Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Regional Economic Perspective
Join us to learn more about initiatives underway to promote our region, including business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Officials from seven counties in Southern New Jersey and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will provide updates on their efforts to improve the economy of our region. 


Corey S. D. Norcross, Esq. 
Attorney,  Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Max Slusher
Director of Business Development 
Atlantic County Economic Alliance

The Honorable Felicia Hopson

The Honorable Louis Cappelli, Jr., Esq.
Freeholder Director

Carole M. Mattessich, Esq.
Director of Strategic Business Development
Kim Ayers
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Cumberland County Improvement Authority

The Honorable Heather Simmons

The Honorable Charles V. Hassler
Freeholder & Chairman
Economic Development and Public Works Committees

COL. Mike Warner (Ret.)
Defense Enhancement Coalition

Business After Business at Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Level One Lounge, Borgata, Atlantic City

CCSNJ & American Red Cross 
Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Voorhees Town Center Mall

Umbrella Insurance: Added Protection for Your Assets
By Pam Septer
Personal Lines Administrator
NJM Insurance Group
It could happen to anyone. You're involved in an auto collision or accident at your home that results in a lawsuit and a large judgement against you. Your personal assets could be exposed if your only coverage is a standard auto and homeowners policy, which typically provide up to $500,000 in liability insurance.

Without enough liability insurance, assets such as your home, investments, retirement fund - even future earnings  are at risk. Yet, for as little as a few hundred dollars more a year, an umbrella policy could give you financial protection and peace of mind.

An umbrella policy can offer millions of dollars in supplemental liability insurance. Insurance companies such as NJM require customers to carry $500,000 of liability insurance on their auto and homeowners policies to qualify for an umbrella policy. By purchasing an umbrella policy with a $1 million liability limit, you would have $1.5 million in protection against a claim or judgement resulting from a covered accident involving your personal automobile or home.

Umbrella insurance can also include coverage for some defamation claims or certain claims that arise when you travel outside of the country. This kind of risk is not typically covered under a homeowners or auto policy.

If you have assets that could be exposed by a serious injury stemming from a collision or an accident at your home, an umbrella policy can give you added protection and peace of mind.

Click here to learn more about NJM umbrella insurance, or call 1-800-232-6600.

Governor Murphy Signs FY2020 State Budget 
Hours  Before Budget Deadline
On June 30, Governor Phil Murphy signed the FY2020 state budget in an afternoon press conference surrounded by supporters.  Read more >>

Minimum Wage Rate Rises to $10 for Most Businesses
On July 1, the first phase of the $15 minimum wage law goes into effect; the minimum wage rises to $10 per hour (from$8.85) for most businesses in New Jersey.  Read more >>

State Affairs Committee
On June 19, NJ State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio Maher discussed the FY2020 State Budget proposed by Governor Phil Murphy and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community at a State Affairs Committee meeting.

Non-Profit Committee
On June 25, [WHITEPENNY] Principal John Cofsky and Director of Growth & Strategy Travis Coley presented to members of the CCSNJ Non-Profit Committee on "Creating the Right Content for the Right People," discussing best practices in audience segmentation, messaging and marketing automation. 
Meet the Policymakers: 
NJDEP Commissioner
On June 25, CCSNJ members attended a Meet the Policymakers reception where they had the opportunity to meet and network with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe in a relaxed setting.

Network Connection Series hosts Burlington County Networking Lunch
On June 27, nearly 50 CCSNJ members and guests gathered in Medford at Braddock's for informal networking.

July 11
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
July 25
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
August 1
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Holly DiDonato
VP Business Development
The Roof Wizard, LLC.
Who Should Be In Your Network?
Your network can be made up of almost anyone you've ever met, as long as he or she is of good character. Each of your contacts can lead to new ones. Here are some suggestions:
  • Current and former coworkers: Connect with people with whom you currently work as well as those you've worked with in the past.
  • Fellow members of professional associations: Go to conferences and introduce yourself to other attendees. Make up business cards with your non-work contact information and bring them with you. Become an active member, for example by serving on a committee. It will also give your colleagues a chance to see you in action.

Attorney Megan Knowlton Balne Receives New Jersey State Bar Association 2019 Professional Achievement Award
Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce that senior associate Megan Knowlton Balne is the 2019 recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Professional Achievement Award. The Award honors a young lawyer who has achieved significant professional accomplishments during the past year.

Former NJBPU President rejoins Archer Public Affairs
A former president of the  New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has returned to  Archer Public Affairs LLC as senior director for strategic & regulatory affairs, the firm announced June 19.

Richard S. Mroz, a veteran government relations and public affairs strategist and immediate past president of the NJBPU, will provide strategic business and regulatory affairs advice to clients nationwide, focusing on the energy and utilities industries and the region including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
Click here to read the full article.

Suasion Communications Group Wins Prestigious 2019 Bulldog PR Award
Suasion Communications Group was honored with a 2019 Bulldog PR (Industry) Award in the category of 'Best Travel & Tourism Campaign' for its successful execution of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) Public Relations Campaign.  Click here to read the full article.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced it has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from PSEG, to develop an 1,100 MW offshore wind farm, that will power more than half a million New Jersey homes. Ocean Wind will be located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Construction is expected to commence in the early 2020s, with the wind farm operational in 2024.  Click here to read the full article.

Nominations are being accepted in 10 categories for an annual recognition program to celebrate individuals, businesses and governments for excellence in recycling, and inspiring others to the same commitment, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced on May 22.

The DEP, in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, annually recognizes excellence in recycling in order to highlight program successes achieved by agencies, businesses, individuals and others who help keep New Jersey communities clean and healthy.

Nominations are due Friday, July 26 and awardees will be notified in September. Award winners will be honored at the Association of New Jersey Recyclers Symposium and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 10, 2019 in Neptune, Monmouth County.

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