Monday, October 19, 2020
Upcoming Events
PART 1: Tuesday, October 20
10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Our opening keynote, Wendy Saltzman, Founder & CEO of Philly Power Media, will discuss The Importance of Creating Your Own Professional Brand followed by two panel discussions:
  • Defining Professional Success: Is the C-Suite the Only Answer? 
  • Power of the Pack: Why Women Who Support Other Women Are More Successful
PART 2: Tuesday, October 27
10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
We will start with two panel discussions (below) and wrap up the conference with our closing keynote, Janet Davis, CEO of JADE Jamaican Grill/JADE Consulting, who will discuss Power & Presence: Shaping our Future Forward.
  • Blurred Lines: Navigating the Work (From Home) Life Balance 
  • Making Sense of Your Money: Controlling Your Financial Health

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) recently announced “The Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program”, a new round of $70 million in grant money for restaurants, micro-businesses and small businesses struggling due to COVID-19’s impact. Tune in to learn about the eligibility requirements for the grant, as well as the pre-registration process, when the application period will open and how best to prepare to apply.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Join us to hear from NJ’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Beth Simone Noveck and NJ Business Action Center Executive Director, Melanie L. Willoughby for an update on assistance available for businesses during the pandemic and how their agencies are working to support economic recovery.

Friday, October 23, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us to hear from New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioners Dianne Solomon and Bob Gordon on the implementation of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan during COVID-19 and how it may impact the South Jersey business community as well as what New Jersey’s economic recovery looks like for the energy industry.

Monday, October 26, 2020
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, October 29, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us to hear from Five Below, Inc.'s President & CEO, Joel Anderson as he shares his leadership styles and insights, career path and the road that led him to Five Below, and discusses how the latest challenges presented by COVID-19 may impact Five Below’s plans for the future.

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Tuesday, October 20
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Thursday, October 22
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Tuesday, October 27
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March, the CCSNJ’s singular focus has been to help our members navigate the economic crisis created by the pandemic in every way possible. A key component of this assistance comes in the form of advocacy at the state and federal level. While the CCSNJ has kept a keen eye on public policy initiatives related to the health emergency, there has also been a series of non-COVID issues considered by the Legislature that impact member companies and the region, which the CCSNJ continues to engage on. The FY2021 state budget has been like no other as it had no good news for businesses: new taxes, increased existing taxes, added borrowing, and meager spending cuts within state government.
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As nonprofit executives ensure their organizations deliver on their mission by providing critical services and support to their communities, their daily challenges range from merely keeping the doors open to withstanding a change in policy and strategies to ensure sustainability. The addition of a global pandemic has brought many to their knees.

Toni Pergolin, President & CEO of Bancroft and author of Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits, invites you to join a virtual discussion with CEOs from different sectors who will share their experiences and provide approaches for nonprofit leaders to work past the current crisis and into a strong future. 
Since 2011, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley's (VOADV) Adopt A Family program has been giving hope to more than 6,000 local children and families in need across the southern New Jersey and Philadelphia region. The program matches donors to families in need providing holiday gifts for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal for the family to enjoy.
Difficulties and struggles are unavoidable in life, but a person has complete control over one’s personal response to the situation.

International speaker and diversity/inclusion strategist Kimberly Reed’s book Optimists Always Win!: Unlocking the Power to Reach Life’s C-Suite isn’t merely motivational mumbo jumbo. It is designed to help readers develop a process to stay optimistic all the time. Reaching life’s C-Suite means obtaining a level of happiness, peace, wisdom and growth in all areas of our lives. It’s choosing optimism instead of anger, bitterness, or revenge. Pre-order your copy today!

All book royalties are being donated to a premier Academic Research Institution for Integrated Breast Cancer Fund and Patient Care, and American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia, PA.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) will be hosting a Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation in recognition of our 50 years of serving the MS community on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Barnes Foundation, located in Philadelphia, PA and founded by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, is an art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art of horticulture. We will be hosting a livestream program that will include a private, docent-led tour of the Barnes Foundation collection. Register Here>>
New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $1.15 million in grants from the 2020 round of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) CDFI Program. The award enables NJCC to increase equitable access to capital to improve the quality and supply of affordable housing in low-income, underserved communities across New Jersey while also expanding financing for healthy food initiatives. Read More>>
There is so much joy seeing a child get their first bike! That's why Ron Jaworski & his foundation Jaws Youth Playbook are teaming up to give at-risk youth the freedom that a bike brings. The pride of owning a bike encourages lifelong habits of exercise, outdoor activity and independence. When the Bike Drive started in 2018, we held an event at the Salvation Army Croc Center and donated 200 bikes to at-risk youth in Camden, NJ. Read More>>
Laura Bishop, managing principal of Laura Bishop Communications (LBC), is recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal among the 2020 Women of Distinction. Bishop will join a select group of honorees at a reception held Nov. 12 via video conference. Read More>>
As New Jerseyans are emerging from our homes, businesses are facing unique challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape our business landscape.

The NJ Advance Media Customer Appreciation Program supports marketing, advertising, and branding needs by matching qualifying invesments on and affiliated print publications to make sure your business is supported into 2021. Read More>>
Century Savings Bank, along with over 1,500 banks across the nation, partnered with the American Bankers Association (ABA) in their anti-phishing campaign “Banks Never Ask That”. The movement, in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which takes place each October, seeks to use attention-grabbing humor to reinforce the notion that banks do not text, call or email customers asking for sensitive information such as their passwords and PIN. Read More>>
Patient First now provides Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at its Delran, New Jersey location at 4000 Route 130 North, Building C. Testing is by appointment only. Walk-in COVID-19 testing is not permitted. Testing is also available at Patient First sites in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Hamilton and Sicklerville. Read More>>
Flaster Greenberg PC, a midsize commercial law firm, announced today the selection of Jordan A. LaVine and Steven S. Poulathas as Co-Managing Shareholders. The pair will succeed Alan H. Zuckerman in leading the firm. This marks the first time in the firm’s nearly 50-year history that it has undergone a switch at the top from a single managing shareholder to a shared role. Read More>>
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