Monday, November 1, 2021
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Waterfront Camden Hotel

Join us to hear from Michelle Bodden,
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Dr. Julia M. Presley, Manager of Programs and Analytics at the New Jersey Office of Diversity and Inclusion who are leading the charge to provide more opportunities for small, women and minority owned businesses to do business with the State of New Jersey, including an update on how the state’s Disparity Study virtual town halls went and the next steps forward for this important project.

Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield

Join us as Archer Attorneys Tackle Top HR Issues at CCSNJ's HR Boot Camp!

The following topics will be covered:
Cannabis in the Workplace
* Latest Updates on Vaccine Mandates
* Remote Workplaces: What are the Rules?
Sensitivity and Diversity in the Workplace
(Another) FMLA and ADA Time Off Primer

In-person attendees will be eligible to receive the following credits for this session:
* 3.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits
* 2.5 PA CLE Credits (Approved) 
* 3.2 NJ CLE Credits (Approved) 
Monday, November 8, 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 Football! Join the zoom meeting with your favorite football team in the background.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Rowan College of South Jersey, Business and Corporate Center, Sewell

Join us for the third of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Gloucester County Commissioner Heather Simmons will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level. Mayors and representatives from Deptford Township, Glassboro, Harrison Township, Washington Township and West Deptford will discuss economic development projects and impacts on the region. Additionally, representatives from nonprofit organizations based in Gloucester county will be available to meet with attendees before and after the program at display tables.

Thursday, November 11, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

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

Friday, November 12, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Grove at Centerton, Pittsgrove
Congressman Jefferson Van Drew
New Jersey's Second Congressional District
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has represented the Second Congressional District, which encompasses Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties, as well as parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties since 2018. The Congressman currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Please join us to hear Congressman Van Drew discuss national issues important to the business community and to the region.

Monday, November 15, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City

Join us for the fourth of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Smart Airports & Aviation Partnership's Director, Carole Mattessich, Esq., will detail economic development initiatives, services and programs at the county level. Mayors and representatives from Atlantic & Cape May Counties will discuss economic development projects and impacts on the region. Additionally, representatives from nonprofit organizations based in Atlantic & Cape May Counties will be available to meet with attendees before and after the program at display tables.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Sheraton Atlantic City 
Convention Center Hotel
Senator Michael L. Testa, Jr.
New Jersey's First Legislative District;
Co-Chair, New
Jersey's Legislative Manufacturing Caucus
Join us at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference to hear from Senator Michael Testa, Jr. from New Jersey's First Legislative District on his priorities for the lame duck session, expectations for the next Legislative session, role as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus, and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Get the pulse on the South Jersey economy at this forum featuring industry experts in economy, higher education, hospitals/healthcare and gaming. 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.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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.

Friday, November 19, 2021
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill
Deconstructing the Results: 
New Jersey Election 2021

2021 marks a landmark election year in New Jersey with all 120 state legislative seats on the ticket, as well as the Governor. Join us for this always fun event when we look back on the election results with two well-known and well-respected political operatives – one Democrat, one Republican – who will discuss the trends seen in the results and what the outcome of the state’s most competitive races mean for both parties.

Guest Column

Inconsistent Enforcement of Policies

Counsel and Chair, Employment and
Labor Department, Parker McCay P.A.
Your company develops policies as a way mitigate risk and ensure operational excellence. These policies are added to your handbook, communicated to employees, and put into effect. But, what if your company doesn’t enforce these policies? What if your company inconsistently enforces these policies? 

One word. Trouble.

Policies are an essential component of any organization. There are one of the first things that lawyers ask about when a lawsuit is filed. Do you have a policy? Did you follow it? Your policies tell both the company and its employees what is expected of them and what procedures will be followed when policies are violated.

One example of the problem you can face when you fail follow your own policy is the risk of having legal action brought against you for discrimination. For example, your company has a dress code policy that does not allow jeans to be worn in the workplace. One manager doesn’t enforce it. Another manager issues a write up for an employee who was wearing jeans on the same day, and sends that employee home to change (off the clock.) Now, imagine the employee who was sent home is part of a protected class? Sounds like trouble and a potential lawsuit. Why? Because you have a policy but you are not following it. Even worse, it appears that you chose to selectively apply it to an employee who is part of a protected class. And while that may not be the reason (often it is not), it is the employer’s burden to prove otherwise. And trying to do so can be expensive.

To avoid problems, policies should be clearly documented. Additionally, all managers and supervisors should receive training about policies and the importance of enforcing them fairly and consistently.

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Resource Center
On October 27, the Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Business Action Center announced that food-service businesses may provide single-use plastic straws only upon request, effective Thursday, November 4, 2021. Read more>>
The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) is submitting a proposal for the Good Jobs Challenge Grant. Through the Good Jobs Challenge, U.S. EDA is allocating $500 million to get Americans back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to good-paying jobs. Read more>>


Trenton's Energy Master Plan is noble in its intent but will have a disastrous impact on New Jersey's economy. Businesses and residents alike will be saddled with sky high energy taxes and exorbitant energy prices that will cripple the economy. New Jersey must adapt to Climate Change. But we need to have a transparent public discussion so that we don't end up with policies that are neither feasible, affordable, or reliable.

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The Camden Business Council, an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, is holding a seminar for the city’s minority- and woman-owned small businesses and those interested in opening one.

The free event will happen on Wednesday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, but there will also be a virtual option available. Read more>>
Voters are deciding in next week’s election whether to expand sports wagering in the state to include New Jersey-based collegiate sporting events – but passage of the ballot question appears to be far from a sure bet.

New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing sports betting 10 years ago, but a lengthy legal fight with sports leagues delayed its debut to 2018, after a favorable Supreme Court ruling that has led to the rapid growth of the industry around the country. Read more>>

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