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Great News from Memorial Hospital of Salem County

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY AND COOPER UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE TEAM UP TO ENHANCE EMERGENCY CARE IN SALEM COUNTY

Cooper University Health Care (CUHC) has entered into an alliance with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County (MHSC) to provide physician coverage for the Emergency Department and Hospitalist program at the Salem County hospital.

As of July 1, 2015, Cooper physicians are staffing the MHSC Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  All physicians are board-certified/board-eligible in emergency medicine and will work in conjunction with the Cooper Hospitalists, who are already providing care to MHSC patients.

AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In New Jersey

logo-antiqueNew Jersey is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their History Channel hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout New Jersey. Filming is scheduled for early August. 

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

history_zaAMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.

AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call: 1-855-old-rust.

July 22 Chamber “FUNraiser”

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Chamber FUNraiser July 22, 6pm—8pm
Salem Oak Vineyards
60 N. Railroad Avenue, Pedricktown, NJ 
$40 includes snacks & 1 glass of wine
RSVP with payment by July 17

Join us for a unique Chamber FUNraiser, and create a beautiful piece of artwork for your home or office!
We’ll spend a relaxing evening with Kimberly English, Artist and fellow Chamber Member at Salem County’s premier Salem Oak Vineyards.  Kimberly will instruct us step by step in creating our this beautiful and unique, patriotic flag  image on an 11” x 14” canvas.

The Chamber will provide snacks and 1 glass of wine per person. We know space for this FUNraiser will fill up fast!  Reservations are accepted with payment.  Remember you can reserve and pay online at www.salemcountychamber.com/event-other-payments

Kimberly English is a professional artist and instructor located in Elmer NJ.  For more information visit www.kimberlyenglish.com

DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM HERE

FREE Marketing Opportunity For Your Business

FREE MARKETING at the SALEM COUNTY FAIR, August 4-7, 2015

The Salem County Fair receives 30,000 visitors each year!  It’s a great opportunity to market your business to residents and visitors at The Fair.  The Chamber makes it   possible for you to be there at NO COST to your business.
 
Each year, The Chamber secures a booth in the commercial building at the Salem County Fair.  The booth is available for any Chamber Member to utilize from 5:30pm thru 9pm, August 4th – 7th.  We’ve found those times are prime time for folks to     attend the Fair, but if you’d like to use the Chamber booth during daytime hours, no problem!
 
Chamber staff and volunteers set up the booth, all you have to do is bring your marketing materials!  The Chamber booth at the Fair is one more way we help you market your business!
 
We’re  also doing a give away at The Chamber booth, so there’s a reason for folks to come visit the booth.  We ask
that Members utilizing the booth ask folks to sign up for the drawing.  This helps us to build our E-News  marketing list, which creates more marketing for all our Members.
 
Booth times are available on a first come, first serve basis so PLEASE RSVP your preferred time slots to
Karen@salemcountychamber.com, call her at 351-2244, or complete and return the coupon in the PDF below.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

McLane-logoMcLane Company is hiring for the following positions:

  • Drivers (Class A CDL 3 yrs of exp.)
  • Maintenance (2 yrs of exp.)
  • Buyer (Assoc. Degree & 3 yrs buying exp.)
  • Warehouse (1 yr warehouse exp.)

HSD/GED required. Must be 18 years or older.

Apply online at: www.mclaneco.com

McLane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Stand Up For Salem/Salem Main Street Economic and Workforce Development Manager

Job Description
Stand Up For Salem (SUFS) is a not for profit, volunteer based 501c3 organization working to improve the economic environment in Salem City New Jersey with a focus on the center/heart of Salem. Since 1999, SUFS has coordinated a successful New Jersey Main Street Program, as well as partnered with the City of Salem to develop a redevelopment plan and complete several large real estate projects in downtown Salem. In 2011, a comprehensive Neighborhood Plan for the Center of Salem Neighborhood was coordinated by Stand Up For Salem and approved by the State of New Jersey.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EDUCATION Certified Teacher needed Must possess a Teaching Standard Certificate and a P3 Qualified inquires only please call: 856-455-7133

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⇒ Our quarterly publication “The Chamber Matters” can be viewed here.

Chamberwear is Here!

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Did you miss the opportunity to order a t-shirt from our last promotion? No problem! 
 
Now you can order t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, and much more ANYTIME. And every purchase is a fundraiser for The Chamber and helps us continue to serve all businesses in Salem County.
 

“Your Success is Our Business!”

diprofessionalpicThe Chamber’s Marketing Committee ran a contest last month asking folks for ideas for a new slogan that could be used on T-Shirts and promotional items. 
 
The response was overwhelming!  So many great ideas were submitted and although it was difficult to choose, we now have a new slogan submitted by Diane Sparks of DHS Marketing Solutions!
 
Thanks to all who sent in their terrific ideas and congratulations Diane for helping us develop a new slogan!

Kudos To Local Businesses For Great Customer Service

Thanks to everyone who participated in The Chamber’s Customer Service Survey.  We asked folks their opinions on Customer Service and received a terrific response.  When we asked for examples of good service, folks recognized some of our local businesses.  We’d like to congratulate the following businesses on their exemplary customer service:

The Survey Question:  Please tell us the best customer experience you’ve ever had?  Can be in relation to a phone conversation or a brick and mortar store visit.

At Hassler Repair Garage, they are always knowledgeable and very polite. Calls are returned promptly and they can always get me in for an appointment at a reasonable time.

In Ranch Hope in Pennsville, when the manager offered us a bundled deal on the furniture we were buying. Not only was she extremely outgoing and pleasant, but to get a discount on top of everything was awesome.

The wait staff at the Salem Oak Diner paid attention while I was there. Kept my coffee cup full, took empty plates away, pleasant all around!

I found a car I was interested in at Bobbitt Auto, given a test drive. We waited over a week to followup and see if it was still their, didn’t get nagging call after visit or pushy sales person, Everyone always gives pleasant greeting there. This is 3rd vehicle from there.

Peebles – they know who you are, care about the community and are very helpful without being annoying…their staff are all very kind and helpful

My accountant, Crouch & Company. everyone is friendly and greets you by name.

It was Atlantic City Electric who promptly fixed my issue and the representative on the phone was very nice and helpful.

Tips for Promoting Your Business

Chamber Tip of the Week
TIPS FOR PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS

  • List products/services you offer on the back of your business cards.
  • Network as much as possible.  Engage folks in conversation and exchange business cards
    whenever possible.  A great place to start is by planning to attend a Chamber event every
    month.  Remember our events are open to your staff, so if you can’t be there send one of your
    employees to represent your company.
  • Utilize The Chamber’s weekly E-News often (write an article, submit a sale flyer, etc) – our
    distribution is over 5,000 folks weekly.  Deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon – email
    to Jennifer@salemcountychamber.com
  • Develop partnerships with other businesses for referrals.  In example, if you are a painter carry
    business cards for other contractors to refer to your current Customers.  Someone who trusts
    you will appreciate your referral.
  • Supply The Chamber office with your business cards and brochures.  We use them for relocation
    packages, tourist information packages and display in our office for folks who walk in seeking
    services.
  • Attend at least one Chamber event per month.  People are more likely to do business with
    someone they know.
  • Give your employees and Customer’s T-Shirts with your business name/logo – it’s great
    advertising.
  • Implement business logo dress shirts/golf shirts for your employees, great advertising and they
    are a constant advertisement for your business when employees are in and out of the office.
  • Press releases – Did you promote an employee?  Have a business milestone?  Send a press
    release and photo to the local news media, and post it on Social Media.
  • Utilize Your Email – Be sure to add your URL and company logo to all of your outgoing email. Try
    adding your mission statement, or a catchy phrase to help people understand what you do.
    Change it a several times a year so people notice it again.

Salem County Chamber

Did you know? That all Chambers of Commerce are independent and privately funded by Memberships? The Salem County Chamber of Commerce serves businesses here locally. When you invest in this Chamber, your money is used to market, promote and support the entire Salem County business community. We have a full time staff and group of dedicated volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to help strengthen all businesses in Salem County. Dollars spent with this Chamber stay here and serve the best interests of local businesses.


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