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, Salem is a beautiful place to live and raise a family, centrally located for business and tourism.Salem’s lush, rolling Washington County hills surrounding the village are home to the best maple syrup in the spring, the most succulent sweet corn in summer and breathtakingly vibrant fall foliage, thanks to our 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. Legenedary for its trout fishing, "The Kill" is also a popular playground for canoeists, kayakers, tubers and rope swing enthusiasts. History buffs will find the Revolutionary War Cemetery, the final resting place of 101 soliders (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 its members and nurturing the growth of businesses new to Salem area, whether newly formed locally, long established or looking to relocate. We help smooth the process of moving to Salem with introductions to real estate brokers, banks, contractors and any other service 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 and a nurturing place to call home.