Monday, August 2, 2021

August is National Black Business Month in America, a time to recognize Black-owned businesses across the country. In honor of Black Business Month, the CCSNJ would like to spotlight Black-owned businesses within our membership throughout all of August.

If you are a black-owned business interested in being highlighted, please CLICK HERE to fill out a short survey.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
DAER Nightclub
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

Join CCSNJ for a celebration of summer in Atlantic City and return to in-person events at this after-hours networking event at DAER Nightclub inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City! You won't want to miss this great networking opportunity with CCSNJ members while you enjoy premium hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

CCSNJ is still offering virtual networking opportunities 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

Monday, August 9, 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 Anchorman! Join the zoom meeting with an Anchorman-themed background.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute brings together health care providers, payers, patients and decision makers to advance health care safety, quality and affordability. Join us to hear from Linda Schwimmer, JD, President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute about the Institute’s priorities to address the latest issues and lead the health care community forward.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at The Grove at Centerton in Pittsgrove for our Salem County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Mt. Laurel

Join us for an information session to help your small business move past the pandemic and adapt to the challenges and changes it brought. Kelly Brozyna, State Director & Chief Executive Officer of America’s SBDC New Jersey will share services offered by NJSBDC, including counseling for new and expanding businesses, resources, training, events, online education and certificate programs. Then, experts from Parker McCay P.A., Amy Guerin, Esq., Associate, and Susan Hodges, Esq., Counsel and Chair of Employment Labor, will discuss employee handbooks, critical employment policies, hiring and firing practices, compensation and benefits, and leave laws.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel for our Burlington County Network Connection Series Breakfast to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Mt. Laurel

Join us for the first of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level. Then, the mayors of Evesham, Bordentown and Burlington City will discuss economic development projects happening in their communities and a representative from the Joint Base, the state’s second largest employer, will outline economic impacts on the region.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

Join us for a conversation with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioners Dianne Solomon and Upendra Chivukula on the hot topics before the Board including the burgeoning offshore wind industry in New Jersey and how it may impact the South Jersey business community as well as what New Jersey’s economic recovery looks like for the energy industry.

Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Ocean Casino Resort,
Atlantic City

Theresa “Terry” Glebocki serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Casino Resort.She joined Ocean in February 2019 as the casino’s chief financial officer, was appointed the interim CEO in August 2019 and was named CEO in December 2019. Terry brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the role. In April 2021, she was appointed as the first female president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ). Join us as Terry discusses her history, career path in the gaming industry, the latest challenges for helping Atlantic City recover from the pandemic and future goals for the revitalization of Ocean Casino Resort.

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Legislative Work
On July 27, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey Manager of Government Affairs Hilary Chebra testified in the first of two hearings the Governor's office hosted to receive input on how nearly $6 billion in American Rescue Plan funds should be spent. Under federal law, all of the funding must be obligated for specific purposes by Dec. 31, 2024. Read more>>

On July 21, Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli strongly recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk. This follows the updated Centers for Disease Control (CDC) public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. Read more>>
Resource Center
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. Read more>>

On July 29 the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced a $75 million extension of the commercial component of the Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program. The Commercial ERG Program is an incentive to help developers and businesses address project financing gaps in development or redevelopment projects, including below market development margins or rates of return. Read more>>
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board recently approved rules to enact the creation of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Manufacturing Tax Credit (PMTC) Program. The PMTC Program provides per-job tax credits to PPE manufacturing projects in New Jersey that have made or make investments in 2020, 2021, or 2022. Read more>>

Pre-registration for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2) will open TODAY, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2) makes additional financing available to New Jersey businesses and nonprofits, with a particular focus on entities that have taken on new space in 2021. Read more>>
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"When serving in a business development role or attending a networking event, it is so easy to get distracted with your brain focused on the next comment or mind stuck on your "sales pitch" that you do not truly appreciate the new connection you are making. People typically enjoy talking about themselves and sharing their stories... the more you learn about them the more likely you are to build a relationship that can create opportunities down the road."

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CCSNJ in the News
Ocean County, NJ - Business leaders from across the state gathered in at Red's Lobster Pot in Point Pleasant Beach to discuss issues that affect businesses across all industries. Michele Siekerka, President & CEO of the New Jersey Business Industry Association led a press conference designed to raise awareness to the obstacles that are preventing small businesses to succeed in this busy summer season. Read more>>

Roger Roslowski was not very familiar with Mannington Mills. Roslowski, a business teacher at Cinnaminson High School in Burlington County, knew little about the fourth-generation family business based in Salem, other than the fact it had “something to do with flooring.” That has now changed. Thanks to the South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators, a two-week program organized by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey earlier this month, Roslowski and 11 other teachers in the region met with officials from Mannington Mills and other businesses in South Jersey — both in person and online — to learn more about what these key companies do. Read more>>
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