On April 27, Governor Chris Christie addressed 250 members of the CCSNJ at a luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza.  Among the many topics the Governor covered in his speech were the  $15 minimum wage  proposal, the mandatory pension payment Constitutional Amendment, and  Atlantic City's fiscal insolvency  - a topic CCSNJ President & CEO Debra DiLorenzo also weighed in on that day as a  featured Guest Columnist in the   Star Ledger.

To view Governor Christie's remarks on the $15 minimum wage proposal click here.


To view Governor Christie's remarks on Atlantic City click here.


For full coverage click here.

Friday, May 20, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wyndham Philadelphia - Mt. Laurel, Mt. Laurel


The Honorable
Gary S. Schaer
Assembly Budget Committee

The Honorable
Declan J. O'Scanlon
Republican Budget Officer 
Assembly Budget Committee

The Honorable 
Steven V. Oroho 
Republican Member
Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee

The Honorable 
Troy Singleton
Democratic Member
Assembly Budget Committee

On April 19, business and civic leaders discussed their roles in providing a better economic future for Atlantic City at CCSNJ's Future of Atlantic City event. Held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, the event attracted more than 100 Chamber members, each with a stake in the future of Atlantic City and South Jersey's economy.

On April 29, CCSNJ held the second installment of its Make New Jersey Competitive series, this time focusing on the Future of Health Care. Several key players in New Jersey's health care industry came together to discuss growing trends in the field and to provide a forecast for the impact of these trends in the future.

Public-Private Partnerships and Pay-to-Play in New Jersey: "P3s and P2P in the Garden State"

By Rebecca Moll Freed

Public-Private Partnerships (commonly known as "P3s") are very popular across the country, including the recently announced   renovations at LaGuardia Airport  as one example. P3s are  also gaining significant attention   here in New Jersey. Although P3s have thus far been focused on educational settings in New Jersey, there is potential for this funding method to be used for a wide variety of projects ranging from infrastructure to transportation.  Full coverage

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

Keynote Speaker & Chairman's Award Recipient
Malcolm Jenkins
Pro-Bowl Safety, Philadelphia Eagles
Founder & Chairman,  The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation

President's Award
Resorts Casino Hotel

Wellness Award
Conner Strong & Buckelew

Education Award
Paymon Rouhanifard
Superintendent, Camden City School District

Public Service Award
The Honorable Jeff Van Drew
New Jersey Senate, District 1


Kimberly A. Brandley, CPA
With extensive experience in audit, accounting, and consulting services for not-for-profit organizations, Kim Brandley is a partner in CohnReznick's Not-for-Profit Industry Practice in central New Jersey. In this role, she helps a wide variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations achieve their financial and operational objectives.

In addition, as a member of the firm's Employee Benefit Plan Practice, Kim has audited employee benefit plans in a diverse range of industries that include healthcare organizations, service organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to her work with not-for-profit organizations, Kim also provides services to privately-held middle market companies in the technology, distribution, manufacturing, and professional services industries.

CCSNJ Congressional Action Committee Chairman
Kelly D. Johnston
Kelly D. Johnston, vice president of Government Affairs at Campbell Soup Company, chairs the Congressional Action Committee. Meetings  feature members of the region's Congressional delegation and U.S. Senate.

Next Meeting:      First District Congressional 
Candidates Forum
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Featuring:            Alex Law, Democratic Candidate

Congressman Donald W. Norcross, Democratic Candidate

Bob Patterson, Republican Candidate




May 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 2
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 16
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

May 5

May 12
Filomena Lakeview

May 18

May 20
New Jersey's Legislative Budget Leaders

May 25
NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin

May 26

May 31

June 1

June 2
Treno Pizza Bar

June 3

June 9
Emerging Leaders Network

June 15

June 21


CCSNJ members receive a 15% discount on any rental.

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Kathy Zografos
Life Specialist
Farmers Insurance
Networking is all about building relationships and trust. 

It's about - How can I help you? - and not - What's in it for me?

Always be professional and have a positive attitude, especially when meeting new people.

Don't overlook anyone because you don't know who that person may know.

Always exchange business cards and follow up.

Meet our Ambassadors

National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness and treatment of kidney disease.

Virtua has been awarded The Advisory Board Company's 2016 Workplace of the Year Award.  The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. Virtua is one of only 20 organizations out of 120 surveyed hospitals and health systems nationwide to receive the award.

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey proudly congratulates 
The Honorable Frank LoBiondo
 on his endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives!

featuring Keynote Speaker
Cheryl Ecton
Elite Building Services

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
BB&T Pavilion, Camden


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