Here's What's Happening April 20, 2022

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April 24 at Saint John's Salem - John Coley at 4pm

In an ongoing celebration of the Church's 300th Anniversary

Seeking Door Prize Donations for the May 5 Best of Salem County Event

Hoping to make this year's Best of Salem County Celebration as much fun as last year with great local business door prizes.

If you'd like to donate something, call 85-351-2245 or email

We'll include your business in the event program and if you attend, you can draw the winner for your prize!

April 28, 9:30 am Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Norman's Hallmark

Join us as we help celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Norman's Hallmark in Pilesgrove.

Thursday, April 28 - 9:30 am
Norman's Hallmark (formerly Donna's Hallmark)
859 Rt 45
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Job Opportunity

NOW HIRING -Full Time/Experienced Maint. Worker for Apts/Woodstown (Woodstown, NJ)

Seeking Full-Time Experienced Maintenance Worker in Woodstown, NJ 08079 - Salem County
To be considered: Applicant must possess general maintenance skills including minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical.
Ensure that all make-ready apartments, repairs and services are completed correctly and on schedule.
Effectively handle all resident service requests.
Benefits: Health Insurance; Vacation, Competitive Salary
Salary + Apartment including Utilities
Valid Clean Driver's License
Please call: 856-769-2747 or Fax: 856-769-4101

Hiring for Receptionist/Front Desk at Woodstown Physical Therapy

Receptionist/Front Desk job opening at Woodstown Physical Therapy. We are looking for someone to work the front desk collecting co-pays, answering phones and scheduling patients.

It can be full time or part time, it is required to work 2-3 nights a week. Please send resume and cover letter to:

Amazon is Hiring in South Jersey

Amazon is hiring in South Jersey! When you start now, you can take home something greater – pay of up to $20/hr, a range of real benefits, and opportunities for career advancement! Visit now to learn more. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.
Looking for a Marketing/Graphic Design Professional to Join Your Team?
Message me and I'll send along the resume of an excellent candidate.

May 11 Chamber's Annual State of the District Breakfast - RSVP by APRIL 27h


8:30 am - 10:30 am

The Grove at Centerton
1022 Almond Road
Pittsgrove Twp, NJ 08318

$25 Per Person - Continental Breakfast

The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee invites you to join us for the Annual State of the District Breakfast.

Featuring Presentations From The NJ Third Legislative District Team

Hon. Edward Durr, NJ State Senate
Hon. Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, NJ State Assembly
Hon. Beth Sawyer, NJ State Assembly

Breakfast Menu Includes

Baked goods - danishes, muffins & croissants
Bagel bar with assorted bagels & cream cheeses
Yogurt Parfaits
Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Coffee, tea & assorted chilled juices

The following businesses have already responded with their intention to attend:

Ben's ProServ
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Century Savings
Deepwater Industries FCU
First National Bank of Elmer
Franklin Bank
Fulton Bank
Green Technology Services
Gruber Real Estate
Habitat for Humanity
Hoffman's Pest
Mannington Mills
Mannington Township
Meals on Wheels
Oldman's Township Airport
The Pino Agency
Ranch Hope
Salem City
Salem Community College
Salem County Improvement Authority
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
Salem Medical Center
South Jersey Gas
TD Bank TD Bank
Western Pest

Salem Free Public Library Survey

The Salem Free Public Library is asking for your help in collecting information from our residents about our Library.
Please go to the link below and complete a short survey.
The Free Public Library Board of Trustees and staff are working diligently to enhance and expand library services in our community.
A couple of minutes of your time can go a long way in helping us achieve our goal of making the Library an even bigger part of Salem’s future.

NJEDA Small Business Programs

My name is Naimah “ Nai” Marshall and I am the Sr. Small Business Liaison for the NJEDA, covering SNJ Counties.    I am responsible for the outreach efforts of NJEDA small business programs which are geared to provide grant and micro loan funding to NJ small businesses and nonprofit orgs throughout all phases of their business growth.  
Below are just a few of our small business services programs for your review:
  • Small Business Improvement Grant - NJEDA - Now Accepting Applications. The Small Business Improvement Grant offers reimbursement for costs associated with making building improvements or purchasing new furniture, fixtures and equipment 
  • Small Business Lease Grant - NJEDA - Now Accepting Applications .The Small Business Lease Grant supports the growth and success of small businesses and non-profits by providing grant funding to cover a portion of lease payments for businesses and non-profits leasing new or additional space.
  • Main Street Micro Business Loan Program - NJEDA - Coming Soon Main Street Micro Business Loan will provide financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New Jersey with ten or fewer full-time employees and no greater than $1.5 million in annual revenues. The Program is the successor to the Micro Business Loan Program established by the NJEDA in 2019
Should you have any questions or have business owners and/or community partners that would like more information, you can reach out to me directly.  Feel free to share this email and my contact info as needed.
Best Regards,

Naimah “Nai” Marshall
Sr. Small Business Liaison – Small Business Services
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
One Port Center, Suite 401 | Camden, New Jersey | 08101
(C) 609-218-0404
For information about NJEDA’s products and services, please visit us on the web:

Meals On Wheels Seeks Sponsors, Vendors & Food Trucks

Meals on Wheels seek Sponsors, Vendors and Food trucks for 25th Annual Giant Pumpkin Carve!

May 5 National Day of Prayer Breakfast hosted by Ranch Hope

Ranch Hope will be hosting a National Day of Prayer breakfast on
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the St. Joseph's Parish Center in Woodstown. 

Our guest speaker with be Rev. Ted Winsley, Chaplain for the Philadelphia Eagles. We will also have several Pastors from throughout S Jersey that will be leading in prayer. The breakfast will be catered by Rode's. 

Doors will open at 7:30 am with breakfast starting at 7:45 am, or goal is for the program to be completed by 9:00 am.

Once a graphic has been designed I'll send it to you, but I wanted you to at least be aware there would be a breakfast.
May 5 - Best of Salem County Celebration Event


5pm – 7:30 pm at the Salem County Fairgrounds
$35 per person

Join us for great networking as we celebrate this year’s Best of Salem County Winners.

Bring your own chair/table. BYOB.
Boxed Dinner Catered by Creeks Edge Pizza, Grill & Catering – Dave Travis
BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders
Buffalo Pulled Chicken Sliders
Mac & Cheese
Smoked Peach Baked Beans
Sodas, Bottled Water
Paper products

Each winning business will receive a 2022 Best of Salem County Yard Sign, Sponsored by Astro Sign Company!

Reserve your event tickets at:

The following Chamber Members have already responded with their intention to attend:

3rd Legislative District - Hon. Bethanne McCarthy Patrick
Atlantic City Electric
Barney Loves Books
Bo Lends a Paw Pet Pantry
C & H Disposal
Cawman's Mall
Cream Valley Custard
First Bank NJ
First National Bank of Elmer
Franklin Bank
Fulton Bank
Hassler Monuments
HD Young Insurance
Hoffman's Exterminating
Home Coming Arts Studio
Keller Williams Hometown Realty
Mahoney Realty
Mannington Mills
Meals on Wheels
Memory Keeper Photography
Oldman's Township Airport
PSEG Nuclear
RCL Solar
Salem County Office of Vets Affairs
Salem Community College
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Times/NJ Advance Media
Woodstown Massage

Recogizing Our 2022 Event Sponsors

Refreshment Sponsor

South Jersey Times/NJ Advance Media

Platinum Sponsors

Atlantic City Electric
PSEG Nuclear
Salem Community College

Event Sponsors
Bo Lends A Paw Pet Pantry
First National Bank of Elmer
Franklin Bank
Fulton Bank
The Leighty Team at Keller Williams Hometown Realty
Mannington Mills, Inc.
Oldman's Township Airport
South Jersey Gas


Habitat for Humanity's Annual Women Build Event


To learn more Click HERE


May 12 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Business After Hours Networking & Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Henry D. Young, Inc. - Insurance's new office location. The ribbon cutting will take place just before the networking event.

New Office Location

90 West Broadway
Salem, NJ 08079

Refreshments served. Parking lot in back, additional parking available on 4th Street.

To ensure we have enough refreshments for everyone, please RSVP to


Friday, May 13 Salem Community College's Drive for Education


May 14 & 15 Salem County Arts in Bloom Weekend!


May 21 Habitat for Humanity Pocketbook Bingo

September 10 & 11 South Jersey Apple Fest

Presented by B & K Enterprises at the Salem County Fairgrounds

Salem County, NJ; The South Jersey Apple Fest, a fourth annual apple theme event, is coming to the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy,

Pilesgrove/Woodstown, NJ on September 10-11, 2022. Families invited to show up from 10am to 5pm to kick-off the apple harvest season.

Apples, Apples & more: Visitors to the show will enjoy delicious treats from Apple Pie by the Slice, Candy Apples, Apple Bread, Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, and of course Apple Cider. Bakers invited to enter their best apple dessert in our “Everything Apple Dessert Contest” on Saturday at 2pm. After judging, families visiting the festival will have the opportunity to sample the entries for free. The Apple Mascot will make an appearance both days and be available for photos.

The Craft Show: Over 100 talented artists and crafters will offer amazing works from clothing to ceramics, paintings, pottery, glasswork, soaps, candles, quilting, woodworking, wreaths to handcrafted jewelry.

Happenings: There will be a Fall Home Show, offering savings on hundreds of products and services, wine samples, apple toss for adults, live bands, Vendor Fair, free hayrides, delicious festival food court, apple by the bags, , farm produce, free craft making for kids, face painting, Apple Pie Eating Contest for kids under 12, pony rides, free hayrides and pet friendly.

Apple Pageant: The Little Miss Apple Pageant for girls ages 4-8 from South Jersey are invited to sign up. The Pageant starts on Sunday at 2pm. This pageant is free to join, and all contestants receive prizes for taking part. One Queen and first to fourth runners selected. Tiaras, sashes, and gifts awarded to winners. This is a semi-formal to formal pageant with a theme of apple colors.

Other Details: Everything about the event has Family Fun at the core! This is a pet friendly event, free admission and parking is $5.00 a carload. Free apples for kids. All contests are free to enter. Vendors and Sponsors needed. Kathy Wright organizes this event, of B & K Enterprise, Millville NJ. Promoting family friendly, affordable events in South Jersey. Visit our website for event schedule, contest forms and general details at or call 856-765-0118. Part of the parking proceeds donated to local nonprofit.

October 8 & 9 19th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show

Presented by B & K Enterprises at the Salem County Fairgrounds

The 19th annual South Jersey Pumpkin festival returns to the Salem County Fairgrounds on October 8-9, 2022, 735 Harding Hwy, New Jersey. Families are invited to attend in support of small and local businesses.  

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, over 150 vendor booths, Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, food court, Amusement Rides, Fun Haunted Barn, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host a variety of live musical acts daily. The giant Pumpkin Pyramid, filled with pumpkins, and mums, represents everything beautiful about the fall harvest. Each year dozens of the participating vendors compete for prizes for the best Fall Scarecrows. Visiting festival goers are invited to help pick the winners.

Saturday activities includes the Adults Pumpkin Toss and the Pumpkin Dessert Contest with free sampling. Saturday will showcase a reading of the legend of Sleepy Hollow and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen at the graveyard. The Halloween Costume Contest & Trick or Treat Stroll for kids ages 4-10 begins at 6pm.
Sunday events will start with the All-Breed Fun Dog Show at noon & Little Miss Pumpkin Show Queen Pageant at 2pm. Come search for one of our Halloween Painted Rocks and win amazing prizes. The Salem County Fairgrounds is located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge. Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload. Portion of proceeds to benefit a Salem County nonprofit group.

Event runs rain or shine. Visit the website for details and updates at Vendors and sponsors being sought. All NJ State & CDC COVID 19 regulations will be in place. Call 856-765-0118 with questions

October 28 - Salem City's Annual Walking Ghost Tour

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