NEW MEMBER The Chamber of Commerce would like to Welcome Frederick’s Barber Shop to the Chamber of Commerce. Frederick’s Barber shop is owned and operated by Paul Frederick. Paul’s Barber Shop offers hair care services , hair cuts for men and children, hair care products, shaving and beard trims. Frederick’s Barber Shop is open Monday 8 am – 6 pm, Tuesday – Friday 8 – 5 pm, and Saturday 8 – Noon. Frederick’s Barber Shop is located at 1437 W. Whittaker Street in Salem and can be reached at 548-0681.

Frederick’s Barber Shop joins the Chamber of Commerce

Convertible Coveralls
NEW MEMBER The Chamber of Commerce would like to Welcome our newest Member Convertible Coveralls to the Chamber. Convertible Coveralls is a Baby Boutique with quality handmade baby/toddler bedding, clothes and accessories all handmade by owner Mandy Lutz. Mandy also does custom orders. Convertible Coveralls is located at 108 W. Main Street in Salem and can be reached at 335-5297. Go by and check out all the cute items Mandy has in her store. You will also find her store online at

Convertible Coveralls has joined the Chamber of Commerce

Marion County Health Department 25th Anniversary
The Salem Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the Marion County Health Department’s 25th Anniversary on July 12th. Many came out to help celebrate this milestone. Plaque from the Chamber of Commerce was presented to Lori Ryan by Board Member Brian Gansauer.

Marion County Health Department Celebrates 25 years

Jun Lunch
Illinois State Representative John Cavaletto was the second speaker at the luncheon and he was happy to report that Illinois finally has a State Budget in place, and it’s balanced. Cavaletto spoke about the troubles in Springfield and the difficulty of getting laws and budgets approved, but also indicated he was happy a resolution had been made. Mr. Cavaletto then went on to talk about the expansion of Route 50 and the importance of this expansion for Salem. Mr. Cavaletto indicated Salem will not grow without this expansion. In addition to the expansion of Route 50 he would like to see a Bypass for Salem. The bypass would possibly be East of Tonti Road going West to 64. Right now, Salem and Lebanon are the only two local communities that are not connected to a bypass. Mr. Cavaletto indicated if we can get the bypass a lot of things can […]

Representative John Cavaletto speaks at the Chamber luncheon