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The Chamber will follow Salem Community College Summer Hours
from June 5 through August 7.

Office hours will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 4:45 pm
  • The Chamber will be closed on Fridays

In 1943, a group of business owners got together to develop the first organization dedicated specifically to serving business in Salem City. Today, the Salem County Chamber of Commerce boasts roughly 380 members comprised of large corporations, manufacturers, small businesses and community leaders county-wide. We have a supportive, active Board of Directors, professional staff, and over 340 active members. Although much has changed in the past several decades, our mission has remained the same. We are still a group of business people dedicated to making Salem County a better place to live, work and do business.

The Latest News:

Leadership Seminar Video

Leadership Seminar presented by Mike Gorman, Ed.D., President of Salem Community College to Chamber Members via a Business Education Seminar.


General Membership Luncheon

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Date & Time: June 22, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: The Inn at Salem Country Club, 91 Country Club Road, Salem, NJ, 08079

Price: $30 for Chair Members

Come hear what’s new for business and education and learn about new business services available to Salem County businesses!

Presentations by:

  • The County of Salem
  • The Chamber
  • Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Salem Community College Center for Business & Industry
  • Salem County Vocational Technical Schools

SCC to Offer Reduced Tuition to Chamber of Commerce Members and Government Workers

Starting July 1, Salem Community College will offer a discounted tuition rate of $125 per credit for Salem County Chamber of Commerce members, and municipal and Salem County government employees. 

The rate — a savings of $40 per credit — was approved by the Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting on May 19. 

“The reduced tuition rate is something nice to offer the working people of Salem County,” said President Mike Gorman.  “Naturally, we believe in education and how it is truly the solution to the world’s problems.  We hope that Chamber members and government employees will take advantage of this opportunity to further their education.”

Salem County Chamber of Commerce members or their employees may use the discount.  Salem County municipal employees work in public schools and for townships and boroughs, including police departments.  

The $125 per-credit rate starts in July and applies to all courses offered in the summer, fall and spring. Course fees may still apply.  
For more information, contact Director of Business and Industry Ron Burkhardt at (856) 351-2608 or 

July Networking Mixer

Habitat for Humanity of Salem County
Friday, July 13, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
416 South Pennsville Auburn Road, Carneys Point
Please RSVP to Karen—856-351-2244 or

Come out for great networking in a relaxed atmosphere at Habitat for Humanity of Salem County. Remember to bring plenty of business cards for all the new contacts you will make!  

Each attendee will be entered into a drawing for August’s “Business of the Month”.  The August Business of the Month will receive free advertising, recognition and a spotlight in our monthly and weekly newsletters.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Attend the mixer – 1 entry
  • Bring a friend, business associate or staff member – 1 entry
  • Bring a New Chamber Member – 3 entries
  • Bring a Prospective Member – 5 entries

Don’t forget to bring lots of business cards!

A Congressional Breakfast with Hon. Frank LoBiondo

The Salem County Chamber of Commerce is Honored to Present:
A Congressional Breakfast with Hon. Frank LoBiondo

Sponsored By: Atlantic City Electric and Salem Community College

July 21, 2017
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Salem Community College, Davidow Hall
460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069

RSVP By: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
$15 Chamber Member
$20 for non/perspective members
RSVP to Karen – 856-351-2244 or

Important Announcement Regarding NJ Sales Tax Reduction

As you may have heard, NJ State Sales Tax is being reduced effective January 1, 2017.  The final reduction takes place January 1, 2018.

Notice sales and use tax rate change 6.875% sales and use tax rate (P.L. 2016, c. 57) amendments to the sales and use tax act, effective January 1, 2017

The New Jersey Sales and Use Tax will be reduced in two phases between 2017 and 2018. P.L. 2016, c. 57 decreases the Sales and Use Tax rate from 7% to 6.875% on and after January 1, 2017. The tax rate will decrease to 6.625% on and after January 1, 2018. This Notice discusses the transition of the Sales and Use Tax to the lower rates.

Changes for Sellers:

Sellers must collect and remit the tax at the rate of 6.875% on all taxable sales of tangible personal property, specified digital products, and enumerated services that occur on and after January 1, 2017. This rate will remain in effect until December 31, 2017.

The Division of Taxation has updated ST-75, Sales Tax Collection Schedule, which is effective January 1, 2017. Schedule ST-75 rounds the amount of taxes owed to the nearest full cent. All tax calculations should be rounded accordingly. (See, “How to Calculate the Sales Tax” at left.) The tax rate (6.875%) is not rounded when calculating taxes owed.

Taxable Transactions:

The following rules apply to taxable transactions that begin before January 1, 2017, and are completed on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018.

Sales Made Before January 1, 2017; Delivery on and After January 1, 2017:

If the tangible personal property or specified digital products are sold and delivered or services are rendered before January 1, 2017, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 7%. If the tangible personal property, specified digital products, or services are sold before January 1, 2017, but the tangible personal property or specified digital products are delivered, or the services rendered on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 6.875%.

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Chamber of Commerce

Salem Community College
Salem Center – Room 109
174 E. Broadway, PO Box 71
Salem, NJ 08079

Jennifer Jones: 856.351.2245
Karen Finlaw: 856.351.2244
Fax Number: 856.351.2243

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00

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