Monday, March 1, 2021
Across the globe women-owned and led businesses supply an incredible range of products and services. In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the CCSNJ is spotlighting women-owned and led businesses within our membership through our #HERstory of Success Initiative.
If you are a woman who owns and/or leads a CCSNJ member business/organization,
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 3, 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. Space is limited!

Thursday, March 4, 2021
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Please join us to hear from female executives leading companies in two traditionally male-dominated industries, utilities and gaming. They will share their career evolutions, lessons learned, and how they broke the glass ceiling in their respective industries. This session will include breakout sessions with our speakers to encourage more in-depth conversations among the group.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear Senator Singleton update the Committee on the proposed FY2022 state budget, his legislative priorities for the new year, as well as other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation with three community leaders that represent a diverse array of businesses, who will speak to the challenges facing minority-owned enterprises in the state of New Jersey and the systemic change that must occur to create greater opportunity in the future. This session will include breakout sessions with our speakers to encourage more in-depth conversations among the group.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

How has COVID-19 changed your organization’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and your strategies moving forward? How can your organization prepare to be more agile and ready to adapt to future challenges? Join us to hear from leaders in nonprofit management and strategy to gain insights on how your organization can re-assess its current position, objectives and strategic plan to develop new strategies for future success.

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Friday, March 5
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Monday, March 8
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Friday, March 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
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Ambassador Tip

"Building your network is very important. Every meeting you take shouldn't be about selling. Instead of always saying "this is what I offer", ask "how can I help you". The more you give and stay humble, the easier it is to ask."

Ryan Harbinson
Director Of Business Development
Clearbridge Branding Agency;
CCSNJ Ambassador Chair
Assemblywoman Murphy to host series, “Monday Mothers”, during Women’s History Month

  • March 8 at 7:00 P.M. - A Discussion on Virtual Schooling
  • March 15 at 7:00 P.M. - A Conversation with Mothers of Children with Special Needs
  • March 22 at 7:00 P.M. - Careers on Hold: A Conversation with Working Mothers
  • March 29 at 7:00 P.M. - Mental Health & COVID-19: How Are You Holding Up?

Legislative Updates
Governor Murphy Delivers the FY2022 Budget Address
On February 23, Governor Phil Murphy delivered the FY2022 Budget Address via a pre-reordered speech, streamed live to the Legislature and the public. Governor Murphy proposed a $44.8 billion budget that, the CCSNJ is happy to report, included no new or increased taxes or fees. Read more>>
On February 17, Governor Phil Murphy, Congressman Donald Norcross, Senate President Sweeney and local and county officials announced $250 million for the redevelopment of the Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC). This is the center’s first major renovation since opening in 1989. Read more>>
CCSNJ in the News
Congratulations to Christina Renna, CCSNJ's President & CEO, on Being Featured on NJBIZ's 2021 Power 100 & ROI Influencers: 2021 Power List!
The CCSNJ has seen big changes with Renna taking the helm. As the new president, Renna is able to call upon her experience as the chamber’s senior vice president and her time working at the Governor’s Office under Chris Christie. She serves on the advisory board of the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden and on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton.

The state-designated Pine Barrens Scenic Byway that meanders through six southern counties has now been designated as a National Scenic Byway, through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is overseeing the administration of the 130-mile byway route, and it prepared the successful application to obtain the National Scenic Byway designation in June 2020.

Gov. Phil Murphy Feb. 23 delivered his fourth annual budget address, outlining a responsible spending proposal for fiscal year 2022 (FY2022) that includes critical investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient, while making a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, providing the highest level of school funding in history, delivering direct tax rebates to over 760,000 middle-class families, and providing $200 million in relief for small businesses. Read more>>
One of the first pieces of legislation Assemblywoman Carol Murphy was a primary sponsor of was ARJ51, this bill went on to become law and establish every February 14th, “Socks for the Homeless Day”. In honor of “Socks for the Homeless Day”, Assemblywoman Murphy held a month-long drive in partnership with the non-profit the Joy of Sox to collect socks for the homeless in Burlington County. Read more>>
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