Click on images to enlarge.



The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 2:00 p.m.


There are presently available Small Business Incubator Offices for rent at the KC Salem Education Center, 1475 W. Whittaker.

This is an excellent opportunity for the new entrepreneur to take advantage of the many benefits available with this program.

Some of the exceptional list of benefits include low rent, all utilities, private office of approximately 100 sq. ft., phone system with voice mail, comfortable desk and chairs, locking file cabinet, bookshelf, conference room, classrooms, reception area, and break room access, desktop PC/printer, fax, copier and scanner access, 24-hour building access and janitorial, security & maintenance services and adequate parking.

You will also have access to the Small Business Development Center Director, Steve Groner. For additional information on the office space and program, please call Mr. Groner at 618-545-3260 or e-mail sgroner@Kaskaskia.edu.


We are still accepting vendor applications for the Applefest which will be held on Saturday, September 20th.  Early application deadline is August 31st.  All applications postmarked after the 31st will have an additional $10 fee.  Call the Chamber office at 548-3010 for more information.  Click on images to enlarge.


If you are an Ameren Electric customer and member of the Salem Chamber of Commerce and your present electric contract is expiring in the next two or three months, why not consider the Chamber of Commerce Bulk Electricity Buying Group Program.

The Chamber program is comprised of Chambers of Commerce across southern Illinois that have joined together in an effort to save their members on electric costs. Businesses large and small have pooled their electricity purchases and placed themselves in a position to negotiate for better electric rates.

Based on the rates negotiated, the smaller electric user will realize the greater savings by receiving rates equal to that of the larger electric user.

There is no commitment in getting information on the Chambers Program and rates. If you are interested and your contract is upcoming, please call our consultant Rob Wielt at AGE (Affordable Gas and Electric) 618-231-4904.




It was a full room at the Salem Country Club as members and supporters of the U.S. Route 50 Four-Lane Coalition enjoyed lunch before hitting the links at last Friday’s Golf Outing.

It was encouraging to see representatives from the communities along east and west Route 50 that have joined together in efforts to improve the flow of traffic, especially truck traffic, from St. Louis to Cincinnati. The goal in expanding the route should result in new economic developments opportunities all along the route.

Following lunch, Representative John Cavaletto briefly addressed the group and reminded them of the upcoming election and the support of their legislators will be important for future funding of the project. He also commented on the growth of the organization and the importance of all working together.


There are still a few openings for the Sept 20/21 CCW class in Sandoval. If you want in this class let Kelley or Greg know as soon as possible. There is also one spot for the ladies only class on August 30/31.
Kelley Hulsey – 335-1462, Greg Miller – 267-6161, twotroopsfirearmsinst@gmail.com


The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.  The job description will include:  Communication with members/general public; routine office duties/organizational skills; physical maintenance of office and equipment; support for Chamber events/leadership skills; preparing Chamber publications; financial duties.  Interested persons should submit their resume and cover letter to the Chamber office by September 15, 2014 or phone 548-3010 for more information.

Resumes may be mailed to 615 West Main Street, Salem, IL 62881 or sent electronically to visitus@salemilchamber.com.