Thursday, August 15, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Topgolf, Mt. Laurel

Join CCSNJ members for informal networking at one of South Jersey's hottest new venues, Topgolf in Mount Laurel. Attendees will enjoy a private networking reception featuring appetizers and a cash bar in Topgolf's Signature Room overlooking our reserved bays for golf. 

Golf registration deadline: Thursday, August 8. Limited availability! 

Emerging Leaders Network
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

TD Executive Series featuring
Ron Jaworski
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel

Meet the Policymakers featuring
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
Friday, September 6, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Diversity is our Strength
Friday, September 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

State Affairs Committee featuring
Assemblyman John Burzichelli
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Good Morning South Jersey Series: Atlantic County's Aviation Sector
Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

2019 Pinnacle Awards Reception
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin

Review Your Auto, Home Policies to Ensure You're Fully Insured
By Matt Peroni
Supervisor, Personal Lines Underwriting
NJM Insurance Group
Too often people only look at their auto or homeowners policy when it's time to renew. Even then, their focus is on the premium price, not what protection the policy  provides.
To ensure your vehicle and home have the level of insurance they require, it's wise to do a comprehensive review of your policies at least once a year. Also, remember to report any changes throughout the year that may impact your insurance policies so that you are properly protected. Home renovations to your kitchen or bathroom, a finished basement, or a room addition increase the value of your home. Getting married or having a recently permitted/licensed teen driver in the house will likely affect your auto policy.
When reviewing your home policy, here are some questions to keep in mind. Does it give me enough protection if I need to rebuild my home? Does it cover my personal belongings, furniture, and appliances? Do I have enough liability insurance? Are my valuables-such as fine jewelry and luxury watches-appropriately covered?
Check to see if your policy pays losses at "actual cash value," which factors in depreciation, or at "replacement cost," which reimburses you for the amount it costs to actually replace a damaged item. 
Also, know whether you have a "named peril" policy, which only covers your property for specific risks listed in your policy, or "all risk", which covers your property for all losses except those that are specifically excluded. A named peril policy is typically less expensive than an all risk policy. However, an all risk policy will cover losses that a named peril policy will not, such as property damage caused when a window is left open during a rainstorm.
When reviewing your auto policy, there are questions you should consider throughout the year. Should I raise or lower my deductible? Is my liability protection for collision and bodily injury sufficient? Does it include rental car coverage, and for how long and how much per day?
Also, check to see if there any discounts for which you may be eligible, including bundling your auto and home policies with one insurer, which could help lower your premium.
The time you invest in your policy review can save you money, while ensuring that you, your auto, home, and possessions have protection when it counts. 


South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators Graduation Dinner
The Chamber celebrated the graduation of the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators' Class of 2019 on July 25. Sponsored by Chamber member companies, teachers participated in this 3-week program to learn how to better prepare their students for the workforce.  CLICK HERE to view more photos from the program.

Network Connection Series hosts Camden County Networking Lunch
On August 1, more than 50 members and guests attended a Camden County Networking Lunch at The ChopHouse in Gibbsboro.




August 8
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
August 22
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
September 5
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Holly DiDonato
VP Business Development
The Roof Wizard, LLC.
When networking, be sure you don't do all the talking. The key to being a good conversationalist is to be a good listener. If you have asked another person advice or their opinion, make sure they have the opportunity to share it. Or, perhaps they are looking for you to add value to their work. If you do all the talking, the person may think you are uninterested in what they have to say and, in turn, may be unsure what action to take with the information you have shared. Here are a few questions you can ask:
  • How long have you been with this company or in this field?
  • What do you like most about your job?
  • What kind of training did you need for this job?
  • What sets you apart from other similar businesses?

The Cooper Foundation Accepting Applications for the First-Ever Camden City Community Grant Program
Last week, the first-ever Camden City Community Grant Program was announced.  The Norcross Foundation, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation  initially announced the new $1 million grant program in January 2019. These community building grants will be awarded over the next five years to Camden City based, non-profit community organizations committed to making Camden a healthier place to live, work, learn and play. Applications for the current grant cycle are now being accepted. Grant applications are due on or before Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. Click here for more information.

Dale Carnegie to host The Challenge of Developing Technical Talent Workshop
Join Dale Carnegie on August 14 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill for The Challenge of Developing Technical Talent. During this workshop, you'll receive practical tools to help develop your talented technology employees so they can contribute more and reach the next level! Click here for more information and to register.

Regional leaders named to Rand Institute advisory board at Rutgers University-Camden
Three regional leaders have been named to the advisory board for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden.
The newly appointed board members are Dan Foley, vice president of consulting for Innovative Benefit Planning; Amy Osborn, vice president and head of private banking for Republic Bank in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia; and Christina Renna, senior vice president at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.
Click here to read the full article.

Hutchinson Wins National Award
Hutchinson was ranked #16 on Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) 2019 Top Performers list in the Northeast Region. This prestigious award recognizes contractors' achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. Click here to read the full article.

Former Atlantic City librarian to discuss debut book Aug. 5
Former Atlantic City Teen Services Librarian and new author M.K. England returns to the Main Library on Monday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m., to discuss her debut book, "The Disasters" - a Young Adult sci-fi adventure described as "The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy." The library will have a limited supply of England's book to give to those in attendance. Click here for more information.

Recording Artist Lisa Ramey of NBC's THE VOICE to Perform at Atlantic City Boardwalk Summer Concert Series
On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk will host recording artist and Team Legend's Lisa Ramey, of Season 16's NBC's THE VOICE, for a one night only performance of both originals and well-loved pop, rock, and r&b/soul covers. The event is produced by 609 Event Productions and sponsored by the CRDA. Click here for more information.

LAN Among Top National Architecture Firms 
LAN Associates is pleased to announce its recent recognition in Architectural Record, a national publication. The Top 300 Architecture Firms list was published in early July and recognizes leading architecture firms across the nation. Fueled by the continued growth of the firm, LAN rose 16 spots from its ranking on the list last year.  Click here to read the full article.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Leveraging Lending and Investments for Nonprofits and Communities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, would like to share information about the Leveraging Lending and Investments for Nonprofits & Communities (LINC) program which is designed to build nonprofit knowledge and capacity on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and to connect nonprofits with CRA-eligible projects to interested community banks. The goal of this program is to provide a supportive environment to cultivate knowledge and partnerships for nonprofits and community banks in our region. Nonprofit community building organizations that operate in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties are invited to join this event.

As an initial step, you are invited to attend From Concept to Action - Creating a Community Development Project that Aligns with the Community Reinvestment Act, a training that will be held on August 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Cumberland County College.  Click here for more information.

Victory Bay Recovery Center is an outpatient substance use and behavioral health treatment.



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