Monday, August 17, 2020
Dear CCSNJ Members,
I hope everyone is enjoying the last weeks of summer! As the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) looks ahead to the final months of the year we wanted to notify members of recent programming decisions made by the CCSNJ team.
The CCSNJ opened our services and virtual programming to all businesspeople on a complimentary basis – both members and non-members – at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the regional business community. We hope you had the opportunity to take part in our nearly 150 complimentary virtual events since March.
Starting Tuesday, September 8 the CCSNJ will return to our traditional model for event member pricing and begin charging members for select events. Additionally, for the safety of our members we plan to remain in a virtual setting through the end of the year. Should circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic improve and statewide limitations on indoor gatherings be lifted, the CCSNJ will reevaluate this decision.
The CCSNJ is committed to keeping registration fees low, as is our normal practice, and making it affordable for you to continue your regular participation in our online offerings. We will also offer many free events for CCSNJ members, including our Network Connection Series events.
In the coming days and weeks, you will start to see registration fees listed on our event invitations once again. When you visit the CCSNJ website to register for an online event, you will be required to login to your account to register for events at the member rate, so we encourage you to setup your login information before September 8. To watch a quick tutorial on how to do so, click here.
The CCSNJ team thanks you for your ongoing commitment to the Chamber and your understanding as we move back to our traditional model for event member pricing. Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions.
Best Regards,
Christina M. Renna
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
220 Laurel Road, Suite 203
Voorhees, NJ 08043
P: 856.424.7776 ext. 127
Upcoming Virtual Events
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend our complimentary member orientation. Join us online to learn about the benefits of membership and how the Chamber can help you grow your business!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks is a classic seaside amusement park and South Jersey institution located on The Wildwoods’ boardwalk. Family-owned and operated since 1969 and currently run by the second generation Morey Brothers, Will and Jack, Morey’s Piers has more than 100 rides and attractions across its three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks.

In addition to his role as president and CEO of Morey’s Piers, Will Morey participates in the leadership of the amusement industry through the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in various roles including chairman of the Board for the global association.

Join us as Will discusses the history of his business, his path to success, and how the company has adapted to the latest challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Will Morey
President & CEO
Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
To attract and retain quality employees, an employer must be able to accommodate their needs. Now more than ever employees are balancing work with their home life responsibilities (child care, elder care, etc.) especially as it relates to COVID-19. This webinar will review options and services available related to elder care issues so employers can best support their employees and assist them in remaining as productive as possible.
Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq.
Managing Attorney
Rothkoff Law Group
Kathleen Magee, CECC 
Director of Care Coordination
Rothkoff Law Group
Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
New Jersey’s energy landscape is in the midst of a transformation. As Governor Phil Murphy moves forward with his commitment to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, the state’s energy and utilities companies look towards adapting their corporate models to meet these goals. Join us for the second in a two-part series, which includes an opening keynote address from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe, with a panel discussion from the Chief of Staffs from NJDEP and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), who are overseeing much of the state’s adoption of the Energy Master Plan.
Catherine R. McCabe
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Michael Dillon, Esq.
Partner, Manko Gold Katcher Fox LLP
Shawn La Tourette, Esq.
Chief of Staff, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Christine Guhl Sadovy
Chief of Staff, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The year 2020 has brought unimaginable challenges to businesses across all industries and the world, while also escalating the advancement and adoption of trends with little time to prepare. Join us for the second event of a five-part series that will examine how different industries in the region are innovating and modernizing their business model to ensure continued growth, while also adapting to the challenges presented by the global pandemic.
Catherine M. Ward, Esq. 
Co-Chair, Environmental 
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Alexis Degan 
Executive Director
New Jersey Brewers 

Bob Hochgertel 
Owner, Kings Road 
Brewing Company

Tom Cosentino
Executive Director
Garden State Wine 
Growers Association
Scott Donnini
Co-Owner, Auburn Road 
Vineyards and Chair, Garden State Wine Growers Association
Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Companies today need to consider all of the technology resources available to help them maximize their ability to deliver their products and services in a time of uncertainty. Flexibility is critical, with the ability to scale up and down as needed to meet the demands of the marketplace and changes in the environment. Come join an interactive discussion with your peers facilitated by RSM, a leading national provider of consulting, audit and tax services to mid-sized businesses. We’ll talk about what RSM is seeing from their clients and technology partners, and have a discussion about how you’re addressing this important topic.

Michele Juliana
Principle, Technology Consulting, RSM

Kim Susko
Director, Strategy and Management Consulting, RSM

Friday, August 28, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hear from Democratic Senator Troy Singleton and Republican Senator Declan O’Scanlon, both members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, days after Governor Phil Murphy delivers the abbreviated FY2021 state budget proposal to the Legislature on August 25. We will discuss their thoughts on the proposed budget, how negotiations will proceed and what their expectations are for a final budget before the unprecedented September 30 budget deadline. 

Senator Troy Singleton
New Jersey’s Seventh Legislative District

Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr.
New Jersey’s Thirteenth 
Legislative District
Did you know that CCSNJ is still offering multiple opportunities each week for you to expand your network and reconnect with other members. 

At each virtual session you can:
  • Connect with up to 25 fellow members 
  • Give your elevator pitch to the entire group
  • Participate in smaller breakout sessions to network in a more intimate forum
  • Receive timely membership updates from the CCSNJ team
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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WHAT: A virtual gala featuring a wine tasting and a performance!
WHEN: Friday, September 11th
TIME: 7PM- approx. 7:40PM
WHERE: Your computer! (link to be provided soon)
WHY: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the American Cancer Society is expecting a serious financial shortfall this year.

We must continue to support cancer patients.

Tickets are $100 and include your wine tasting kit. Your wine tasting kit will include two bottles of wine, two wine glasses, snacks, and more!

Ticket sales will close on Sunday, August 30th.

Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards.

A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants gained in their internships. The Project SEARCH leadership team — which selected the winners — was particularly impressed with the examples of hired Project SEARCH graduates working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response at Jefferson. In addition, Jefferson Health New Jersey was one of 229 Project SEARCH programs to be recognized with a Employment Outcome Award for its high employment rate of Project SEARCH interns.
Century Savings Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Nia Coombs as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Nia brings with her more than thirteen years of experience in banking and financial services.

Prior to joining Century, Coombs served as Vice President/Commercial Lender for OceanFirst Bank and over a decade at Capital Bank of New Jersey where she held the positions of credit analyst, SBA loan officer and commercial lender. For four years, she also served as a board member of the South Jersey Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association. Read More>>
Join us for this invitation only event with Meditation4Leadership on Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 PM and you will experience and practice meditation designed to enhance various skills such as focus, communication and influence. You will also make the connection between meditation and enhanced leadership capabilities and why effective leaders create more effective organizations. Learn More>>
Join Us for Our Last Camp of the Season!
Join PLW and Glisten Fit for a full day of summer camp! Including yoga, swimming, paddle boarding, rope swing and so much more! A complimentary camp offered to you on behalf of PLW and Glisten Fit. A day filled with water sports, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, yoga and many more outdoor activities! Transportation and lunch will be provided!! Sign up now as spots are limited! We will be in touch in the upcoming week with information regarding a pick-up and drop off location in regards to transporting to camp! Click here to sign-up>>
As the coronavirus pandemic raged this year, another disease continued unabated: opioid addiction.

Between 1999 and 2018, 450,000 Americans died from an overdose involving an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The epidemic is ravaging cities and towns across the country – a hidden genocide that goes ignored unless you personally know someone caught in the trauma of addiction.

Now, there’s fear among public health experts that COVID-19 shutdowns have exacerbated the problem, since addicts have been isolated with fewer distractions from their drug use and haven’t had the same access to treatment due to closures, according to the American Journal of Managed Care. Read More>>
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