Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Leslie DiLuigi
Senior Vice President, Retail Market Manager
Republic Bank

Lisa Garcia
District Manager, Gas Operations

Casey Shea
Strategic Communications
South Jersey Industries

Julia N. Tamburello
Graduate Assistant, Career Services
Monmouth University

Roy Fazio
Partner/Executive Vice President
The Protocall Group

Emerging Leaders Network 
featuring Bill Golderer, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern  New Jersey  
Monday, December 10, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Miller's Ale House, Mt. Laurel

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee featuring Senator Patrick Diegnan, Jr. & Assemblywoman 
Patricia Egan Jones
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin
Meet the Policymakers featuring 
New Jersey State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel
New Jersey Tax Amnesty Program Begins

As part of the budget agreement adopted in early July, the New Jersey Division of Taxation is conducting a tax amnesty program that began November 15, 2018 and will run through January 15, 2019. For tax returns or payments due on or after February 1, 2009, and prior to September 1, 2017, upon payment of any back taxes owed, plus payment of 50% of the interest owed, the remaining 50% of the interest along with all penalties will be waived.

Some taxpayers with known liabilities that are eligible for tax amnesty will have received letters with an assigned tax amnesty ID number and PIN to use on the tax amnesty website found at: A dedicated tax amnesty hotline has also been established at: 1-800-781-8407. Payments are to be made through the amnesty website, either by e-check or credit card. If a payment is made by credit card, a 2.5% convenience fee will be tacked on. Checks will be accepted at Division of Taxation regional information centers located throughout the state.

It is worth noting that for eligible tax liabilities, a 5% amnesty penalty will be imposed after the amnesty period ends. This penalty cannot be waived or abated, and it is in addition to the penalties and interest that would otherwise apply.

Are you interested in speaking with one of our tax partners about this program? Neil Becourtney, CPA, is a tax partner with CohnReznick LLP, based in its Eatontown, NJ office. He can be reached at 732-380-8678 or via e-mail:

For more information, read our full alert about New Jersey's Tax Amnesty Program here.

Meet the Policymakers: NJ DOBI Commissioner Caride
On November 19 New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride provided an update on regulations in the banking, insurance and real estate industries, as well as what is being done to promote the growth, financial stability and efficiency of those industries.

Meet the Policymakers: NJ DOH/DHS Commissioners
On November 26 NJ Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal and NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson shared the latest news and developments at their respective Departments, and programs relevant to the South Jersey healthcare community.

NJ Economic Development Leaders Address CCSNJ Members
On November 27 the Wells Fargo Good Morning South Jersey Series event featured Choose New Jersey President & CEO Jose Lozano, NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan and NJ Business Action Center Executive Director Melanie Willoughby who provided an update on New Jersey's coordinated business retention, expansion and attraction efforts.

Salvation Army Kroc Center Hosts Committed to Camden Meeting
The Committed to Camden Committee hosted a meeting on November 28 featuring remarks from Camden City Mayor Frank Moran and Gwen Jenkins, President of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation,  which is undertaking initiatives to help Camden City residents.

Senator Vitale Addresses 
Health Issues Committee
On November 30, CCSNJ held its final Health Issues Committee Meeting of 2018 featuring Senator Joseph F. Vitale, Chairman, Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee.

Jet fuel tax increase could impact airline employees, passengers and industry
The unions that represent nearly 73,000 employees of United Airlines - Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; United Airlines Master Executive Council Association of Flight Attendants - CWA; United Master Executive Council Air Line Pilots Association; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - District Lodge 141; and the Professional Airline Flight Control Association -- strongly oppose any legislation that would increase the effective tax rate on jet fuel in New Jersey. Increasing this tax will put good-paying jobs at risk, negatively impact passengers and the commercial aviation industry in New Jersey as well as our union members working in the region, and make our state less competitive.

Commercial aviation is a major driver of New Jersey's economy, supporting nearly 150,000 jobs and $22 billion in economic activity. The total cost to operate at Newark airport, when you factor in taxes, facility rates/charges and landing fees, is already the most expensive in the country. Higher taxes on jet fuel would significantly drive up costs for airlines and their business/leisure passengers in the state, potentially leading to less travel and trade flowing through New Jersey. This proposal will make New Jersey less competitive and will cause airlines to grow and hire more workers in other states, like New York, which would have a lower jet fuel tax under this scenario.Simply put, increasing the jet fuel tax will put good paying aviation jobs at risk, and these are the kind of jobs we need now more than ever in New Jersey.

United's employees depend on a robust and growing aviation industry and oppose state legislation that would make it more challenging to support good-paying, high-skilled jobs at and around Newark airport.


Bridget Wiese
Vice President
Store Manager
Republic Bank

Networking is building genuine, trusted relationships. Effective networking takes place after building a relationship and becoming a trusted advisor and referral source. When attending networking events be sure to meet new people. It is important to stretch outside your comfort zone. Look for ambassadors to make introductions. Building your own contact list and keeping up to date information is a key factor to success.  

Bill Sasso Recognized Among Philadelphia Business Journal's Power 100
Stradley Ronon is proud to announce Chairman William R. Sasso  was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's "Power 100" list, a compilation of "the most influential people in greater Philadelphia." The nominations were evaluated based on those wielding the most influence and with the most impact in shaping the future of Greater Philadelphia.

New Jersey's New Economic Plan, State Apprenticeship Program & Business Licensing Guide
Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the State's new Economic Development Strategic Plan in October, focusing on accelerating growth to surpass that of Northeastern peer states. Among the four priorities for 2025 are investing in people and communities, making New Jersey the State of Innovation, and improving government efficiency to advance New Jersey's competitiveness and business climate.

Also recently announced is a new in-state program called  Grow Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) . In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, the initiative helps create apprenticeship opportunities for high-growth sectors such as advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, IT, health care, life sciences and more.

Lastly, you are now able to download the  New Jersey License and Certification Guide online. Business activities often require some form of registration, license or certification by the State, for which the guide lists requirements and the appropriate agency contact to better assist you.

Of course, the NJBAC is always available to help as well. You can visit or call us at 1-800-JERSEY-7 with question or concerns.

P. Agnes Places 32nd on Philadelphia Business Journal's List of Largest Family-Owned Businesses in Greater Philadelphia Area
Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Business Journal hosted its inaugural Family Business Conference - a celebration of family-owned companies in the Philadelphia region together with several key discussions about the present and future of family business. As part of their celebration, they recognized many companies, including P. Agnes, on their award-winning list of Largest Family Businesses in Greater Philadelphia. 

This award comes at a time when P. Agnes is celebrating our 100th year in operation as a family-owned, family-operated organization, and we are proud to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal for this accomplishment.

Camden Coalition works to reduce barriers to care for people with complex health and social needs in the Camden region and nationwide.



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