Friday, June 7, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Artificial Intelligence is impacting everything from consumer products to healthcare to warfare. Join us to hear from  a panel of experts on what AI applications are now in use and what affect they will ultimately have on our future.

Mark D. Villanueva, Esq.
Partner, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLp

John W. Hardiman
Director, Public Affairs,  NJM Insurance Group

Anthony W. Mongeluzo
President, PCS

Thomas F. Gordon
Senior Vice President & CIO,  Virtua

Anurag Sharma, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, MBA
Principal, Team Leader, Advisory Services
Withum Smith+Brown, PC

Rutgers Business Outlook
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Good Morning South Jersey Series: 
NJ's Opportunity Zones
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

State Affairs Committee featuring
New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
The Westin Mount Laurel

Meet the Policymakers featuring NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Understanding What's Important: Lessons found in community involvement
By Cassandra Bell
AVP, Charitable and Community  Relations Manager,  M&T Bank
At M&T Bank, we have always been guided by the principle underscored in our tagline: "Understanding what's important." This principle is incorporated when our team works with banking customers to help them reach their financial goals, and when we foster relationships with the community and nonprofit partners in the neighborhoods where our customers and employees live and work.
In fact, as part of our company culture, we provide employees with 40 hours a year of volunteer time for them to use in support of causes most important to them. Footprint-wide, our team members contributed thousands of volunteer service hours and we gave more than $165 million in bank grants.
In southern New Jersey, our employees are involved with a variety of nonprofits. Denise Monahan, AVP and manager of our Commercial Banking division in southern New Jersey serves on the board of Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, and regularly engages employees in various volunteer events. She's not alone. In Philadelphia and southern New Jersey we have employees sitting on the boards of nearly 50 organizations, with which they regularly involve their teams in a multitude of volunteer and team-building opportunities.
Recently, the community banking team participated in the Hunger Games cooking competition to support the Food Bank of South Jersey. Our team challenged other corporate teams to create a dish in 45 minutes using one box of mystery ingredients. These events give our employees an opportunity to support their local communities, while building relationships and strengthening their collaboration and creativity. In turn, our banking teams are better equipped to find and execute solutions to benefit their customers, local businesses, and the community.
At our heart, M&T is a community bank. While our charitable contributions are certainly a large part of how we support our communities making them better places to live and work, we also provide loans and investments for community development initiatives--such as affordable housing and small businesses--and sponsor local events to better connect with and learn from our customers.
Make no mistake, M&T Bank exists because of its customers. It's our strong belief that being guided by community-focused banking principles is "what's important" for our business to succeed. We know we are not alone in this belief, but have and will always know that a reinvestment in our communities is a top priority at M&T Bank.

Business After Business with CCSNJ's Board of Directors
On May 21, CCSNJ members had the opportunity to network with CCSNJ Board members in an after-hours setting at the new American Water headquarters in Camden.
Meet the Policymakers: NJ's Top Republican Leaders
The Meet the Policymakers series featured New Jersey's top Republican Legislative Leaders, Senate Republican Leader Thomas H. Kean, Jr. and Assembly Republican Leader Jon M. Bramnick, at a luncheon event on May 29.

Networking Breakfast held in Cumberland County
On May 30, nearly 50 CCSNJ and Millville Chamber members gathered at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville for a Network Connection Series breakfast.

CCSNJ's Annual Women's Conference
More than 300 CCSNJ members participated in CCSNJ's annual Women's Conference on May 31, featuring a panel discussion, "The Changing Role of Women in the Workforce", two breakout sessions, "The Road to Financial Independence" and "Lessons Learned: From Failure to Fab" and a keynote address "Networking for Growth" presented by Dee C. Marshall, CEO, Diverse & Engaged.  View all photos from the event HERE .



June 6
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
June 13
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June 27
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Rich St.Maur
Managing Partner
Coordinated Project Solutions, LLC
Set yourself apart from your competition..."Go the extra mile!"


Consider mailing a "Thank you" card, with a short, sincere, handwritten note to anyone who has helped you along the way.


Many years ago, I ran a construction company. We received well over one hundred Christmas and Happy New Year cards. Many were obviously lavish and expensive, with the names of their companies, embossed in gold. By mid-January, they all found their way to the trash cans....except for one. One of our clients took the time to write a short handwritten note that went like this: "Rich, thanks for always going the extra mile for us. You have kept us at the top of our game....couldn't have done it without you!" over his signature. That card, I still have today, as a reminder of how powerful a short, sincere handwritten note can be.


Remember...It's all about relationships. The best place to start them is at CCSNJ. 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.


Are STEM Graduates Career-Ready?
As an employer, you know the importance of college graduates being career-ready. Recent studies show that employers expect STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates to have key soft (employability) skills along with their technical skills. But which soft skills are important specifically to you and your organization? If you are an employer/manager/project lead of graduates from any of the STEM disciplines, please take a few minutes provide your insight and complete a short survey being conducted by Barbara D. Turner, a faculty member at Rowan College-Gloucester County and doctoral candidate at Wilmington University, both CCSNJ members. Findings will be shared with CCSNJ members in an upcoming issue of CCSNJ Connection. 

CohnReznick's 10th Annual Executive Women's Forum Golf Event
Join CohnReznick on September 24 for their 10th Annual Executive Women's Forum Golf Event at Forsgate Country Club! Each year, this event brings together nearly 100 executive women from various business sectors and all levels of golf experience for a fun and relaxing day of golf along with relationship building and business development opportunities.

This event is suited for all levels of play, including beginners. Participants can customize their experience with a range of activities that appeal to their skill level.

OceanFirst Bank Announces Appointment of Susanne Svizeny, Greater Philadelphia Regional President
OceanFirst Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of OceanFirst Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:OCFC), announces the appointment of Susanne Svizeny as President of the Greater Philadelphia Region.  Susanne Svizeny will lead OceanFirst's expansion in the metropolitan Philadelphia market area.

Please help NJSBDC to better serve the small business community by taking their assessment survey and distributing the following link. The survey will take about 10 minutes. The responses will be used to better align NJSBDC network offerings with the needs of small businesses.
Click here to take the survey

Qualified, unprofitable technology or biotechnology companies based in New Jersey can sell a percentage of net operating losses (NOL) and research and development (R&D) tax credits for cash through a program offered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Applications to the NOL Program are now available at The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:59 PM.

Join the celebration of Women of the Dream's 2019 Scholarship Recipients on June 29 at the KROC Center in Camden! To date, WOD has provided scholarships to eight young women totaling $22,500. Please support their efforts to assist bright but financially challenged young women who are seeking to improve their life circumstances through higher education.

The Deptford Courtyard offers 108 brand new guest rooms and meeting spaces.



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