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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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Salem County Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents… The Annual Crystal Rose Breakfast
2019 Crystal Rose Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Dot Hall
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11th 2019 8:00-10:00am
Location: Salem Community College Davidow Hall Atrium, 460 Hollywood Ave Carney’s Point NJ 08069,
Tickets: $25.00 Per Person
LAST DAY TO RSVP: June 3rd, 2019
This Year’s Keynote “Making Connections: How to Build a Successful Network” is presented by Ceil Smith Executive Director of Salem Community College Foundation
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Combined Effects of Excessive Rain, Flooding, Hurricanes Florence and Michael Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for New Jersey
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in New Jersey as a result of the combined effects of excessive rain, flooding, hurricanes Florence and Michael from June 14 through Nov. 29, 2018.
“These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Delaware. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers.
The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations of all sizes and 3.61 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to email@example.com. Loan applications can be downloaded from Disasterloan.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than Oct. 21, 2019.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
As you are aware, Governor Murphy signed a new minimum wage law this week.
Here’s what you need to know:
♦ July 1, 2019 minimum wage rate increases to $10/hour
♦ January 1, 2020 minimum wage rate increases again to $11/hour
♦ January 1, 2024 minimum wage rate will be $15/hour
♦ Seasonal businesses and businesses with less than 6 employees will have a longer phase-in time to reach $15/hour by the year 2026.
♦ Agricultural workers’ minimum wage rate will rise to $12.50/hour by 2024, but no higher without review by the NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce, and with legislative approval.
♦ Training wages are allowed for new employees. A sub-minimum wage rate may be paid for the first 120 hours of work, but can not be less than 90% of the current minimum wage.
♦ Tipped wages will increase from $2.13/hour to $5.13/hour. Wage plus tips must equal the current hourly minimum wage rate.
The Tipping Point— How Can Little Things Make a Big difference?- 2 Part Series
Part 1: April 5, 2019
Part 2 – May 3, 2019
Location: Salem Community College Tillis Room 123 1st Floor 460 Hollywood Avenue Carneys Point, NJ 08069
RSVP: $20 per person for both seminars.
RSVP to Brittany Vanaman at 856- 351-2244 or RSVP with payment at: www.SalemCountyChamber.com/join Choose the events and other payments tab.
Presented by Ranch Hope & Salem County Chamber of Commerce
Join Us For the National Day of Prayer
Date & Time: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00am
Location: Catholic Community Holy Spirit Parish Center, 2 Lamplighter Dr. Woodstown NJ 08098
Keynote Speaker: Reverend David L. Bailey
Full Breakfast Buffet Catered By: Lapps Dutch Market
Cost: $20 Per Person
Last Day to RSVP: April 25th 2019 : firstname.lastname@example.org