News & Events

No need to look for things to do this summer! We've got concerts and movies lined up all summer long.

You can download the flyers here for all the info:

Concerts flyer

Movies flyer

The 5th Annual Cow Run 10 Miler & the 2nd Calf 5k will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

The course is mostly rural farmland in scenic Salem Country NJ.

The event benefits the following organizations:

  • Salem Youth Recreation and Stand Up For Salem
  • Salem Stryders Track Club
  • Salem Little League
  • Salem Midget Football

Event Sponsors are:

  • PSEG
  • Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
  • TD Bank

Get more info and register.

 

The following 3 small grant programs have been announced for 2018: Business Assistance, Faith Based, and Neighborhood.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Stand Up for Salem (SUFS) is now opening a Micro Business Development Grant funded by the New Jersey Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program (NRTC). The purpose of the program is to provide seed money to low income residents in the city for business start-up capital.

Funds are available to low income residents in the city, and must provide goods or services in the City of Salem.

An application and basic business plan is also required. Some restrictions apply. To submit an application contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 856-935-8800.

Stand Up For Salem's office has moved to a new location, 223 E. Broadway. We're still in Fenwick Plaza, but are now across the plaza from our previous office, on the ground floor of the old senior care center on the corner of Walnut and E. Broadway.

Our new phone number is 856-279-2635.

Topic: Harriet Tubman

Photo: Kyla Avant (Salem High School Winner) and Rhionna Timmons (Salem Middle School grades 6-8 winner)

OVERALL SCHOOL WINNERS

John Fenwick School:
Olivia Hanna

Salem Middle School:
3-5 Nicole Serrano Ms. Eck
6-8 Rhi’onna Timmons Ms. Skinner

Salem High School:
Kyla Avant


The goal of Main Street (and Stand Up For Salem) is a BETTER SALEM through 4 main volunteer groups:

  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Economic Restructuring,
  • and Organization*

We need ALL 4 happening together to make a better Salem.

  1. The goal of our promotion volunteers is to FEEL BETTER about Salem. We do the block party, farmers market, summer concerts, BBQ Fest, Gospel Fest, Cow Run and Yuletide Festival and more – to help people feel better about our town.
  2. The goal of our design volunteers is to LOOK BETTER. We put out flowers, clean up trash, cut down vines, fix broken stuff and more – to help Salem to look better.
  3. The goal of our Economic Restructuring volunteers is to DO BETTER. We want to help any business we can, and help bring new ones so they can do better for themselves and for Salem.
  4. The goal of our Organization volunteers is to BE BETTER. We raise funds, partner with the city, churches, businesses, schools, other organizations in any way possible to be a better organization and community member.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

If you already do something to help Salem feel, do, look or be better – on your own or with ANY group - then THANK YOU – you are helping us ALL. If you would like to help one of our volunteer groups WE NEED YOU!! Contact our office at 856-935-8800 or any volunteer chairperson, or submit our online form.

* We didn’t make this up – towns all over the country are trying to do this

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between Stand Up For Salem and Salem Main Street?

Stand Up For Salem is bigger. Main Street is the volunteer program and SUFS is the not-for-profit agency that coordinates Main Street, our development projects and the Oak to Olive neighborhood plan.

Stand Up For Salem offers a number of ways for you to enhance your life through learning, with classes we offer as well as about resources that are available to you from other organizations.

View our Youth Resource Guide here.

kids bicycle repair classesExamples of recent classes include:

Food Business Incubator - a 9-week program in May 2016, designed to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own value-added food product business. Training included Manufacturing, Marketing, and Business Planning.

Bicycle Repair - held in the summer of 2016. In addition to learning how to repair and build bicycles, children learned how to enhance their self-control, deal with conflict in acceptable ways, how to follow instructions and ask for help and how to get along with others. At summers end, each child had a bicycle that they built or repaired themselves. This was our first ever youth program in partnership with the Salem Family Success Center.

 

 

 

 

 

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Download the Historic Walking Tour guide.

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The Multiplier Effect

When a person or company makes/manufactures something, those people have a job, and the company hopefully makes a profit. But there is also something called the “multiplier effect” in manufacturing. Other people profit too – suppliers, service people, retailers etc.

The official ratio in the USA is said to be 3.6 extra jobs produced for every manufacturing job. In the case of Mannington Mills, the multiplier effect is way over 3.6. You would also have to include community volunteerism, investments, generosity and leadership. And now take whatever that number is . . . and multiply it by 100! 

Step step. Step step.

... is how the great 1960 doo wop song Step By Step starts out. It was written by Philly area musician J.T. Carter for his group the Crests, one of the first interracial bands in America.

Step by step, I fell in love with you……..

In Salem, after some really down years, some good steps are happening. In the center of town, two buildings on Broadway have finally sold, and one new restaurant has opened-all in a few months.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hyunte Jo have purchased the huge former Sun National Bank building for use as both residence and commercial business space. They have been busy cleaning it out and fixing it up.

Troy And Wendy Dublin have bought the large Italianate brick building next to Nyce’s Touch Barber Shop and have already made the windows beautiful while beginning work on the inside.

The former Brigadoon Restaurant in Fenwick Plaza, closed for years, is now home to Jewel’s Café- a wonderful new restaurant and bar serving conventional and soul food dishes.

The big vacant Wire Pro building on the West End has been purchased for use by a commercial soil contractor.
Houses in Salem, though still in a slow market, are finally selling once again. We are fortunate to be able to continue our Stand Up For Salem volunteer events and improvement activities.

Of course we know we need a lot more steps. But we are thankful. Every step is important.

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