The Chamber office has Discount prescription cards from The American Consultants Rx.. These cards are designed to save up to 60% off of generic and up to 40% off of name brand drugs. There is No Expiration, Enrollment, or Eligibility Requirements. The card is accepted at over 59,000 chain pharmacies. We hope these cards will assist those in need of prescription assistance. Stop by the Chamber office at 615 W. Main Street Salem, IL and pick up your card.
If you will be visiting Applebee’s Friday, October 31, please take a copy of the flyer below so the Salem Area Foundation will get 15% of the bill to help area residents facing difficult times.
Members of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to tour the Fabick plant on west Main Street last Thursday.
Branch Manager Bud Mulvany and Parts Supervisor Ryan Petr…ea each shared in highlighting various facets of the Salem plant. Mulvany noted that the Salem facility has 30 employees, nine mechanics in house and eight in the field on 24 hour call. So far this year the Salem plant has produced 8 million dollars in sales, 5 million in parts sales and 2.5 million in labor.
Mulvany noted that business has increased recently as companies are getting equipment repaired and serviced for the new pipeline construction to the Patoka Oil Tank Farm..
Petrea explained that normally 7,500 parts are in stock in the Salem facility with a market value of between $1 million and $1.5 million dollars. Most parts can be available within 24 hours. The Salem plant also ships nationally as well as to Canada and México.
Thank you to all who attended Brenda’s retirement celebration or sent best wishes. We had a nice get together and the opportunity to wish her many years of relaxation and enjoyment….
Brenda has been a very loyal supporter of the mission of the Salem Chamber and instrumental in the success of many of our programs.
We will miss her but she has trained our new Administrative Assistant Marlene Anderson well. Stop in and welcome Marlene to the team.
Construction activity on roads, schools and commercial projects continued on a significant pace. Payroll gains occurred in Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade and Transportation. In addition, employment remained at high levels in Health Services and Leisure hospitality.
Several area manufacturers have added production workers in 2014.
Numerous employment opportunities in the fall of 2014 were available in Healthcare, Transportation and Sales. Job openings also were reported in Office and Administrative Support and Production occupations. Advertisements for employment included jobs in Business and Finance, Management, Computer Services and Food Preparation. There also were a number of job openings for Installation, Maintenance and Repair occupations.
The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and seeking employment. A person who exhausts benefits, or is ineligible, still will be reflected in the unemployment rate if they actively seek work.
Of the local counties, Marion showed the 2nd best unemployment decline, from an unemployment rate of 11% to 8.2% for an decline of 2.8%. Fayette’s improvement was slightly better at 7.3%, down from 10.2%, a drop of 2.9%). Clay County’s rate declined 2.7% to 8.6%, Jefferson County 2.3% to 6.4%, Effingham 1.6% to 5.4% and Clinton 1.5% to 4.9%.
The study is from Sept. 2013 to Sept. 2014.
YOU ARE INVITED…………….Brenda Wilson, Administrative Assistant at the Salem Chamber of Commerce will be retiring on October 24th. There will be an Open House from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Marion County Savings Bank Annex. Brenda has done an outstanding job for the last six years and the Board of Directors invite you to stop in and wish her many years of happy retirement