Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Join us to learn more about initiatives underway to promote our region, including business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Officials from six counties in Southern New Jersey and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will provide an update on their respective efforts to improve our region.  

Atlantic County
Lauren H. Moore, Jr.
Executive Director
Atlantic County Economic Alliance

Burlington County
The Honorable Kate Gibbs
Freeholder Deputy Director

Camden County
The Honorable Louis Cappelli, Jr., Esq.
Freeholder Director

Cape May County
Carole M. Mattessich, Esq.
Director of Economic Development

Cumberland County
Gerard Velazquez, III
Executive Director
Cumberland County Improvement Authority

Gloucester County
The Honorable Heather Simmons

Salem County
Cordy Taylor
Vice Chair
Economic Development Council

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
COL. Mike Warner, Ret.
Defense Enhancement Coalition

Meet the Policymakers featuring
NJLWD Commissioner Fichtner
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel
Congressional Action Committee 
featuring Congressman MacArthur
Friday, July 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Business After Business at Virtua Camden
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Virtua Camden, Camden

SVP, Community Banking Sales Director 
Sun National Bank
If you own a small business, it can be difficult to separate work from the rest of your life. Many owners use their home or personal vehicle for business or may combine work and leisure when they travel. Your business and nonbusiness activities may be intermingled, but your finances shouldn't be. It's important to understand what is and isn't a legitimate business expense and to adopt spending and bookkeeping habits that help prevent confusion (and a potential IRS audit).

To separate your business and personal finances, implement these practices:
1. Keep Separate Checking Accounts

Always use the appropriate checking account for your business expenses and your personal expenses. At tax time, this will give you a clear picture of your spending, helping you claim the right deductions without having to scramble for long-lost receipts.

2. Be Careful about Mixing Business and Leisure

To be tax deductible, travel, meals, and entertainment must be directly related to or associated with your business. Keep business lunches and other work activities separate from events with friends and family.

3. Make Office Equipment Business-Only

When you claim a deduction for goods and services purchased for business, the IRS says these items must be "ordinary and necessary." If you plan to write off that new computer or piece of furniture, make sure it's something used for your business - and that isn't more lavish than its function requires.

4. Keep Your Home Office Separate

If you operate your business from home, designating one room as your office can let you claim a home-office tax deduction. Also, consider having a business-only vehicle, phone service, and Internet provider to help keep your work and personal expenses separate.


Congratulations to our winners!
Lifetime Achievement Award
Debra P. DiLorenzo, President & CEO,  CCSNJ  (right), presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Richard P. Miller,  President & Chief Executive Officer,  Virtua.
Chairman's Award
Vincent Maione, President, Atlantic City 
Electric (right), presents the Chairman's Award to Thomas J. Doll, President & Chief Operating Officer,  Subaru of America, Inc. 
President's Award
Robert E. Curley, III, South Jersey Market President, TD Bank, N.A.  (right), presents the President's Award to Marques Colston,  Founder & CEO, Dynasty Sports Group and Minority Owner,  Philadelphia Soul.
Education Award

Kevin D. Sheehan, Esq., Shareholder,
Parker McCay  (right), presents the Education Award to Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LL.M., Chancellor, Rutgers University - Camden.
Public Service Award
David Robbins, Jr., President, South Jersey Gas  (right), presents the Public Service Award to The Honorable Hal Wirths, Former Commissioner, NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Paid Family Leave Expansion Bill Heads 
to Governor's Desk
A bill that would greatly expand New Jersey's current Paid Family Leave program, 
A-4927 (Prieto/Oliver/Gusciora) / S-3085 (Sweeney/Diegnan) passed the full Senate Monday by a vote of 22-15-3. Senator Jeff Van Drew of the First Legislative District and Senator Shirley Turner of the 15thLegislative District were the only two Democrats to vote "no" on this bill.  

Safe Transportation Jobs and Fair 
Employment Rules Act

Prevailing Wage on Public Works 
Projects Advances
The CCSNJ also opposed  S-1162 (Sweeney), which would impose prevailing wage on any public work done on a property that receives a tax abatement or tax exemption.  

Under  S-1162 (Sweeney), all work on projects that receive funding under the Grow New Jersey Assistance Program must be paid prevailing wage rates and be subject to prevailing wage rules.  This includes maintenance, painting and decorating in addition to construction, repair and demolition. The CCSNJ argued that this bill will greatly increase the cost of projects, including ongoing repair and maintenance, making Grow NJ a much less attractive - and, therefore, a less effective - incentive tool for business attraction and retention.  This bill passed the full Senate by a vote of 23-15.

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Jan Drayton
Account Manager
Be able to articulate on the type of referral you are looking for. A lot of times I get asked "How may I help you?" so keeping it clear and simple is helpful. Most importantly don't be intimidated by asking for an introduction.

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

Congratulations to our fearless leader, Debra DiLorenzo, who will be honored at NJBIZ's first-ever ICON Honor Awards!
Deb will be honored on August 23 during a special breakfast ceremony at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, and profiled in an event publication that will be inserted in an upcoming issue of NJBIZ.

Steven K. Mignogna , a Partner in Archer's Haddonfield office, has been reappointed to a second term as Chair of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee in the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. His new term will start on September 1.

Anthony R. La Ratta, a Partner in Archer's Haddonfield office, has been appointed Chair of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. For the past two terms, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Group.

Michael A. Weinberg, a Partner in Archer's Haddonfield office, was recently elected as Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Mr. Weinberg is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney and serves as Co-Chair of Archer's Family Law Department. He has over 20 years of experience in matrimonial law and family law matters.

Tiffany Wagner Donio, a Partner in Archer's Haddonfield office, has been elected Secretary of the Taxation Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). The Taxation Law Section studies and disseminates information on developments in tax law, and provides a forum for discussion of tax policy issues by professionals and elected and appointed officials.


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