Friday, May 10, 2019
8 :00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Joseph L. Fiordaliso
President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Introduced by William J. Caruso, Esq.
Managing Director, Archer Public Affairs; and Partner, Archer

Keeping NJ's Energy & Utility Companies 
Ahead of the Curve: Trends, Strategies & Initiatives

Moderated by Edward P. Hutchinson
President, Hutchinson

David M. Daly
President & COO,  PSE&G

Cheryl Norton
President, New Jersey American Water

Clinton L. Plummer
Head of Market Strategies and New Projects
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind

Michael J. Renna
President & CEO, South Jersey Industries

Peter P. Sena, III
President & Chief Nuclear Officer,  PSEG Nuclear

Gary R. Stockbridge
President,  Atlantic City Electric

State Affairs Committee featuring
Assembly Majority Leader
Louis D. Greenwald
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

Business After Business with 
CCSNJ's Board of Directors
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
American Water, Camden

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

Women's Conference
Friday, May 31, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel
Kathryn Bittner
Administrative VP
Business Banking Regional Manager
M&T Bank

M&T Bank Continues Help Small Businesses with SBA 7(a) Loans throughout New Jersey

Jerome Baier
Vice President
Business Banking Team Leader
M&T Bank
Funding is often one of the first things a small business owner needs. While accessing capital can seem like a daunting task, taking the necessary steps to research and prepare for requesting a small-business loan can greatly improve the chance for loan approval.
One option for small business owners is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.
The SBA generally does not make loans directly to small businesses, except in the case of disaster assistance loans, but the SBA guarantees a portion of a working capital loan made by a commercial bank, making it easier business owners to qualify for loans.

Since entering the New Jersey market in 2007, M&T Bank has continued its commitment to financing small businesses throughout the Garden State-something the bank has long been committed to across its footprint. During the most recent Small Business Administration's (SBA) fiscal year which ended in September 2018, M&T extended $172.6 million in SBA 7(a) loans-a 12.4% jump from the previous year.

New Jersey was among the many SBA regions that saw an increase in SBA 7(a) lending from M&T, with the bank ranking second in total number of loans, with 92 loans for $13.3 million.

It's no secret that small business is a driver of our nation's economy. The 7(a) loan program offers a flexible lending option to startups and other small businesses that might be unable to secure loans through traditional lending channels.

The SBA loans typically provide lower monthly payments by offering longer loan terms. In addition to 7(a) loans, which are often geared towards start-up businesses, acquisition and real estate purchases, M&T Bank offers SBA Express loans to help small businesses grow faster through by providing financing for working capital, equipment purchases, and acquisitions.

As of March 31, M&T Bank has made a number of 7(a) loans in southern New Jersey, specifically in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, and Salem counties.

Our business banking lenders are always ready to answer your questions on what you can to do better strengthen and grow your business. You can learn more by visiting one of our offices in southern New Jersey or visiting .

CCSNJ is pleased to share the news that the Chamber's President & CEO, Debra P. DiLorenzo has been selected to receive the Publisher's Award at the SJ Magazine's Women of Excellence Awards Reception on June 17, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill. We are incredibly proud of our "fearless leader" for receiving this distinguished honor and hope you will join us in celebrating her and Chamber Board Member, Toni Pergolin, President & CEO, Bancroft, who is receiving the Business Excellence award at the Reception as well.

State Affairs Committee featuring Senator Troy Singleton
On April 17, Senator Troy Singleton addressed members of CCSNJ's State Affairs Committee about his insights on the state budget and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Senator Fred Madden, Jr. addresses State Affairs Committee
On April 23, CCSNJ members attended the State Affairs Committee meeting to hear remarks from Senator Fred Madden, Jr.

Campbell Soup hosts Committed to Camden Committee
On April 24, Campbell Soup hosted a Committed to Camden Committee meeting at it's headquarters in Camden. Attendees heard from Camden City Mayor Moran and a panel of experts on the procurement process for contracted goods & services.

Network Connection Happy Hour in Camden County
On April 25, CCSNJ members and guests gathered at Treno Pizza Bar in Westmont for a special after-hours Network Connection Series.

Meet the Policymakers features Executive Directors of the NJ Assembly and Senate
On April 30, CCSNJ SVP Christina Renna moderated a conversation with the four Executive Directors Running the partisan offices of the Legislature.

45th Annual Spring Golf Classic 
On May 2, more than 100 CCSNJ members set out on the course of Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club for CCSNJ's 45th Annual Spring Golf Classic. The golfers enjoyed a full day of play, lunch, dinner as well as a cocktail reception.


May 9
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 16
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 30
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Jim Catrambone
Executive Director
The Joseph Fund
It is theorized by psychologists that our level of respect for an individual grows exponentially when our level of engagement with them grows. Yet, it's not always easy to just walk up and engage, right?

With that in mind, I offer my proverbial checklist of a good networker's traits during the tie of engagement. Try one at your next event:
  1. Genuine Transparent & Sincere - Leads to an immediate increase in your "social currency." So often this type of person comes to mind quickly and likely receives a referral to a potential consumer.
  2. A Good Listener - Shows interest and enthusiasm for their topic of conversation.
  3. Helpful - Think deeply of ways you might assist the person with whom you are engaged.
  4. Thankful - Nothing surpasses the attitude of gratitude. This includes offering a gracious exchange at an event as well as (if possible) a handwritten note subsequently.

Campbell Soup Foundation community grants honor 12 N.J. organizations
The  Campbell Soup Foundation has chosen its 2019 Community Impact Grant recipients, with 31 nonprofits receiving a total of $595,000 - including several organizations in the food company's home city of Camden.

Gibbons welcomes back Steve Reynolds, former General of Aramark and Alcatel-Lucent
Steve Reynolds, a former Director at Gibbons P.C. who recently retired as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Aramark and previously served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Alcatel-Lucent, has rejoined the firm as a Director in its Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department. Mr. Reynolds is also a former Vice President, Litigation at Aventis and Sanofi-Aventis.

NJ wineries bring home 45 medals in Finger Lakes competition
New Jersey wineries shined at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition this year, taking home 45 medals including a best of show in the Cabernet Franc category for Plagido's Winery of Hammonton.

"It's good to have them recognize that our wineries are being honored for the wines they're producing," said Garden State Wine Growers President Tom Cosentino. "[FLIWC] always been a prestigious competition, and it's just a small glimpse of how our wines are being recognized across the country."

Jefferson Health announced that it has named Chicago-based  Prepared Health as its digital technology partner for post-acute and transitional care.

Prepared Health's platform enables hospitals to connect, collaborate and react in real-time with the multiple providers involved in a patient's care post discharge including post-acute, home and social determinants of health partners.  The digital care coordination platform will launch at Jefferson's Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township hospitals.

Click here to read the full article.

Atlantic City Rail Line, Dinky to resume 2 weeks ahead of schedule
New Jersey Transit announced it has accelerated the restoration of service on the Atlantic City Rail Line and Princeton Branch, or the Dinky, announcing that both rail services will resume on May 12.

The new date is nearly two weeks ahead of the agency's target date and fulfills the commitment to have these services operating prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Click here to read the full article.

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