Friday, August 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City


Marcus Glover
President and Chief Operating Officer
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

In July 2017, MGM Resorts International appointed Marcus Glover president and chief operating officer of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. He oversees the daily operations of the property while providing strategic direction and leadership. Mr. Glover brings to the position more than a decade of gaming and hospitality experience. He has designed and developed several properties from the ground up in new gaming jurisdictions and has held leadership roles in project management, government relations and labor relations. Join us to hear Mr. Glover's perspective on Atlantic City, his insights on Borgata's model for sustained success, and future plans for the property.

Meet the Policymakers featuring NJLWD Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo
Wednesday, August 15,  2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Emerging Leaders Network featuring Assemblyman Ryan E. Peters, Esq.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Marlton

Complying with New Equal Pay & 
Paid Sick Leave Mandates
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel
Share the Keys: Early Parental Involvement Helps Reduce Teen Crashes

By Violet Marrero
Consumer Safety Director
NJM Insurance Group
Forewarned is forearmed. It's a 16th century idiom that's still relevant today. In short, it means prepare for danger and you'll be better equipped to overcome it.

Share the Keys, an interactive orientation program offered by NJM Insurance Group, helps parents and their teens better prepare for, and deal with, the challenges and risks that young drivers will face on the road. Nearly a decade ago, when I was working for the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS), I had the pleasure of working with Kean University to create the program.

It's research-based and data-driven, and designed to reduce teen driver crash risks through increased parental involvement. A groundbreaking study conducted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to determine the reasons behind the high teen driver crash rate was instrumental in helping shape Share the Keys content and measuring its effectiveness. The CHOP research found that teen drivers whose parents set rules and monitored where they were going and with whom, in a supportive way, were half as likely to be in a crash.

NJM partnered with the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission in adopting Share the Keys-available and free to all New Jersey and Pennsylvania high schools-from the NJDHTS last year. Since learned behaviors influence driving behaviors, the program has the biggest impact when introduced prior to or during the time when teens are first learning to drive .

As the CHOP research indicated, parental participation is essential in the successful transition from an uninformed, inexperienced driver to a better-informed, responsible one.

These sobering statistics underscore the need for programs like Share the Keys:
  • Teen drivers, ages 16 to 19, are nearly three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than drivers 20 years or older
  • Teens are at the highest risk of being involved in a car crash during the first 12 to 24 months of driving
  • The presence of even one teen passenger can nearly double a teen driver's risk of being involved in a fatal crash
During the 60 to 90 minute Share the Keys presentation parents learn about the Graduated Driver's Licensing process; how to effectively monitor their teen's driving; and how to schedule/manage practice driving. Parents also collaborate with their teen on a binding, written driving agreement that addresses seat-belt usage, curfew, teen passenger restrictions, and distracted driving.

The participating parents complete pre- and post-session surveys. Follow-up surveys sent six months to a year after the presentations show that 92% of the teen drivers had not been involved in a crash and 94% had not received a traffic violation.

Click here for more information on Share the Keys, and how your high school can schedule a presentation.

Make New Jersey Competitive: Regional Economic Perspective
On July 17, CCSNJ members received updates on current economic development projects from representatives in seven Southern New Jersey counties as well as the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Business After Business at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in AC
The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City hosted a Business After Business event on July 19 at its Daer Night Club. Nearly 200 members gathered for networking at one of AC's newest hot spots.

Meet the Policymakers features NJ Assembly Speaker Coughlin
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin addressed members of the Chamber at a July 24 Meet the Policymakers event.

South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators Graduation Dinner
The Chamber celebrated the graduation of the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators' Class of 2018 on July 26. Sponsored by Chamber member companies, teachers participated in this 3-week program to learn how to better prepare their students for the workforce.  CLICK HERE   to view more photos from the program.

Third Congressional District Candidates Forum
On July 31, CCSNJ Congressional Action Committee held a  Third Congressional District Candidates Forum with Republican Candidate Congressman Tom MacArthur and Democratic Candidate Andy Kim.

Committed to Camden Committee meeting held at Subaru
On August 1, Subaru of America hosted a Committed to Camden Committee meeting at its new headquarters in Camden. Attendees heard from Dee Marshall, CEO of Diverse and Engaged, on the topic of networking.


August 9
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
August 16
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

August 23
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

September 6

September 13

September 17
featuring Sal Paolantonio

September 18

September 26
Kevin Drennan
Executive Director
Senate Majority Office and 
Anthony "Skip" Cimino
Executive Director
Assembly Majority Office

October 4

October 17
Assemblyman Joe Howarth and Assemblyman Ryan E. Peters, Esq.

October 18

October 19
featuring Pete Ciarrocchi
Chairman & CEO
Chickie's & Pete's

October 23
Second Congressional District 
Candidates Forum

October 25


Bridget Wiese
Vice President
Store Manager
Republic Bank
Networking is about being genuine and authentic. Build trustful strategic alliances to help others. Ask open-ended questions to generate discussions and learn more about the individuals you are meeting. Hold volunteer positions in organizations. This is a great way to stay visible, give back to the community and connect with philanthropic individuals. Many friendships form as a result from networking because you form a bond with like-minded individuals that want to grow their business.

"If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you" - Zig Ziglar

The Philadelphia Phillies would like to extend a special  Buy One Get One  ticket offer to all CCSNJ members for select games during the remainder of the 2018 season. 

To order tickets visit 

Contact: Shawn Blubaugh at 215-463-5000, or

7th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Reception
Six women have been selected to receive the Garden State Council's "Women of Achievement" Award for 2018. 

These women represent the counties served by the Garden State Council
Sharon M. Hammel, Burlington County
Debra P. DiLorenzo, Camden County
E. Marie Hayes, Cape May County
Shirley J. Sever, Cumberland County
Jennifer Young, Gloucester County
Nicki Burke, Salem County. 
The reception will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson, NJ from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

LAN Associates Celebrates One Year in Philadelphia
LAN Associates is proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its expansion to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Since 1965, the architectural and engineering firm has served the Northern New Jersey and New York areas through their Midland Park, NJ headquarters and Goshen, NY offices. Coupled with the firm's significant educational and multi-family housing portfolio, steady growth, and commitment to the community, the Philadelphia market was a natural fit. Since setting up shop at their Walnut Street office in downtown Philadelphia, LAN has made themselves right at home in the City of Brotherly Love.

Ancero is a full Service IT and Communications Solution Provider, specializing in data protection and VOIP Communication Solutions.



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