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Committees & Project Teams

Committees

The following Committees are comprised of fellow members who collaborate together with the important mission to help grow the value and impact of the Chamber. These groups meet and network regularly, working on high value projects to benefit our members. If you are interested in becoming a part of any committee, please contact the Chamber office.

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Business Education

The Business Education is charged with bringing low cost, high impact business seminars to strengthen your business through monthly workshops and Leadership breakfast presented by experts.

Members

  • Bill Clark – Salem Community College – Chair 
  • Bonnie Baker – SCVTS
  • Kim Gattuso
  • Jason Reese – H.D. Young Ins.
  • Mike Gorman, Ed.D. – President of Salem Community College
  • Christine Hooks – Broker of Record, The Pino Agency

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Pictured are:
L – R Christine Hooks, Bill Clark, Kim Gattuso

Meeting Dates

All at 9am – Via Zoom

  • January 18, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May, 2023 – No meeting
  • June 21, 2023
  • July, 2023 – no meeting
  • August 16, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • December, 2023 – no meeting

    Marketing

    The Marketing committee coordinates and develops marketing strategies for both the Chamber and its members. Across Salem County and neighboring regions, the marketing committee delivers digital, social media, and print solutions promoting Chamber events, celebrating our members, and informing our business community.

    L – R   Kirsten Engstrom, Robert Cmiel, Theresa Widger, Steve Graham

    L – R:  Kirsten Engstrom, Robert Cmiel, Theresa Widger, Steve Graham

    2024 Meeting Dates

    First Thursday 3pm via Zoom/in person

    • January 4
    • February 1
    • March 7
    • April 4
    • May 2
    • June 6
    • July – no meeting
    • August 1
    • September 5
    • October 3
    • November 7
    • December 5

    Members

    • Steve Graham, Graham Communications – Committee Chair
    • John Campbell, Mannington Mills, Inc.
    • Robert Cmiel, Media Going Mobile
    • Kirsten Engstrom, Zeus Creative
    • Theresa Widger, PSEG Nuclear
    • John Salvatore, Director of Communications, Ranch Hope, Inc.

    Government Relations & Economic Development Committee

    Government Relations Committee help build strong relationships with our local, state, and national legislators.  The committee plan and implement our legislative breakfasts and Meet the Candidates Forum annually.  The committee provides Chamber members a unified voice with government as well as opportunities to meet them face to face at numerous events during the year.

    2024 Meeting Dates

    2nd Monday – 9am via Zoom
    (Some in person for 2024)

    • January 8
    • February 12
    • March 11
    • April 8
    • May 13
    • June 10
    • July – no meeting
    • August 12
    • September 9
    • October 7
    • November 4

    • December 9

      Members

      • Lou Joyce, LCJPP, LLC – Committee Chair
      • Luis Andrade, Owner, Sandpiper International
      • Mike Gorman, President, Salem Community College
      • Andrew Lindemuth, Western Pest
      • Peter Morano, South Jersey Gas
      • Adriana Alvarado, Employment Counselor, Cumberland Salem Workforce Investment Board
      • Harvey Saunders, President, Calvary Community Development Corp
      • Theresa Widger, Stakeholder Outreach Specialist, PSEG Nuclear
      • Charles Bailey, City of Salem, Director – Economic Development and Commerce
      • Matthew Cassidy, Owner, PCity Bakery & Deebs Bread and Salem Oak Vineyards
      • Paul DiLorenzo, Executive Director, Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
      • Monica Coffey, NJEDA

      Finance

      Oversee administration of Chamber budget, budget preparation, expense approval, oversee Chamber investments, make recommendations for bi annual audit.  Report at monthly Board meetings and present monthly Treasurer’s report.

      Members

      • Ron Zarin, Zarin & Associates CPA’s – Treasurer & CFO
      • Doug Wright, CFO, Ranch Hope, Inc.
      • Mike Gorman, President, Salem Community College
      • Rob Bender, Senior Vice President, First National Bank of Elmer

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      Members pictured include:L – R  Rob Bender, Ron Zarin, Doug Wright

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

      The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is a group of concerned members of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the committee is to facilitate the development of a supportive, representative and diverse business and social environment in Salem County, and bring about cultural and ethnic changes and opportunities. We want to support every member of the Chamber, respecting and celebrating diversity and differences. We believe these are essential components in developing successful and inclusive businesses within the Salem County community.

      L – R  Jim Grant, Ina Jetter, Harvey Saunders, Paul DiLorenzo

      2024 Meeting Dates

      3rd Monday – 9am via Zoom

      • January 22
      • February 19
      • March 18
      • April 15
      • May 20
      • June 17
      • July – no meeting
      • August 19
      • September 16
      • October 21
      • November 18
      • December 16

      Members

      • Committee Chair: Harvey Saunders, Executive Director, Calvary Community Development Corp.
      • Mike Gorman, President, Salem Community College
      • Paul DiLorenzo, Executive Director, Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
      • Ina Jetter, Vice Chair, Salem County NAACP
      • Jim Grant, Owner, Salem River Inn
      • Brittany Smith, Owner, Nellie’s Food Lounge

      The Sunshine Committee

      The Sunshine Committee was born out of a desire of the Chamber Board of Directors to be of greater service to it’s membership. This group of friendly, enthusiastic & supportive Chamber members will have an integral part in most all of the events & initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Sunshine Committee’s goal is to engage with the membership at a higher level as well as consistently participate in live events. We like to say, “We bring the smiles & the balloons!”

      Members

      • Lisa Darnell, Branch Manager Mannington & Alloway, Fulton Bank – Co-Chair
      • Christine Hooks, Owner & Broker of Record, The Pino Agency – Co-Chair
      • Alicia Bjornson, Retired Member
      • Ashley Bradway, Owner, Bradway Bookkeeping Service
      • Dawn Ellis, Manager Woodstown Branch, Franklin Bank
      • Christy Killoran, Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Century Savings Bank
      • Annie McClash, Financial Center Manager, Fulton Bank
      • Theresa Widger, Stakeholder Outreach Specialist, PSEG Nuclear
      • Jillian Kugler, Franklin Bank
      • Allison Emmons, Owner, Allie’s Heaven Scent Cleaning
      • Christy Myers, Realtor/Broker Associate, American Dream Realty

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      Back Row L – R    Lisa Darnell, Theresa Widger, Dawn Ellis, Christy Killoran, Alicia Bjornson
      Front Row L – R    Ashley Bradway, Christine Hooks