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(Created by Chamber Board of Directors) The Chamber advocates and builds relationships to promote and grow successful businesses. Strategic Priorities & Actions Priority 1

  • Increase the Value and Visibility of The Chamber
  • Expand collaborations regionally and within Salem County
  • Advocate and position The Chamber as a leader on key issues
  • Focus communication on the power of Chamber Membership

Priority 2

  • Increase and Expand the Revenue Stream to Ensure Financial Stability
  • Explore regional opportunities for leveraging Chamber resources

Our Values

(Created by The Ambassadors) Bringing unsurpassed services, integrity, networking, enterprising and support to Salem County! 

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By-Laws and Code of Conduct

Click here to view the Salem County Chamber of Commerce By-Laws and Code of Conduct.

Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 64,285. Its county seat is Salem. This county is part of the Delaware Valley area. The Old Salem County Courthouse, situated on the same block as the Salem County Courthouse, serves as the court for Salem City. It is the oldest active courthouse in New Jersey and is the second oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States, the oldest being King William County Courthouse (1725) in Virginia. The courthouse was built in 1735 during the reign of King George II using locally manufactured bricks. The building was enlarged in 1817 and additionally enlarged and remodeled in 1908. Its distinctive bell tower is essentially unchanged and the bell from the expansion (dated in the 1820’s) sits in the courtroom. Judge William Hancock of the King’s Court presided at the courthouse. He was later unintentionally killed by the British in the American Revolutionary War during the massacre of Hancock House committed by the British against local militia during the Salem Raid in 1778. The courthouse was afterwards the scene of the “treason trials,” wherein suspected Loyalists were put on trial for having allegedly aided the British during the Salem Raid. Four men were convicted and sentenced to death for treason; however, they were pardoned by Governor William Livingston and exiled from New Jersey. The courthouse is also the site of the legend of Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proving the edibility of the tomato. Before 1820, Americans often assumed tomatoes were poisonous. In 1820, Colonel Johnson, according to legend, stood upon the courthouse steps and ate tomatoes in front of a large amazed crowd assembled to watch him do so. Significant events that took place here – the Revolutionary War Committees of Correspondence meetings, treason trials and abolitionist speakers. Salem County is also notable for its distinctive Quaker-inspired architecture and masonry styles of the 18th century. Salem County lies in the southwest corner of our great state of New Jersey. It is bounded by the Delaware River and Bay to the west and the Maurice River to the east. Oldmans Creek creates nearly half of Salem County’s northern border, while Stow Creek runs along a portion of its southern divide. Salem County’s natural features include six rivers, more than 34,000 acres of unique meadow and marshland, tidal and freshwater wetlands, 40 lakes and ponds, bay beaches, dunes, expansive woodlands, a critical underground aquifer, numerous streams and important headwaters. Salem County covers 338 square miles- with nearly half of the land actively farmed. It also boasts a population of less than 65,000- the lowest population and the lowest density per square mile in New Jersey. Salem County’s rich legacy of historical places and events; its vast array of natural resources and open spaces; its stable farming community and strong economic job base all contribute to a quality of life for Salem County residents that is unparalleled in New Jersey.

Visitors & Tourism

Salem County - Discover the PossibilitiesSalem County, NJ – 03.31.2011 – Salem County New Jersey Ranked Number Two in New Statewide Tourism Growth Report – County Sees Increase of $14.6 Million in 2010 Tourism Revenues

In an age of urban sprawl and pollution, discover why Salem County is a destination for those who wish to “get away from it all.” We invite you to pay us a visit, and enjoy the down-home country feel that pervades every facet of the county. The county’s agricultural, historical, and economic characteristics are surpassed only by the people of the county who work as a team to preserve the features that make the county great while planning to keep it viable for future generations.

www.VisitSalemCountyNJ.com

Alloway Township, located in Salem County, New Jersey, was incorporated by a Royal Charter on June 17, 1776. The Township population is approximately 3,000. Alloway Township has forested wetlands, agricultural properties and the Alloway Creek watershed (75 square miles) which comprises 20% of Salem County.

Alloway Township in Salem County NJ

www.AllowayTownship.com

Carneys Point Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 7,684. Upper Penns Neck Township was formed on July 10, 1721 when Penn’s Neck Township was subdivided and Lower Penns Neck Township (now Pennsville Township) was also formed. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 townships. The township was renamed Carneys Point Township based on the results of a Township meeting held on November 10, 1976.

Carneys Point in Salem County

www.CarneysPointNJ.gov

Elmer is a Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population was 1,395, making it the 520th largest city in New Jersey. Elmer was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 28, 1893, from portions of Pittsgrove Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township, based on the results of a referendum held four days earlier. The borough was formed on the dividing line of Pittsgrove and Upper Pittsgrove Townships and was named for Lucius Elmer a former judge who helped obtain a post office for the community during his service as Congressman.

Elmer NJ in Salem County map

www.ElmerBoroughNJ.com

Elsinboro is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,092. Elsinboro’s first mention dates back to May 12, 1701, though it was also mentioned in records on November 28, 1676. The details and date of its original incorporation are unknown. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 townships.

Elsinboro NJ in Salem County map

www.elsinborotownship.com

Lower Alloways Creek Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,851. Lower Alloways Creek Township was formed on June 17, 1767 when Alloways Creek Township was subdivided and Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township) was also formed. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 townships. PSE&G operates three nuclear reactors in Lower Alloways Creek Township. Salem 1 and Salem 2 are pressurized water reactors at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and Hope Creek is a boiling water reactor at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station.

lower alloways creek NJ in salem county map

www.lowerallowayscreek-nj.gov

Mannington Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,559. Mannington Township was first mentioned on May 12, 1721. It had been previously known as East Fenwick Township, which was mentioned on September 3, 1679, though the details of its incorporation are unknown. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 townships. A portion of the township was taken in 1878 and annexed by Quinton Township.

Mannington Township NJ in Salem County Map

www.manningtontwp.com

Oldmans Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,798. Oldmans Township was incorporated on February 7, 1881 from portions of Upper Penns Neck Township (now Carneys Point Township). The communities of Pedricktown and Auburn are located within Oldmans Township.

Oldmans Township Map

www.OldmansTownship.com

Penns Grove is a Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,886. Penns Grove was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1894, from portions of Upper Penns Neck Township (now Carneys Point Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. Penns Grove borders Carneys Point Township and the Delaware River. The borough is located across the Delaware River from Wilmington, which is part of the Delaware Valley, and 33 miles (53 km) south of Philadelphia.

Pennsgrove NJ Maqp in Salem County

www.pennsgrove-nj.org

Pennsville Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 13,194. The township is named for William Penn. Lower Penns Neck Township was formed on July 10, 1721 when Penn’s Neck Township was subdivided and Upper Penns Neck Township (now Carneys Point Township) was also formed. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 townships. The township was renamed Pennsville Township based on the results of a referendum held on November 2, 1965.

Pensville NJ Map in Salem County

www.pennsville.org

Pilesgrove Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,923. Pile’s Grove was first mentioned in a deed dated April 15, 1701, through the date of the township’s original corporation is unknown. Pilesgrove was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s original group of 104 Townships on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken on December 6, 1769 from Pittsgrove Township and on July 26, 1882 formed Woodstown.

Pilesgrove Township in Salem County Map

www.PilesgroveNJ.org

Pittsgrove Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 9,393. Pittsgrove Township was formed by Royal Charter on December 6, 1769 and was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of the initial group of 104 townships established in New Jersey. Portions of the township were taken on March 4, 1822 to form Centreville Township (which was restored in 1829 when the Centreville was dissolved), on March 10, 1846 to form Upper Pittsgrove Township and on January 28, 1893 to form Elmer Borough.

Pittsgrove Township NJ in Salem County Map

www.PittsgroveTownship.com

Quinton Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,786. Quinton was formally incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1873, from portions of Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township).

Quinton Township NJ in Salem County Map

www.quintonnj.org

Salem is a city in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the city population was 5,146. It is the county seat of Salem County, the most rural county in the state of New Jersey. The name Salem is related to the Hebrew word shalom, meaning “peace”. The town and colony of Salem was founded in 1675 by John Fenwick. On February 25, 1858, it was reincorporated as Salem City.

Salem NJ Map in Salem County

www.SalemCityNJ.com

Upper Pittsgrove Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,468. Upper Pittsgrove Township was incorporated on March 10, 1846, from portions of Pittsgrove Township. Portions of the township were taken on January 28, 1893 to form Elmer.

upper pittsgrove township map

www.UpperPittsgrove.com

Woodstown is a Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,136. Woodstown was established on July 26, 1882, from portions of Pilesgrove Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The borough’s incorporation was confirmed on March 3, 1925. Shop Local! Click here for Chamber member businesses in Woodstown.

Woodstown NJ Map

www.HistoricWoodstown.org

SALEM COUNTY
Chamber of Commerce

Salem Community College
Salem Center – Room 109
174 E. Broadway, PO Box 71
Salem, NJ 08079

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