NEW DATE: Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro
Third Legislative District

Communications & Energy Committee featuring The Honorable 
Joseph L. Fiordaliso
Friday, April 13, 2018
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

State Affairs Committee 
featuring Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Assemblyman Arthur Barclay & Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Campbell Soup Company, Camden

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee featuring NJDOT's John F. McCleerey
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Meet the Policymakers: 
NJ's Top G.O.P. Legislative Leaders
Monday, April 23, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Business After Business with 
CCSNJ's Board of Directors
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Bancroft Raymond & Joanne Welsh Campus, Mt. Laurel

Business Optimism Buoyed by Tax Reform and Solid Economic Growth

Group Manager, Commercial Banking
M&T Bank
Twice a year, M&T Bank conducts a survey of senior managers and owners of mid-sized businesses located throughout the bank's geographic footprint. In our just completed first quarter 2018 survey, we saw the highest degree of optimism among business owners since the Great Recession of 2009.

This quarter's survey results suggest that mid-sized companies remain upbeat about the near-term outlook for their business and the economy, driven in part by tailwinds from federal tax reform legislation.
  • 29% of firms plan to increase capital expenditures as a direct result of the tax cut package, and 25% plan to increase worker wage rates. At least 1-in-10 plan to hire additional workers, provide employee bonuses, or increase payouts to shareholders as a result of tax reform.
  • 70% of middle market firms say the national economy has improved over the past six months, the highest reading since the recession and well above the 44% score one year ago.
  • On net, 35% of respondents plan to increase hiring, up from 26% a year earlier. However, an increasingly tight labor market will likely make it challenging for firms to acquire and retain top talent.
In terms of legislative priorities, respondents were most interested in seeing Congress make another attempt at healthcare reform, while an infrastructure bill and regulatory rollbacks were also cited as important priorities. In contrast, few firms are interested in immigration reform, changes to the welfare system or renegotiating existing trade agreements.
In the Greater Philadelphia region, area employment growth remained solid in 2017, led by strong gains in business services, private education, health care and leisure & hospitality hiring. Overall, businesses in the region appear poised to take advantage of favorable overall conditions in 2018.

Preparing for Tax Changes
On March 20, CohnReznick LLP presented a workshop event to help CCSNJ members prepare for tax changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Joe Scutellaro, CPA moderated the panel discussion featuring Neil Becourtney, CPA and Shaune Scutellaro, CPA.
Good Morning South Jersey
Cooper's Ferry Partnership CEO Kris Kolluri, Esq, and Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors CEO Dana Redd discussed their roles in developing Camden City on March 27 at a Good Morning South Jersey Series event sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

April 5
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
April 12
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
April 19
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

May 3

May 16

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May 24


May 11
Make New Jersey Competitive:

May 18
Energy & Utility Leadership Summit


Robert Monaco 
Business Director
Garden State Incentives Group
Networking for NON Sales people:
There are two simple things to do:
  1. Go around and ask easy questions. Don't wait around the edges of the room, waiting for someone to approach you. To get the conversation started, simply walk up to a person or a group, and say, "May I join you?" or "What brings you to this event?" Don't forget to listen intently to their replies. If you're not a natural extrovert, you're probably a very good listener - and listening can be an excellent way to get to know a person.
  2. Always SMILE. It's a simple - but often overlooked - rule of engagement. By smiling, you'll put your nervous self at ease, and you'll also come across as warm and inviting to others. Remember to smile before you enter the room, or before you start your next conversation. And if you're really dreading the event? Check the negative attitude at the door.
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Contact:   Gary Cohen  | 856-482-1820

When:  7:30am- 12:30pm
Where: Vineland High School - South Gymnasium

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