Jacquelyn N. Gordon, Esq.
Associate,  Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Michael Bryan
Managing Director,  Deloitte Tax, LLP 

R. Dennis Vogt, CPA
Shareholder,  Alloy Silverstein 

Barry H. Horowitz, CPA, MST
Partner,  WithumSmith+Brown

David Kehler
Financial and Public Policy Consultant


Emerging Leaders Network: 9 & Network
with CCSNJ's Board of Directors
Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Nine Holes of Golf
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel

State Affairs Committee featuring
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Rutgers Business Outlook
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Good Morning South Jersey featuring
Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr.
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

The White House and top GOP leaders released their tax reform outline yesterday, as President Trump plans to unveil the new Republican tax-reform plan this afternoon at the Farm Bureau Building in Indianapolis. 

The President plans to position the tax reform proposal as a populist plan, especially beneficial for low-income earners. Republicans plan to collapse the number of brackets from seven to three. The standard deduction would nearly double to $12,000 for a single filer and $24,000 for married couples, meaning President Trump can accurately argue that many more low income earners would pay no tax under his plan.

There will be continued debate over the plan once the House and Senate tax writing committees review the revenue effects of the plan. Revenue neutrality remains a goal of Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, whose focus is clearly on the international reforms contained in the outline. We will continue to keep you informed on how this tax plan unfolds this fall. 

What Does CohnReznick Think?
The outline released yesterday is an overview of the more significant proposals being discussed at this time. The final proposed legislation may differ considerably from what will ultimately be enacted. Given the possibility that tax reform may occur in the next year or so, individuals and businesses should monitor the tax reform proposals and developments, assess how such proposals will affect their particular facts and circumstances and incorporate the significant tax law changes into current planning. We will continue to monitor the latest legislative developments surrounding tax reform.

Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand became Rowan University's seventh president in June 2012 after serving approximately six years as provost/senior vice president, CEO and interim president.

As provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Houshmand made an immediate impact: he helped established the  College of Graduate and Continuing Education, oversaw the restructuring of the summer school and graduate school, created a University-wide revenue-sharing model, and established the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning...   Full biography  

The Board of Directors, members and staff of CCSNJ would like to congratulate Dr. Ali Houshmand as he is honored by the Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County on October 19.  For more information about this event, click here

Wardell Sanders, Esq.
Chaired by Wardell Sanders, Esq., president of New Jersey Association of Health Plans, the Health Issues Committee m eets to discuss issues regarding health care, including cost and availability. High-level policymakers from health care and insurance address the committee.

Next Meeting:   Wednesday, October 25, 2017
                           8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
                           Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

CCSNJ Hosts Hispanic  Biz Forum
CCSNJ & Hispanic business leaders gathered on September 22 for a panel discussion "Your Business Toolkit: The Essentials of Building a Successful Business" and to visit nearly 30 business exhibits. Gualberto "Gil" Medina, executive vice president, CBRE, Inc, delivered keynote remarks.
"A Conversation with Rich Miller"
On September 27, more than 100 attendees joined CCSNJ and Virtua leaders at The Mansion on Main Street for a final farewell to a long-term Chamber leader and advocate for the regional business community. Richard Miller discussed leadership, dedication to the community, healthcare's future, and his reflections on his career.

Environment Committee discusses NJDEP Technology Update
On September 28, CCSNJ's Environment Committee featured Peter Tenebruso, chief information officer, NJDEP, who provided updates on the Data Miner and GeoWeb systems as well as cybersecurity measures being taken by NJDEP.
Camden County Boathouse Hosts Business After Business Event  
On September 28, CCSNJ members gathered at the Camden County Boathouse on Cooper River for an evening of networking by the river front. 




October 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 19
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

October 26
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Bridget Wiese
Vice President
Sun National Bank
When you attend a networking event, ask questions and listen with interest. Don't make the mistake of discounting people due to their titles. Someone you meet may not be in need of your expertise at this time, but they may have valuable connections or knowledge that you would never learn about if you dismissed them. Before any conversation comes to a close, be sure to ask, "How can I help you?" Follow-up is key to success when building your network. This can consist of an email, notecard or phone call directly after the event. This contact may result in connecting other people to benefit their business and expand their own networks.

"Understand that networking is an ongoing process, not a discrete event. Success comes from consistently making new contacts, following up and keeping in touch."

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

4th Annual Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon, presented by Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins

Monday, October 16, 2017 from  7:30pm - 10:00pm at Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon fundraiser is a stylish evening of premium spirits, notable chef tasting, live entertainment, 
and live and silent auctions that benefit The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's youth programming in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Join NFL Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Jenkins and prominent former and current Eagles teammates, local celebrities and influencers as we fundraise for the foundation.

Click here for more information and tickets.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Ambassador Phil Murphy are urging New Jerseyans to support the relief fund in Puerto Rico by donating to New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. 

Fund organizers say cash donations are encouraged, as opposed to in-kind donations that require sorting, boxing and logistical expense. Cash donations allow reputable organizations, such as the New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief, to strategically support professional disaster relief agencies. The coalition has partnered with the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico and others to get immediate aid to the people of Puerto Rico. 

Please consider helping this effort. Visit or call 1-833-NJ-HELPS to donate. 
Branded promotional and printed products. 

For more information, visit website: or c all 1- 800-745-6120.



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