Monday, February 15, 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.
Upcoming Events
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!

Thursday, February 18, 2021
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

- Recovery Programs Beyond the PPP
- COVID - Real Estate Tax Appeals

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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Please join us for an update from the SBA on the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as helpful insights from the New Jersey Bankers Association on the application process and the role banks play in the facilitating the loan rollout.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Connect with the CCSNJ's high-level Board of Directors during this hour-long networking session featuring Anthony Bawidamann, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs,
ComcastLovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA, Managing Director and Principal, The Mercadien Group; and Susan M. Coan, Region Vice President, Atlantic City Electric.

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 19
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Monday, February 22
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Friday, February 26
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
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Legislative Updates
On February 5, the CCSNJ was proud to join Governor Murphy virtually for the signing of S3340/A5246, which expands opportunities for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to provide outdoor dining and permits certain sales at seasonal farm markets in response to COVID-19 public health emergency. Read more>>
On February 3, Governor Murphy announced he will be signing an Executive Order increasing capacity limits and making other changes for restaurants, casinos, gyms, personal care businesses, and amusement and recreation facilities. Read more>>
Resource Center
On February 10, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced plans to bring back discounts of nearly 70 percent off the price of personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased through the Authority’s New Jersey Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. Read more>>
On Thursday, February 4, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) announced the launch of the New Jersey Offshore Wind Safety Training Challenge, a new $3 million program launched with funding from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) that will help establish an industry-recognized Global Wind Organization safety training program and facility to prepare New Jersey workers for jobs in the State’s growing offshore wind industry. Read more>>
CCSNJ in the News
On NJ Business Beat, Rhonda Schaffler highlighted the shift to gig work for many in the New Jersey workforce. One week later, the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey has partnered with app companies, faith leaders and other organizations to create the NJ Coalition for Independent Work. Read more>>

$5 million in leasing assistance is on its way to small businesses in New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the grant, which comes from funding from the CARES Act, is intended for businesses affected by the pandemic Read more>>
A South Jersey couple who had long wanted to start a business opened the casual clothing shop nineNorth Boutique amid surge in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom opened a children's clothing boutique called A Little Whimsy with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Read more>>

The number of workers in the gig economy — often called independent app-based workers — was growing before the COVID-19 pandemic. Their numbers have only grown in the past year. Read more>>
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