Monday, September 20, 2021
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Battleship New Jersey, Camden

Connect in person with Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and members of the State Senate and General Assembly who represent Southern New Jersey. Enjoy great networking with fellow members, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. 

Thursday, September 23, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood for our Camden County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
8:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Mark your calendars for CCSNJ's Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum!

Creating Opportunities in Business and Beyond

Presented by: Yvette Donado, C-Suite Executive/Chief Diversity Officer; Co-founder & President, Manolo's Best Farmstand Chili & Soups

Inclusive Leadership: Building an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Walking the Walk: Diverse Supplier Champions

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

Join this gathering of Chamber members and guests at Port-O-Call Hotel in Ocean City for our Cape May County Network Connection Series Lunch to learn more about each other's businesses and exchange information.

Friday, October 1, 2021
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Westin Mt. Laurel

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the nation has been forced to change the way it looks at healthcare. Healthcare leaders are in a constant state of evolution assessing current and rising trends and adapting the way they deliver services to patients and clients. Join us for a high-level event featuring some of the state’s preeminent healthcare and health policy leaders for conversations about the major issues facing all aspects of the industry, hot political and policy topics on the horizon, and much more.

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.

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

The Honorable
Phil Murphy
Governor, State of New Jersey
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Auletto Caterers, Deptford

Every year, Garden State Council honors one woman from each of the six counties we serve whose life and works exemplify the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law. In addition, we honor one woman Scouter who has made a major impact in the lives of Scouts in South Jersey.

Sponsorships, Tribute ads, individual tickets, and contributions to Scouting can all be ordered through our online portal. If you would prefer to place your reservation offline, please contact our Scout Executive Patrick Linfors at or by phone: 609-261-5850.

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. 

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Legislative Work
On September 10, President Biden announced a new six-point plan to continue to combat COVID-19. As part of this plan, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. Read more>>
On September 9, the CCSNJ was proud to join Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other elected officials, business and union leaders, environmental advocates and representatives of the offshore wind industry for the groundbreaking of the New Jersey Wind Port, the nation’s first purpose-built offshore wind marshaling port. Read more>>

On September 8, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the approval of the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program at a special meeting of its Board held earlier today. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and non-profits that suffered physical damage from the effects of recent tropical storms Henri and Ida. The NJEDA expects to launch an online application for the program at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17 HERE. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Read more>>
On September 3, Governor Phil Murphy announced a proposed plan to provide grants to New Jersey small businesses impacted by severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Ida. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has been tasked with creating and administering the program, which will provide short-term, immediate rent/mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage on September 1 and 2, 2021 and any additional flooding immediately thereafter. Read more>>

Resource Center
Not-for-profit organizations throughout Camden County will be eligible for up to $500,000 in grant funding as part of the Commissioner Board’s COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program. The grants are intended to support organizations which serve vulnerable and at-need populations within the county; provide on-demand pandemic-focused services that are critical to the county’s public health and safety response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and strengthen the county’s travel, tourism, and hospitality industries whose operations have been substantially affected by the pandemic. Read more>>
On September 15, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it plans to open applications for its Small Business Lease Grant Program on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Eligible businesses and nonprofits that are entering new or amended market rate leases can apply for a pair of grants totaling up to 20 percent of annual lease payments. The first grant will be paid to entities immediately after they are approved for the program and execute the grant agreement, and the second grant will be paid one year after lease payments have been paid. Read more>>


The Administration's Energy Master Plan has a noble goal - to eliminate the state's overall carbon emissions by 2050. But it also has a dirty little secret - nobody will be able to afford it. Trenton's been silent about the costs, going so far as to ignore Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests. But we've done the math and the cost to residents and businesses is astronomical.

Ambassador Tip

"If you go into a room with the intent to sell everyone, you will not sell a single thing. Networking is all about creating relationships and how to better each other. The person you talk to may not need what you offer, but more often than not, they know someone who could be! Always talk to people with the intent on creating a relationship first and foremost, and business will follow."

Senior Account Executive, Premium Seating, Philadelphia Union

CCSNJ in the News
These experienced leaders advise the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and chamber communities.

Congratulations to Christina Renna, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey on this exciting opportunity! Read more>>
Tune-in for an exclusive interview with CCSNJ President & CEO Christina Renna. She answers questions about life, business, goals and more with Matt Jakubowski of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Watch Video>>

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