Friday, March 10, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Camden, the City Invincible, is experiencing an unprecedented economic resurgence enabled by passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013.  In the past three years, the City has attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in business investment and thousands of jobs.

Please join us to hear from Camden City Mayor Dana Redd and a panel of leaders who will discuss plans for business attraction, expansion and retention.

Emerging Leaders Network
Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Victor Pub, Camden

Good Morning South Jersey Series
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Connecting with the Consumer:
The Goal in Every Industry
Friday, March 24, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Meet the Policymakers
Friday, March 31, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Partner,  Archer Law

Caught with their Hands in the Fig 
Jar - Pirating Companies Pay Big for a Secret Recipe in the First Jury Verdict Under the DTSA

Deborah A. Hays , Esq. 
Partner,  Archer Law
On February 27, 2017, a federal jury in Easton Pennsylvania returned the first verdict in the country under the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") . The case, Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. v. Foodmatch, Inc., et al. dealt with Plaintiff Maia Magee's secret recipe for the popular Dalmatia fig jam. According to the evidence presented, at some point in the past Dalmatia decided to replace its distributor, FoodMatch Inc., and supplier, Lancaster Fine Foods Inc. Soon thereafter, however, Foodmatch and Lancaster went into the fig-jam-making business for themselves and took with them Dalamtia's secret recipe. According to reports, the jury found that Foodmatch and Lancaster willfully misappropriated Dalmatia's trade secrets, as well as committed trademark infringement and counterfeiting, and awarded treble damages that will bring the judgment to $5.2 million.

The bottom line from the Dalamatia case is that the DTSA may prove to be a potent tool in your business's arsenal to protect trade secrets and confidential business information, including recipes and proprietary product formulations. To read more about the DTSA and why businesses should revise their contracts to get the full benefits of the DTSA, read our previous advisory here.


What Does the Future Hold for the ACA and Health Care?
On February 22, more than 150 members gathered to hear the insights of a former US Senate and White House Policy Advisor, Doug Badger, and a panel of experts representing stakeholders in the health care industry including: Wardell Sanders, Esq., President, New Jersey Association of Health Plans, and Chairman, CCSNJ Health Issues Committee; Dean J. Paranicas, Esq., President & CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey; Lawrence Downs, Esq., CEO, Medical Society of New Jersey; and Sean J. Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Federal Relations & Health Economics, New Jersey Hospital Association. 

Congressman Norcross Addresses CCSNJ Members

On February 27, Congressman Norcross was the featured speaker at the Chamber's first Congressional Action Committee meeting of 2017. 

Industry Leaders Examine Regional Economy
CCSNJ Member Businesses Attend HR Boot Camp

On February 28, business leaders representing the defense, transportation and health insurance industries and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia discussed the economy at the Rutgers Business Outlook event. 

Archer & Greiner presented a workshop on the top human resources issues facing employers on March 1.

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Jim Catrambone
Executive Director
The Joseph Fund

There's a saying commonly used at one of the schools The Joseph Fund supports and it's "We can't teach you if you're not in a seat." Step one to becoming a good networker is to make attending CCSNJ networking events your monthly priority. Only you know how many, but setting out to be as active as possible counts. 

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

On Wednesday, March 15, Alpha Technologies will host a launch event that will consist of a networking brunch
(11 - 11:45 a.m.) and two live test drive sessions on Project Management: Session 1 (11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and Session 2 (12:45 - 1:00 p.m.). 


Brain Balance provides a comprehensive, non-medical approach that combines physical and sensory exercises with academic skill training and healthy nutrition. 



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