Monday, June 21, 2021
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Join NJBIA, CCSNJ & other organizations for a webinar to discuss the benefits and process of hiring individuals with disabilities and how they will help your company thrive.

Thursday, June 24, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

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

Monday, July 8, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

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
  • Participate in smaller breakout sessions to network in a more intimate forum
  • Receive timely membership updates from the CCSNJ team

Monday, July 12, 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: Destiny's Child

Join the zoom meeting with a
Destiny's Child-themed background!

Thursday, July 15, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at The ChopHouse in Gibbsboro for our Camden County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other’s businesses and exchange information.

Monday, July 19, 2021
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.

Friday, July 30, 2021
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

NJMEP’s Virtual State-of-the-State of Manufacturing Summit brings together manufacturing, STEM Firm executives, and NJ elected officials, only, to share information and highlight challenges within the industry.

State-of-the-State is a collaborative, honest, and candid conversation between industry and government.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
DAER Nightclub
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

Join CCSNJ for a celebration of summer in Atlantic City and return to in-person events at this after-hours networking event at DAER Nightclub inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City! You won't want to miss this great networking opportunity with CCSNJ members while you enjoy premium hors d'oeuvres and an open bar.

For a limited time Hard Rock is offering attendees a special discounted room rate on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. To book your room, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Ocean Casino Resort,
Atlantic City

Theresa “Terry” Glebocki serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Casino Resort.She joined Ocean in February 2019 as the casino’s chief financial officer, was appointed the interim CEO in August 2019 and was named CEO in December 2019. Terry brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the role. In April 2021, she was appointed as the first female president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ). Join us as Terry discusses her history, career path in the gaming industry, the latest challenges for helping Atlantic City recover from the pandemic and future goals for the revitalization of Ocean Casino Resort.

Guest Column
‘Man’s Best Friend’ Comes to FirstNet: AT&T Launches Animal Assisted Therapy Initiative to Further Health & Wellness for America’s First Responders

By: Joseph Divis
Interim President - AT&T New Jersey
In advance of the 2021 storm season, FirstNet®, Built with AT&T – the nation’s only network built by public safety, for public safety – is introducing “ROG the Dog” animal assisted therapy to support public safety on the front lines. This new initiative builds off of the launch of the FirstNet Health & Wellness Coalition and reinforces our commitment to Be There for America’s first responders by further supporting the health and well-being of those who serve their communities each and every day.

Studies have shown that compared to the general population, first responders experience higher rates of depression, PTSD, burnout, anxiety and other mental health issues, and that interacting with animals can improve coping and recovery, enhance morale, decrease stress, and reduce the effects of PTSD and emotional distress. And as public safety’s partner, we have a responsibility unlike any other wireless carrier to deliver for the first responder community. That’s why we’ve gone beyond our commitment to build and operate FirstNet and are providing this unique type of support to keep them mission ready.

Affectionately named after the FirstNet Response Operations Group (ROG) – the team led by former first responders that guides the deployment of the FirstNet fleet of dedicated deployable network assets – ROG the Dog is actually a fleet of trained Labradoodles who specialize in animal assisted therapy for first responders. We’re collaborating with Global Medical Response (GMR) to provide the therapy dog services, which are especially meant for times of crises following natural or man-made disasters. GMR chose Labradoodles as their therapy dog breed because of their temperament, they are hypoallergenic, and well suited to providing calm and care in the middle of chaos. The ROG the Dog initiative is currently comprised of over 30 animals located across the U.S.

To strengthen public safety’s command and control of their network, we launched the FirstNet Response Operations Program in 2018. This program aligns with Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System with a focus on life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. With FirstNet, public safety agencies have access to a dedicated, nationwide fleet of 80+ land-based and airborne portable cell sites, like FirstNet One – all at no additional charge. The deployable network assets are designed to keep FirstNet subscribers connected to the information they need, no matter where their mission takes them. This allows first responders to make rescues, communicate and coordinate their emergency response, or aid in recovery, even in the hardest hit areas or most remote parts of the country.

New Member Spotlight
L-J's Decorating opened for business in 1986. The company started as a small family-owned operation with the founder Joseph Bellino. It later grew into second generation owners Louis and Patricia Bellino, who today operate the day to day business. Overtime, the business gained traction, products and services that were offered expanded, and the once modest undertaking grew into a full service business. We are based in Freehold, New Jersey and have clients in nearly every part of the Garden State and New York. Visit for more information.
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Legislative Updates
On June 16, the Senate Labor Committee and Assembly Appropriations Committee heard a package of bills concerning worker misclassification, which targets employers who use independent contractors. The CCSNJ opposed the bill package, which was unexpectedly added to the Committee agendas earlier this week, as they would grant broad authority to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) on the issue of worker misclassification. Read more>>
CCSNJ Testifies in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee
On June 15, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) Manager of Government Affairs, Hilary Chebra, testified in support of S-3926 (Sweeney/Smith)which would authorize certain offshore wind projects to construct power lines and obtain real property interests. The bill also grants the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) authority to supersede certain local governmental powers upon petition from offshore wind project. Read more>>
Ambassador Tip
"Networking can be hard for many people but I believe if you are authentic, share your passions and help other people feel good about themselves or be successful, you will find it’s easier than you think!"

Hidden Gems Vacations
CCSNJ in the News
Senator Michael Testa toured a new 159,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Vineland this week as part of the First Legislative District Team’s business Recovery Tour. The state-of-the-art plant was built for Comar, a premier supplier of specialty packaging solutions and custom molded medical devices and assemblies, and only recently went into production. Read more>>

A long-stalled bill gained committee approval on June 10 that would offer retroactive paid sick leave during some of the worst days of the pandemic, and for workers who need to take time off after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Under Senate Bill 3827, workers would be entitled to up to two weeks to self-quarantine if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, if they are awaiting test results, or caring for a sick family member or child. Read more>>
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