Please join us for our annual after-hours networking event in Atlantic City! Opening this summer, the all new Level One Cocktail Bar & Lounge at Borgata is an intimate venue for high-end gaming, entertainment, and innovative cocktails. Don't miss great networking with fellow CCSNJ members while you enjoy premium appetizers, and a complimentary cocktail, followed by cash bar.
CCSNJ & American Red Cross
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Voorhees Town Center Mall
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
Parental Involvement Key in NJM'S Share the Keys
By Violet Marrero
Consumer Safety Director
NJM Insurance Group
For parents of teens, it's the day of reckoning-the day their son or daughter receives his or her driver's permit. Naturally, they will worry. Fortunately, there is help available to calm their fears.
Share the Keys, offered free of charge by NJM Insurance, is an interactive orientation program available to all New Jersey and Pennsylvania high schools. The program helps prepare parents and their teens for the challenges and risks that young drivers will face on the road.
The program is research-based, data-driven and designed to reduce teen driver crash risks through increased parental involvement. A groundbreaking study conducted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to determine the reasons behind the high teen driver crash rate was instrumental in helping shape Share the Keys content and measuring its effectiveness. What CHOP found was that parents who set rules and monitored where their teen drivers were going and with whom in a supportive way were half as likely to be in a crash.
Since learned behaviors influence driving behaviors, the program has the biggest impact when introduced prior to or during the time when teens are learning to drive. Teens are at their greatest risk for being involved in a crash during the first 12 to 24 months of driving. As the CHOP research reinforced, parental participation is essential in the successful transition from an uninformed, inexperienced driver to a better-informed, responsible one, especially since teens mimic their parents' driving behaviors.
During the 60- to 90-minute Share the Keys presentation, parents learn about the Graduated Driver's Licensing process; how to effectively monitor their teen's driving, and how to fit in practice driving; and collaborate with their teen on a binding, written driving agreement that addresses seat-belt usage, curfew, fellow teen passenger restriction, and distracted driving. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has adopted the program's parent guide as the official parent guide for the state.
The participating parents complete pre- and post-session surveys. Follow up surveys sent 6 months to a year after the presentations show that 92% of the teen drivers had not been involved in a crash and 94% had not received a violation.
Click here for more information on Share the Keys, and how your high school can schedule a presentation.
Committed to Camden Committee hosted at American Water Headquarters
On July 10 members of CCSNJ's Committed to Camden Committee met with representatives from key departments in Camden City and county & state government agencies to learn about the various resources available to help their businesses grow.
Network Connection Series hosts Gloucester County Networking Breakfast
On July 11, CCSNJ members and guests gathered in Deptford at Auletto Caterers for informal networking.
Wondering why you haven't heard from us? You know our staff at the Chamber loves to keep in touch, but unfortunately our emails to you and/or responses to your emails are being blocked or filtered as spam. Please ask your IT department to whitelist the Chamber's email addresses (below). If your company uses G Suite for email, please whitelist the Chamber's IP address 22.214.171.124
After we build a relationship with a client, or a "strategic alliance partner", we go on to make new connections. It's important to touch base on a regular basis with those we have met in the past. Plan to make a quick phone call to say hello...or send an email with a flyer for an upcoming Chamber event that you plan to attend. Invite them to join you.
Just as we have all learned that it is more effective to keep existing employees than to search for new, the same principle holds true for the relationships we build through networking.
Remember...it's all about "relationships". Best place to start them is at CCSNJ.
Click on the link below to meet our Ambassadors. If you have a question after business hours, most of us can still be reached. My cell is on 24/7. Feel free to call me, Rich St.Maur, at 609-230-7800.
Jefferson is the latest provider to launch a direct primary care practice
The Jefferson Health Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice opened its doors on July 1, 2019, in Haddonfield. Described as a new type of family medicine practice, it offers greater access to care providers and more in-depth visits. Patients who opt in will pay a monthly membership fee of $125; their insurance would not be billed and there are no co-pays or deductibles. Click here to read the full article.
Rutgers-Camden to Debut Veteran Nurses in Primary Program
Rutgers University-Camden is debuting a new program Veteran Nurses in Primary Care to prepare military veterans for civilian careers as nurses who will care for other veterans.
The program is being funded by a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to Rutgers, this is the only program of its kind in the Delaware River Valley and the state of New Jersey.
Two South Jersey colleges merge, following nationwide trend
Two South Jersey community colleges merged on July 8 to create a regional community college.
Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College formally joined forces, creating the first such community college in New Jersey. The new entity will be called Rowan College of South Jersey.
Click here to read the full article.
Virtua buys Lourdes Health System, maintaining Catholic identity at its Camden hospital
After a year of regulatory review by federal and state authorities,Virtua bought Lourdes Health System in a roughly $60 million deal designed to honor the Catholic health system's mission in Camden.
The arrangement with Pennsylvania-based Maxis Health System means Virtua now owns Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, Lourdes Medical Associates, and Lourdes Cardiology Services. Click here to read the full article.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America invites you to our annual golf tournament benefiting the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Join them on Monday, September 30th at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ for a day full of fun and friendly competition! Click here for more information.
HandsFree Health Supports A Smart Home To Help Americans Age-In-Place
HandsFree Health provides seniors with a fully integrated, personalized, and interactive health platform that enables them to stay healthy at home through virtual assistant technology.
Seniors are increasingly incorporating technology into their lives to help them stay independent and safe. According to a recent AARP report on Americans over 50 years old, home assistants have grown significantly in adoption rates since 2017, with nearly one-in-seven now owning a device.
Click here to read the full article.
FOLLOW THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
Follow CCSNJ on social media so you can be the first to know about upcoming events and news, receive live updates and photos from events and programs, get the latest information on public policy issues impacting your business and access CCSNJ resources and member benefits.