Monday, October 4, 2021
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mt. Laurel

Reflections from Years in the C-Suite: Lessons Learned
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MillerDevine Leadership Advisors
Friday, October 8, 2021
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Join us to hear from a series of experts on the exciting and complex changes to New Jersey’s Energy Landscape. NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso will provide a keynote address, followed by two panel discussions. The first will feature a discussion with New Jersey utility company executives on the changes within traditional energy and utilities companies in light of federal and state government’s renewable energy support. The second panel will highlight representatives from wind companies on the future of offshore wind in the state.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden

Join us for the second of five events focused on economic development in each county of Southern New Jersey. Camden County Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, Esq. will detail economic development initiatives, services, and programs at the county level. Mayors and representatives from the City of Camden, Gloucester Township, Cherry Hill Township and Voorhees Township will discuss economic development projects and impacts on the region. Additionally, representatives from nonprofit organizations based in Camden will be available to meet with attendees before and after the program at display tables.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Please join us to hear from Vinn White, Senior Advisor for Implementation at the U.S. Department of Transportation, who will discuss the federal Infrastructure Package and the implications it could have on New Jersey’s dilapidated infrastructure system.

Friday, October 15, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mt. Laurel

The Honorable
Phil Murphy
Governor, State of New Jersey
Monday, October 18, 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.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

Friday, October 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mt. Laurel

Jack Ciattarelli
Republican Candidate for New Jersey Governor
Saturday, October 23, 2021
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Subaru Park, Chester, PA

Join CCSNJ to cheer on the Philadelphia Union as they face Nashville SC on October 23. The tailgate will begin at 5:00 p.m. and we will provide snacks and beverages. Kids Night presented by Independence Blue Cross returns the same night as Philadelphia Union host Nashville SC for the first time at home.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit CCSNJ member nonprofits participating in the Giving Cycle Challenge, a program that works with middle school students to raise awareness about the need for philanthropy in the students’ local communities and have students commit themselves to a lifetime of giving before high school.
CCSNJ is still offering virtual networking opportunities for you to expand your network and reconnect with other members!
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Guest Column

In it for the “Long Haul”

Counsel and Chair, Employment and
Labor Department, Parker McCay P.A.

If you employ someone who is suffering from “Long COVID,” it’s important for you to know that s/he may be entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Individuals with Long COVID can experience new or continuing symptoms over weeks or months after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. An extensive and varied list of symptoms are known to be associated with Long COVID.

A person with Long COVID considered to have a disability are those individuals whose “…condition or any of its symptoms is a ‘physical or mental’ impairment that ‘substantially limits’ one or more major life activities.”1

Because Long COVID is a condition that can cause lung damage, heart damage, neurological damage, or lingering emotional illness and other mental health conditions, it is mental or physical impairment. Because it can also affect activities like breathing, concentrating, communicating, sitting, standing, and walking, Long COVID may substantially limit a major life activity.

Not all cases of Long COVID will necessarily be considered a disability. An assessment is required to determine if an individual’s Long COVID condition substantially limits a major life activity.

If your employee’s Long COVID qualifies as a disability, s/he is entitled to the same ADA protections from discrimination as other disabilities.

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School Architecture and Wellness: 7 Steps You Can Take to Improve Student Health

The emergence of COVID-19 has generated and increased public interest in reexamining the built environment with an eye towards wellness. This is especially true in schools, where COVID-19 precautions have changed the entire student experience. Architects have been studying the impact of school design on physical heath, mental health, and wellness for decades. Industry leading educational architects, LAN Associates share 7 steps to improve wellness through purposeful architecture for your building. 

Legislative Work
New Jersey businesses can start preparing now for implementation of a new law, which takes effect May 4, 2022, and ends the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products at retail stores and food service businesses. The use of single-use paper carryout bags will also be prohibited at grocery stores equal to or larger 2,500 square feet. Plastic straws will be limited to by-customer-request-only beginning Nov. 4, 2021. The NJ Business Action Center, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and the NJ Clean Communities Council are working together to help communities and 
businesses understand and comply with the law. An explanation of the law, a discussion of frequently asked questions, and an easy-to-read chart explaining what businesses are affected and how to comply are available at  

On September 27, Governor Murphy announced the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) will be launching the Return and Earn Program. Employers may receive up to $10,000 in wage subsidies to hire and train new employees for up to six months. The wage subsidy will cover 50 percent of wages for up to six months for new employees. The subsidy is capped at $10,000 per new employee and at $40,000 per employer.

Workers hired through Return & Earn will receive a $500 return to work bonus in their first paycheck. Candidates must be New Jersey residents working full-time (minimum 32 hours per week). Seasonal, part-time, commission-based, or 1099 positions are not eligible. Read more>>
Resource Center
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is asking business owners to respond to the Federal Reserve Bank’s 2021 Small Business Credit Survey. The annual survey provides crucial insights into the financial health of small businesses that can help to bring additional resources or support to New Jersey. Business owners can respond to the survey HERE.

On September 23, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will shortly be launching the next phase of its tenant selection process for the New Jersey Wind PortRead 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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CCSNJ in the News
All 21 New Jersey counties are drawing up plans for how to make their share of billions in COVID-19 federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act available to the public. Two, Camden and Cumberland, confirmed they have programs that are live right now.

The federal relief money totals $10.2 billion for New Jersey and its municipalities — with various struggling sectors still waiting for allocations like the childcare industry and transit systems. Read more>>
The eight county, 3,700-square-mile region that comprises South Jersey has historically weathered economic uncertainty via its diverse assets ranging from ports and hospital systems to renowned higher education institutions and tourism, but when the coronavirus pandemic struck last year, each of those components was heavily impacted: Hospitals were beset with COVID-19 patients and associated financial costs, higher education institutions were operating under strain, tourism was hampered, and the region’s ports saw drastic supply-side related reductions in cargo, with, for example, total volume at South Jersey Port Corporation dropping from 4.07 million tons in 2019 to precisely 3 million tons in 2020. Read more>>

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