Monday, June 7, 2021
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear from the Chair of the Senate Labor Committee, Fred H. Madden, Jr. on what his priorities are to address business challenges during the state's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and any other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

On May 5, the Murphy Administration released a report from the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Groupwhich Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver convened last summer to examine the unique pandemic-related challenges in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. Join us to hear from Lt. Governor Oliver and Working Group Chair and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's Executive Director, Matthew Doherty who will discuss the substantive recommendations in the Report that strive to move Atlantic City into a successful future.

Monday, June 14, 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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. 

Get the pulse on the South Jersey economy at this forum featuring industry experts in economy, manufacturing, and information technology. Our panel will report on current conditions and provide a six-month outlook in their respective business sectors relative to the Southern New Jersey marketplace.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
The Alms Center, Bridgeton

Join the conversation with a diverse group of business and community leaders discussing our Hispanic business community and how this fast-growing segment of business owners can positively impact the economy of our region. Our featured speakers are Luis O. De La Hoz, Chairman of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“SHCCNJ”), and Raymond Lamboy of the Latin American Economic Development Assoc. (LAEDA).

Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Funplex, Mt. Laurel

As President & CEO of Acenda Integrated HealthDr. Anthony DiFabio is defining the next generation of comprehensive community health care. His vision for innovative care and strategic development has elevated him as a leader within health and social services. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, South Jersey Biz Magazine “20 Under 40”, and the South Jersey Young Professional’s Association’s Halo Award. Dr.

Join us as Dr. DiFabio shares his leadership styles and insights, the career path that led him to forming Acenda, and latest plans for Acenda in the post-pandemic world.

Capacity is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Registration will be capped. Register early!

Monday, June 21, 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: Will & Grace

Join the zoom meeting with a
Will & Grace-themed background!

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.

Capacity is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Registration will be capped. Register early!

Guest Column

Cybersecurity Vital for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

By: Joseph Divis
Interim President - AT&T New Jersey
A recent blog by my AT&T colleague, Stacey Marks, president, AT&T National Business & Channels, caught my eye. At once, she recognized the incredible efforts of our small and medium-sized business (SMBs) customers who “pivoted to virtual or physical/virtual hybrid workplaces and transitioned their physical customer and employee interactions to a digital model,” during the Pandemic of 2020 but also expressed concern about a casual cybersecurity attitude.

“The reasons for cybersecurity vulnerabilities among SMBs typically boil down to a lack of understanding of the gravity of the threat, a lack of financial or technology professional resources, and inertia when it comes to taking proactive steps to shore up their cyber defenses.” Stacy wrote. “I recommend to all of our SMB customers that they consider a professional cybersecurity assessment. Our cybersecurity experts can quickly help identify where systems are vulnerable and make practical recommendations to help them use their resources most effectively. Usually, there are both technology and human behavioral challenges that need to be addressed.”

While some cyberattacks garner headlines, the impact on small and medium-sized business can be no less frightening.

Stacey noted that, “According to a March 4, 2021 report in Security Magazine, SMBs are the number one target for cybersecurity breaches and 60 percent of those whose systems are compromised close up shop permanently within a year of the attack.”

AT&T cybersecurity professionals can help ensure our customers’ systems have the latest protective technologies, are using up-to-date software and hardware, and are compliant with industry-recognized standards. System software patching, application updates, and system access controls, administration and configuration are all areas that cybersecurity professionals typically assess.

Our cybersecurity professionals can help SMBs protect their networks from end-to-end which includes the ingress and egress of data passing to and from the internet and their businesses’ connected devices. And that’s just the starting point.

AT&T just announced an expanded the AT&T USM Anywhere platform to offer an advisory service for new and existing customers. Through the new service, AT&T USM Anywhere Advisors provide reactive support to AT&T USM Anywhere customers to help with day-to-day operations and streamline incident response efforts.

Read more about AT&T USM Anywhere HERE.

Stacey’s full blog, “Cybersecurity: The Existential Threat to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses” can be viewed HERE.
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LAN Sees Major Growth in Southern New Jersey
After an expansion that included opening a new southern New Jersey office in Voorhees, educational architecture powerhouse LAN Associates is experiencing massive growth in the region. Almost as soon as doors opened on the new location, the experienced architects became a trusted partner to local schools. The team is already working on a significant school expansion in Voorhees, major work in Winslow, and quickly secured positions as architect of record for five local school districts. 

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Applications are now open for the Emerge Program, a new jobs-based tax credit program created under the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act (ERA) of 2020 and administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). The Emerge Program, which replaced the Grow NJ Program, makes tax credits available to projects that invest private capital into the state and create jobs, with a focus on the State’s priority sectors.

The Emerge Program application, as well as complete rules, eligibility requirements, award sizes, and other information, are available at Read more>>
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) reopened pre-registration for Phase 4 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program this morning, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the Authority announced today. Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the allocation of $200 million in additional funds to help fulfill Phase 4 grant applications. Small business owners and non-profits that have not previously applied for Phase 4 grants may pre-register as a preliminary step toward applying for grants of up to $20,000. Read more>>
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"Whether you are a new member, or a member who has joined the Chamber just as social distancing and Zoom became our new vocabulary and way of life, I encourage you to stay connected on our weekly calls and virtual meetings. Try new topics to expand your circle and never be afraid to reach out to someone you shared a meeting with, even if you just listened in. Also, remember to check the attendee list for new connections. Getting introduced to other members and growing your circle of influence during these challenging times is what the Chamber does best. We are connectors, and understand because we have all been a new member too."

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CCSNJ in the News
The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) refers to it as the kickoff to the unofficial start to summer. Yes, officially, the summer season doesn’t begin until June 20. However, Memorial Day weekend 2021 is generating some added buzz. As it should. Remember, this time last year, all nine properties were closed as a result of the global pandemic. Now that Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the capacity restrictions at New Jersey casinos and restaurants, things are much different. Read more>>

Gov. Phil Murphy announced this week that masks will become optional for vaccinated office workers starting June 4, as the governor lifts the work-from-home order and tells employers they have the OK to bring staff back to the office. Here to talk about how businesses will adjust to the eased restrictions is Christina Renna, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. Watch the Interview>>
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