John T. “Jiggs” Lenahan – Distinguished Citizen of the Year
Jiggs serves the residents of Salem County as Prosecutor and is a leader in the Law Enforcement Community. Over the past 25 years Jiggs, has volunteered his time with “too many to count” youth and civic organizations and non-profits. His dedication to coaching youth sports like football, baseball and yes – even soccer, as his sons grew up was exemplary. His involvement and leadership in these many organizations bonded him to both his local community and the County as a whole. When offered the opportunity to further serve his local communities and fellow citizens this individual then decided to leave a successful law practice and enter the field of law enforcement as the Salem County Prosecutor. Or “Top Cop” as some of us like to refer to him. Given his honesty, integrity, ethics and high moral standards this seemed a natural fit. His decision to lend his leadership skills to the Prosecutors office has most certainly served to strengthen the Salem County community as a whole. I am certain that being in this line of work while ultimately rewarding, has its fair share of frustration and depressing circumstances on a daily basis. He and his team handle issues that we never see or hear about. Yet, he and his team continue to work tirelessly for us to make Salem County a safer place to live and work. For that we offer our heartfelt thanks for I am sure they don’t hear the words “thank you” often enough.
Kim Gattuso, Dry Guys – Small Business Leader of the Year Winner
Kim has been with Dry Guys Basement Systems since 2006, and was promoted from generic office staff to Call Center Lead (2007) to Marketing Coordinator (2009) and as of 2011 has also taken on the task of Human Resources and Team Building within the Company. She handles the Case Studies and Job Site photos as well as working with Justin in the Marketing Department to accomplish branding and the tracking of all marketing campaigns. On a personal note, Kim is on the Board of Directors for both Family Promise of Salem County and Habitat for Humanity of Salem County. She is on the Business Education Committee for the Chamber of Commerce and is the Educational Coordinator for Mullica Hill Networkers and an Ambassador within the BNI organization. She is also very active as a Ladies Auxiliary member for the Army Navy Unit #53 out of National Park, NJ. She is originally from Camden County, but currently resides in the Carneys Point area. Kim has consistently demonstrated her dedication to the small business community by volunteering on The Chamber Business Education committee. Kim has been instrumental in developing The 2nd Friday Business Education Workshops, sharing her expertise in marketing by teaching several of the workshops.
CONGRATULATIONS to both our winners this year!
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We are now accepting applications for Board of Director positions on the Salem County Chamber of Commerce Board for terms beginning June 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by the Board Nominations Committee and selected applicants will be placed on the 2014 Director Ballot for general membership voting. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014.
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