Here's What's Happening October 26, 2022

Thinking ahead for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday - are you having a sale or special?  Let us know and we'll include it in our special Local Shopping Edition.

Get to Know Your Candidates Event Recording

Did You Miss It? No Problem, We Recorded It

Get to Know Your Candidates - click on the link for the recording from last night's event. All Candidates did an excellent job of eloquently presenting their platform. The program begins around the 34 minute mark:

Special thanks to Salem Community College for hosting and recording the Live Stream.

October 28 Salem City's Walking Ghost Tour

   This FRIDAY, always a great event. You'll hear spooky stories, the tour begins at Royal Port Antiques, tickets may be purchased at that location.

Arrive early and hear "Tunes from the Crypt" at 6pm at St John's Episcopal Church of Salem.

Saturday at Barney Loves Books

      Saturday 10am-3pm it’s Booo-k-toberfest at the store. Sale prices on all used books, free face painting and balloons for the kids and special treats for the kids. 

For more about Barney Loves Click HERE

Saturday Evening - Annual Alloway Halloween Parade - Don't Miss It

Starting at 7pm  Don't miss this Salem County Halloween Tradition. Volunteers have been working all year on this great event.

Best of Salem County Winner Signs Available - First Come First Served

We have several 2022 Best of Salem County Winner signs available.  Please feel free to stop by the office to pick up one or 2.

I am normally in the office 8:30 am - 4pm Monday through Friday.  

Jennifer Jones

Executive Director

Salem County Chamber of Commerce

429 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ  08069

Inspira - It's Time for a Date with Your Mammogram

    Show yourself some love and schedule your preventative mammogram at an Inspira Imaging Center near you, today.

Click HERE for More Information

November 1 Sandra Koberlein, Artist and Fellow Chamber Member Offers Paint Party Fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels of Salem County

For more information on Click HERE  

Come out, have fun, paint something pretty and support Meals on Wheels of Salem County.  Artist and Chamber Member Sandra Koberlein is hosting a paint party fundraiser at Farmers & Bankers Brewing to support this worthy cause.  Click on the link to learn more.

Elks Scholarship - Deadline to Apply November 14

This is a scholarship open to all High School Seniors.


Deadline it November 14th 

click on link for info & application

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:

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


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 5 Healthy Hearts Festival

        Elmer's own Lost Elephant Brewing Company will be debuting their beer for the very first time here at Appel Farm at Healthy HeARTS Fest on 11/5! Appel Farm is please to announce our partnership with Lost Elephant Brewing Company of Elmer. We are honored they chose Healthy HeARTS Fest to be their very first event! Healthy HeARTS Fest will also be featuring beverages from Salem Oak Vineyards and Pine Tavern Distillery. A huge thank you to Two Bridges Wine Trail for facilitating these partnerships. 

Join us for a day of celebrating 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,

Local businesses are still encouraged to reach out to us to apply for a vendor space. Contact for details.

November 11 RED Day at the Habitat Build Site

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, Home Smart Realty 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

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 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?"

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.


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 29 Giving Tuesday at Habitat for Humanity 


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

Ranch Hope

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

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

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