Monday, July 20, 2020
Upcoming Virtual Events
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us to hear from Frank Rizzieri, the leader of the Rizzieri beauty empire, a family-owned and operated South Jersey business started in 1924 by his grandfather Franco Cipriotti. Today, the Rizzieri portfolio is comprised of four salons, two barbershops, two spas, a cosmetology/skincare school with locations in New Jersey and Florida, and management consulting company. 

Frank is a renowned editorial hairstylist that travels around the world and has won many local, national and global awards, including the NAHA award three times – the highest honor bestowed to a hairstylist in all of North America. 

Frank will share his path to success and leadership insights, and discuss how the latest challenges presented by COVID-19 will impact Rizzieri’s plans for the future.
Frank Rizzieri
Rizzieri Salons, Spa and Schools
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
What you will learn: 
  • Four forms of persuasion
  • Why we use stories
  • Brands as communities based on shared stories
  • How to be a “brand journalist”
  • Why we must embrace “crisis” 
  • Video examples of great brand storytelling
Norris Clark
Managing Partner 
Princeton Strategic Communications
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Please join us to hear an update from the legislators representing New Jersey’s Fifth Legislative District on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their district, the latest news and updates on the city of Camden, a discussion on the FY2021 state budget negotiations and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community!
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez
New Jersey's Fifth 
Legislative District
William F. Moen Jr.
New Jersey's Fifth 
Legislative District
William W. Spearman
New Jersey's Fifth 
Legislative District
Wednesday, July 29, 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 first 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.
Francis X. Manning
Stradley Ronon 
Stevens & Young LLP
Lawrence F. Gottlieb
President, ResinTech, Inc.
Joe Hoffman
Senior Executive and 
Advisor, Chelten House
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Closing the Disparity Gap
How Camden County and the State of New Jersey Are Answering the Call
Join us for a discussion on how the New Jersey Office of Diversity and Inclusion and The County of Camden are working to close racial and gender disparity gaps. Ms. Agudosi will provide an update on NJ’s Disparity in State Procurement Commission, which serves to assess the procurement of goods and services by State and local government, and how her office is working to ensure access and equal opportunity for minority, disabled, veteran and women-owned businesses to participate in the state procurement process. Freeholder Young will share the steps Camden County has taken locally to close the disparity gap, including a county-wide set aside program.
Hester Agudosi, Esq.
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
State of New Jersey
Jonathan L. Young, Sr. 
County of Camden
Thursday, August 13, 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 a two-part virtual program, the first of which will feature a panel discussion with utility executives faced with embracing New Jersey’s new energy landscape, as well as a keynote address by the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Joseph L. Fiordaliso, who is overseeing the Energy Master Plan’s implementation. 
The Honorable 
Joseph L. Fiordaliso
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Ed Hutchinson
President,  Hutchinson
Ralph A. LaRossa
Chief Operating Officer,   PSEG,  and President and Chief Operating Officer,  PSEG Power 
Michael J. Renna
President & CEO
South Jersey Industries
Thomas Shroba
Vice President of Operations
New Jersey American Water
Gary R. Stockbridge
Region President
Atlantic City Electric
Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Catherine R. McCabe
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
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
  • *NEW* Participate in smaller breakout sessions to network in a more intimate forum
  • Receive timely membership updates from the CCSNJ team
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Apply online starting
July 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Grant Funds are being made available for Small Businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. If eligible, your respective business could receive up to $10,000.
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March, the CCSNJ’s singular focus has been to help our members navigate the economic crisis created by the pandemic in every way possible. A key component of this assistance comes in the form of advocacy at the state and federal level. While the CCSNJ has kept a keen eye on public policy initiatives related to the health emergency, there has also been a series of non-COVID issues considered by the Legislature that impact member companies and the region, which the CCSNJ continues to engage on. And, as always, the state budget remains a critical priority as we enter an unprecedented FY2021 budget cycle over the summer months concluding on the new budget deadline of September 30, 2020. 
Member News
Samaritan Marks 40th Anniversary Milestone with Announcements
A special video message from Samaritan President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini about the organization’s 40th anniversary, expanded services, and new brand. Read More>>
Award-Winning Accounting and Consulting Firm Announces First Female Partner
The leadership team at Baratz & Associates, PA is pleased to announce that Avani Bharucha, CPA/MBA has joined the partner group. “We appreciate her loyalty to our firm,” said Managing Partner Raymond Giunta, CPA/PFS “and her exceptional work over the years has led to her promotion as Associate Partner.” Read More>>
When: Monday, July 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appointments are preferred. 
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Highly regard health care executive Amy Mansue was named the new CEO and president of  Inspira Health  on Tuesday. Mansue, who will replace the retiring John DiAngelo, will begin her role Sept. 1. Mansue, who has served in a number of top health care positions throughout the state, currently serves as executive vice president and chief experience officer of  RWJBarnabas Health . She also is one of the three health care executives tapped by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee COVID-19 coverage in the state. Mansue is in charge of the central region. Read More>>
South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), today announced the appointment of Melissa Orsen as President and Chief Operations Officer. Orsen succeeds Dave Robbins, who previously held the role and who will remain with the utility’s parent company as senior vice president, SJI, and President, SJI Utilities, the holding company for South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas. Read More>>
Photography is not an essential business in the eyes of quarantine law. However, capturing memories to help you remember the best of times during the worst of times is critical for mental health. That is why Lisa Mongulla Photography has joined the Front Porch Project to help capture memories for people and give to the Food Bank of South Jersey in the process. She has raised over $6,800 for the Food Bank of South Jersey after doing 133 Front Porch Sessions.  Read More>>
“I don’t know any dean who’s started their role under the circumstances you’ve started in,” a colleague reminded me shortly after I began serving as dean of Rutgers School of Business–Camden this spring.

At this time of crisis, social media is flooded with advice on how to lead during uncertain times. Most guidance is geared toward those already in leadership roles who must pivot when faced with these unique circumstances. For those starting in new leadership roles in these times, I’d like to share some reflections from my own early experience. Read More>>
NJM Insurance Group, a leading auto insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, is once again returning premiums to policyholders through the NJM Policyholder Relief Program. In the coming weeks, NJM will return an additional $27.7 million to its auto policyholders, representing 15% of the equivalent of two months of a policyholder’s annual premium. Policyholders will receive their refunds, via check or direct deposit. Read More>>
The Year Ahead: Advancing Our Campus in Challenging Times - From Interim Chancellor Margaret Marsh, Ph.D.
Many of you have sent me messages in recent weeks as I’ve prepared to return to the chancellor’s office. Thanks to all of you. It has been just over a decade since I last served as interim chancellor, and I’m honored to have been asked to serve the campus and university again in this role. The qualities of Rutgers–Camden that brought me here two decades ago – its outstanding faculty, bright and motivated students, committed and caring staff, and ambitious leaders – have kept me here ever since. In the face of the unprecedented challenges that 2020 has brought and will continue to bring, I have confidence that, working together, we can meet this moment. Read More>>
A Mindful Adventure - Complimentary Yoga by Project Little Warriors
A complimentary camp offered to you on behalf of Project Little Warriors 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!!! Sign-Up now here
Following an  April 2020 industry-leading commitment  to donate all gross processing fees from the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo unveiled today the details of an approximately $400 million effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open, retain employees, and rebuild. Through Wells Fargo’s new  Open for Business Fund , the company will engage nonprofit organizations to provide capital, technical support, and long-term resiliency programs to small businesses with an emphasis on those that are minority-owned businesses. Read More>>
Twelve years ago, the Danish energy company made most of its money from fossil fuels. Today, it’s the world’s leading offshore-wind power producer. The head of Ørsted’s offshore-wind business tells the story of this change. Read More>>
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