Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Frank M. Gilliam, Jr.
Mayor,  City of Atlantic City

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Keith A. Davis, Esq.
Managing Partner,  Nehmad Perillo Davis & Goldstein, PC

Michael J. Renna
President & CEO,  South Jersey Industries

Michelle Craig McDonald
Chief Officer for Academic Programming,  Atlantic City
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs,  Stockton University

Margaret A. Belfield, MSN, RN
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

Vincent Maione
President,  ESM Professional Consulting, LLC , and
Advisor,  Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind

John Ciaramella
President,  Atlantic City Contact Center

Matthew J. Doherty
Executive Director,  Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Jim Wood
CEO,  MeetAC

Communications & Energy Committee featuring NJBPU Commissioners
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:00 - 10:15 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

CCSNJ's New Headquarters 
Open House
Monday, April 8, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CCSNJ Headquarters, Voorhees

HR Boot Camp
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

State Affairs Committee featuring Senator Troy Singleton
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

State Affairs Committee featuring Senator Fred Madden, Jr.
NEW DATE:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Meet the Policymakers featuring the
Executive Directors of the New Jersey Senate a nd Assembly
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

New Jersey Shows a New Side 
to Senior Living

Administrative Vice President
M&T Bank
Independent, active living communities that promote healthy, open spaces where seniors can live comfortably have been taking the commercial real estate industry by storm, acting as a fast growing subsector of the senior living market.

M&T Bank saw this first-hand when providing a construction to permanent loan to Capital Seniors Housing (CSH), a development firm specializing in top-quality senior living communities and resident-centered life experiences for senior adults.
Our Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Melissa Govette and M&T's commercial real estate team worked to conceptualize, design and implement a customized financing solution to provide construction, and permanent financing for the project. The loan, which totaled $27.7 million is being used for the acquisition and construction of additional homes at Siena Luxury Residences off Route 130 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, including a state-of-the-art clubhouse and seven residential buildings.
Geared towards individuals looking to downsize and join a robust, social community, the Cinnaminson 55 and older residencies exemplify the growing commercial real estate development trend of active living communities as it provides residents with open green spaces, upscale renovations, and easy access to recreational and retail destinations like The Shoppes at Cinnaminson, Pomona Swim Club, and Riverton, Willow Brook and Ramblewood country clubs. The active living property currently offers 85 two-bedroom units and sits on 15 acres of land.

The upcoming seven residential buildings will add 119 units that include contemporary finishes such as granite countertops, luxury plank flooring, stainless appliances, and custom cabinetry. The new clubhouse and residences are slated to be completed in fall 2019, and will be managed by Cove Property Management.

These updates to Siena Luxury Residences, in addition to the countless other commercial real estate development projects being funded by the bank in and around New Jersey, are visibly transforming the Garden State's neighborhoods and creating an ideal space for senior residents to live, work, and play.

CCSNJ Welcomes New CEO to South Jersey
On March 19, Chamber members heard from Marla A. Ryan, the new Chief Executive Officer of Destination Maternity Corporation, the world's leading maternity apparel retailer which is headquartered in Moorestown with a distribution center in Burlington.

District 1 Legislators Address CCSNJ Members
Senator Bob Andrzejczak, Assemblyman Bruce Land, and Assemblyman Matt Milam addressed members on March 20 about the latest legislative issues, the proposed FY2020 State Budget, and issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

For-Profit/Non-Profit Partnerships - The Next Big Thing in Business
On March 22, the Non-Profit Committee hosted panel discussion featuring for-profit and non-profit representatives that discussed how corporations are changing their business model to further embrace non-profit and community organizations, and how non-profits can best position themselves to be attractive to build successful partnerships.

CCSNJ Welcomes Governor Phil Murphy to South Jersey
On March 27, Governor Phil Murphy addressed nearly 400 CCSNJ members at a breakfast meeting at The Westin Mount Laurel.



April 11
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
April 18
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
April 25
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Holly DiDonato
VP Business Development
The Roof Wizard, LLC.
When networking, be sure that you don't do all the talking. The key to being a good conversationalist is being a good listener. If you have asked another person for advice or their opinion, make sure they have the opportunity to offer it. Or, perhaps they are looking for you to add value to their work! Ask some of the following questions:
  • How long have you been with this company? Or, how long have you been in this field?
  • What do you like or dislike about your job?
  • What type of training did you need for this position?
  • What is the culture of this company?

By truly listening and showing interest, you're more likely to create a positive relationship.


On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 starting at 3:00 p.m., Senate President Sweeney will be hosting a Path to Progress Town Hall at Stockton University's Academic Center Building in Atlantic City.

The Senate President intends to discuss his report "Path to Progress" and the report's recommendations that he would like to implement. The town hall will be moderated by Dr. Brigid Harrison and will be open to the public. Parking will be available at no charge at the Hartford Avenue Parking lot.

If you have any questions about this event, contact E. Michael Angulo at .

Join UnitedHealthcare and other local community organizations on April 3 at the Community House of Moorestown where you can learn about event opportunities, collaborate with other organizations, discover how UnitedHealthcare is involved in your community, enter to win up to $5,000 in grant dollars for your organization, have refreshments and gift bags will be provided and lunch will be served.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Diana Rivera at

Food Bank Hunger Games
Do you watch shows like Chopped and Master Chef? Ever thought to yourself that it must smell wonderful in those kitchens? Wonder no more. Join the Food Bank of South Jersey on April 24 for a corporate cook-off that is sure to satiate all your senses!

"Drawing from Experience" An Art Exhibition & Open House
Taylor Care Adult Behavioral Health at Berlin will be hosting a "Drawing from Experience" art exhibition & open house on April 16 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The event will feature original paintings, drawings and sculptures by Taylor Care clients.

For more information or to register, click here or call Shauna at 856-281-5931.

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