NJEDA and PSEG Sign 78-Year Lease for NJ Wind Port, Establishing NJ as Hub for Clean Energy Economy

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and PSEG have signed a lease allowing for a term of up to 78-years on land that will be home to the New Jersey Wind Port in Salem County, New Jersey, further positioning the state as a hub for clean energy and the U.S. offshore wind industry. The port will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind along the East Coast.
The Wind Port is located adjacent to PSEG’s nuclear generating site, which today provides more than 90% of New Jersey’s carbon-free electricity, and together, offshore wind and nuclear energy will deliver powerful support for our state and national clean energy ambitions.

Chamber Hosts NJEDA for LAC Wind Port Update

Wind Port Update presented by The NJ Economic Development Authority on 8/4/21.

Currently New Jersey and New York states own the most offshore wind sites.  When considering locations for wind turbine marshalling (assembly) and manufacturing locations, Senate President Steve Sweeney championed the Lower Alloways Creek site as the perfect location for a number of reasons. Please see the post for full notes and links.

Wind Port Project Update Luncheon

August 4, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Inn at Salem Country Club
91 Country Club Road
Salem, NJ 08079

Join us August 4 at the Inn as we host New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Wind Port Project Team presenting an update and timeline for the Lower Alloways Creek Township Wind Port Project.

See post for full details.

Internet Safety Business Workshop

September 24, 8:15 am – 9:45 am

Salem Community College Davidow Hall
Lecture Hall 117
460 Hollywood Ave
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Presented by Larry McKee, Director of Internet Technology, Salem Community College We are facing greater threats than ever before relative to cyber-attacks, both at work and at home.

See post for full details and a map to the College.

The Best of Salem County 2021

The Best of Salem County 2021

We thank our 2021 Best of Salem County event sponsors and congratulate the winners!

Please see post for the complete list.

Business Education Workshop “Computer Safety”

September 24, 8:15 am – 9:45 am Salem Community College Davidow Hall Lecture Hall 117 460 Hollywood Ave Carneys Point, NJ  08069  Presented by Larry McKee, Director of Information Technology for Salem Community College. Keeping your technology equipment and your...
Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet Honoring Joe Hannagan, Jr.

Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet Honoring Joe Hannagan, Jr.

October 7, 2021 at 5:30pm

The Chamber’s Annual Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet will be honoring Joe Hannagan, Jr.

Joe is the long-time Director of the Salem County Veteran’s Affairs office and we thank him for his years of dedication and hard work on behalf of all our veterans. See post for further details.

October 25 – Get to Know Your Candidates Event

October 25 – Get to Know Your Candidates Event

October 25, 2021 – 5:30 pm
Location: Salem Community College’s Davidow Auditorium

FREE EVENT!

Join us for our in person “Get to Know Your Candidates” event.
Each candidate for elected office will present their platform during the event program.

Annual Leadership Breakfast 

October 29, 2021 – 8:30 am – 10am

“Stay Local, Serve Local” featuring guest leaders Karin Wood, Attorney at Law and Hon. Sean Elwell, Mayor of Elsinboro.

$20 per person

Gourmet hot breakfast prepared and served by the Culinary Arts Students. At Salem County Vocational Technical School, 880 NJ-45, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098.

Reopening Of Pre-Registration For Phase 4 Of The Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

NJEDA Announces Reopening Of Pre-Registration For Phase 4 Of The Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Small businesses and non-profits that missed previous deadlines to apply have another chance as the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) reopened pre-registration for Phase 4 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program on May 26, 2021.

In line with his commitment to a stronger and fairer economic recovery, Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the allocation of $200 million in additional funds to help fulfill Phase 4 grant applications. Small business owners and non-profits that have not previously applied for Phase 4 grants may pre-register as a preliminary step toward applying for grants of up to $20,000.

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Governor Murphy announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor gathering limit.

Chamber Offices Relocating

Chamber Offices Relocating

The Chamber Offices are relocating to Salem Community College’s Main Campus! Our permanent location is in transition so we’ll be temporarily housed in Tillis Hall, Room 102 (first floor).

Our telephone number will remain 856-351-2245 and our mailing address will remain PO Box 71, Salem, NJ 08079.

We may still be reached via email at

Uniqu Electronics’ “Winning Wednesday” Video Promotion Series

What the heck does the chamber of commerce do anyway and why should I care, I don’t own a business! Join me today for our #WinningWednesday business segment as Executive Director Jennifer Jones and I chat about why the Salem County Chamber of Commerce is important to both businesses and residents alike and how you can get the most of it.