Here's What's Happening August 17, 2022
Welcoming Quality Homes NJ

Special thanks for longtime Member Alicia Bjornson for encouraging this new business to join.

For more information on Inclusion Coffee Shop

Thanks Farmers & Bankers Brewing!

Farmers and Bankers Brewing in Woodstown hosted Chamber Members for our August Business After Hours Networking event.

Over 40 Members attended and were able to try flights of their specialty brews, seltzers and frozen hard lemonade.

Owners Rebecca & Mike Melniczuk provided facility tours and excellent service. Great to see so many come out.

Really fun time, if you haven't been there yet try them out!

For full event coverage Click HERE

For more information about Farmers and Bankers Brewing Click HERE

Friday August 19 - Last Day to Register Your Business

If your company has job openings, email to secure your FREE space for this event.

The following businesses have committed to attend:

Atlantic City Electric
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
County of Salem
Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union
Delaware River & Bay Authority
Dry Guys Basement Systems
Elevated Remodeling
First National Bank of Elmer
Golden Rehabilitation
Healthcare Commons
House of Wright Mortuary
JagOne Physical Therapy
Jersey Cares
Lacy’s Express
Members First Federal Credit Union
Owen Steel Company
PSEG Nuclear
Ranch Hope
Salem County One Stop Career Center
Salem Medical Center
Salem County Real Estate Academy & The Pino Agency
St John’s Pentecostal Outreach Daycare
Sunoco on NJ Turnpike
Visiting Angels, NJ
Worldwide Glass Resources
Wyshinski Bus Service
Xylem Dewatering Solutions

Chamber Government Relations & Economic Development Committee News


The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee recently drafted a letter of support for Salem County's newest industry, our Breweries.

The letter was sent to Governor Murphy, offering suggestions of how NJ can modify the current stringent and business killing rules for Breweries.

To view the letter Click HERE

The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee include:

  • Lou Joyce, LCJPP, LLC – Committee Chair
  • Luis Andrade, Owner, Sandpiper International
  • Mike Gorman, President, Salem Community College
  • Andrew Lindemuth, Western Pest
  • Tammy Maciocha, Manager of Major Accounts, South Jersey Gas
  • Doug Painter, Owner, Astro Sign Company
  • Harvey Saunders, President, Calvary Community Development Corp
  • Theresa Widger, Stakeholder Outreach Specialist, PSEG Nuclear
  • Dave Yhlen, COO, Inspira

If you are interested in becoming more involved, reach out to The Chamber office or any Member of the committee listed above.

August 20 - Salem Tomato Festival 11am - 3pm


The Salem Tomato Festival is back and being held on August 20th, 2022. The festival will be on Market Street in Salem from 11am to 3pm. This year’s event will feature live music sponsored by PSEG Nuclear LLC, local vendors, local non-profits, tomato toss, food trucks, antique cars, all ages art contests, tomato contests, historical reenactors, a historical talk on Salem County Women and the Anti-Slavery Movement, and a groundbreaking for the new Amy “Hetty” Reckless Community Center in Salem. 

Many Salem restaurants will have tomato specials and local shops will be open that day as well.

If you grow your own tomatoes and think you have one that may be the heaviest, largest in diameter, prettiest or ugliest, feel free to bring the tomato to the event. Entries accepted until noon that day.

The art contest is put on by the Salem Art League and contest entries should reflect the tomato OR the agricultural industry in Salem County, including some aspect of farming and or a vegetable still life. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces & 2D work only. Entries must be framed, wired, and ready to hang. There are 4 divisions – 12 & under, 13-18, adult photography and adult fine art. Entries accepted at Parker’s Jewelers from August 16th-19th 9am-5pm or at the Old Salem Courthouse from 3pm-5:30pm on the 19th. Art will be displayed in the Old Salem Courthouse on the day of the event.

If you wish to find out more about the tomato contest, the art contest, entering the car show, volunteering or anything else, please contact Tom Smith – – (609) 204-0825.

At 3pm, as a companion to the Tomato Festival, Music Around the County is hosting America's premier 19th century brass band the Saxton’s Cornet Band at St. John’s Episcopal Church - 76 Market Street, Salem.

Rain date for the event is 8/27. Please look for updates on the Stand Up For Salem Facebook page if the weather is iffy.

August 20 Music Around the County 3pm at St John's Episcopal Church, Salem


To help celebrate the Tomato Festival in Salem, Music Around the County is hosting the Saxton Cornet Band at 3 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salem. 

The Saxton Cornet Band recreates the sounds, appearance, and conduct of brass bands during the Victorian Era from the Civil War to the turn of the century. The program will be full of energy and very entertaining both musically and visually. The performance is a complete historically accurate concert experience from the mid-to-late nineteenth century, complete with dramatic readings and period humor in addition to the excellent music. 

August 23 LD3 Food Drive at St John's Epicopal Church, Salem


The Leighty Team at Keller Williams Hometown Realty

American Red Cross Blood Drive Locations


Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives in Salem County with available appointments in June and July include:


Thursday August 25, 1 - 6 p.m. at the Elmer United Methodist Church, 19 South Main Street, Elmer 08318
Wednesday August 31, 2 - 7 p.m. at VFW Post 1952, 171 South Broadway, Pennsville 08070
Tuesday September 6, 12 - 5 p.m. at The Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Road, Pittsgrove Township 08318
Tuesday September 13, 2 - 7 p.m. at the Woodstown Presbyterian Church, 46 Auburn Street, Woodstown 08098
Friday September 16, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069
Wednesday September 21, 2 - 7 p.m. at Salem Community College, Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point 08069
Saturday October 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Woodstown Masonic Lodge #138, 32 Auburn Road, Woodstown 08098
To sign up, go to Home Page and enter the zip code into the "Find a Blood Drive" box in the upper right hand corner.

Habitat for Humanity of Salem County Celebrates 40 Years


Sponsorships Available for the Celebration Event

October 1 25th Annual Giant Pumpkin Carve

Meals on Wheels of Salem County will celebrate the 25th Annual Giant Pumpkin Carve on 10/1. Help support Salem County seniors by sponsoring this year's monumental event. Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities. 

Labor Day Weekend - 50th Anniversary of the Salem County Bluegrass Festival

At the Salem County Fairgrounds


SCC Glass Pumpkin Workshop & Open House

SCC Glass Education Center
Fall Open Houses, Workshops, and Glass Sales!
Salem Community College (SCC) welcomes the public to the Jones Glass Education Center this fall for our open houses, hands-on glass workshops, and glass sales! Events have been scheduled for September 18, October 15 and 16, November 20, and December 11! Details for each event can be found on our website at
Admission is free to the Glass Education Center and the sale. While visiting the center, guests may tour the studio, and see glassmaking in action! Our fall glass sales will feature handmade glass created by the center's talented students! Items available include pumpkins, flowers, jewelry, vases, paperweights, ornaments, and other handmade glass gift items.
Additionally, the glass center will be running hands-on workshops on these dates. Workshops include projects in glassblowing, flameworking, and glass fusing. No glass experience is necessary to participate, but please note minimum age requirements. Registration for our fall workshops can be found on our website at
Join us on October 15 and 16 for "Salem County Arts in Bloom"! We will be offering a free "Dig Into Art" project on this fun filled weekend! Details about this fun activity are available online.
Learn more about SCC Glass at
Questions? Contact Kristin Deady at or 856-351-2234.
Follow the SCC Glass Center on social media at on Instagram and on Facebook at

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,

September 16 Jazz Night at Edward Dorn Center, Pedricktown

September 21 FBI Cyber Security Lunch & Leaarn
September 21, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

72 North Virginia Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Join us at Maria's, Salem County's premier event center for the FBI's CyberSecurity overview.

Representatives from the Philadelphia FBI office will review the current cyber security threats facing organizations today and discuss techniques to defend against them.

Lunch prepared by DiPaolo's Italian Ristorante.

$30 per person, RSVP's are a must. Tickets may be purchased via

September 22 Business After Hours Networking at Dempsey, Weiss & Associates

September 22 - 5pm - 6:30 pm

Dempsey, Weiss & Associates
418 Route 77
Elmer, NJ 08318

Join us for Business After Hours Networking at the newly updated offices of Dempsey, Weiss & Associates.

For more about Dempsey, Weiss & Associates Click HERE

So our hosts may prepare, please RSVP with your intention to attend to

September 23 Virtual Business Education Workshop: SEO Marketing

September 22 - 5pm - 6:30 pm

Dempsey, Weiss & Associates
418 Route 77
Elmer, NJ 08318

Join us for Business After Hours Networking at the newly updated offices of Dempsey, Weiss & Associates.

For more about Dempsey, Weiss & Associates Click HERE

So our hosts may prepare, please RSVP with your intention to attend to

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 24 Get to Know Your Candidates Forum

October 24 - 5:30 pm

At Salem Community College's Davidow Auditorim
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Join us in person at Salem Community College's Davidow Auditorium to meet the Candidates and hear their platform.

Candidates for elected offices include:

Salem County Board of Commissioners
United States Congress

This event is free and organized by The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee. 

Please RSVP to or by calling 856-351-2245

October 28 Annual Leadership Breakfast - Leading With Empathy

October 28 - 8:30 am

Salem County Vo-Tech
880 Woodstown Rd (Rt 45)
Woodstown, NJ 08098

$25 per person

Sponsored by Salem Community College

Presented by Mike Gorman, Ed.D., President of Salem Community College and Kim Gattuso, Owner & General Manager, Dry Guys Basement Systems
Empathy has always been a critical skill for leaders, but it is taking on a new level of priority in today’s times. Far from a soft approach, it can drive significant business results for your company.

New research demonstrates the importance of empathy in everything from innovation to employee retention. Great leadership requires a fine balance of skills to create the conditions for employee engagement, happiness, and performance. Empathy tops the list of what today’s leaders must get right.

Full gourmet hot breakfast catered by the Salem County Vocational Technical School’s Culinary Arts Students.

To RSVP With Payment Click HERE

October 28 - Salem City's Annual Walking Ghost Tour

Save the Date - Chamber Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet Honoring Lee Ware

December 7, 2022
5:30 pm

$60 per person

The Grove at Centerton

Tickets are available now and may be purchased at Click HERE

Sponsorships are also available, all Sponsorships include event tickets. To download the Sponsor form Click HERE

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