Monday, February 21, 2022
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel
Senate Republican Leader Steven V. Oroho
New Jersey's Twenty-Fourth Legislative District
Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio
New Jersey's Twenty-Third Legislative District
Join us to hear from Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho and Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio as they discuss their thoughts on Governor Murphy’s proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thursday, February 24, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway for our Atlantic County Network Connection Series Breakfast to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Friday, February 25, 2022
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest, Cherry Hill
Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & 
Inclusion Division, Rowan University; Chair, CCSNJ DE+I Council
Please join us for our first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council meeting of 2022. This interactive session will include breakout groups that will discuss a series of questions regarding the many benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Themes of building employee trust and sense of belonging, employee recruiting and retention, and overall benefits to an organization’s bottom line will be explored. Come ready to share your thoughts during the program, which will include a safe and honest conversation facilitated by Dr. Monika Shealey of Rowan University.

Monday, February 28, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for virtual speed networking -
the quickest way to expand your network!

Connect one-on-one with other CCSNJ members in a fast-paced setting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest, Cherry Hill
Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.
New Jersey’s Seventh Legislative District;
Chair, Assembly Health Committee
Join us to hear from longtime Assembly Health Committee Chair Herb Conaway as he discusses his priorities for the Assembly Health Committee for the 220th legislative session and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield
Rick Tousaw
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Holman Enterprises
Travis Coley
Director, Growth & Strategy, Whitepenny
Ren Cicalese III, 
Associate Partner
Alloy Silverstein
Deborah Hays, Esq.
Partner & Chair of Business Counseling Group, Archer & Greiner, P.C.; Vice Chair & General Counsel, CCSNJ’s Board of Directors
Robert Healey, Jr.
Chairman, Viking Group
Justin Healey
Sales Representative
Valhalla Boat Sales
Engage in a roundtable discussion with South Jersey’s leading family-owned business advisors on best practices to avoid awkward or stressful holiday dinners with extended family. Join us for a Q&A-driven panel discussion with attendee participation encouraged. No lectures, no slides and no case studies, instead we’ll hear real life stories about ownership transitions gone bad and rogue family employees disrupting culture. Along the way, we’ll deep dive on how to avoid and resolve conflict, both human and legal, to ensure your family-owned business remains in the family for generations to come. Let’s put the fun back in family dinner.

If you represent a family-owned business and are interested in registering, please email Meredith Lorrilliere.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Braddock's Tavern in Medford for our Burlington County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Braddock's Tavern, Medford

Senator Jean Stanfield
New Jersey's Eighth Legislative District
Assemblyman Brandon Umba
New Jersey's Eighth Legislative District
Please join us to hear from the newly elected legislators who represent the Eighth Legislative District who will update us on the latest legislative issues, their priorities for the new legislative session, as well as other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Friday, March 18, 2022
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel
Join us for the first of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Burlington County Commissioner Director Daniel O’Connell will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level. Mayors and representatives from Cinnaminson, Lumberton, Medford and Mount Laurel will discuss economic development projects and impacts on the region. Additionally, representatives from nonprofit organizations based in Burlington county will be available to meet with attendees before and after the program at display tables.

Guest Column
It may be tough to imagine for some of us now, but before the 1980s, cash was king. Nearly every financial transaction happened in-person through the physical exchange of cash and coins. Aside from cash, there was a smaller percentage of transactions that required check writing.

One of the first modern transitions in the banking industry was the introduction of the debit card, which was also the industry’s first move away from cash. The First National Bank of Seattle distributed the first debit card to business executives with large amounts of money in their accounts. Fast forward to the mid to late 1980s, there was a fully functioning debiting system available to consumers. This was just a small taste of the convenience we now know, but even this changed the banking industry, the operations and the consumer experience in major ways.

As financial operations evolved, the need for improved security grew. Through just one card, an individual could gain access to all of someone else’s funds. Identity theft prevention, among other things, became much more important. This may be part of the reason many consumers did not embrace these advancements. However, once debit cards became widely accepted, new products like online banking were close behind.

In fact, debit cards are favored by the majority of Americans, leaving cash in the dust. While the COVID-19 pandemic expedited the shift from in-person to virtual and/or digital transactions, this trend slowly started in 1994 when Stanford Federal Credit Union offered internet banking to U.S. consumers for the first time.

What we are seeing today is vastly different from the attitude consumers had towards banking trends in the 1980s and 90s. According to research reported by Kommando Tech, 80% of Americans prefer banking virtually over visiting a bank branch in person. Considering how quickly consumers have accepted advanced banking practices, there is no mystery behind the growth of digital, often cardless, payment methods like Apple Pay® and Venmo.

The cash that was once considered a safe and trusted convenience has been deemed unnecessary by the vast majority of consumers who prefer digital payment methods. We are well on our way to becoming a cashless society. This is one of the many reasons Parke Bank has been carefully tracking the trends that make it possible for our personal and business banking customers to take advantage of these technologies.

Using Apple Pay® as an example, Parke Bank has made it simple for customers to set up this protected and convenient method of contactless payment using their debit or credit cards. With a simple download from their app store and a quick call to our Galloway branch, they’ll be ready for the cashless society we’re quickly becoming.

There are many benefits to being a cashless society: it is more convenient, manageable and flexible for individuals and businesses and it enables international transactions to be seamless. In fact, payment methods like Apple Pay ® are safer than using a physical card, or even cash.
Along with the benefits, however, come a few vital things to keep in mind. The increase of online activity requires improved security because as technology advances, the threats against it advance as well. The virtual use of sensitive banking information needs to be done through secure, protected devices to avoid being vulnerable to damaging threats like identity theft, hacking and more.

Becoming a cashless society has the potential to enhance the banking industry in exciting new ways, as long as banks and consumers are careful to improve their security measures accordingly. Parke Bank’s goal is to be a resource for our customers as the world of banking continues to evolve.
Legislative Work
Check out the full summary of the CCSNJ’s work in public policy work during the 219th Legislative Session, including each bill weighed in on, those bills signed into law by Governor Murphy, and the state budget testimony of the two unprecedented budgets passed by the Legislature. We look forward to returning in-person to the State House during the 220th legislative session, currently underway, continuing our relationships with the returning members of the South Jersey Delegation, as well as welcoming its newly elected members.

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Resource Center

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for its Small Business Improvement Grant on Thursday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. The Small Business Improvement Grant provides reimbursement for costs associated with making building improvements or purchasing new furniture, fixtures and equipment. A total of $15 million of Main Street Recovery Finance Program funding will be utilized to capitalize the Small Business Improvement Grant.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) it will open applications for a new round of Sustain & Serve NJ funding early next month. The NJEDA’s Sustain & Serve NJ program provides eligible entities with grants up to $2 million to support the purchase of meals from New Jersey restaurants that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and the distribution of those meals at no cost to recipients. Applications are expected to open March 1, 2022 & close April 1, 2022. The application will be available at

Ambassador Tip
Attend events, virtual or in person, with the intention to meet people and learn something interesting about them. If you feel nervous, take a deep breath and remember that others are probably feeling the same way. Look for an ambassador or a friendly CCSNJ staff member and we will be happy to introduce you to a few people.

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