Here's What's Happening November 9, 2022

Having a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Special?

Email and we'll help advertise it!

Weekly submission deadlines are Tuesdays at noon.

We Welcome Sunny Side Boutique - Our Newest Member

Learn more about Sunny Side Boutique Click HERE

Salem County Vo Tech Culinary Arts Program Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Start Planning Your Holiday Celebration Entertainment with Peter McCarthy


November 11 Starts Open House at Norman's Hallmark


Starting this Friday at 9AM! Join Us at our Annual Hallmark Holiday Open House! Visit us for festive fun, special offers and super savings at our most popular event of the season! Visit us at our Woodstown location (Acme Shopping Center)

Hope to see you then!  

Carolyn Crisafi

Store Manager I Norman's Hallmark

Store 103

For more information on Norman's Hallmark

Click HERE

November 19 Hearts4Hounds Fundraiser


Come join Hearts4Hounds on Nov 19th 5-10 at the Independent Oil Worker Union Hall for our 1st Beef n Beer fundraiser. We support Gloucester County Animal Shelter, Salem County Humane Society and Pennsville Animal Shelter.  We're also looking for Basket/Gift Certificate donations towards our basket auction. Please contact Pam Phillips via call or text at 609 352 3531.  

American Red Cross Blood Drive Locations


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


Friday 11/11/2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069


Tuesday 12/6/2022 from 12 - 5 p.m. at The Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Road, Pittsgrove Township 08318


Wednesday 12/7/2022 from 1 - 6 p.m. at VFW Post 253, 20 Phillip Drive, Salem 08079


To make an appointment to donate blood, go to and enter the zip code of the desired donation location.

November 11 RED Day at the Habitat Build Site

November 16 - Chamber Business After Hours Networking at Appel Farm

November 16, 2022

5pm - 6:30 pm

At Appel Farm

457 Shirley Road

Elmer, NJ 08318

Custom Wine Glass Marbling Experiential Networking Hosted by Appel Farm

Join us for light food and drinks, networking, and custom wine glass marbling art. Participants will receive a complimentary Appel Farm wine glass to take home - but first, you can use your creativity and make it your own! 

Pictured is an example of what we'll be creating.

To ensure adequate refreshments and art projects for everyone, please RSVP your intention to attend at 856-351-2245 or

The following folks are attending

Barney Loves Books - Tom Barney

Calvary Community Development Corp. - Harvey Saunders

Chamber Staff - Jennifer Jones

First Natl Bank of Elmer - Rob Bender

Franklin Bank - Dawn Ellis & Patti Eckert

Mr. Handyman - Jim & Heather Steward

Prime Destinations Travel - John Skilton

TD Bank - Lindsay Harmon

Zeus Creative - Kirsten Engstrom

November 17 - Farmers & Bankers Brewing presents Kricket Comedy

November 18 IN PERSON Business Education Seminar "Your Business & Tomorrow. Are They Compatible?"

Your Business and Tomorrow: Are They Compatible?

Friday, November 18

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Salem Community College 


Join us for an interactive exercise in evaluation and planning for your business. Co-presented by Dr. Michael R. Gorman, President, Salem Community College & M. Ryan Gorman, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. As business operators, how are we coping with inflation? Are we getting the best return on investment? Are our business priorities on target? Share your experiences and come with questions. 


FREE thanks to Atlantic City Electric!



Tillis Hall, Room TIL-123 (Board Room)

Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ 08069


To register, contact


About our presenters:


M. Ryan Gorman is chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a global industry leader with a 116-year legacy of unparalleled service, integrity and innovation. As CEO of Coldwell Banker, Gorman serves more than 100,000 affiliated agents and nearly 3,000 offices in approximately 40 countries. After nearly two decades with CB and parent company Anywhere, as well as more than a decade of real estate development experience, Gorman is a passionate student of the game. He is also a self-professed urban planning geek, intrepid bicycle commuter, husband to his high school sweetheart, and father to three incredible humans. He is a Salem County native and Pennsville Memorial High School graduate.

Here's a sample of Ryan's most recent presentation on CNBC


Dr. Michael R. Gorman recently marked his seventh anniversary as president of Salem Community College. He has worked to improve and expand programs and partnerships. He is “the face of the College” in the greater community, spreading the message that SCC is an affordable, quality, empowering and personalized educational opportunity. Dr. Gorman supports many initiatives in Salem County, including the Economic Development Council. He serves on the boards of the Salem County Vocational-Technical Schools’ Educational Foundation, Stand Up for Salem, the Salem Medical Center, the Salem County Chamber of Commerce, the Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation and the Penns Grove/Carneys Point Regional School District Advisory Board. He chaired the Chamber’s board and was president of the Rotary of Penns Grove. 


November 18 at Farmers & Bankers Brewing - Open Mic Night


Salem Community College's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Book celebrates SCC’s 50 years of serving students and the community

Salem Community College celebrates its golden anniversary with an extraordinary book researched, written and designed by longtime SCC employee Chuck Erhardt.   

The 144-page commemorative edition titled Salem Community College: The First Fifty Years was made possible by PSEG Nuclear and the SCC Foundation. The book was produced in partnership with Printers of Salem County. 

The keepsake traces SCC’s roots to the Salem County School for Licensed Practical Nursing in 1958 which became the Salem County Vocational-Technical Institute the following year. Thirteen years later, the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders established Salem Community College. 

The author collected hundreds of vintage photos from those formative years to the 50th annual Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2022. Many pictures highlight SCC’s well-deserved reputation for personalized attention. Among the other highlights are chapters on SCC’s nationally renowned glass programs and the rich history of intercollegiate athletics. The chapter titled “Visitors of Note” spotlights celebrities including Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and the “First Lady of Country Music” Tammy Wynette as well as New Jersey governors.  

In the introduction, President Mike Gorman offers a tip of the SCC cap to the generations of students. “Without you, there is no Salem Community College. Thank you for the privilege of serving your learning needs.” 

Erhardt joined SCC in 1998, making him one of SCC’s longest-serving employees. The award-winning writer earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Neumann College (now Neumann University) and a master’s degree in public relations from Rowan University. 

Each book is $50 plus $10 for shipping. To order, visit Copies are also available for $50 in the SCC Foundation office in Tillis Hall, Room TIL-210, Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


November 26 10am Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Sunny Side Boutique

Join us on Small Business Saturday and help us welcome this brand new business to Salem County!


November 29 Giving Tuesday at Habitat for Humanity 


November 27 Poses & Pints at Farmers & Bankers Brewing


Small Business Saturday at Parker Jewelers

Small Business Saturday is approaching quickly and we wanted to personally invite you to our event. We appreciate your continued support, choosing Parker Jewelers for your jewelry needs, and look forward to celebrating with you! There will be lots of fun including discounts, wish lists, prizes and a charm giveaway for your Stand Up For Salem Passport Bracelet.  

If you know of anyone looking to purchase an engagement ring, bring them with you! We will be unveiling our new Bridal Package and they could potentially score this amazing package for free!


Special at Barney Loves Books



Blue Moon Theatre Donating A Portion of December Shows To The Chamber

The Blue Moon Theater is Proud to be partner with the Salem County Chamber of Commerce for our December events.


The Blue Moon Theatre would like to raise money for the Chamber of Commerce by donating a portion of every ticket sale for all our December shows. These dates include:








For shows, show times and tickets Click HERE


BKC, CPAs Expands with Merger


Expands with Merger of

Pleczynski & Company, PA

We are very pleased to announce the expansion of BKC, CPAs, PC with the merger of Pleczynski & Company, PA into our Woodstown, NJ office.  The combined firm will continue as BKC, CPAs, PC with offices in both Flemington and Woodstown, NJ.


Pleczynski & Co. was founded in 2006, and has grown significantly over the past 16 years. Through the BKC merger, P&C will continue to provide its clients with the high level of service they expect, while expanding the array of services and experience, with added resources.


Pleczynski & Co. owner, Edward J. Pleczynski, Jr., CPA, now Shareholder with BKC, CPAs, PC, added "with the growth of our firm over the past 16 years, it has become evident that in order to continue providing our clients with the highest possible level of service, we would need to team up with a firm that would compliment us with additional services, experience, and expertise. We believe that we have found that in BKC. We are excited to have the resources that will allow us to continue providing our clients with excellent service and deep expertise in an environment that puts our clients first."


Joseph M. Carducci, CPA, PSA, President of BKC, CPAs, PC adds “Pleczynski & Co. includes a great team of professionals, and is a welcomed addition to expand our South Jersey practice. This merger also continues to build on our existing Construction industry niche with our combined audit team experience in that sector."


Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We look forward to speaking with you. Read more firm news at

South Jersey Real Estate Academy

12/2/22 Regional Economic Development Perspective at The Grove

Salem County Chamber is partnering with the CCSNJ for the annual Regional Economic Perspective. All Salem County Chamber Members will receive Member pricing. Register Here:

Register HERE:

December 3 Salem City's Yuletide Tour - 35th Year

December 7 Save the Date - Chamber Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet Honoring Lee Ware

December 7, 2022

5:30 pm

$60 per person

The Grove at Centerton

We are honored to recognize longtime public servant Lee Ware with this year's Award. Lee is a retired teacher, coach, mentor, Salem County Commissioner, farmer and friend to many. Join us and help celebrate a true Salem County hero.

Tickets are available now and may be purchased at

To Download the Printable Invitation  Click HERE

Our current Sponsors include:


Atlantic City Electric



Eric Krise Services

Franklin Bank


PSEG Nuclear

Ranch Hope

Salem Community College


C & H Disposal

First National Bank of Elmer

Fulton Bank

Mannington Mills, Inc.


BR Williams, Inc.

Christopher's Organic Botanicals

Deepwater Industries Federal Credit union

Henry D Young Inc Ins.

NFI Industries

Salem County Recyclers 

Williams Auto Parts


Heart Felt Designs Country Shop

Lou Joyce - Professional Planner

Salem County Office of Veterans Affairs

Zarin & Associates CPA's

The following guests have reserved event attendance:

Barrett's Plantation Bed & Breakfast - Gaynel Schneeman 2 tickets

Ben's ProServ - 2 tickets

Bowman & Company - Evan Palmer 4 tickets

Calvary Community Dev. Corp. -1

County Clerk - Dale Cross 2 tickets

County of Salem - Pennington, Hannagan, Wood, Federowic, Ridgeway 6 tickets

County of Salem Ed Ramsay 1 ticket

DDP Law Firm -Linwood Donelson 1

Durr, Senator Ed 4 tickets

Hall, Dot 1 ticket

Home Coming Art Studio - Annette Devitt 1 ticket

Hybrid Mobile Entertainment - Jason Reese 1 ticket

Joe Hiles 2 tickets

Meals on Wheels - Carly Melchert 2 tickets

Rowan University

Salem County NAACP - Nelson Carney 2 tickets

Salem Oak Vineyards - 2

Sawyer, Beth Assemblywoman - 1 ticket

Ware, Lee 1 ticket

Waddington, Jim - 4 tickets

December 16 Ranch Hope Drive-Thru Live Nativity

January 12 Chamber Coffee & Connections Networking hosted by Ross Enterprises

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

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