Monday, February 27, 2017
8:00-10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Congressman Donald Norcross

Rep. Donald Norcross was sworn-in as Congressman of the First Congressional District on November 12, 2014. Congressman Norcross was selected to serve as Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress, and he is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Budget Committee and was appointed by the members of his Caucus to the Steering & Policy Committee, and the Communications Committee. Please join us to hear the Congressman discuss his priorities for the upcoming year and issues of interest to the South Jersey business community. 

Make New Jersey Competitive Series
The Future of ACA & Health Care
Tuesday, February 22, 2017
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Hotel ML, NJ

Rutgers Business Outlook
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

HR Boot Camp
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Committed to Camden
Friday, March 10, 2017
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden

Click Here for a Preliminary Injunction
The Third Circuit Affirms an Employer's Use of Electronic Non-Solicitation Agreements

By Dan DeFiglio, Esq.
Archer Law
On February 7, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a decision of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey finding that employers may use electronic signatures in certain circumstances to bind employees to restrictive covenants, such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  The decision also shows that courts are more likely to enforce non-solicitation agreements tied to current customers and goodwill and, practically speaking, require a greater showing before enforcing an agreement that prohibits former employees from any and all competition with their former employers.
The decision from the Third Circuit arose from two companion cases, ADP v. Halpin and ADP v. Lynch.  The central controversy arose when two employees from payroll processor ADP checked a box on the company website indicating that they had "read all associated documents" - including a non-compete agreement - in order to accept an award of stock in ADP.  The stock award's acceptance was expressly conditioned upon the employees' checking this box and the non-compete agreement was accessible by clicking on a separate link next to the checkbox.  According to the allegations in the complaint, the employees later resigned from ADP to join a direct competitor and began soliciting former ADP clients.
ADP thereafter brought an application for a preliminary injunction against both former employees. The trial court found that the employees were in fact bound by the non-compete agreement but granted ADP's application for a preliminary injunction only in part, enjoining the employees from soliciting current ADP customers and restricting solicitation of prospective customers only to the extent that the employees had knowledge of them while working for ADP.  However, the Court permitted the employees to continue working for the competitor while the matter was fully litigated.


Complimentary 90-minute executive coaching session 
for the CEO, owner or president of your company. I am trained 
Executive Coach with over 35 years of multi-unit,  operations 
and C-Level management success. Let's dive into your biggest challenges and opportunities to move your company forward. 
Call or email me today to schedule your private coaching
and start 2017 off on the right foot!
(Offer limited to Chamber members, Owner, President or 
CEO, one per company and based on schedule availability. Company must have revenue of at least 1 million annually) 

Brian Blatchley
Vistage Chair

Meet the Policymakers with Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno

On February 10, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno addressed more than 150 CCSNJ members at a Meet the Policymakers event. 

State Affairs Committee  featuring Senator Fred Madden

On February 15 Senator Fred Madden addressed members at the first State Affairs Committee meeting of 2017.




February 23
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
March 9
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
March 23
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Jim Catrambone
Executive Director
The Joseph Fund

Networking without the use of Words
Psychologists tell us that nearly 70% of all communication is non-verbal. If you desire to successfully network at CCSNJ events make immediate and purposeful eye contact with whom you'd like to engage. Project a welcoming smile and raised eyebrows enhances the warmth.
In parts of Europe business people not only shake hands using their right hand, they also use their left hand to cover the shake. In essence, using both hands to warmly greet.
You may have read from a previous tip that positioning your name tag on the RIGHT side of your jacket, blouse or dress helps the new contact see your name quicker because it's positioned on the same side you shake hands in greeting.
Wishing you the very best in your efforts to grow.

Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility. Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information click here.
Ashley Merryman at Charity Changer at (816) 787-7400 or

In an effort to keep pace with its expanding business, IPAK, Inc. has begun operations at a second facility located in Camden, NJ. IPAK is now neighbor to the Campbell Soup Company and will soon be joined by Subaru, who is scheduled to relocate its headquarters to Camden in 2017.
This move has enabled IPAK to apply for HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification, a designation that reinforces the company's commitment to hiring from the local community. Over 42% of IPAK's employees currently reside in HUBZone urban areas, with the majority living in the City of Camden and neighboring Philadelphia. 

CFG offers a full range of services including: individual, couples and family therapy; child/adolescent mental health; psychiatric evaluations; medication management; and school based evaluations.



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