Here's What's Happening March 16, 2022

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Welcoming The Rotary Club of Penns Grove

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Welcoming Kelleher Benefits Group

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Welcoming First Bank NJ - Bronze Membership

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Welcoming Warner Real Estate & Auction Company, Inc.

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March 18 6pm - 9pm SJ Technical Training Open House

Please pass it on, great opportunity for a new career

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Welcoming Lisa Darnell, Fulton Bank to The Chamber Board of Directors

Lisa Darnell
Multi Financial Center Manager
Fulton Bank

Lisa Darnell has worked in the financial industry for over a decade and joined Fulton Bank last year as a Multi Center Manager running several financial centers within Salem County, most recently the Mannington and Alloway Financial Centers.

Lisa works very closely and collaborates with the small businesses in the local community with a specialty in efficiency, money management and growing their business. Lisa’s true passion is around financial literacy right here in Salem County.

She enjoys spending time within our community facilitating workshops around financial wellness-highlighting the importance of budgeting and building and maintaining credit.

Lapp's March Meat Sale

Veteran Officer Job Opportunity - County of Salem
We received the following Job Opportunity from Joe Hannagan, Director of Veteran's Affairs for the County of Salem.

Amazon's Hiring Update
Amazon is hiring in South Jersey at it’s Penns Grove, Swedesboro, and West Deptford locations!

When you start now, you can take home something greater – pay of up to $19.80/hr, a range of real benefits, and opportunities for career advancement – it’s the difference all those things make together. Visit now to learn more.
Check often as job opportunities go fast! Jobs are posted every Friday evening into Saturday. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.
Jennifer Banks
Staffing Coordinator | PHL Central Node

Work hard. Have fun. Make history

2022 Veteran's Events - Salem County

2022 Best of Salem County Contest Voting

Voting for this year's Best of Salem County Contest

March 1 - March 30, 2022

Please share the link to our website to encourage your Customers to vote - The voting link is at the top of our homepage.

Winners will be announced April 1 by 4pm.

Help Meals on Wheels reach our $5,000 fundraising goal! 

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 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 Woodstown Massage 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

The Leighty Team - Spring is in the Air!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes Julie Hope

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties
Welcomes New Development Assistant
VINELAND, NJ – MARCH 14, 2022: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties (BBBS) is happy to announce that Julie Doughty Hope has joined the BBBS staff as a Development Assistant. 
Julie will assist with the necessary operating tasks, and help to cultivate, solicit, and maintain donor relationships. As a not-for-profit business, BBBS Cumberland & Salem Counties relies on donors for their steady support throughout the year.
“I am thrilled to join the team and am looking forward to enhancing my involvement in the community through BBBS. I am happy to help move our mission forward and am dedicated to building strong connections, furthering our reach and helping the youth in our community,” Julie shared.
We are honored to welcome an individual like Julie to our Development Team. She is a perfect fit for our organization and we cannot be more excited to see what she brings to the table,” said BBBS President and CEO Donna Bennett.
To learn more about becoming a donor, volunteer opportunities, the mentoring program, or additional ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties, please give our office a call at 856.692.0916, or visit our website at
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Good Morning,
I hope you had a great weekend!
BBBS of Cumberland & Salem Counties is thrilled to welcome Julie to the team. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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

Penns Grove Elks Lodge Upcoming Events

Sign up to participate in our Spring Vendor & Craft Fair

April 16, 2022
11 am—3 pm
Gate opens at 9

A 10’ x 10’ space is $15 ($18 w/electric)
You are responsible for your own tables and tents.
Reserve your spot by April 1
Call Jeanne Ridgway at (302) 229-1736

Free coffee
Food will be available

Tammy is coming back to Penns Grove for an afternoon of messages from loved ones. Come out for light fare and a cash bar prior to Messages from Heaven. A Spirit Gallery is a demonstration that life never ends. Tammy will be reading members of the audience. Attendance does not guarantee a reading.

$30 pre sales ONLY. Please call the lodge (856) 299-9840 to reserve your space. Or inbox Debbie Schaffer Rambo 

Salem Community College Glass Education Center April Events

SCC Glass Education Center
April Open House, Workshops, and Glass Sale!
Salem Community College (SCC) welcomes the public to the Samuel and Jean Jones Glass Education Center on Sunday, April 3rd for an afternoon of glass!

The open house includes a glass sale featuring handmade glass created by the center's talented students! Items available include glass flowers, jewelry, vases, paperweights, and other handmade glass gift items from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the Glass Education Center and the sale. While visiting the center, guests may tour the Glass Education Center, and see glassmaking in action!
Additionally the glass center will be running several hands-on workshops including flameworked pendant beads, hot glass paperweights, and fused glass suncatchers. No glass experience is necessary, but please note minimum age requirements. 
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

Blue Moon Theatre in Woodstown Presents.......

April 1st-3rd & 8th-10th
"Blithe Spirit" comedy by Noel Coward
Director: Michael J. Grubb
Ready for a seance and a dip into the spirit world? Mr. & Mrs. Condomine's visit with a happy medium brings upon more than expected!
April 1, 2, 8, 9 , 8:00 pm
April 3, 10, 2:00 pm
If tickets are not sold out online, they may be purchased at the door.

Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives in Salem County

Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives in Salem County include:

Wednesday March 30, 2:30 - 7:30 at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 2 Lamplighter Dr., Woodstown 08098

Friday April 1, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Rd., Carneys Point 08069

Monday April 11, 2 - 7 p.m. at the Woodstown Masonic Lodge #138, 32 Auburn Rd., Woodstown 08098

Thursday April 14, 2 - 7 p.m. at the Salem County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #6, 693 S. Broadway, Pennsville 08070
You can schedule an appointment using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). There is no blood 
donation waiting period for those who have received a flu shot or a Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or booster, so long as they are symptom-free.
If you have ever wondered if you could be a blood donor, here is a link to the Red Cross donor eligibility requirements:

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:

Event Sponsorships Are Also Available - $250 and Includes:

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Sponsor Name & Logo on all pre event, event and post event promotional materials
  • Sponsor display table in the promenade area
  • Recognition during the program & Sponsor participation in the event program


Habitat for Humanity's Annual Women Build Event


May 11 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am Annual State of the District Breakfast

May 11, 2022

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


May 12 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Business After Hours Networking

Sponsored and hosted by Henry D. Young Inc. - Insurance at their new 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

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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