Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The ChopHouse, Gibbsboro

ATTENTION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:  Join us for a great evening of networking and hear from a leader who has made his mark on the South Jersey restaurant scene. 

Bob Platzer
President & Chief Executive Officer
P.J.W. Restaurant Group 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Hear from Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller and Wawa President & CEO Chris Gheysens.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel

Join us to hear from the region's top utility executives who will provide information on the latest developments in their companies, followed by a panel that will examine state and national trends of the day.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Please join us to hear Senator Beach discuss his legislative priorities and issues pertinent to the South Jersey business community. 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Join us to learn more about initiatives underway to promote our region, including business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Officials from six counties in Southern New Jersey and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will provide an update on their respective efforts to improve our region.

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Meet the Policymakers attendees were treated to a discussion with New Jersey's Legislative Budget Leaders on May 20. Asm. Declan J. O'Scanlon, Sen. Steven V. Oroho and Asm. Troy Singleton addressed the State's top budget issues.

CCSNJ and Greek American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) members gathered at Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill for an evening of networking at a Business After Business event on May 26. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks and panaromic views of the Philadelphia skyline. 

On May 31, CCSNJ hosted a special Congressional Action Meeting that featured three partisan candidates for the First Congressional District. Democrats Alex Law and Congressman Donald Norcross and Republican Bob Patterson took part in the forum, discussing issues of importance in South Jersey. 
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Nearly 300 attendees took part in CCSNJ's annual Women's Conference on June 1. Featuring keynote speaker and Elite Building Services President/CEO Cheryl Ecton, the event included two panels that were packed with female business and civic leaders who have ascended the ladder of success.
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Employers Prepare for Major Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations
By Nicholas J. Repici, Esq.

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced the  publication of a final rule to take effect December 1st that will overhaul the Fair Labor Standard  Act's overtime regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) estimates that these  changes will add more than four million employees to the overtime rolls.  Right now, in general, an employee is exempt from overtime pay if the employee satisfies three  tests:
  • Duties Test: The employee's primary job duties qualify as executive, administrative, or professional in nature, as these terms are defined in the regulations.
  • Salary Basis Test: The employee is paid on a salary basis, meaning the employee receives a predetermined and fixed salary that is not reduced because of variations in the quality or quantity of the work performed (i.e., no docking).
  • Salary Level Test: The employee's weekly salary meets the minimum amount specified in the regulations. 
The most significant change in the USDOL's new rule is to the Salary Level Test. Today, the minimum salary needed to qualify for exempt status is $455 per week, or $23,600 annually. On December 1, 2016, this minimum will increase to $913 per week! This means in order to be exempt, an employee must be paid an annual salary of at least $47,476.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin

featuring Keynote Speaker and Chairman's Award Winner

Malcolm Jenkins
Pro-Bowl Safety, Philadelphia Eagles
Founder, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation

President's Award
Wellness Award
Education Award
Paymon Rouhanifard
Superintendent,  Camden City School District
Public Service Award
Senator Jeff Van Drew
New Jersey Senate,  District I
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this year's 
Pinnacle Award honorees by placing 
an ad in the event program. 

Full Page Cover ad (CMYK color):  $350 (only 3 available)

Full Page ad (black & white): $200

Contact Siera Smith at or 
856-424-7776 ext. 120 for more  information and ad specifications.


Chairwoman:  Kathleen A. McEndy, South Jersey Industries
This invitation-only committee comprised of HR professionals meets regularly to hear in-depth presentations from experts on the latest workplace issues impacting employers and to share best practices.

For more information,  contact Christina Renna at   or 856.424.7776 ext. 127.




June 16
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 23
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June 30
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.


Rafael C. Haciski, Esq.
The Graham Company
While attending an event, you should:

1. Sit with people you don't know, introduce yourself, show that you're interested by asking engaging questions (i.e.: not yes/no questions) and LISTEN. 

2. Keep a running list on your phone or somewhere else handy of the people you have met, along with a certain fact about them that you learned (oldest of 6 kids, went to Penn State, lives at the Shore, etc). 

3. Remember, this time is meant to connect and build rapport, not close a sale or deal. 

4. Find a CCSNJ ambassador if you are having trouble connecting with that one prospect you're looking to meet. 

The Reeds is a luxury boutique hotel located in Stone Harbor, offering guestrooms, meetings, and banquet spaces, onsite restaruants, bars and lounges.

Alfred Campanella
Alfred Campanella is the executive vice president of strategic business growth and analytics at Virtua. He has more than 20 years of experience in health care management, patient financial services, and information systems, both in clinical and financial applications. In his current role, he is responsible for forging new business opportunities for Virtua. Previously, he served as Virtua's Chief Information Officer.

Prior to Virtua, Campanella worked in the consulting industry for eight years, first for CTG Healthcare Solutions and later for Deloitte Consulting. As a consultant, he advised a variety of clients across the country in the areas strategic planning, change management and IT project management.

Fred Hutchinson, CEO of Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling, was recently inducted into the Carrier Hall of Fame, recognizing his contributions and services to the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry as well as his customers and the local community. 
This honor, presented annually to the top Carrier dealers across the nation, recognizes those who adhere to the highest standards in customer service, celebrates years of outstanding work in the HVAC industry and acknowledges dedication to improving their communities. Carrier's highest honor, nominees must be Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers and must have identified Carrier as their primary brand for a minimum of 20 years.

CCSNJ members receive a 10% discount on cash items, including retail, OTC items and other non-prescription items.

HealthVia is here to provide a variety of health and wellness services through traditional, natural and alternative methods. We'll help you and your family find your own unique path to a better and healthier life.

Contact:  Ghassan Hourani  - 856-983-8700

You can visit HealthVia Pharmacy at: 

300 E. Greentree Rd., Suite 8
Marlton, NJ 08053

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Allowing in-state competition to Atlantic City casinos will deal a major blow to our regional economy.

Click the link below to join the effort to defeat the November 8 ballot question that would allow for two casinos to be built in North Jersey. 

You can help spread the word by following the Coalition's Facebook and Twitter pages and sharing the Coalition's posts with your followers so they, too, will understand the devastating impact that North Jersey casinos would have upon our region.



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