Your Success is Our Business!

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.

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March Workshop: Presentation Skills

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Workshop Presented by… Dr. Michael Gorman, Ed.D., President, Salem Community College

Date & Time: Friday, March 9, 2018 from 8:30am – 10:30am

Location: Salem Community College, Donaghay Hall Community Room, 106, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

Learn three concrete steps to effective presentations:
(1) Know why you are doing it (and why it is you who will be presenting.
(2) Prepare, prepare, prepare, then rehearse.
(3) Grasp the presentation tools (including what to do when the technology fails).

RSVP: March 5, 2018
$20 Chamber Member – $50 per Potential Chamber Member $25-Webinar

For our prospective Members, if you join The Chamber after the seminar the $50 will be granted towards the Annual Membership Fee! What a great deal!

Salem County Chamber of Commerce – 174 East Broadway, P.O. Box 71, Salem, NJ 08079
Jennifer Jones ph: 856-351-2245 or
Karen Finlaw ph: 856-351-2244 or

Your Success Is Our Business!

March Morning Eye Opener Networking at the Cottage Retreat Day Spa

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Join us for a great networking opportunity, hosted by Amy McGovern at The Cottage Retreat Day Spa in Pennsville.
This month’s door prize is a $50 Cottage Retreat Day Spa gift certificate to use towards a massage or facial. We’ll have coffee and light refreshments, feel free to bring a co-worker, business associate or prospective Member along.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from 8am – 10am

Location: Cottage Retreat Day Spa, 6 West Pittsfield Street, Pennsville, NJ

Please RSVP to Karen

Your Success Is Our Business!

2018 State of the District Address

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Join us for The Chamber’s Annual State of the District Address presented by Senate President Sweeney, Deputy Speaker Burzichelli and assemblyman Taliaferro at PSEG’s EERC in Salem. The event is sponsored by PSEG Nuclear with breakfast catered by DiPaolo’s Italian Ristorante.

Date & Time: March 16, 2018, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: At the PSEG EERC 244 Chestnut St., Salem, NJ 08079

RSVP: March 10, 2018
$5 for Chamber Member
$10 for Guests and Prospective Members.

To register please contact Karen to reserve your spot:
SCCoC, Po Box 71, Salem NJ 08079 – – 856-351-2244

2018 Annual Spring Banquet

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The Salem County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to… 2018 Annual Spring Banquet
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party!”
– Robin Williams

Date & Time: Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 5:30pm – 8pm

Location: Salem Community College, Field House 460 Hollywood Avenue Carneys Point, NJ

Last date to reserve: April 9, 2018

Catering by DiPaolo’s Italian Ristorante

Garlic, Olive Oil & Rosemary Ciabatta Rolls Butterchips, Grilled Vegetable Antipasta w/ Sharp Provolone

– Romaine Tossed Salad
– Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette on side

Pasta Course
– Penne Ala Vodka with Shrimp Grated Parmesan Cheese on side

Dinner Entrée Choice
– Carved Prime Rib Horseradish on side or Chicken Marsala String Beans
– Garlic & Scallion Mashed Potatoes
– Assorted Miniature Pastries (cannoli, creme pu , eclair) Coffee & Bottled Water

Cash Bar for Soda & Alcohol

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

SCCStarting 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

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

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