Monday, October 5, 2020
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hear an update from Assemblywoman Carol A. Murphy, New Jersey's Seventh Legislative District, on the steps the New Jersey Legislature has taken to assist New Jersey’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us to hear from Beasley Y. Reece, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, NFL Alumni Association, as he discusses his history and path to success, the latest challenges for the NFL as it relates to COVID-19, and current news and updates from the NFL Alumni Association.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Please join us to hear from Vincent J. Mazzei, Jr., P.E., Assistant Commissioner of Watershed & Land Management at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) who plans to provide an update on the Department’s development of the New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (PACT) rules for Land Use.

Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hear an update from George Helmy, Chief of Staff to Governor Phil Murphy, on the “hot topics” facing the state, the ongoing COVID-19 response and its impact on the business community, and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Monday, October 19, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for small group networking! Throughout the program we will ask fun poll questions to help break the ice.

This month's theme is Ghostbusters! Join the Zoom meeting with a Ghostbuster-themed background.

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

Network with fellow CCSNJ members in a fun and relaxing virtual atmosphere!
Tuesday, October 6
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Thursday, October 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | REGISTER
Tuesday, October 13
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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Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, former President & CEO of Kennedy Health System and Executive Vice President of Jefferson Health, joins Competitive Business Solutions (CBS), a New Jersey-based consulting firm, as their Healthcare Practice Lead. Read More>>
Capital Analytics’ in-depth research into the South Jersey market has never been more important. Invest: South Jersey offers comprehensive business intelligence during a time of economic uncertainty. The second panel, “Best practices to promote sustainable business growth in a post-pandemic landscape,” will be moderated by Christina M. Renna, President & CEO, CCSNJ. Register Here>>
ROI-NJ presents our ROI Influencers: People of Color 2020 list
CCSNJ would like to congratulate our colleague and friend John Harmon, President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce on being ranked number one on the ROI-NJ Influencers People of Color 2020 list.

We also congratulate our CCSNJ Board members Damien Ghee from TD Bank, Dennis Pullin from Virtua Health and Robin Walton from Thomas Edison State University, as well as our Congressional Action Committee Chair Sarah Jones from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and the many Chamber members and friends on the list! Read More>>
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) invites you to our annual golf tournament benefiting the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Join us on Wednesday, October 14 from 11:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M. at Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, NJ for a day full of fun and friendly competition! The cost to participate is $250 per golfer and $1,000 per foursome, which includes greens fees, golf cart rental, boxed lunch (in cart), and 2 drink tickets. If you are not a golfer, consider making a donation in lieu of your attendance to help improve the lives of those living with MS. Register Here>>
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation - and we do more than just walk. We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. But we can’t do any of this without the help of people like you. Learn More>>
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. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many people, especially breast cancer
patients. That's why the American Cancer Society needs your help now more than ever. This October, join Real Men Wear Pink to help support the patients who need us most. 

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. 
Employees at Cooper University Health Care in Camden received “Hero Pay” bonuses of up to $1,500 on Sept. 28 in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email message obtained by NJBIZ.

The email, signed by Cooper Chairman George Norcross and co-Chief Executive Officers Anthony Mazzarelli and Kevin O’Dowd, was sent to the system’s 8,000 workers on Sept. 24. In it, the three executives note that Cooper treated and discharged more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients from the hospital and another 5,000 in outpatient settings. Read More>>
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a practical educational program that drives business growth, increases job creation and drives the business owner to work strategically "on" the business, not work tactically "in" the business. The "toolbox" acquired when going through the program can be applied to your current business and any future entrepreneurial pursuits. Read More>>
At Atlantic Shores, we lead with science. Working with academic institutions, researchers and conservation groups are critical to accomplishing our shared goals of building a new, green economy. We are proud to announce a number of projects and collaborations this summer focused on understanding and protecting the environment in and around our Project Area. Read the full newsletter HERE.
The Board of Directors of NJM Insurance Group, a leading property and casualty insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, has elected Joshua Kalafer, co-owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country, Clinton Honda and Jaguar Land Rover Princeton, as its newest member.

Kalafer is a seasoned entrepreneur with interests spanning real estate investment and development, the automotive industry, minor league baseball, and investment in start-ups. Along with these interests, he brings a wealth of leadership experience and knowledge to NJM’s board. Read More>>
The PRO-ACT Recovery Walk, organized by the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, looked a little bit different this year.

“Typically, our Recovery Walks have 30,000 people walking strong to show what recovery looks like,” said the council’s executive director, Jennifer King.

But with the pandemic in full swing, only a handful of people were able to participate in this year’s in-person walk, which is meant to raise awareness about breaking the stigma surrounding drug addiction. The rest of the walkers were able to participate virtually, by walking through their own neighborhoods to raise awareness. It started and ended at Penn’s Landing two weekends ago. But there was one thing that wasn’t out of the ordinary. Read More>>
Strong Outcomes in National Rankings
Once again, Rutgers University–Camden has been recognized nationally as a research university that provides great value and opportunity for its students.

Washington Monthly magazine again ranks Rutgers University–Camden as a “Best Bang for the Buck” university, which recognizes those institutions that help nonwealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
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