing list, which creates more marketing for all our Members.
 
Booth times are available on a first come, first serve basis so PLEASE RSVP your preferred time slots to
Karen@salemcountychamber.com, call her at 351-2244, or complete and return the coupon in the PDF below.

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Salem Main Street Search For Economic Development and Workforce Development Manager

Stand Up For Salem/Salem Main Street Economic and Workforce Development Manager

Job Description

Stand Up For Salem (SUFS) is a not for profit, volunteer based 501c3 organization working to improve the economic environment in Salem City New Jersey with a focus on the center/heart of Salem. Since 1999, SUFS has coordinated a successful New Jersey Main Street Program, as well as partnered with the City of Salem to develop a redevelopment plan and complete several large real estate projects in downtown Salem. In 2011, a comprehensive Neighborhood Plan for the Center of Salem Neighborhood was coordinated by Stand Up For Salem and approved by the State of New Jersey.

General Purpose To be responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, and completion of priority programs and projects associated with the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments and goals, as well as funding requirements. This position most especially relates to the goals of building a small local economy as outlined in the plan that can be found on our website at salemcitynj.com.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Put in place the baseline elements for program implementation, including identification and assessment of relevant data; outreach to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate grant implementation with stakeholders, partners and grantor, and the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables, resulting in a work plan with timelines.
  • Create promotional tools and implement marketing strategies for the business corridor.
  • Coordinate business planning and support consulting for local businesses.
  • Coordinate and oversee two main job training projects—Recycle a Bicycle Program and Food Entrepreneur Program. Look for additional job training opportunities.
  • Maintain program data and assessment of results.
  • Regularly communicate and provide reports defining project progress, problems and solutions with various stakeholders.
  • Assist in researching and applying for additional grants to support plan goals.
  • Work with municipal government on issues related to the small local economy and workforce development.
  • Technical or marketing design skills are desired.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • At least three years of experience in economic or workforce development or equivalent
  • Experience coordinating with small business entrepreneurs, government, and residents, especially those seeking employment.
  • College graduate
  • Proven experience in building partnerships and creating and facilitating diverse working groups
  • Proven experience in planning and change management
  • Proven experience in managing volunteers
  • Proven experience writing grant requests/fundraising

Key Competencies/Qualities

  • Knowledge of small business and workforce development management techniques, tools and successes
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Highly organized and a self-starter
  • Commitment to empowerment and advocacy planning
  • Effective at planning and organizing, including balancing multiple tasks and projects
  • Knowledge of commercial development (rehabilitation)
  • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal and team building skills
  • Able to lead, influence, make decisions and delegate
  • Adaptable

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Christopher Davenport, Executive Director, Stand Up For Salem, Chris@Salemcitynj.com.

Deadline for applications is July 6, 2015 at 5pm.

Help Wanted – Certified Teacher

EDUCATION Certified Teacher needed Must possess a Teaching Standard Certificate and a P3 Qualified inquires only please call: 856-455-7133

 

July 22 Chamber “FUNraiser”

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Chamber FUNraiser July 22, 6pm—8pm
Salem Oak Vineyards
60 N. Railroad Avenue, Pedricktown, NJ 
$40 includes snacks & 1 glass of wine
RSVP with payment by July 17

Join us for a unique Chamber FUNraiser, and create a beautiful piece of artwork for your home or office!
We’ll spend a relaxing evening with Kimberly English, Artist and fellow Chamber Member at Salem County’s premier Salem Oak Vineyards.  Kimberly will instruct us step by step in creating our this beautiful and unique, patriotic flag  image on an 11” x 14” canvas.

The Chamber will provide snacks and 1 glass of wine per person. We know space for this FUNraiser will fill up fast!  Reservations are accepted with payment.  Remember you can reserve and pay online at www.salemcountychamber.com/event-other-payments

Kimberly English is a professional artist and instructor located in Elmer NJ.  For more information visit www.kimberlyenglish.com

DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM HERE

Chamberwear is Here!

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Did you miss the opportunity to order a t-shirt from our last promotion? No problem! 
 
Now you can order t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, and much more ANYTIME. And every purchase is a fundraiser for The Chamber and helps us continue to serve all businesses in Salem County.
 

“Your Success is Our Business!”

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The Chamber’s Marketing Committee ran a contest last month asking folks for ideas for a new slogan that could be used on T-Shirts and promotional items. 
 
The response was overwhelming!  So many great ideas were submitted and although it was difficult to choose, we now have a new slogan submitted by Diane Sparks of DHS Marketing Solutions!
 
Thanks to all who sent in their terrific ideas and congratulations Diane for helping us develop a new slogan!

Kudos To Local Businesses For Great Customer Service

Thanks to everyone who participated in The Chamber’s Customer Service Survey.  We asked folks their opinions on Customer Service and received a terrific response.  When we asked for examples of good service, folks recognized some of our local businesses.  We’d like to congratulate the following businesses on their exemplary customer service:

The Survey Question:  Please tell us the best customer experience you’ve ever had?  Can be in relation to a phone conversation or a brick and mortar store visit.

At Hassler Repair Garage, they are always knowledgeable and very polite. Calls are returned promptly and they can always get me in for an appointment at a reasonable time.

In Ranch Hope in Pennsville, when the manager offered us a bundled deal on the furniture we were buying. Not only was she extremely outgoing and pleasant, but to get a discount on top of everything was awesome.

The wait staff at the Salem Oak Diner paid attention while I was there. Kept my coffee cup full, took empty plates away, pleasant all around!

I found a car I was interested in at Bobbitt Auto, given a test drive. We waited over a week to followup and see if it was still their, didn’t get nagging call after visit or pushy sales person, Everyone always gives pleasant greeting there. This is 3rd vehicle from there.

Peebles – they know who you are, care about the community and are very helpful without being annoying…their staff are all very kind and helpful

My accountant, Crouch & Company. everyone is friendly and greets you by name.

It was Atlantic City Electric who promptly fixed my issue and the representative on the phone was very nice and helpful.

Latest Newsletters

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⇒ Our quarterly publication “The Chamber Matters” can be viewed here.

Tips for Promoting Your Business

Chamber Tip of the Week
TIPS FOR PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS

  • List products/services you offer on the back of your business cards.
  • Network as much as possible.  Engage folks in conversation and exchange business cards
    whenever possible.  A great place to start is by planning to attend a Chamber event every
    month.  Remember our events are open to your staff, so if you can’t be there send one of your
    employees to represent your company.
  • Utilize The Chamber’s weekly E-News often (write an article, submit a sale flyer, etc) – our
    distribution is over 5,000 folks weekly.  Deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon – email
    to Jennifer@salemcountychamber.com
  • Develop partnerships with other businesses for referrals.  In example, if you are a painter carry
    business cards for other contractors to refer to your current Customers.  Someone who trusts
    you will appreciate your referral.
  • Supply The Chamber office with your business cards and brochures.  We use them for relocation
    packages, tourist information packages and display in our office for folks who walk in seeking
    services.
  • Attend at least one Chamber event per month.  People are more likely to do business with
    someone they know.
  • Give your employees and Customer’s T-Shirts with your business name/logo – it’s great
    advertising.
  • Implement business logo dress shirts/golf shirts for your employees, great advertising and they
    are a constant advertisement for your business when employees are in and out of the office.
  • Press releases – Did you promote an employee?  Have a business milestone?  Send a press
    release and photo to the local news media, and post it on Social Media.
  • Utilize Your Email – Be sure to add your URL and company logo to all of your outgoing email. Try
    adding your mission statement, or a catchy phrase to help people understand what you do.
    Change it a several times a year so people notice it again.

Salem County Chamber

Did you know? That all Chambers of Commerce are independent and privately funded by Memberships? The Salem County Chamber of Commerce serves businesses here locally. When you invest in this Chamber, your money is used to market, promote and support the entire Salem County business community. We have a full time staff and group of dedicated volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to help strengthen all businesses in Salem County. Dollars spent with this Chamber stay here and serve the best interests of local businesses.


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