Here's What's Happening March 2, 2022

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Welcoming Orsted Ocean Wind II As Our New Gold Sponsor Member
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Welcoming Elevated Remodeling
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Welcoming Back Alloway Halloween Parade Committee
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March 1 - The Borrowed Kitchen Partners with Cornerstone Grill

Ashley and Tracey Dudley have been operating The Borrowed Kitchen, delivering delicious grourmet meals since Autumn 2020. These industrious ladies began the business at the height of the pandemic, borrowing the Cornerstone Grill kitchen from owner Luke Patrick after hours.

Ashley is a graduate of the Salem County Vo-Tech's Culinary Arts program and participated in a Disney Culinary Internship. Ashley has also worked in fine dining establishments in Philadelphia.

The business partnership allows Ashley and Tracey to bring some of their meals which include keto and gluten free options to the Cornerstone Grill menu.

The BEST part, Chefs Will and Gary are still working in the kitchen and Diane and Becky will still be serving you.

Stop by Cornerstone Grill and wish Ashley, Tracey and Luke all the best for their new partnership and try some of their delicious offerings.

The Borrowed Kitchen is also still available to serve the community.

For More information about The Borrowed Kitchen

February 17 Wind Port Contractor/Sub Contractor Webinar Video
On February 17, The NJEDA held an information session for business interested in contracting or subcontracting for the NJ Wind Port Project located in Lower Alloway's Creek.

This was a very informative session

View a replay of the first in a series Meet the Prime Contractors Event Video webinar.

Interested subcontractors, are encouraged to reach out directly to the prime contractors – all contact information is available in the presentation.

Chamber Government Relations & Economic Development Committee News
The Chamber's Government Relations & Economic Development Committee successfully met our newly elected NJ Third District legislators, Senator Edward Durr and Assemblywomen Bethanne McCarthy Patrick and Beth Sawyer. We have introduced them to the Chamber and our various programs. 

We have offered and they accepted our initiative to introduce them to the Membership. While we don’t yet have a firm commitment for our Annual State of the District gathering they are aware of our plans and we will continue to work with them to have the forum as soon as they are acclimated to their new roles. 

Submitted by Lou Joyce, Committee Chair

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.

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.

From Bill McGowan at RCL Solar

For more information about RCL Solar Click HERE

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Information Sessions

Register Now For the Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Sessions 
BBBS of Cumberland & Salem Counties Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend An Information Session 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties (BBBS) invites prospective volunteers to one of its two upcoming information sessions. Each information session spends 30-minutes discussing the ways volunteers can make an impact and defend the potential of youth in Cumberland & Salem Counties. There are many ways to get involved with BBBS, and a virtual BBBS Information Session is a great opportunity to learn more with zero pressure to sign up.
  • Tuesday, March 1 at 12 pm
  • Wednesday, March 16 at 5 pm
To register for one of the information sessions, please visit If you have any questions, please call the BBBS office at 856.692.0916.

The Newest From Creek's Edge Pizza & Grill

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March 13 Salem County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly Meeting Salem County Historical Society
*Please note MASKS are required in the Church
               At the March 13th meeting, Kimberlee Moran will discuss the background and history of the Whispering Woods Dig Site in Pilesgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey.
           Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Kimberlee worked as a contract archaeologist for Hunter Research, a CRM firm based in Trenton, NJ, prior to moving to the UK. She moved back to New Jersey in 2010. Her archaeological research includes ancient fingerprints, artificial cranial deformation, the Whispering Woods site in Salem County, NJ, and the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia also known as “The Arch Street Project”.
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 1:30PM
Historical Society Presentation
Speaker: Kimberlee Moran, Topic: “Whispering Woods in Salem County, NJ”
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 76 Market St. Salem, NJ 08079 
1:30PM—*Masks are required in the Church
Information: (856) 935-5004 or


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

Salem Medical Center Celebrating 30 Years of Strengthening Hearts

Celebrating 30 Years of Strengthening Hearts

In February 1992, the first of thousands walked through the doors of SMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center.
Since that moment, the program has been helping patients regain their strength and get back to their normal, healthy lives through clinically monitored exercise.

The Cardiac Rehab team of Sharon Kadany BSN, RN, Catherine Buckingham, LPN, and Nicole Madison, BSN, RN, have a combined nearly 40-years of experience with the program.

Cardiologist Manish Dadhania, MD, FACC, and John Roselli, RRT, Director, Cardiopulmonary and Neurodiagnostic Services, lead the program which focuses on those who have had cardiac and pulmonary complications.
“Some of our patients have been coming for 25 years,” Kadany said. “There have been a lot of changes, but our goal is always the same — to help the patients strengthen their hearts and bodies.”

The nurses monitor heart rate, breathing, and overall physical reaction to the exercises while the patient is working out.

“Many of our patients are in their 80s and 90s,” Buckingham said. “We have seen younger patients coming in over the years, which proves how important it is to keep your heart healthy.”

Most insurances pay for 24 to 36 visits, but if a patient wants to continue, they can join the Maintenance program and pay monthly, similar to an outside gym, but with medical benefits.

Many patients continue with the program after their mandatory visits are completed.
“We keep it upbeat here,” Kadany said. “We make it a goal of providing a pleasant atmosphere for the patients.”

And it’s that commitment that keeps their patients coming back.
“We enjoy helping our patients get stronger and healthier while having fun,” said Kadany. “It makes us feel good to know they’re feeling better.”

The Cardiac Rehab Department is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

If you or someone you know could benefit from SMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab, call 856-339-6071.

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

Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives in Salem County

Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives in Salem County include:

Tuesday March 15, 12 - 5 p.m. at The Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Rd., Pittsgrove Township, 08318 

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:

April 13 & 14 ReNew Jersey Business Summit
This event is presented by the NJ State Chamber of Commerce, the Salem County Chamber will be present with a display in the vendor area. We encourage our Members to also attend, details below.

April 13 & 14 in Atlantic City

The ReNew Jersey Business Summit 2022: A Time for Answers

What problems continue to hold back New Jersey’s economy and what key actions are needed to ignite a full-throttle economic recovery? Answers to these and other issues critical to the business community will be addressed at the N.J. Chamber’s “ReNew Jersey Business Summit" April 13 & 14 at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Discussions will focus on solutions. No finger pointing. No playing the blame game. The solutions will be presented to the state’s legislative leaders on the Summit’s second day. Join us and be part of the interactive discussion. (N.J. Chamber of Commerce)

From The Leighty Team at Keller Williams Hometown Realty
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:

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 & libations 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

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