Here's What's Happening February 23, 2022

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We Welcome P-City Bakery

Please join us in welcoming our newest Chamber Member

P-City Bakery

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Salem County Young Lives

Young Life Salem County is launching a new club, bringing hope to teen moms: YoungLives. YoungLives is a new ministry that provides support and mentoring to pregnant and parenting teens up to age 21. 

We host a monthly gathering called "club", with teen moms from all over the county. Club includes free transportation, dinner, childcare, parenting tips and lessons, and a chance to connect with other young moms in Salem county. Each teen mom we meet, whether at club or referred to us, will receive a "Lyfepact", which consists of diapers, wipes, formula, and other new-born/toddler necessities, all for free! 

If you'd like to get involved, providing a meal, mentoring a teen mom, working in the nursery, assembling Lyfepacts, or would like more information, please connect with us today:

We cannot wait to see generations impacted and teen moms thriving!

American Heart Month: Don't Ignore Symptoms

American Heart Month: Don’t Ignore Symptoms

Symptoms of a heart attack can easily be mistaken for signs of a less serious condition. It’s easy to overlook these symptoms.
However, no symptom that could possibly indicate a cardiac arrest should be ignored.
“Chest pressure, chills, dizziness or nausea can all be dismissed as simple heartburn or a dizzy spell,” said Cardiologist Manish Dadhania, MD, FACC. “Other symptoms like pain radiating down the arms, back or neck, and shortness of breath are more recognizable, but any symptom should constitute a visit to the doctor or emergency department.”

When symptoms are ignored, a heart attack can be a patient’s first realization of heart disease.

“Contributing factors such as high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels don’t always have symptoms,” said Dr. Dadhania. “But there are signs such as arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat that can cause symptoms similar to those of a heart attack.”

Pay attention to symptoms such as:

·        Fainting or near-fainting spells
·        A fast heartbeat
·        Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
·        A fluttering feeling in the chest

Any of these symptoms is a sign to get to the doctor or ED immediately.

Maintaining healthy weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, as well as keeping a positive outlook on life, can help ward off heart problems.

A report by the American College of Cardiology says behavior is a key factor to cardiovascular health.
“Happy people are more likely to exercise and eat healthy,” said Dr. Dadhania. “Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can result in a healthier body mass index, therefore reducing the chance of developing heart issues.”

If you experience symptoms of heart failure or heart attack, please get to the nearest emergency department immediately.

Dr. Dadhania practices at 66 East Ave. in Woodstown with Cardiologist Travante Cartwright, MD, FACC. To make a cardiology appointment, call 856-935-6700.

Salem County School Unification Feasibility Study Results & Power Point Presentation

Attached are the documents for the Feasibility Study for the Unification of Salem County Schools including the Final Report, Executive Summary and PowerPoint from the public meetings on January 31 and February 1, 2022.

Dry Guys is Hiring

Dry Guys is Hiring! Click on the link to view opportunities and appy.


February 27 Jazz Vespers at St John's Episcopal Church, Salem

at Saint John's Episcopal Church, Salem

From Bill McGowan at RCL Solar

For more information about RCL Solar Click HERE

The Newest From Creek's Edge Pizza & Grill

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March 1 - Best of Salem County Voting Begins

The 2022 Best of Salem County contest voting begins on March 1 and runs through March 31 at 5pm.

A draft ballot will be distributed shortly for all Chamber Members to view and provide input. Your feedback is incredibly important.

Only Chamber Members will appear on the ballot.

The Best of Salem County Celebration event will be held May 5, 2022 5:30 pm - 8pm at the Salem County Fairgrounds.

The Event Planning Committee is currently working to solicit bids for the event meal from Members who provide catering services.

We're planning a casual fun event, picnic style. We hope to avoid last year's bad weather and hold the event in the stage area. The great thing about the Fairgrounds is we do have covered building options in case of bad weather.

Look for more detail in the coming weeks.

The Planning Committee includes:

Chair - Sue Ann Leighty, Habitat for Humanity & The Leighty Team
Dawn Ellis, Salem Branch Manager, Franklin Bank
John Campbell, Director of IT, Mannington Mills
Rob Bender, SVP, First National Bank of Elmer & Chair of The Chamber Board

The Chamber's Marketing Committee is designing a new event logo.

March 3 - Morning Coffee & Connections Networking at Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation - NOTE DATE CHANGE

March 3, 2022
8:00 am – 10am

Morning Coffee
Networking at The Offices of the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation

Located at: 205 E. Broadway
(Fenwick Plaza)
 Salem, NJ 08079

Join us for morning coffee, refreshments and networking hosted by The Forman Acton Educational Foundation. 

Come out for great networking and learn more about their program. Remember to bring plenty of business cards and business brochures to share with new contacts.

To ensure adequate refreshments, please RSVP your intention to attend at  or call 856-351-2245

March 25 8am - 10am Work Life Balance Virtual Business Education Workshop via Zoom

March 25, 2022
8:00 am – 10am

Via Zoom

The Chamber's Business Education Committee is pleased to present the virtual Work Life Balance Workshop. Bill Martin, Fitness, Nutrition and Life Coach from Jersey Fitness will review tips and best practices for successfully creating meaningful and successful work/life balance.

To register and receive the login and passcode please contact  or call 856-351-2245

April 7 Bag Up NJ Networking Event at Salem County Improvement Authority

Please be advised, on May 4 the NJ Non Reusable Bag Ban becomes law.

The Salem County Chamber of Commerce participated with 50 other NJ Chambers through the Chamber Alliance to oppose the bag ban because we all understand how this new law will impact our small business retail and restaurants. We were not successful in our opposition, but Salem County Improvement Authority to the rescue!

Reusable Bag Networking Event
April 7, 2022
4:30 pm - 6pm

Hosted and Sponsored by Salem County Improvement Authority

286 Welchville Road (Rt 540)
Alloway, NJ 08001

Salem County Improvement Authority is our host for The Chamber's April 7, 2022 Networking Event. To prepare local businesses for NJ's Reusable Shopping Bag mandate, SCIA will give away100 reusable bags to each business that attends the event.

Join us for great networking, refreshments and a leg up on free reusable bags!
To ensure appropriate refreshments, please RSVP your intention to attend by contacting or call 856-351-2245

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

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