Friday, December 8, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel


The Honorable Stephen M. Sweeney
N.J. State Senate President
Third Legislative District

Leadership Forum
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin, Mt. Laurel

Emerging Leaders Network Reception featuring Senator-Elect Troy Singleton
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Miller's Ale House, Mt. Laurel

United for Puerto Rico Open House Reception
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Auletto Caterers, Deptford

Good Morning South Jersey Series 
PHL's Regional Economic Impact
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel
Considering a Merger or Acquisition? Build Cyber Diligence into Your Target Assessment

In today's digital economy, executives rely heavily on information systems and data stored within those systems to operate their business and make sound corporate decisions. Organizations are dependent on IT assets to create, use, communicate, and store critical and sensitive information, including generating financial statements. Such increased dependence on IT assets and information in electronic form increases an organization's susceptibility to cybersecurity threats - leaving a business vulnerable to major harm to both its operations and stakeholders in the event of a security breach.

For companies seeking a merger or acquisition, the primary goal of due diligence has traditionally been to investigate the target of an M&A transaction to gain a deeper understanding of the target's business operations, its financial condition, assets, liabilities, and overall health of the business. However, the heightened reliance on networked infrastructure, systems, and use of emerging technologies adds a necessary layer to the due diligence process - cyber diligence. Also referred to as cybersecurity due diligence, cyber diligence is rapidly becoming an essential component of the overall review process.

The heightened reliance on IT assets and their equal vulnerability to a cybersecurity breach calls for a necessary new component to the due diligence process when preparing for an M&A transaction. Uncovering a target company's cyber vulnerabilities, the scope of damage that could occur - or has already occurred - as well as evaluating existing cyber defenses implemented by the target company could meaningfully impact how an acquirer values and structures a deal. A successful cyber diligence strategy should be scaled based on the nature, size, and complexity of the acquiring and target companies involved in the transaction.

CohnReznick provides cybersecurity solutions that are dynamic, scalable, and tailored for growth companies. CohnReznick's security professionals average more than 15 years in the field and hold key certifications. Our professionals have deep experience assisting organizations in implementing and complying with information and cybersecurity requirements using NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, COBIT, CIS, and other leading standards and frameworks. Read our full alert, which further outlines how to build cyber diligence into your target assessment here .

Blenda Riddick,
Chaired by Blenda Riddick,  Director, Corporate & Government Affairs,  United Airlines, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee meetings feature high level speakers to discuss major transportation and other projects in our region.

Interested in joining this committee? Contact Crystal Henderson at or  (856) 424-7776 ext. 123.

Coffee with the President
On November 28 members and prospective members learned about the benefits of CCSNJ membership from CCSNJ President & CEO Debra DiLorenzo, CCSNJ Vice Chair of Membership Tami Bogutz Steinberg, and CCSNJ Ambassador Chair Rita Bohus. 
Network Connection Breakfast: Harvest Seasonal Grill
More than 50 business people gathered at Harvest Seasonal Grill for pre-workday networking in Burlington County as part of CCSNJ's Network Connection Series. 


Interested in sponsoring this series in 2018?

December 7
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Contact  Meredith Lorrilliere 
at  (856) 424-7776  ext. 118

Eugene M. Principato
The Marketing Difference LLC

As we all know, business networking can be intimidating. What do you say to someone whom you've never met before? Often, our first instinct is to talk about ourselves and our company, and the benefits we can offer new customers. However, I've found that the more effective approach to a potential new business associate or customer at a business event is to ask about them - their families, their personal and/or sports interests, and their businesses. When you do this, they almost always will relax their guard and talk more freely with you, which may allow you to talk about your business and how it may help them. Remember - "It's all about them, not you!"   

Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility. Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information click here.
Ashley Merryman at Charity Changer at (816) 787-7400 or

Stockton to Host Workshop for Hospitality and Tourism Businesses and Professionals on Dec. 11

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) and The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Stockton University present Hospitality and Business SpotLIGHT: Managing Your Workforce, Client Relationships and Social Media on Monday, Dec. 11 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Stockton University Campus Center in Galloway Township.

The workshop will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in human resources and marketing for small business owners and professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism Industries.

Full service machine shop/job shop serving the local community and providing world wide support for burner and combustion applications pertaining to flame treatment of plastics.



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