Here's What's Happening October 19, 2022


This E-News includes several Job Openings - scroll all the way through to catch them al.  Feel free to forward to folks who may be seeking positions.

Welcoming Ennoble Care

For more information on Click HERE Care  

Annual Leadership Breakfast RSVP Deadline Friday 10/21

October 28 - 8:30 am

Salem County Vo-Tech

880 Woodstown Rd (Rt 45)

Woodstown, NJ 08098

$25 per person

Sponsored by Salem Community College

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   The following businesses have already responded with their intention to attend:

A & R Ventures -  Andy Plagge


City of Salem - Mayor Jody Veler

Classic Touch -  Debbie Duffield

Dry Guys Basement Systems -  Kim Gattuso

Forman Scholars - Larry Van Meter

Lou Joyce Professional Planner

Mr Handyman  - Jim Steward

Hoffman's Exterminating

Oravec, Kirsten Realtor

Pino Agency -  Chris Hooks

PSEG Nuclear - Theresa Widger

Quality Homes NJ -  Jeana Bunting

Ranch Hope Michael Cosby, Kimon DeShields, Michael Dindak,   Brian Nichterlein

Ross Enterprises  - Angel & Anthony

Rowan University -  Joe Cardona

Salem Health & Wellness Foundation -  Brenda Goins & Paul DiLorenzo

Salem County Vets Affairs -  Joe Hannagan

Salem County Recyclers -  Marge Sperry

Salem Community College -  Bill Clark, Mike Gorman &  Maria Fantini

Salem Medical Center - Tammy Torres

South Jersey Gas - Tammy Maciocha

Western Pest  - Andy Lindemuth

Zarin & Associates CPAs - Ron Zarin

Your Chamber Working For You

It's been a great year so far, here are the highlights of your Chamber Board, Volunteers and staff working for you.

2022 Salem County Chamber Updates


Current Membership includes 390 local businesses from throughout Salem County and surrounding areas. Membership ranges from sole proprietorships through corporate membership.


Weekly E-News distribution with Member advertisements & Small Business Grant opportunities and Information. Distributed to over 5,000 people in our region 51 weeks this year.  Advertising in our E-News remains FREE to Members.


Career Pathway Job Fair – The Chamber partnered with Salem Community College to present this grant funded event for employers and job seekers. Included over 100 potential employees for the 40+ local business that were in attendance.


Salem County Chamber Website – A continued focus on directing members and non-members to our website. The website currently receives over 900 unique visits monthly helping to showcase your business. The chamber is currently researching enhancements to the website to better serve our membership!


Networking Opportunities – Chamber networking events are held monthly. Average attendance 50 – 75 providing additional opportunities to network and expand business connections with other local businesses. The host member is featured and is given the opportunity to showcase their business to those in attendance.


Chamber Government Relations & Economic Development Committee Supported:

  • Local Breweries with letter to Gov. Murphy asking him to reduce the restrictive laws that   significantly   inhibit business
  • Salem Town Bank repair
  • Salem River Dredging Projec
  • Wind Port Business Referrals – 110 local business referrals to the Wind Port general contractor  for products and services.
  •  Tour of the Wind Port construction site
  •  3 Legislative Luncheons – State of County, State of District, and Congressional Update Luncheo
  • Annual “Get to Know Your Candidates” Event
  • Oil Price Increase Letter to Biden Administration & encouraged our Members & Community to participate

Business Education Committee held 8 FREE Business Education Workshops, all recorded and available for view on our website. The committee also annually plans the annual Leadership Breakfast held at the Salem County Vocational Technical School.


Best of Salem County – Annual contest voted on by membership to recognize local business throughout Salem County. This event was held at the Salem County Fairgrounds. The contest received 4,500 votes.



Artist Sandra Koberlein Heping Salem County Humane Society With Fundraiser - Paint Your Own Pet Party


All proceeds donated to Salem County Humane Society! 

Want to paint an original work of art of your beloved fur baby (or any animal)?

Join us for a one-of-a-kind paint night!

Step-by-step instructions will guide you in creating a whimsical keepsake. 

  • Independent at Spirits Distillery will host the evening to benefit the Salem County Humane Society.
  • Sandra Koberlein, certified k-12 art teacher, is donating time to walk you through the steps in creating a unique masterpiece!
  • Upon registration, you will be asked to send a photo of your lil loved buddy.
  • A canvas will be prepared and ready to go when you arrive!
  • All you need to do is show up and have fun! 

When: Wed. Nov 2nd 6-8pm

doors open at 5:30 to set up and order a yummy cocktail if you wish!

Where: Independent Spirits Distillery

Cost: $40 pp All supplies included!

To register, email Sandra at 

Attach a photo of the pet you plan on painting. The bigger the photo, the better!

Custom Cocktails offered at $12.50 Soda & water $2 Hot dogs $3

Feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

No outside alcohol permitted!

Artists under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Independent Spirits Distillery Kerry Thompsen, proprietor

131 Davidson Rd. Woolwich Township, NJ 08085

Sandra Koberlein Artist / Artist Educator

167 Lighthouse Rd. Pennsville, NJ 08070

Meals On Wheels Hiring for Head Chef

Meals on Wheels is seeking a qualified head chef to create meals. Apply here or email 


WOW Great Sale at Norman's Hallmark

Buy One Get One FREE Sale Alert! Doesn't get better than this for Hallmark holiday gift wrap, boxed cards and more! Through Sunday 

Normans Hallmark Woodstown 

Carolyn Crisafi

Store Manager I Norman's Hallmark

Store 103


Congratulating Shannon Oberman

The Barnyard Bash at Coombs Barnyard


This year's Barnyard Bash will be an open house style! Come to the Barnyard on Sunday October 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30 between the hours of 1pm-4 pm for a hayride, pumpkin picking, barrel train rides, visit with our Barnyard Animals and our 2022 CORN MAZE!! It will take about 2 hours to complete all the activities. Cost is $20/child and includes the hayride, corn maze, animal visits, pumpkin, decorating kit and barrel train rides. Cost is $10/adult and includes wagon ride, animal visit and corn maze.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cash and credit card accepted. Additional Pumpkins are available for purchase. 

Amanda Coombs

Coombs Barnyard

20 Route 77

Elmer, NJ 08318


Cream Valley Custard Serves Up Special Holiday Treats


We closed up for the season last week and I am already getting things going for the offseason. I will be doing holiday treats starting with Halloween. I am doing specialty ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and more! People can either follow the link on our facebook page to place an order or call 856-769-0600 to leave a message! I have included a few pictures below. Let me know if you have any questions and thank you in advance!

Regan Wilson

Cream Valley Custard

Ph 856-769-0600

Cell 856-723-3532 

The Maze at Coombs Barnyard

MAZE opens at 6:30 pm! Last entrance to the maze will be 8:30 pm. Every Friday AND Saturday from 9/23 to 10/29. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Please be sure to bring a FLASHLIGHT! It's going to be dark out there! Cost is TBD. Food and Pumpkins will be available for sale at the event. Maze will take 30-45 minutes to complete. This year's corn maze theme is to LIVE SIMPLY!




Amanda Coombs

Coombs Barnyard

20 Route 77

Elmer, NJ 08318


American Red Cross Blood Drive Locations


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

Thursday 10/20/2022 2 - 7 p.m. at the Salem County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 6, 693 South Broadway, Pennsville 08070

Tuesday 10/25/2022 2 - 7 p.m. at the Sharptown United Methodist Church, 3 Chapel Street, Pilesgrove 08098

Wednesday 11/2/2022 2 - 7 p.m. at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 2 Lamplighter Drive, Woodstown 08098

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

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.

Confirming Participating Candidates Include:

Salem County Board of Commissioners

   Nelson Carney, Jr.

   Charles V. Hassler

   Cordy Taylor

   Daniel Timmerman

United States Congress

   Tim Alexander  

   Jefferson Van Drew

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 - Salem City's Annual Walking Ghost Tour

Amazon is Hiring

Franklin Bank is Hiring

Be a Star on the Franklin Team! If you are looking for a family-type work environment with the potential for career advancement then Franklin Bank could be the place for you! We are True Community Banking at its Best!

We are currently hiring for the following positions in the Salem County area:



Seeking a professional, enthusiastic and detailed individual to oversee the operation and management of a teller line. Minimum of one year teller experience required. Sales experience a definite plus.




Seeking friendly and outgoing individuals with cash handling and/or retail experience. Part Time, Floater and Seasonal positions available.



Apply online and read our awesome team member testimonials at Franklin Bank - About Us - Join Our Team (

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kirsten Oravec Presents Fabulous Elmer Estate

Welcome to this breathtaking Gentleman's Farm situated on 176+/- acres. This home has been featured in Philly Magazine, Courier Post, Haven Magazine!

Access the property using the private paved driveway surrounded by a 15+/- acre hay field and a large pond surrounded by mature trees and trails.

This beautiful enclave professionally landscaped offers seemingly unlimited and tranquil views of your own private forest. You can stroll or ride for as long as you like. Originally built as a hunting lodge the house has tripled in size in the late 80s. From the moment you step into the grand foyer, you'll be drawn to the formal living room with gas fireplace ideal for entertaining guests. Moving to the formal dining room with 2 charming built-in corner cabinets and large enough to host major dinner parties! The kitchen redone within the past 5 years features granite counter tops, "linen" ceramic tile floors, a gas fireplace, and Jenn-Aire appliances for the chef/baker in you. Step out of kitchen onto the covered deck to take in the beautiful views and sounds of the property. Or simply relax in the family room in front of the fireplace. Serve your guests drinks from the bar neatly tucked in a closet and plumbed for a wet bar. One of the many added features to this home are two first-floor bedrooms off the family room with full bath and large closet suitable for guests, an in-law suite or au pair. There are two staircases leading to the second floor as well as a laundry room on the 1st and 2nd floors. Once upstairs, you'll be impressed to find the master bedroom offers two exquisite master baths added by the current owners with marble floors and counter tops. And, you will be pleasantly surprised to find a large walk-in closet leading to one master bath, while the other master bath has tub & shower. Down the hall is an office or playroom with its own washer/dryer as well as the staircase leading to the family room. Lastly, there are two more bedrooms with plenty of closet space with additional under eve storage. There is a full bath with linen closet. The 3rd floor offers plenty of closet space and a full house fan. The 3rd floor would make a great office or guest room. Once back downstairs, take the flagstone walkway to the pool area. There you will find a pool house featuring a bath/shower/change room and the 10 x 3.5 ft luxurious in-ground pool recently re plastered and concrete redone 5 years ago. If you'd prefer you can relax in the screened in gazebo or sit in front of the fire pit and look up at the stars. Or walk out to the ponds and listen for the sounds of nature. This property offers privacy, solitude, and a safe retreat for you and your animals. The pastures have water, electric, and fencing. The 40 x80 barn w 3-4 stalls, 4 grooming stalls with drains, water, bathrooms. The barn has an incredible hay loft that's filled with hay from the property! The remaining outbuildings include a carriage house that is big enough (40 x80) to be converted/used as an indoor arena. There is a 40x80 recreation building and 30x80 garage. New fencing installed within the past two years. Outbuilding roofs replaced 7 years ago as were 6, 12 x 12 sliding doors. This wonderful property is a rare find consisting of two lots and included in the sale. The house sits on 1 acre - Block 64 Lot 2.01 , 58+/- acres - Block 64 Lot 2.01 Q Farm , 117+/- acres - Block 64 Lot 19 Q Farm. Participates in Woodland Management Plan. Seller owns Solar Panels. Pls do not drive up driveway w out an appointment. Call to schedule your private showing!

For more  Click HERE

At Parvin State Park

From First Bank NJ

For more  information about this Click HERE

Mt Zion Baptist Church Celebrates 135th Anniversary

For Sponsorship and Patron Information  Click HERE

Delaware River & Bay Authority Is Also Hiring

DRBA currently has several employement opportunities including:




November 4 Appel Farm Seek Vendors

Seeking Vendors and Sponsors for Healthy HeARTS Fest!

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is hosting Healthy HeARTS Festival which is a fall festival to celebrate arts and wellness on Saturday, November 5 from 10am-4pm. This event will be kicking off our new series of free Environmental Arts and Wellness programs that will continue throughout the year. This day begins with a 5k race & 1 mile walk where folks will be able to explore our beautiful campus. Throughout the day, we're featuring local organizations and wellness-related businesses, crafters, food trucks, local wine and beer, creative arts workshops, sustainable art-making and live music. For more information, see our event website,

We're particularly interested in providing the opportunity for our local medical and wellness businesses and organizations to promote themselves and share their work with our community here in Elmer. If you are interested in having a vendor space, or becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Katharine Baer at

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

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

November 18 - 8am - 10am at Salem Community College - Tillis Hall Room 123

Join us live and in person for an interactive exercise in evaluation & planning for your business. Co-presented by Mike Gorman, EdD, President, Salem Community College & M. Ryan Gorman, CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. 

FREE thanks to a grant from Atlantic City Electric


Salem Community College

Tillis Hall Room 123 (Board Room)

460 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ  08069

To register, contact

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 Click HERE

Sponsorships are also available, all Sponsorships include event tickets. To download the Sponsor form Click HERE

Our current Sponsors include:


Atlantic City Electric

Eric Krise Services

Franklin Bank


PSEG Nuclear

Salem Community College


C & H Disposal

Fulton Bank

Mannington Mills, Inc.


BR Williams, Inc.

Christopher's Organic Botanicals

Deepwater Industries Federal Credit union

Henry D Young Inc Ins.

Salem County Recyclers 


Heart Felt Designs Country Shop

Lou Joyce - Professional Planner

Salem County Office of Vets Affairs

Zarin & Associates CPA's

December 16 Ranch Hope Drive-Thru Live Nativity

December 16 Ranch Hope Drive-Thru Live Nativity

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

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