Friday, June 1, 2018
7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The Westin Mount Laurel

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Setting and Meeting Your Financial Goals

Through the Decades: Women's Changing 

Spiritual & Physical Health Needs


Lessons Learned: Turning Failure into Fortune


Cooking Demonstration
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
President, Rowan University

Keynote Address
"Transforming an Icon in the Me Too Era"
Regina Hopper
President & CEO,  Miss America Organization

Rutgers Business Outlook
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

State Affairs Committee featuring
Senator Troy Singleton
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Strengthening Your Business Brand by Uplifting Community Health
Thursday, June 14, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Creating economic opportunity in the region

By Alle Ries
Community Reinvestment Act Officer 
for New Jersey
M&T Bank

As South Jersey natives, we can agree that our home has some unique assets - from access to shore points, to a vigorous agricultural industry, to a strong historic and cultural heritage. However, our region has also faced hardships due to the loss of industrial, manufacturing, gaming, and hospitality job opportunities, in addition to the impact of the Great Recession of the late 2000s. Despite these hardships, South Jersey residents have proven resilient and committed to creating new economic opportunities.


At M&T Bank, we understand the importance of supporting the economic development of the communities we serve. Our commitment has always been to strengthen the financial health of our clients and the very regions that they live, work, and play. That's why we've chosen to support THRIVE South Jersey and the New Jersey Community Capital with a $100,000 Community Development Project grant.


THRIVE South Jersey provides financial products to create and support economic opportunity for targeted areas in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, and Atlantic counties. Like M&T Bank, THRIVE believes that effective economic development begins when residents are connected with quality job opportunities that promote and allow for growth. The organization works to create these opportunities through loans, credit enhancements, and equity investments that support local small businesses and job creation initiatives.


M&T Bank's Community Reinvestment Act Officer for New Jersey, Alle Ries, was elected as New Jersey Community Capital's Board Chair in September 2017. 

Make New Jersey Competitive: Cybersecurity
On May 11, more than 70 members attended the Stradley Ronon Make New Jersey Competitive - Cybersecurity event. A panel of experts informed business leaders about the latest trends in cyber threats and how you can protect your systems. 

Non-Profit Leadership Expo
On May 15, Chamber members interested in volunteer and leadership opportunities connected with representatives from regional non-profit organizations at the Chamber's first-ever Non-Profit Expo. Attendees heard from keynote speaker, Val Traore, president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, visited non-profit exhibits and participated in a speed networking session with non-profit representatives.

Asm. Greenwald Addresses State Affairs Committee
Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald shared his insights on the latest public policy issues, including the FY2019 state budget and other legislation of interest to the  business community at the Chamber's May 16 State Affairs Committee.

CCSNJ Hosts Energy & 
Utility Forum
On May 18, CCSNJ members heard from leaders in energy and utilities. Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America delivered the keynote address. Edward P. Hutchinson, president of Hutchinson, moderated a discussion of top executives including: Michael J. Renna, president & CEO, South Jersey Industries; David M. Velazquez; president & CEO, Pepco Holdings, Inc.; Peter P. Sena, president & chief nuclear officer, PSEG Nuclear, Deborah A. Degillio, senior vice president, Eastern Division, American Water, and president, New Jersey American Water; and Joseph A. Forline, Vice President, Gas Operations, PSE&G.



May 24
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June 7
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
June 21
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.


Ryan Harbinson
Business Development
Bellia Print & Design
It's important to reach out to your clients and just say hi. You shouldn't pick up the phone or send an email, and always be in sales mode. Learn about your clients interests; if they like movies, send over some of your favorites. Getting to know your clients personally will set you apart from the rest. 

Grounds For Sculpture's (GFS) mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture through our outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, events, and numerous educational programs.

GFS is offering 15% OFF  any level new Business Membership.

Call or email Janis at 609-249-0248 or


The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley and Greater NJ Chapters Annual Conference is the place to be for dementia education, networking and information. 

This full day event on Monday, June 11 from  8:00 am - 4:30 pm, offered at the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill educates hundreds of family caregivers and healthcare professionals. We strive to provide the best education for those caring for or living with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder by recruiting dynamic national, regional and local experts to present. 

Join them to network with 350-650 attendees and visit with local healthcare vendors to learn about services available in your area. Learn from dementia experts in the community and attend a variety of specialized & interactive workshops to customize your learning experience.

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) is pleased to inform you that Melanie Willoughby has joined the Murphy Administration as the Executive Director of the BAC.

Melanie will bring a new perspective to this position. As Chief Government Affairs Officer at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), she manages the Government Relations Department of the largest state-wide business association in the country. Thru her tenure at NJBIA, she worked to provide state legislative and regulatory advocacy and compliance information to improve a business' bottom line.

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