Here's What's Happening June 22, 2022

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Grand Opening Tomorrow 6/23 - Ribbon Cutting 11am

Farmers & Bankers Brewing opens tomorrow, June 23.

Join us in congratulating and celebrating this new business with the Ribbon Cutting Celebration at 11am.

For more information Click HERE

Congratulating Mt Zion Baptist Church on Fantastic Juneteenth Event

Congratulations to Nelson Carney, Event Chair and his team for a very successful and fun Juneteenth Celebration at Mt Zion Baptist Church, Salem on Saturday, June 18.

This was year 1 of what will be many more celebrations.

Event photos may be found HERE

Virtual Mental Health Resources Panel Discussion Recording

The Chamber's Business Education Committee held a Virtual Mental Health Resources panel discussion led by Dave Bailey, Jr. of Ranch Hope.

Panelists included:

Bridget DiFiccio, ACENDA
Dave More & Bonnie Price - Inspira
Jeff Harvey, COO, Ranch Hope
Shannon Reese & Victoria Maurizio - County of Salem Department of Health
Joe Williams & Maria Rodriquez - Southwest Council
Joe Haber - Salem Medical Center's Legacy Health

To view the recording Click HERE for Video

Our Condolences on the Passing of Mr. Ed Sykes, Parker Jewelers

We are sad to inform you that "Mr. Parker" Ed Sykes has passed after 99 amazing years. His legacy lives on in his family, friends and customers.

"A Life well lived is a precious gift,
of hope and strength and grace,
From someone who has made our world
a brighter, better place."

Ed started Parker Jewelers in 1959, he will be greatly missed.

Congratulating SMS Rail, Woodstown Central Rail & Revolution Rail

Congratulations to SMS Rail on the successful implementation of a new tourist attraction in Woodstown.

We cut the ribbon on the new Rail Bike recreational attraction on Friday, June 17 in Woodstown.

The Rail Bikes are up and running and ready for use. To book your Rail Bike tour

For full event photos Click HERE

Salem County Improvement Authority Hiring Full Time Receptionst/Administrative Assistant

Full-time Receptionist/Administrator Assistant to the Executive Director and Landfill Manger

Salem County Improvement Authority is seeking to hire a full-time Receptionist/Administrator Assistant to the Executive Director and Landfill Manger for a maximum of 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, strong organizational, and outstanding communication skills. They will demonstrate confidence in working with a variety of software programs and have experience with office equipment. Qualifications: High School Diploma, minimum 2 years work experience as a Receptionist/Administrator Assistant. The Salem County Improvement Authority offers a competitive benefits package including major medical coverage, prescription, dental, Pension, Short Term Disability, paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays.

Please visit for application. Mail and/or email ( application and resume no later than June 20, 2022, to Attention: Casie Garton, Salem County Improvement Authority, Human Resources, PO Box 890, Alloway, NJ 08001. Salem County Improvement Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Hiring for Security at the Wind Port Project

Dry Guys is Hiring an Accountant
County of Salem Hiring for Economic Development Division Head

For Job Description and Details Click HERE

May American Red Cross Blood Drive Locations


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

Tuesday June 28, 2 - 7 p.m. at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 2 Lamplighter Drive, Woodstown 08098

Friday July 8, 2 - 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church, 76 Dolbow Avenue, Pennsville 08070

Friday July 22 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069

To sign up, go to Home Page

If you have never donated blood before but want more information, go to: Eligibility Requirements

June 30 Stand Up for Salem Summer Concert Series Begins

Stand Up for Salem/Salem Main Street's first Summer Concert Event.

Bring your lawn chairs & prepare to have a great time.

Martin Luther King Park is located on the corner of Broadway and Market Streets in Salem City.

July 1 - Field & Flock Lavender Farm Hosts "Date Night"

Come join us for date night!

Table for two in the lavender field, charcuterie box and sparkling or spring water ~ $50

Reservations are required. Click the link in our bio to reserve.

Food by Creek's Edge Pizza & Grill

To Reserve Click HERE



July 4 - 15 Chamber Staff Vacation - Office Closed

We'll be closed for staff vacation July 4 - 15.

All calls and emails will be returned on the 15th.

No E-News during that time.



August 4 11:30 am Congressional Update with Hon. Jeff Van Drew

Congressional Update Luncheon
August 4, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30pm

$30 per person

The Inn at Salem Country Club with Catering by DiPaolo's

Join us for lunch with Congressman Jeff Van Drew as he shares an update of his activities on our behalf in Washington.

To Reserve with payment



Amazon Drop In Interviews

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Meals on Wheels of Salem County Seeks Sponsors, Vendors & Food Trucks for 2022 Giant Pumpkin Carve Event



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

At the Salem County Fairgrounds


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 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

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

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

December 7, 2022
5:30 pm

The Grove at Centerton

We are currently in the process of planning the Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet.

We've booked The Grove at Centerton.

More detail to follow including pricing, Citizen Nomination form, etc.

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