Monday, April 4, 2022
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

Connect with new and returning members of the State Senate and General Assembly who represent the seven southern counties of New Jersey at this signature CCSNJ event!

Thursday, April 7, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Terra Nova

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Terra Nova Restaurant in Sewell for our Gloucester County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Monday, April 11, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The quickest way to expand your network! Connect one-on-one with other CCSNJ members in a fast-paced setting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium

Join us for the second of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level.
Louis Cappelli, Jr.
Commissioner Director
Camden County
Catherine M. Ward, Esq.
Co-Chair, Environmental,
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
Colleen Bianco Bezich, Esq.
Borough of Haddonfield
Jamila Bremmer
Borough of Chesilhurst
Victor G. Carstarphen
City of Camden
Jessica Rafeh
Pennsauken Township
Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville for our Cumberland County Network Connection Series Breakfast to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

Please join us for our 47th Annual Spring Golf Classic!

Thursday, May 12, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Songbird Karaoke in Collingswood for our Camden County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Friday, May 13, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Mt. Laurel

Please join us to hear from the leaders that oversee the state's business assistance, financing, and attraction institutions to learn about their collective work to improve New Jersey's overall business climate and their respective organization's initiatives to help New Jersey businesses grow and thrive.
Wesley Matthews
Chief Executive Officer
Choose New Jersey
Tim Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Melanie Willoughby
Executive Director
New Jersey Business Action Center
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Adelphia Restaurant and Events

Join us to hear Dr. Houshmand, as he celebrates his 10th anniversary as Rowan's president, about the growth the university has seen under his leadership, and what is in store for the future.
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
Rowan University
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest

Hear from Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald as he discusses his priorities for this legislative session, the latest on the FY2023 budget process, business assistance being discussed in the legislative and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.
Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald
New Jersey's Sixth Legislative District
Guest Column

The Rise of Mobile Fraud
In 2021, more than half of Americans received a scam call or a text message, making mobile phones the newest platform for fraud. US residents lost a total of $30 billion last year alone, which increased by $10 billion from the previous year. (Comparitech January 2022)
With the increase of this specific use of communication, it is important to stay educated and informed on the latest mobile phone scams and learn how to protect yourself and your personal information... 
Here are some of the latest scams:
  • Live-Calling- These callers are looking for users to give up their personal information. Included in this type of scam is:

  • Imposter- Impersonating a government agency such as the Social Security Administration or the IRS
  • Debt relief and credit repair- offering to lower your interest rate or fix your credit
  • Charity- requesting donations for disaster relief efforts
  • Business and Investment opportunities- offering to help start your own business
  • “Free” trials that later bill monthly
  • Prize and lottery- caller informs you of the cost of taxes or registration fees on the prize won, however, once the fees are paid no prize is awarded
  • Extended car warranties- urge you to buy overpriced or worthless service contracts
  • Travel and Timeshare- free or low-cost vacations that include various hidden costs

To prevent this type of scam, hang up, block these calls and do not trust the caller ID. Scammers can make any name or number show up on a caller ID.

  • Smishing- The act of receiving a text message, supposedly from a trusted source, that aims to solicit personal information. The goal is to get the user to click a link where they will ask for personal information or attempt to install malicious coding onto your mobile device. Fraudsters can then use credentials to obtain one-time authorization codes sent via SMS for entrance into the user’s various accounts. Example of Smishing include:

  • Urgent credit card messages
  • Locked bank account alert
  • A clickable link to claim your prize/survey
  • Unusual account activity advisory

To prevent against smishing, do not click on any links or respond to texts with an unfamiliar sender. Also, do not take the action required by the sender; choose to contact the company using a method you trust, such as a telephone call instead, to verify the text was legit and not a scam.
  • Automated Threats- Phone numbers are particularly valuable to hackers because services often use SMS for multi-factor authentication. If a hacker can take control of a victim’s number through manipulated automation, they may be able to reroute login verification codes to themselves and complete fraudulent transactions.
Some financial institutions are now employing zero-factor authentication (0FA) to recognize users seamlessly, using sensors and mobile technologies and app shielding which shuts down banking apps if malicious threats are detected.
Please remember that Parke Bank will not ask for any personal information via email or text message. If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email or text, please contact us at 856-256-2500.
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Time to Flourish

Burlington County Commissioner Dan O’Connell announced the County will continue to offer businesses assistance and services even as they emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking to business leaders from across the region at the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Regional Economic Perspective Breakfast earlier this week, O’Connell predicted local businesses would rebound stronger than ever following the pandemic.

Business and progressive groups presented Senate lawmakers with divergent views on how to use surging revenues and billions in remaining federal aid at the first of the chamber’s annual budget hearings Tuesday.

Representatives from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the Chambers of Commerce of New Jersey and Southern New Jersey praised Gov. Phil Murphy’s planned $6.8 billion pension payment, a proposed $1.3 billion deposit in a fund used to pay down the state’s debt, and the lack of proposed tax hikes.

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