Monday, September 6, 2021
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
The Westin Mt. Laurel

You are cordially invited to attend our complimentary member orientation. Join us to learn about the benefits of membership and how the Chamber can help you grow your business!

Thursday, September 9, 2021
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. 
Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Country Club, Pittsgrove

Join us as we welcome Inspira CEO Amy Mansue who will discuss:
  • Her role as CEO of the expanding Inspira Health network
  • Inspira’s vision for the future
  • The health network’s fight against Covid-19

Thursday, September 9, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

Monday, September 13, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Grove at Centerton, Pittsgrove

Join us to hear from Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Assemblyman John Burzichelli of the Third Legislative Districon his priorities for the Committee during the lame duck session, the ongoing economic recovery of the region, and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Topgolf, Mt. Laurel

Join CCSNJ’s Board of Directors for informal networking at one of South Jersey’s hottest venues, Topgolf in Mount Laurel. Attendees will be assigned to groups of six players to take part in this fun networking opportunity. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Whether you’re an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone’s game. It’s fun, it’s competitive, and it’s a unique way to network and build relationships with fellow members. Appetizers will be served in each golf bay and a cash bar will be available.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Join us for an informational session on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business (10KSB) program, which is provided at no cost to those accepted to the program. The 10KSB program is a comprehensive 14-week program designed to help small businesses create a five-year growth plan. Classes are provided at the Community College of Philadelphia, the only 10KSB site in the tri-state region. Applications for the January 2022 cohort are being accepted now. VSA, Inc.'s CEO, Valerie Schlitt will provide more information on the program and how it can help you connect with your fellow small business peers throughout the region, share your expertise and take advantage of the continued investment by Goldman Sachs into our region.

Friday, September 17, 2021
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Mt. Laurel

Join us for an information session to help your small business move past the pandemic and adapt to the challenges and changes it brought. Kelly Brozyna, State Director & Chief Executive Officer of America’s SBDC New Jersey will share services offered by NJSBDC, including counseling for new and expanding businesses, resources, training, events, online education and certificate programs. Then, experts from Parker McCay P.A.Amy Guerin, Esq., Associate, and Susan Hodges, Esq., Counsel and Chair of Employment Labor, will discuss employee handbooks, critical employment policies, hiring and firing practices, compensation and benefits, and leave laws.

Monday, September 20, 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.

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.

Friday, September 24, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Join us to hear from Joseph W. Devine and Richard P. Miller of MillerDevine Leadership Advisors as they share Reflections from Years in the C-Suite and Lessons Learned.

As a “thank you” for attending, signed copies of Rich Miller’s book “Leadership A Matter Of Faith: 5 Essential Guideposts to Steer Your Career & Life to Create a Lasting Legacy” will be available at the event.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
8:00 - 11:30 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.

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.

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Legislative Work
Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer. Read more>>
On August 24, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced that the state’s gas tax rate will decrease by 8.3 cents per gallon beginning October 1. Under a law passed in 2016, New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program is required to provide $16 billion over eight years to support critical infrastructure improvements to the state’s roadways and bridges. In order to ensure the State has the funds necessary to support these projects, the law dictates that the Petroleum Products Gross Receipt (PPGR) tax rate must be adjusted accordingly to generate roughly $2 billion per year. Read more>>

Ambassador Tip

"Attend events, virtual or in person, with the intention to meet people and learn something interesting about them. If you feel nervous, take a deep breath and remember that others are probably feeling the same way. Look for an ambassador or a friendly CCSNJ staff member and we will be happy to introduce you to a few people."

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CCSNJ in the News
The Burlington County Commissioners have launched a new online tool to help local businesses start, grow and thrive.
Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson unveiled the new Burlington County Business Portal while delivering the keynote presentation at the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey’s Regional Economic Perspective Breakfast. She described the new online site as a “single-location resource” for information critical to both large and small businesses, longtime established ones and new enterprises. Read more>>
City business leaders say reforms to the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) program should help existing businesses grow and make it easier for new ones to open. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver signed the urban enterprise reform package last week, earmarking $42.5 million for the program this fiscal year and up to $82.5 million annually going forward. Oliver was serving as acting governor while Gov. Phil Murphy vacationed in Italy. Read more>>

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