Monday, May 2, 2022
Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

Please join us for our 47th Annual Spring Golf Classic!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill

Please join us to hear from Vincent Mazzei, Jr., Assistant Commissioner of Watershed & Land Management at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
Vincent Mazzei, Jr.
Assistant Commissioner Watershed and Land Management
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Thursday, May 12, 2022
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Songbird Karaoke in Collingswood for our Camden County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Friday, May 13, 2022
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Mt. Laurel

Please join us to hear from the leaders that oversee the state's business assistance, financing, and attraction institutions to learn about their collective work to improve New Jersey's overall business climate and their respective organization's initiatives to help New Jersey businesses grow and thrive.
Wesley Mathews
Chief Executive Officer
Choose New Jersey
Tim Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Melanie Willoughby
Executive Director
New Jersey Business Action Center
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Adelphia Restaurant and Events

Join us to hear Dr. Houshmand, as he celebrates his 10th anniversary as Rowan's president, about the growth the university has seen under his leadership, and what is in store for the future.
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand
Rowan University
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest

Hear from Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald as he discusses his priorities for this legislative session, the latest on the FY2023 budget process, business assistance being discussed in the legislative and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.
Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald
New Jersey's Sixth Legislative District
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
5:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Subaru Park

Join CCSNJ to cheer on the Philadelphia Union as they face Inter Miami FC on May 18. The tailgate will begin at 5:00 p.m. and we will provide snacks and beverages.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club for our Burlington County Network Connection Series Breakfast to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.
Friday, May 20, 2022
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest

Join us to hear from a series of experts on the exciting and complex changes to New Jersey’s energy and environmental landscape. NJBPU President Fiordaliso and NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette will discuss Governor Murphy’s Administration’s energy and environmental policy priorities of for the second term. Then New Jersey utility executives will share their respective company’s plans to continue to innovate and make infrastructure investments in the face of the state’s Energy Master Plan goals.
Monday, May 23, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Waterfront Camden Hotel

Please join us for a conversation that will discuss the catalyst for the supply chain crisis and ways the state and country can move forward to correct the problem before it continues to worsen.
Gina Sullivan
Business Development,
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 835; Chair, CCSNJ Construction Council
Andrew Saporito
Executive Director & CEO
South Jersey Port Corporation
Rose Hope
Senior Manager of Marketing & Business Development
South Jersey Port Corporation
Chris Perks
Director of Engineering
South Jersey Port Corporation
Friday, May 23, 2022
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: PAC-MAN.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill

Get the pulse on South Jersey economy at this forum featuring industry experts.
Harry J. Giacometti, Esq.
Stakeholder & Chair, Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring & Risk Management Department
Flaster Greenberg PC
Ryotaro Tashiro
Senior Outreach Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Mark McCollom
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
Fulton Financial Corporation
Dana Lancellotti
President & CEO
NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association
Don Hairston
Vice President & General Manager, C5 Systems Division
L3Harris Technologies
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin

Join us to hear an update from the newly elected Senate President Nick Scutari on the Senate’s legislative priorities for the 220th legislative session.
Senate President Nicholas P. Scutari
New Jersey's Twenty-Second Legislative District
Thursday, June 2, 2022
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at The Grove at Centerton for our Salem County Network Connection Series Breakfast to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.
Monday, June 6, 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.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Legacy Club at Woodcrest

Save the Date for CCSNJ's Diversity Equity + Inclusion Forum!
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Rise Light & Power (Rise) and Delaware River Partners LLC (DRP) proposed a historic partnership to position New Jersey as a leading manufacturing hub in the growing offshore wind industry.

As part of its Outerbridge Renewable Connector project, Rise announced it is prepared to invest millions to develop a shovel-ready site for a submarine cable manufacturing facility at DRP-owned Repauno Port & Rail Terminal in Greenwich Township (Repauno).

The proposed submarine cable manufacturing facility will have a footprint of approximately 30 acres, along with dock access.

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New Jersey’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Takes Effect May 4, 2022 
NJ businesses urged to prepare for new requirements that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products, and limits plastic straws

Do you run a grocery store or retail outlet that distributes plastic or paper carryout bags to customers, or a food service business that provides plastic straws and polystyrene foam clam-shell takeout containers and other products?

As part of the eco-friendly initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in the environment, New Jersey will soon ban single-use plastic carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products, paper carryout bags in grocery stores at or larger than 2500-square-feet and will limit plastic straws to by-request-only. The ban will go into effect on May 4, 2022.

The law, signed by Governor Murphy in 2020, bans the use of plastic carryout bags – regardless of thickness – at grocery stores and retail outlets, as well as paper carryout bags at grocery stores at or larger than 2,500-square-feet. The law will also ban polystyrene foam clamshell food containers and other products such as plates, cups, food trays and utensils, and make plastic straws available only upon request. For a helpful chart of establishments and products affected, and exemptions, please see,

The ban was designed to address the problem of plastic pollution with solutions to protect the environment for future generations. In 2017, only 8.4 percent of plastics in the United States were recycled. Most single-use plastic carryout bags arrive in landfills, are incinerated, or accumulate in the environment. Unable to biodegrade, leftover plastic products release chemicals into the environment that are harmful to human health and negatively impact major contributors to the New Jersey economy – such as the tourism, fishing, and shipping industries, as well as recreation.

To encourage the use of reusable carryout bags, New Jersey Clean Communities Council has formed the “Bag Up NJ” campaign, which educates and reminds consumers about their options for sustainability and encourages them to bring their own reusable bag when they shop.

To assist businesses with compliance, the NJ Business Action Center (NJBAC) has rolled out resources on its website,, which, has a list of wholesale vendors of reusable bags. The Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has rolled out with detailed information about the new law. NJ Clean Communities Council – with responsibility for outreach, educational programs, and public service announcements – will be distributing a limited number of free reusable carryout bags through a partnership with the Clean Communities Program. Find your County Clean Communities Coordinator at

To stay on track, businesses can read the single-use plastic carryout bag and polystyrene foam ban timeline for all critical dates as defined by the law. It is recommended that businesses print a copy of this timeline and keep it posted in order to keep track of important deadlines.

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for the overall implementation of the plastics ban law, including the adoption of implementing regulations. The NJDEP, along with the municipalities, CEHA and the NJ Department of Health are responsible for enforcement of the law. Penalties will be given to businesses who do not comply, which include a warning for the first offense, up to $1,000 per day for a second offense and up to $5,000 per day for a third offense or subsequent offense.

If you need additional support, The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) offers a Live Chat on its website,, or can be reached at 1-800-JERSEY-7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, where New Jersey-based business experts will assist you and provide answers to your questions.

For more information contact the NJDEP Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste at or 609-984-4250.

To learn more about New Jersey Clean Communities’ “Bag Up” campaign, visit:

To gain access to free resources provided by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), visit:

For more information, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager, Government Affairs at
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