Here's What's Happening March 9, 2022

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Welcoming Volkswagen of Salem County

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Welcoming Riverside Macarons

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NJ Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program

Dear, Ms. Jones:

I am pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the New Jersey (NJ) Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program sponsored by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE). The grant program will provide funding to NJ employers who are interested in hosting undergraduate interns from New Jersey’s Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). The purpose of this grant program is to foster innovative ways to connect NJ college students with NJ companies. 
Any New Jersey for-profit company, non-profit organization, not-for-profit organization, and small business within the STEM industry and other NJ key industry sectors are eligible to apply for this funding to underwrite undergraduate intern salaries.
Please assist us in disseminating this call for proposals to your chamber members. Attached, you will find suggested text for email blasts, a PDF of the guidelines, an advertisement flyer, and social media posts for your use. You can also find additional information on OSHE’s website. The deadline to apply is March 27th, 2022.
If you or your members would like additional information about the NJ Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program, I will be hosting a general info session on March 10th at 10:00 am EST. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Sammy Munsch


Sammy Munsch (She/Her)
Internship Program Manager
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE)
1 John Fitch Plaza, 10th Floor | PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

Welcoming The Scott Kompa Group

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Welcoming Gifting with Dee's Teas

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Welcoming G2 Properties, LLC

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Welcoming De Joseph General Contracting

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Welcoming DRK Roofing & Siding, LLC

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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

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

The Leighty Team - Spring is in the Air!

Salem Medical Center Announces Opening of On-Site Retail Pharmacy

SMC is pleased to announce the availability of retail pharmacy services on-site at Salem Medical Center beginning in March.

“Salem Pharmacy and Surgical will soon begin filling prescriptions for both SMC patients and the community-at-large,” said Dr. Tammy Torres, CEO. “Whether you’re here for an outpatient procedure, care in our Emergency Department, or as an inpatient, your prescription can be filled and ready for you prior to leaving the hospital.”

The pharmacy is located in the Main Lobby.

Community members with prescriptions from their doctor can have them filled and ready-for-pick up here at SMC as well.

In addition to filling prescriptions, Salem Pharmacy & Surgical offers several special services to meet everyone’s pharmaceutical needs.

Salem Pharmacy & Surgical offers a Unit Dose Dispensing System in weekly or monthly “Bingo Cards” making it easier for patients to stay on track with their medications. Adherence packaging divides all medications into morning, afternoon and evening doses.

The pharmacy is also capable of receiving prescriptions via the Electronic Prescribing System which creates a safe, secure exchange of prescriptions between doctor and pharmacist, minimizes turn-around time, and maximizes security and accuracy of the prescription process.

Salem Pharmacy & Surgical also offers automatic refill requests and courtesy calls, free delivery, pharmacist availability, and customer care.

An extensive list of over-the-counter and natural healthcare products will also be available at the Pharmacy.

“We are happy to welcome Salem Pharmacy & Surgical and look forward to working with them to meet all of our patient’s pharmaceutical needs,” said Torres.

The Pharmacy will be open:
·        Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
·        Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
·        Closed Sunday

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Main Lobby.
Contact Salem Pharmacy or Pharmacist Jamil Parikh at 856-279-0024 or

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 

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:

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:

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

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