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Committees & Project Teams



The Chamber’s success is due to our members’ dedication to each other. The following committees are comprised of volunteers who wish to make a difference and help the Chamber work for you. These groups meet monthly (September – June) and work on long-term projects for the Chamber. If you are interested in becoming a part of any committee, please contact the Chamber office.

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. 
Meets 3rd Wednesday 8:30am Chamber office

  • Bill Clark – Salem Community College – Chair 
  • Bonnie Baker – SCVTS
  • Kim Gattuso – Dry Guys Basements Systems
  • Jason Reese – H.D. Young Ins.

The Ambassadors are our public relations experts, marketing and “Chamber welcome wagon.” Members plan and implement monthly networking mixers to help Members make connections, expand their client base and socialize.  The committee also adopts a deserving organization every year and helps promote them by encouraging donation at all events. Ambassadors are present at all Chamber events.

Meets 3rd Tuesday 8:30am (location varies)

  • Dawn Ellis, Branch Manager, Franklin Bank – Committee Chair
  • Steve Beals, Director of Marketing, Merion Gardens
  • Rob Bender, Vice President, First National Bank of Elmer
  • Chelsea Christman, Delco Development
  • Lauren Harris, Delco Development
  • Arianne Hegeman, Friends Village at Woodstown
  • Christy Killoran, Century Savings Bank
  • Tammy Maciocha, Manager of Major Accounts, South Jersey Gas
  • Dawn Mizenis, First National Bank of Elmer
  • Bob Philipps, Owner, Applied Remediation Solutions
  • Theresa Widger, PSEG Nuclean
  • Bethanne Patrick, EMS Café


  • Johnny Campbell
  • John Bobbitt
  • Kirsten Engstrom
  • Doug Painter – Committee Chair

Government Relations
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.
Meets 2nd Monday 8:30am Chamber office

  • Lou Joyce – LCJPP, LLC – Committee Chair
  • Michael Gorman – Salem Community College
  • Susan Coan – Atlantic City Electric
  • Tammy Maciocha – South Jersey Gas
  • David Yhlen – Inspira Healthcare Network/Elmer
  • Bryan Sauter – Chemours

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.

  • Ron Zarin CPA’s – Zarin & Associates – Treasurer/CFO, Chair
  • Sue Ann Leighty – Habitat for Humanity
  • Susan Coan – Atlantic City Electric
  • David Yhlen –   Inspira Healthcare Network/Elmer
  • Brian Duffy – Andrew B. Duffy, Inc.

Diversity Committee

  • Dave Yhlen, CEO, Inspira Health Network – Chair
  • Ron Burkhardt, Salem Community College’s Center for Business & Industry
  • Vaughn Groce, Green Technology Services
  • Lou Joyce, South Jersey Economic Development District
  • Dawn Mizenis, First National Bank of Elmer
  • Jason Reese, HD Young, Inc. – Insurance
  • Miranda Riddle, Fulton Bank of NJ
  • Theresa Widger, PSEG Nuclear

Project Teams

The Chamber’s success is due to our members’ dedication to each other. The following project teams are comprised of volunteers who meet as needed to accomplish short-term Chamber fundraising projects.

Annual Membership Drive
This high profile group plans and implements annual or bi-annual membership drives to increase Chamber membership size. Group members help day of drive to recruit members and deliver new member packages. A great opportunity to meet the who’s who of Salem County.

Best of Salem County Celebration Planning
This group helps to plan and promote the annual Best of Salem County awards celebration including choosing location and menu, and increasing awareness of this program as a great opportunity for area small businesses.

Spring Banquet
This high-energy group plans our Annual Spring Banquet including location, menu, sponsor recruitment, entertainment, etc. The Spring Banquet is our largest fundraiser, helping to keep our dues structure low for members.

Celebrating Women in Business Event Planning
This event is the only one of its kind in the tri-county area, created by successful women in business for today’s businesswoman. Group recruits location and sponsors, seeks out high quality seminar presenters. determines symposium content and chooses recipient of the annual Crystal Rose Award for Lifetime Achievement.  

Chamber of Commerce

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

Jennifer Jones: 856.351.2245
Fax Number: 856.351.2243

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00

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