Monday, February 1, 2021
In alignment with CCSNJ's core value to foster an inclusive community that embraces the diversity of the companies, organizations and individuals we serve, the CCSNJ will be spotlighting black-owned businesses within our membership throughout February during Black History Month.
If you are a Black-owned business and CCSNJ member that is interested in sharing your story, please click here to fill out a short survey.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Please join us to hear from Elizabeth Dragon, NJ Department of Environmental Protection Assistant Commissioner of Compliance & Enforcement, who will be speaking on the Department’s enforcement priorities for 2021. Additionally there will be time allocated after the formal presentation for an environmental legislative and regulatory update from Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us to hear from Ørsted Offshore North America's Chief Executive Officer, David Hardy, on his career, leadership, and commitment to building a renewable energy future and launching a new American industry that will revitalize ports along the East Coast and create valuable, highly skilled jobs across the country. Additionally, we will learn more about the Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Fund from Board Trustee member, Beverly McCall, who will discuss Ocean Wind’s commitment to engaging small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.


COVID Safety
We will discuss the latest guidance and advice from the CDC and the Department of Health on setting up a safe workplace and reacting to COVID cases in the workforce.   

COVID Lawsuits
We will discuss the COVID lawsuits that have been filed and their chances of success, as well as what possible legal exposure employers and businesses may face, whether under liability laws or workers compensation.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear an update from
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on the Assembly’s legislative priorities for 2021, his expectations for the FY2022 state budget and any new initiatives planned to address business challenges due to the pandemic.

Wednesday, February 17, 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: Boyz II Men

Join the zoom meeting with a
Boyz II Men-themed background!

Friday, February 19, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Please join us for a virtual forum on how legalized adult-use cannabis came to be in New Jersey, the potential legalities around this new industry, how it impacts employers who wish to have a “drug-free” workplace, and how entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of this new industry can thrive.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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!

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Friday, February 5
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Monday, February 8
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Friday, February 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
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Legislative Updates
On January 28, the Senate passed S- 3093 (Gopal/Sweeney), which establishes a county-based mitigation plan to allow businesses to operate during a pandemic. Read more>>
CCSNJ Supports Geographic-based Reopening Plan
On January 21, CCSNJ Manager of Government Affairs Hilary Chebra testified before the Senate Commerce Committee in support of S- 3093 (Gopal/Sweeney). Read more>>
Resource Center
On Wednesday, January 27, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced it will open pre-registration for Phase 2 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Read more>>
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened on Tuesday, January 19 to all participating lenders. A borrower can apply for forgiveness once all loan proceeds for which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been used. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness any time up to the maturity date of the loan. Read more>>
CCSNJ in the News
I live within a stone’s throw from the Conrail tracks which carry long, speeding freight trains past my house every day and night. When I first moved to my home, I had some concerns about the trains. Today, like with the sound of airplanes soaring low to land in nearby Philadelphia, I hardly hear the noise. Many of my neighbors say the same. Read more>>

Recognizing the threat of climate change to our lives and planet, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today passed legislation 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 and offering such products as an option in new construction, though the use of such technology would not be mandatory. Read more>>
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