Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber is organized to develop, encourage, and protect the commercial, professional, financial and general business interests of the Salem area. Its purpose is also to promote the general welfare of the community, to extend and promote trade and commerce, and preserve and protect the industrial, agricultural, historical and cultural interests of the Salem area.




Salem, New York, is a rural town, rich in character and natural beauty, located on the Vermont border between Montreal and New York City, and a short drive from Saratoga Springs to the west, Manchester, Vermont, to the east, Glens Falls to the north and the Capital Region to the south. A beautiful, peaceful environment for living and raising a family, Salem is situated “In the Middle of Everywhere” to serve business and tourism.

Our lush, rolling Washington County hills surrounding the village generate the best maple syrup in the spring, the most succulent sweet corn in summer, and breathtakingly vibrant fall foliage, thanks to an unusually high concentration of sugar maples.

We boast three of the county’s four covered bridges, all of which span the clear waters of the Battenkill River. Legendary for its trout fishing, “The Kill” is also a popular playground for canoeists, kayakers, tubers and rope swing enthusiasts. History buffs can explore the Revolutionary War Cemetery, the final resting place of 101 soldiers (more than any other in the county) with a total of 1,034 stones dating back to 1769.

At the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to assisting all our members and nurturing the growth of businesses new to Salem area, whether newly-formed locally, or long established, looking to relocate. We can simplify your move to Salem with introductions to real estate brokers, banks, contractors and any other service personnel required to make your business a success.

From fine and performing arts to fiber arts, antiques, and agriculture (including pick your own fruit and vegetables, to hand reared and organic meat, cheeses, and a dairy that bottles its own milk for sale as far south as Manhattan), Salem is a unique destination for a weekend visit and a welcoming place to call home.