Friday, May 31, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Panel Discussion
"The Changing Role of Women in the Workforce"

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
The Road to Financial Independence
- Lessons Learned: From Failure to Fab

Keynote Address
"Networking for Growth"
Dee C. Marshall
CEO,   Diverse & Engaged

Meet the Policymakers: New Jersey's
Top Republican Legislative Leaders
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel

Make New Jersey Competitive: 
Artificial Intelligence
Friday, June 7, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

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

Four Ways to Marie Kondo for Your Financial Records
By Sharon Murphy
Retail Regional Market Manager
M&T Bank
Between her book and Netflix series, Marie Kondo has launched a sweeping decluttering movement-encouraging consumers to take stock of and organize their belongings, keeping only those things that spark joy.
But, during the decluttering process, many Americans will come across important paperwork like financial records that might not spark joy. So how can Marie Kondo's principles apply to these items?
Let's be honest-paperwork rarely, if ever, sparks joy. However, consciously decluttering and a sensible system of organization can lead you to a path where joy can be found, especially if a moment arises when you urgently need those documents.
With Tax Day behind us, it's a perfect time to think like Marie Kondo with your financial records-and to help you get started, M&T Bank has compiled these helpful tips and guidelines on what to keep and for how long.
1. Review your records once a year
We all gather so much stuff. Bank statements, bills, pay stubs, it all piles up. If you don't stay on top of it, it can get out of hand and become difficult to organize-which is anything but joyful. Review your files at least once a year and throw out (or-better yet-shred!) what you no longer need. The weeks following Tax Day are a great time for "Spring Cleaning" your paperwork.
2. Documents to keep for the short-term and medium-term
A smart way to approach tidying your paperwork is to separate your files into three categories: short-term, medium-term and permanent retention. Short-term retention usually runs about 2-4 years. Documents that typically fall into this category are common bills and household expenses, such as gas, electric, phone and cable bills. Medium-term documents should be kept for 7-8 years. This category covers documents such as accident reports, expired contracts and leases, bank and brokerage statements, paid-off loans and insurance policies.
3. Retaining permanent documents
Permanent records are those that will be critical to sparking-or at least preserving-joy for years and years to come. This often begins with completed tax returns, which you should save forever. That's because if you made an error or omission with your return, the IRS has six years to pursue action; however, if they don't have a record of your filing or if they consider your return to be fraudulent, the six-year statute-of-limitations clock may not start or apply to the situation.
Additionally, property purchase documents for your home or any investment properties should be retained forever or until the property is sold. Permanent retention also applies to vital documents, which deserve special attention and protection, such as birth certificates, social security cards, military discharge papers, marriage certificates and estate-planning documents.
4. Appropriate destruction contributes to identity protection
Documents with sensitive or personal information, such as account numbers, addresses or Social Security numbers, should be shredded. Identity theft through stolen documents remains a real threat, even as the risk of online data attacks rises ever higher. In 2017, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud and $16.8 billion was stolen from victims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Join us in celebrating CCSNJ President & CEO Debra DiLorenzo for receiving the Publisher's Award and Chamber Board Member, Toni Pergolin, President & CEO, Bancroft, who is receiving the Business Excellence award at the Reception.

Energy & Utility Leadership Forum
On May 10, CCSNJ members heard from leaders in the energy and utility industry. NJBPU President Joseph Fiordaliso delivered the keynote address. Edward P. Hutchinson, president, Hutchinson, moderated a discussion of top executives including Peter P. Sena, III, president & chief nuclear officer, PSEG Nuclear;  Michael J. Renna, president & CEO, South Jersey Industries; Cheryl Norton, president, New Jersey American Water; David M. Daly, president & COO, PSE&G; Gary R. Stockbridge, president, Atlantic City Electric; and Kris Ohleth, senior manager, stakeholder engagement, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind.
Asm. Majority Leader Greenwald Addresses State Affairs Committee
On May 17, Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald shared his insights on the latest public policy issues, including the FY2020 state budget and other legislation of interest to the business community.



May 30
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June 6
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
June 13
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Senate President Sweeney Introduces Path to Progress Bill Package
Senate President Steve Sweeney introduced a 19 bill package tied directly to the recommendations the New Jersey Economic & Fiscal Policy Workgroup's Path to Progress Report. Read more >>

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Jim Catrambone
Executive Director
The Joseph Fund
As seen in the last issue of the newsletter, I listed a few of the traits a good networker will demonstrate during the time of engagement.  Here is a continuation of my proverbial checklist of good networker traits:
  1. Sincere & Deliberate - Builds good karma
  2. Patient - Demonstrates extreme courtesy and respect to your colleague
  3. Committed (to the other person's success) - Requires engagement after the event and perhaps over a longer period of time
  4. Be a Connector & Ask for Referrals - To quote Marvin Weibord, "Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement."
  5. Follow Up

Motorsports Park Revs up for Huge Memorial Day Weekend Events
New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) has planned a packed Memorial Day weekend, May 24 - 26, for locals and visitors alike featuring vintage motorcycles on-track, monster trucks off-track and family fun throughout the whole facility at go-karting, paintball and axe throwing!

'The Shades' & 'Heroic Episodes' Premiere Presented by A Write 
to Heal
Show your support for veterans by attending the premiere of 'The Shades' & ' Heroic Episodes ' - two short films made with Veterans, advocates, survivors, & community members.  The event will be held on June 2 at the Broadway Theatre in Pitman.

All ticket donations will help to continue to film the true stories of Veterans in 'Heroic Episodes' and abuse survivors in 'The Shades'

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) announced a pilot program to expand a Manufacturing Resource Guide. The initiative builds upon NJMEP's current Educational Resource Directory and will provide additional resources and information to manufacturing companies' growth.
Click here to read the full article.

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind Announces Partnership with Rutgers University
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind will support academic research activities related to offshore wind at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on May 16.

Under the agreement, Ørsted will make an initial contribution to the university, followed by additional funding contingent upon being granted an OREC application by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).
Click here to read the full article.

Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in rail equipment manufacturing and servicing industry.



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