Monday, March 21, 2022
Upcoming Events
Thursday, March 24, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Port-O-Call Hotel in Ocean City for our Cape May County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Monday, March 28, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for small group networking!

This meeting's theme is Harry Potter!

Monday, March 28, 2022
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Camden Waterfront

Please join us for our first Camden Business Council meeting of 2022 during which attendees will hear from two expert speakers on what is required to have a business registered as a small, minority, and women business enterprise at the state level, as well as the various other certifications available in the marketplace.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Please join us to hear an update from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on the Assembly's legislative priorities for the 220th legislative session.
Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin
New Jersey's Nineteenth Legislative District
Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant

Please join us to hear Timothy Burdis from State Policy Solutions at PJM and Jim Ferris from the Division of Clean Energy at New Jersey Board of Public Utilities discuss grid modernization and the impact on South Jersey.
Timothy C. Burdis
Senior Manager
State Policy Solutions
PJM Interconnection
Jim Ferris, P.E., CE
Deputy Director,
Division of Clean Energy, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Friday, April 1, 2022
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Join us to hear New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti give an update on the Department's priorities for 2022 and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.
Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

Connect with new and returning members of the State Senate and General Assembly who represent the seven southern counties of New Jersey at this signature CCSNJ event!

Thursday, April 7, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Terra Nova

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Terra Nova Restaurant in Sewell for our Gloucester County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Monday, April 11, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The quickest way to expand your network! Connect one-on-one with other CCSNJ members in a fast-paced setting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adventure Aqu

Join us for the second of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level.
Louis Cappelli, Jr.
Commissioner Director
Camden County
Catherine M. Ward, Esq.
Co-Chair, Environmental,
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
Colleen Bianco Bezich, Esq.
Borough of Haddonfield
Jamila Bremmer
Borough of Chesilhurst
Victor G. Carstarphen
City of Camden
Jessica Rafeh
Pennsauken Township
Guest Column

SNJDC Chronicle Article: Virtual Banking Safety
As we collectively ease into our “new normal” with the worst of the COVID pandemic now behind us, every reader of this column has seen some elements of everyday life change. Some of the changes in our behaviors were temporary, and when it was safe to do so, we returned to the old ways of doing things. We have become accustomed to some of the other changes and they appear to have become more permanent, like doing things electronically that we used to do in person.

COVID only accelerated a digital shift that was already underway. Think about how much more often you use video conferencing for work meetings or to stay in touch with friends and family than you did before 2020. How many more packages are arriving at your doorstep now that online shopping has been turbocharged by the pandemic? Surely your banking habits have changed as well.

At Parke Bank, as has been the experience of countless community banks across the country, we witnessed a vast transformation in the way we interact with our customers since early 2020. Between government-mandated lockdowns and voluntary social distancing, the demand for contactless transactions soared during the past two years. When our branches were closed or restricted, customers became accustomed to online and app-based banking. We in the banking industry know that this is a trend that is here to stay.

As our customers conduct more transactions online, we have correspondingly focused more attention to our cybersecurity efforts, ensuring the highest level of security for your sensitive data and financial information. We’ve also made investments in improving the user experience for those doing their banking at as our redesigned website was just launched late last year.

We know that for everyday activities such as checking account balances, making payments and transfers, and even credit card applications, most of our customers now prefer to engage with us online or via the Parke Bank app. We also know that, as our customers conduct more transactions digitally, the threat from hackers, scammers and other cybercriminals increases proportionally. But banking online can be perfectly safe, as long as your bank uses industry-standard security technology, and precautions are taken.

Follow these tips to ensure your online banking experience is as safe as possible:

When visiting your bank online, avoid clicking on links that you may have received via email or text. Instead, make sure you always type the bank’s website into your browser. You’ll know your bank employs web page encryption by looking for “https” at the beginning of the website address.

Never access your bank’s website or app unless you are on a secure, password-protected WiFi network (or using your cell phone’s data connection). Public WiFi networks offered by your gym or the local coffee shop are convenient, but hackers can more easily access your device and steal your personal information while you’re connected.

Always keep your login information secure. Avoid using the options some websites give to save your usernames and passwords. Doing so will enable anyone who uses your computer or mobile device after you to access your bank accounts. Change your passwords regularly and use different passwords for each of your online accounts. Make sure you use hard-to-guess passwords that have a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
Use your bank’s app or website to log in to your account regularly to check your account balances to verify there are no unauthorized charges. Gone are the days when you had to wait to receive your monthly account statement to check over your transaction history. If you see suspicious activity, change your password and call your bank right away. If your bank offers to send you text or email alerts when large transactions are made on your accounts or when your balance drops below a set amount, you should opt-in.

Install anti-virus software that prevents, detects and removes malicious programs. Make sure you keep this software up-to-date on all devices that you use to access your bank accounts.

Your bank has a responsibility to use industry-standard security technology to combat cybersecurity threats and ensure the security of your funds and your personal data. You, as an account holder, also play a critical role in making sure your accounts are protected. Hopefully, these virtual banking safety tips will help you to do so.

Disclaimer: Parke Bank will not ask for any personal information via email or text message. If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email or text from Parke Bank, please contact us at 856-256-2500.
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Santander's Cultivate Small Business program provides education, coaching, and small capital grants to early stage food entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods, with a focus on supporting food businesses owned by women, people of color, and immigrants.

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The annual budget address always has predictable responses — and Gov. Phil Murphy’s offering on Tuesday was no exception. Members of the party in power (Democrats) loved it; those in the minority (Republicans) hated it. Leaders of business groups want more for business owners (helping to replenish the unemployment trust fund came up often), while think tanks went the direction of how they lean. The only thing remaining was to see which nonprofit felt the progressive governor wasn’t doing enough. No worries, we found that, too.

The pandemic found some women rethinking their place in the workforce and heading down the path of entrepreneurship. But women still face obstacles in obtaining capital and support. Rhonda Schaffler speaks with Christina Renna, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey about what women need to know before launching their businesses.

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