Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel


Senator Troy Singleton
Seventh Legislative District

State Affairs Committee featuring Senator Fred Madden, Jr.
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

CCSNJ's 45th Annual Spring 
Golf Classic
Thursday, May 2, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ron Jaworski's Running Deer 
Golf Club, Pittsgrove

Energy & Utility Leadership Forum
Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Affordable Housing Projects in South Jersey Receive Grant Funding

By  Alle Ries
Vice President, New Jersey CRA Officer
M&T Bank
Last year, M&T Bank helped provide more than $6 million in grants to support the construction and rehabilitation of 468 affordable housing units in Southern New Jersey through the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of New York Affordable Housing Program.
The projects include housing programs geared towards the homeless, senior citizens, low-income and special needs populations. Many programs will offer residents support services, including home-based nursing, employment training and financial literacy services, social and recreational activities, health screenings, and more. The majority of the rehabilitation projects include appliance and structural upgrades, most of which will be Energy Star Certified. Projects submitted by M&T to the FHLB as grant requests included:
  • The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey received a $2.37 million grant for its Springdale II project which involves the construction of an 80-unit residential building for senior citizens and developmentally disabled persons in Cherry Hill.
  • The City of Camden Housing Authority was awarded a $2 million grant to be used toward the acquisition and rehabilitation of the 252-unit Peter J. McGuire Gardens housing complex in Camden.
  • The City of Camden Housing Authority was awarded a $1 million grant to be used toward the cost of the new 72-unit Clement T. Branch Village Townhome project.
  • Better Tomorrows received a $970,154 grant to be used toward the Cooper Plaza Townhomes Preservation project in Camden.
The Federal Home Loan Bank System's Affordable Housing Program (AHP), created by Congress in 1989, provides member community lenders with direct subsidies, which are passed on to qualified households through a sponsoring local non-profit organization.
This is just one of the many ways M&T Bank works with its partners to provide financing for projects across Southern New Jersey.
For more information regarding the AHP program, please contact Alle Ries, Vice President, New Jersey CRA Officer, via phone: (201)742-4424 or via email:

TD Executive Series
On April 2, David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Corporation, spoke at TD Executive Series luncheon about his leadership strategies, how Comcast has evolved in recent years and what the future holds.

Communications & Energy Committee features NJBPU Commissioners
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioners Upendra Chivukula and Dianne Solomon discussed the latest news and developments from the BPU, and how the NJBPU's 2019 priorities align with Governor Phil Murphy's Energy Master Plan goals and objectives on April 3.

Future of Atlantic City
At CCSNJ's Future of Atlantic City event on April 5, Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam and a panel of the key players committed to the City's future gave an update on development projects in the city, including leaders from South Jersey Industries, Stockton University, AtlantiCare, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind,  Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Atlantic Contact Center and Meet AC. 

CCSNJ Welcomes Members to 
New Headquarters
More than 150 members came out to see the CCSNJ's new headquarters at an after hours networking reception on April 8.

HR Boot Camp presented by Archer & Greiner, P.C.
On April 12, over 150 members attended an HR Boot Camp where attorneys from Archer's Labor & Employment Law practice presented a legal update, and discussed changes on wage and hour laws, employee handbook issues, workplace harassment investigations and paid leave laws and regulations.


April 18
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
April 25
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
May 9
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

"Client Retention"
Rich St. Maur
Managing Partner
Coordinated Project Solutions LLC
It's a well-known fact that it's much less expensive in time and effort to keep our employees satisfied, than it costs to find new employees. The same goes for clients! Consider trying some new strategies:
  1. Talk with your current clients (maybe one or two each week).
  2. Ask them who their primary target markets might be.
  3. See which CCSNJ members fit that profile. (You can always ask your Ambassador for help).
  4. Make a "golden referral" and bring them together at a Chamber event.
  5. Results: You have won higher consideration from your client, and at the same time, are now in a better position to ask for their warm referrals to others that you can approach.'s all about "relationships". The best place to start them is at CCSNJ.
Click on the link below to meet our Ambassadors. If you have a question after business hours, most of us can still be reached. My cell is on 24/7. Feel free to call me, Rich St.Maur, at 609-230-7800.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 starting from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Senate President Sweeney will be hosting a Path to Progress Town Hall at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing.

Join Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Bob Andrzejczak, Assemblyman John Armato & Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo for this Town Hall event as they discuss the Path to Progress initiative: the need for bold tax reform and creative investment for a rising New Jersey.
Women of the Dream (WOD) has been awarded a major grant from PNC Bank Foundation to provide college, career development and workforce readiness to high school girls in Camden, NJ. The goal of the year-long program is to prepare girls for college and compete for a wide spectrum of professional careers within the global marketplace. 
Twenty-four girls were selected by principals and school counselors from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School, both public high schools, to participate in the weekly series of college & career readiness sessions, complemented by site visits to job locations, high end retail stores, restaurants, and colleges, networking opportunities with successful women of color, and other activities.

Veterans' Casino Career Fair
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission and the American Legion will be hosting a free Veterans' Casino Career Fair on Thursday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Casino Control Commission in Atlantic City. 

All Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans, and their spouses are encouraged to pre-register  here , but walk-ins are welcome!

Stradley Ronon Named ETF Law Firm of the Year
Stradley Ronon was honored as ETF Law Firm of the Year by presents this award annually to the law firm that has done the most to push the ETF industry forward, including driving new and innovative products through the Securities and Exchange Commission, advocating for the industry and the rights of investors, and improving outcomes for investors.

McGrory Glass is a leading Glass Fabricator & Consultant to the architectural industry.



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