Friday, February 16, 2018
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

The Honorable Frank Gilliam
Mayor, City of Atlantic City


Congressional Action Committee
featuring Congressman Donald Norcross
Monday, February 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

State Affairs Committee
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Make New Jersey Competitive:
The Future of Health Care & the ACA
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel

HR Boot Camp
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Partner,  Archer Law
Will Alleged Immigration Violations By Employers Be The New White Collar Crimes Targeted By The Trump  Administration? Will Your Business Be The Unwitting Victim Of An I.C.E. Sting?

Partner,  Archer Law
The Trump Administration has prioritized worksite enforcement for 2018 and beyond as part of the " M ake  A merica  G reat  A gain" agenda to include  punishing employers  who employ unauthorized workers. Thomas D. Homan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director recently announced during a press conference in Washington D.C. that he wants " see a 400% increase in work site operations. We are not just talking about arresting  [only]  the aliens at these work sites, we are also talking about employers who knowingly hire people who are unauthorized to work."

Putting his stated priority into action, on January 10, 2018 ICE agents raided 987 7-Eleven franchise stores and arrested undocumented workers. More raids are anticipated and as a result, employers should consider the potential penalties. Civil penalties for knowingly employing undocumented workers can skyrocket to $21,916 per violation and criminal penalties can result in both additional monetary fines  and   jail time,  even for employers.

As a preventative strategy, employers should review their current I-9 employment verification best practices including establishing an audit procedure that ensures compliance with the current immigration law requirements. Equally important, employers should have an action plan in place to the extent that ICE raids the workplace.

These procedures and action plans are complicated and Archer's White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance and Immigration Groups routinely assist our clients both in establishing such compliance protocols. Additionally, we regularly have provided a defense for our clients in the event of a government enforcement action.

Robert C. Seiger , of our  Immigration Group  has more than 20 years of experience guiding employers on immigration protocols, plans and compliance and  Jeffrey M. Kolansky  and other members of our  White Collar Defense and Government and Corporate Compliance Group  have for decades advised and defended employers and their employees in actions related to ICE and Homeland Security enforcement matters, on both preemptive and emergent bases.

Please contact Rob Seiger at 215.246.3104 or  or Jeff Kolansky at 215.279.9693 or  for more information about our immigration and compliance practices.

Bruce S. Katcher, Esq.
Chaired by Bruce S. Katcher, Esq. , Partner, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, the Environment Committee meets four times per year to discuss environment-related legislation and regulations and to hear from the state's top policymakers on these issues.

Next Meeting:   Tuesday, February 27, 2018
                           8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
                           Woodcrest Country Club

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Reception Honoring Camden City Mayor Frank Moran
On January 25, more than 300 CCSNJ members gathered at the Adventure Aquarium to welcome and meet Camden City's new Mayor, The Honorable Frank Moran.

CCSNJ's Annual Legislative Reception Honors SJ Delegation
On January 31, 250 members attended the Annual Legislative Reception  honoring NJ Senate President Sweeney, Asm. Majority Leader Greenwald and newly and re-elected leaders and members of the SJ Delegation.

New Network Connection Series Lunch Location: Seasons 52
The Chamber's Network Connection Series held its first luncheon event at Seasons 52 on February 1. 




February 8
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
February 15
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
March 8
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.


Tom Sims
Chief Development Officer
Food Bank of South Jersey
You've joined the chamber, but now what? Naturally, you attend your first meeting where you meet a few new contacts. When you attend just one more meeting, you begin to pick up conversations where they left off. Soon you've gotten to know someone in a substantial way, and that leads to knowing more people and making more connections. What brings about even more significant relationships is making regular appearances at meetings important to your area of business. There is a chamber committee for every interest-commit to being present at those meetings to deepen your relationships.  

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NJM Announces the Retirement of President & CEO Bernie Flynn  
NJM Insurance Group announced that President & Chief Executive Officer, Bernie Flynn, will retire on April 27, 2018, after a career at the Company that spanned 25 years, including the past 10 as its leader. Mitch Livingston, NJM's Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, has been selected by the Company's Board of Directors to succeed Mr. Flynn, becoming only the ninth President in NJM's 104-year history. 

"The CCSNJ, its board of directors and our team congratulate Bernie Flynn and wish him the very best of life upon his retirement from New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group. I've had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and working with Bernie for many years. He is a quality leader whose vision, tenacity and value of service have kept NJM strong. He is a well-recognized and highly regarded CEO. We at the CCSNJ look forward to continuing the long time and strong partnership we currently enjoy with NJM with its new leader, Mitch Livingston."  -   Debra P. DiLorenzo,  President & CEO, CCSNJ

SPRYTE Communications Appoints Mark Wilgus to Account Director
SPRYTE Communications  has appointed Mark Wilgus to the position of account director. In this role, he will be responsible for managing multiple client relationships, developing communications strategies, executing tactics and providing counsel on a day-to-day basis in order to help clients achieve their business goals. 

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