Here's What's Happening February 8, 2023

It's a special year for The Chamber, we're celebrating 80 years of service.

Remember, Chamber Members may include ads, op ed pieces, etc in the weekly E-News, deadline for submissions is every Tuesday at noon. Email submission to

We Welcome Together with Vets - Our Newest Member


Welcoming our newest Chamber Member. This is a brand new non profit that enlists Veterans and their local partners to join forces to reduce Veteran suicide in their community.

See their information flyer Click HERE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Countys is Hiring


Please click on the link below for the application:


Feb 11 & 12 Valentine's Day & Super Bowl Open House Weekend at Heart Felt Designs Country Shop


Valentine's Day


Super Bowl

Open House Weekend

Sat., Feb. 11th: 10 AM - 5 PM

Sun., Feb. 12th: 1 PM - 5 PM

Located at: 24 S. Railroad Avenue, Pedricktown


February Events at Farmers & Bankers Brewing


February 9 - Chamber Morning Coffee & Connections Networking at GW Pens, Woodstown

Join us for great networking at GW Pens, hosted by owner John Greco at:

4 South Main Street


To ensure adequate refreshments, please RSVP to 856-351-2245

Best of Salem County Ballot Draft #2 - Seeking YOUR input

The Best of Salem County Contest will begin March 1 and run through March 31. Over 5,000 people vote for their favorite businesses each year, so this is a terrific marketing opportunity for your business.

Because we want to make sure we are effectively promoting all our Members, we offer the ballot for input and feedback.

Please take a moment to review and let us know if we need to add your business to another category:

Click HERE for Ballot Draft - 2

Please make sure your 2023 Dues payment is current, if you are not sure please call the office at 856-351-2245.

Please email any ballot update suggestions to

NJEDA Opens Applications for 2023 Historic Property Reinvestment Program

NJEDA Opens Applications for 2023 Historic Property Reinvestment Program

Competitive Program Helps Attract Long-Term Investment While Preserving NJ’s Historic Structures

TRENTON, N.J (February 1, 2023) – Applications for the 2023 round of funding for the New Jersey Historic Property Reinvestment Program (HPRP) are now open, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced. Applications for Regular and Transformative Projects will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023. For eligibility requirements and to access the application, please visit

Created under the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020, the HPRP’s main focus is historic preservation as a component of community development, aiming to attract long-term private investment into New Jersey while preserving historic properties throughout the state. 

“The HPRP is strategically designed to support efforts to preserve local historic assets while meeting the needs of a 21st century economy,” said NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. “Investing in the rehabilitation of dormant properties enables us to bolster local communities by furthering Governor Phil Murphy’s efforts to prioritize equitable and inclusive development, all while respecting the significance of iconic structures throughout New Jersey.”

The HPRP is designed to work in conjunction with the Federal Historic Tax Credit Program to encourage and bolster long-term private investments focused on the rehabilitation of existing identified historic structures throughout New Jersey. The program incentivizes work that can significantly contribute to the revitalization of cities and downtowns into more vibrant magnets for people and investment, while preserving often underutilized historic properties and returning them to productive use.

In October, the NJEDA’s Board approved HPRP tax credits to support the rehabilitation of Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City. This project, which marks the first award under the HPRP, is expected to result in the complete rehabilitation of the historic theater for use as a live performance, movie, and entertainment venue. The Board authorized the award of $42.27 million in tax credits, representing 45 percent of the eligible cost under the project, which has an estimated total cost of $110 million. 

“Our investment into the revitalization of historic properties through the HPRP will have a lasting positive impact on neighborhoods and cities statewide,” said NJEDA Director of Historic Preservation Aidita Milsted. “We saw a robust response when we launched the HPRP last year and are excited to see what projects come our way through the 2023 application period.”

About the NJEDA

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.

February 17 The Blue Moon Theatre, Woodstown Presents Godspell Junior

Support Youth Theatre! It's a great place to be!

Tickets on sale for "Godspell" Junior

Directed by Luke Hansen

February 17, 18, 7: 00 pm

Matinee February 18 & 19 2:00 pm

Tickets $20.00 below, or at the door if not sold out!

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Buy Tickets HERE

LAC Wind Port Construction Update from the NJEDA

Each month, the NJEDA and other economic development groups provide a brief update to The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee on all projects in our area.

Click on the link to view the Wind Port construction update

Click HERE

The Chamber's Government Relations and Economic Development Committee meets for one hour a month via Zoom, if you are interested in participating, we'd love to have you.

We utilize Zoom for most committee meetings to save time for our volunteers.

Want to learn more about the committee? Call our office at 856-351-2245 or contact any committee member for more details. The Committee Members 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
  • Charles Bailey, City of Salem, Director – Economic Development and Commerce
  • Matthew Cassidy, Owner, PCity Bakery & Deebs Bread and Salem Oak Vineyards Monica Coffee, NJEDA
  • Paul DiLorenzo, Executive Director, Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
  • Jonathan Kennedy, NJEDA
  • Sean Sepsey, Chief of Staff, Offices of Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick
  • Frederick Young, Director, Salem County Department of Economic Development
  • Monica Coffey, NJEDA

Passing The New Litter Guide for Businesses from Salem County Improvement Authority

A new litter guide for businesses is now available at The guide was developed by the NJDEP, Bureau of Sustainability in conjunction with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council.


The new litter prevention guide reminds businesses that embrace sustainability to be sure to include litter prevention and cleanup in their company sustainability program and includes numerous recommended strategies.


February 22 at Farmers & Bankers Brewing

New Real Estate Listings from Kirsten Oravec

Click on the links to view

Kirsten Oravec, Realtor HomeSmart    95 N Main St Mullica Hill. c:856.725.3620

Turbo Steve at Farmers & Bankers Brewing

March 9 Business After Hours Networking Hosted by The Blue Moon Theatre

March 30 Annual State of the County Luncheon

Please RSVP by March 20 to 856-351-2245 or to

You may also make payment with your reservation at:

New Listing from The Pino Agency

Salem County Humane Society Seeks Basket Raffle Donations

From The Leighty Team at Keller Williams Hometown Realty

Field & Flock Lavender Farm Now Booking Private Events

Now booking private events for the 2023 season! If you are planning a small shower, dinner party, birthday or engagement in the months of May, June, July or August, consider holding it in our lavender field for a unique experience.

More information is available on our website under the “gather” tab.  You can also contact us for assistance in planning the perfect event. Please note that our lavender is in bloom during the month of June. 

March 15 Dine to Donate for Bo Lends a Paw Pet Pantry

March 18, 2023 Save The Date - Habitat for Humanity's Pocketbook Bingo

March 24 Ralston Law Estate Planning

Please join Ralston Law in a Boards & Estate Planning event on March 24, 2023 at 7pm. Materials cost $35. However, if you use discount code Misty15 — Ralston Law will pay for $15.00 and you will only pay $20.00

Refreshments will be provided. All attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a free gift. 

May 20 SCVTS Car Show & Walk For Special Needs

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