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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January Workshop

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For related and non related employees. Panel discussion.

Date & Time: Friday, January 19, 2018 from 8am – 10am

Location: Salem Community College, Donaghay Hall Community Room 109, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ

Our Panelists: Jason Reese, H.D. Young, Inc. – Insurance John Bobbitt, Bobbitt Auto Mannington Mills, Inc.

RSVP – January 14, 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!

Your Success Is Our Business!

2017 Leadership Breakfast

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Date & Time: December 1, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:30 am

Location: Salem County Vocational Technical School, 880 Salem Woodstown Road
– In the Career Center, the building that directly faces Route 45.
– ROTC Students will be on hand to direct attendees to the correct location inside the building.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jack Swain, Superintendent Salem County Vo-Tech & Salem County Special Services School District
  • Tammy Torres, CEO, Memorial Hospital of Salem County

RSVP by November 24, 2017

 

January Networking Event

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Mr. Bruce Jo, owner of Salem Art Bank invites everyone to The Chamber’s January 18, 2018 Networking Event at his beautifully restored facility.

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

Coffee and refreshments will be served along with great networking. Bring a business associate or member of your staff! This is a great opportunity to obtain new business clients and contacts while perusing the beautiful building and learning about Salem Art Bank. Please RSVP your intention to attend by calling Karen @ 856-351-2244 or email kren@salemcountychamber.com. Your response is required to ensure adequate refreshments are provided

FREE ADMISSION! DOOR PRIZE DRAWING!

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

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 rburkhardt@salemcc.edu

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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SALEM COUNTY
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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