Monday, July 6, 2020
CCSNJ Summer Office Hours
Starting July 10 until September 4 , the CCSNJ office will be observing summer hours:  

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Upcoming Virtual Events
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for a conversation about the importance of a COVID-19 vaccine, where a vaccine is in the development process, the obstacles to creating a vaccine and the likelihood that one will be developed in the near future. 
Dean J. Paranicas
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Monday, July 13, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join us for an update on Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst. Learn about the vital role they are playing during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Colonel Bridget V. Gigliotti
Commander, 87th Air Base Wing 
Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst
Registration closes July 10
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Creating Systemic Change Within Your Business
This session will address the essential question, “What do sustained and meaningful efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion look like?” We will move beyond performative statements, brand activism, political correctness, and trendy buzzwords to engage in a transparent discussion of the critical issues that businesses face each day in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Monika Williams Shealey will share highlights from Rowan’s University’s Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate program to enable us to act as an ally, accomplice, and advocate and examine unconscious and implicit biases. The session will help identify the barriers that present challenges in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, and the need to develop systems and structures that will ensure companies live out their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Session participants will leave with concrete steps to engage in developing strategic priorities in DEI and strategies to enact systemic change.
Dr. Monika Williams Shealey
Professor of Special Education & 
Senior Vice President
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
Rowan University
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Congressman Donald Norcross will provide an update on the steps Congress has taken to address business challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal resources available to businesses and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.
Donald Norcross
New Jersey's First Congressional District
Thursday, July 16, 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
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
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
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 7, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Misunderstandings and inaccurate assumptions between people of good will, both white people and black people, cause divisiveness and communication problems. In the workplace, this conflict causes stress and prevents people from working together effectively. “ The Stain ” fosters dialogue. We facilitate workshops that create a safe place to share stories and experiences. As a CCSNJ member, I’d like to explore how we could work with your organization, and I hope you will support our approach:
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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
NJ Advance Media Pledges up to
$10 Million in Matching Grants
Since the start of the pandemic, our journalists have provided to you and the people of New Jersey critical news and information and stories of how New Jereysans have come together to help each other. Audiences have turned to us in record numbers for breaking news on They have engaged on our social channels, received our newsletters and have continued to be loyal subscribers of our newspapers. As our digital readership more than doubled, so did the realization of the gravity of COVID-19 on our communities.

The grant program can double your marketing impact by matching advertising dollars spent with NJ Advance Media, including and our affiliated newspapers. The grants start at $950* and will be matched up to $50,000. Read More>>

When I joined the Rutgers University–Camden family in July 2014, I knew I was becoming a part of an inclusive and welcoming campus that was home to world-class faculty, ambitious students, dedicated staff, and successful alumni. Rutgers–Camden already had a rising reputation for its civic engagement ethos, and I knew that the university had deep bonds with Camden and southern New Jersey.

As I conclude my tenure as chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, each day reinforces the remarkable qualities of our institution. We are truly a community that thrives because of our openness to embracing new ideas and diverse backgrounds. Rutgers–Camden also continues to make its mark as an anchor institution that is committed to being of the city and in the city. Read More>>
The owners of the New Jersey based behavioral healthcare companies, Harmony Bay Wellness and Victory Bay Recovery Center, are pleased to announce the formation of their healthcare Network, Advantage Behavioral Health Network (ABHN). With a mission of offering accessible, effective, and empathetic behavioral healthcare services, the Network provides a growth platform that will allow for thoughtful and organized expansion of behavioral healthcare services to more people in New Jersey. Read More>>
WSFS Bank Donates $200,000 to Local Organizations to Accelerate Small Business Recovery Efforts
WSFS Bank announced a $200,000 donation to four organizations, providing relief grants to help local small businesses within the Bank’s footprint impacted by the pandemic.

In addition, WSFS dedicated more than 200 Associates to work on Paycheck Protection Program applications and received approvals for more than 5,000 loans worth nearly $1 billion. These businesses employ about 100,000 people in the region. Read More>>
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