Monday, April 5, 2021
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Program: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
*NEW* Post-Event Networking:
2:35 - 3:05 p.m.

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, and vaccination eligibility expands to include more people, many questions remain. Join us for an information session with Cooper University Health Care leaders who will answer your questions about the vaccine.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for small group networking! 
Throughout the program we'll ask fun poll questions to help break the ice.

This meeting's theme is: Fantastic Four

Join the zoom meeting with a
Fantastic Four-themed background!

Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Biden Administration is preparing an estimated $3 trillion infrastructure package to deliver to Congress, a cornerstone of the President’s campaign, that invests in transportation improvements across the country. However, with a slim margin in the House, and evenly split Senate, a proposal of this size will be met with much debate and negotiation. Please join us to hear from two transportation experts who will discuss President Biden’s proposal and the implications it could have on New Jersey’s dilapidated infrastructure system.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Please join us for a conversation with the Executive Directors overseeing the Legislature’s partisan offices on the FY2022 budget, continued COVID-19 relief for businesses and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thusday, April 29, 2021
Program: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
*NEW* Post-Event Networking:
11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

The last year has brought unimaginable challenges to organizations and businesses across all industries and the world, while also creating a landscape for advancement and innovation to meet the ever-changing conditions. Join us for the next event of this series focused on how telehealth has advanced to the forefront of healthcare delivery, how healthcare organizations have adopted the technology during the pandemic, lessons learned and the road ahead in a post-pandemic world.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club, Pittsgrove

$50 for Cocktail & Awards Dinner ONLY

Golfer Spots are SOLD OUT! To join the waitlist, contact Stefanie Sutton.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available at Every Level!

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Friday, April 9
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Monday, April 12
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Friday, April 16
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER

Guest Column

FirstNet: Answering the
Call During COVID-19

By: Joseph Divis
Interim President - AT&T New Jersey
During this past year, no emergency affected us more than the COVID-19 public health crisis. The pandemic illustrated the need to stay connected. Thanks to AT&T’s public-private partnership with the federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), FirstNet answered the call – ensuring our first responders had a high-speed wireless broadband network every step of the way.

FirstNet is designed to serve every first responder, whether professional or volunteer. In addition to supporting frontline first responders, FirstNet is also available to the extended emergency response community who are called on to help support first responders during times of emergency and in its aftermath. These extended primary users include essential government services, public health, education, transportation and utilities.  

And now more than ever, the FirstNet connectivity for medical and other emergency response personnel – including nurses and physicians –is essential to responding to the pandemic, administering the vaccine and helping get our communities back to normal.

For instance, FirstNet provided connectivity to support field hospitals in the state, including at the Atlantic City Convention CenterOn the vaccine front, Inspira Health Network in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, is using FirstNet for stand-alone hotspots and smartphones with hotspot capability at its vaccination site.

AT&T is proud of its strong South Jersey relationships, and most importantly, the people we serve on a daily basis.

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Legislative Updates
On March 29, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 234, which will increase outdoor gathering limits and increase capacity for seated events at large venues. The Order also clarifies indoor capacity limits for banquet halls and similar venues. Read more>>
On March 26, Governor Murphy expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include individuals ages 55-64, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, higher education educators and staff, and communications and utility infrastructure workers among others. Read more>>
Resource Center
On March 30, President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law, extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) an additional two months to May 31, 2021. The law also extends the PPP authorization through June 30, 2021 to provide the Small Business Administration additional time to process applications received by the application deadline. Read more>>
On March 24, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. Read more>>
CCSNJ in the News
There are founders of billion-dollar companies — and $10 billion-dollar companies. CEOs of groundbreaking startups and Fortune 500 companies. Representatives from every sector you can think of — as well as government officials and heads of not-for-profits. The 2021 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list honors the best women in the New Jersey business world.
Recognizing the threat of climate change to our state, our nation and our planet, the Senate advanced legislation today that will begin to lower carbon dioxide emissions in a practical way, by encouraging consumers to use unit concrete products that utilize carbon footprint-reducing technology by offering such products as an option in new construction, though the use of such technology would not be mandatory. Read more>>

In an effort to claw back thousands of jobs lost during the COVID-19 outbreak and boost New Jersey’s economy going forward, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would provide incentives for small businesses to hire unemployed workers. Read more>>
New Jersey’s proposed budget features an odd mix of dynamics that include a pandemic, an election year, massive borrowing, significant federal aid and a major pension liability problem. Gov. Phil Murphy’s $44.8 billion fiscal 2022 plan before lawmakers would raise spending by more than 10% and earmark about $6.4 billion toward pensions in what would be the Garden State’s first actuarially required contribution in 25 years. Read more>>

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