Monday, November 26, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
The Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel

The Honorable  Shereef M. Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A.
Commissioner,  New Jersey 
Department of Health
The Honorable 
Carole Johnson
Commissioner,  New Jersey 
Department of Human Services
Please join us to welcome NJDOH Commissioner Shereef Elnahal and NJDHS Commissioner Carole Johnson for a discussion about the latest news and developments at their respective Departments, as well as any news or programs relevant to the South Jersey healthcare community.

Good Morning South Jersey Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Multi-Generational Workforce Workshop
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Emerging Leaders Network 
featuring Bill Golderer, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern  New Jersey  
Monday, December 10, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Miller's Ale House, Mt. Laurel

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee featuring Senator Patrick Diegnan, Jr. & Assemblywoman 
Patricia Egan Jones
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin
Meet the Policymakers featuring 
New Jersey State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel
In The Eye Of The Storm: Real-Time Strategies For State and Local Governments to Speed Hurricane Recovery & Achieve Fiscal Resiliency

Through hands-on experience, CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team has seen how natural disasters can distress or destroy communities. These types of events also impact agency leaders and emergency management professionals who question whether they could have done more to help their communities prepare for, and recover from, the disaster.

There are many strategies that can be employed before, during, and after a hurricane to optimize disaster funding, which are crucial to achieving fiscal resiliency and helping communities fully recover. However, just as the Disaster Recovery Reform Act puts a greater emphasis on pre-disaster mitigation, we also recommend the same for financial recovery. The more you can get your funding processes in order before a disaster, the quicker and more effectively you will be able to administer disaster relief funding. There is no substitute for being prepared.

CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team has provided a timeline of tips that highlight critical, often-neglected steps to demonstrate "fiscal resiliency," or the ability to help communities recover from the financial hardships of a disaster.
For more information, read our full alert for more insight on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery best practices here.

CCSNJ & Camden County hosts Veterans Transition Summit
CCSNJ's & Camden County's Nov. 9 Veterans Transition Summit featured 30 employers hiring for more than 1,000 positions, career advice provided by volunteers from the Chamber's HR Council, and resources from veteran service organizations. The day kicked off with a moving speech by a former naval officer turned successful entrepreneur, Mike Maher, founder & CEO of Houwzer, who shared his "playbook" for a successful transition from the military to the business world.
State Affairs Committee features Assemblyman Mazzeo
Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo updated members on the latest news and information from the Atlantic County area, his legislative priorities for the end of the year, and other issues of interest to the South Jersey business community at the Nov. 13 State Affairs Committee Meeting.

CCSNJ Members and Political Leaders Network at VIP Reception
On November 14, more than 300 CCSNJ members and  political leaders networked at   CCSNJ's VIP Reception sponsored by Ørsted and held at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Atlantic City during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference.

Network Connection Series hosts Breakfast at Auletto Caterers
On November 15, CCSNJ members and prospective members gathered at Auletto Caterers in Deptford for a Gloucester County Networking Breakfast.

Jet fuel tax increase could impact airline employees, passengers and industry
The unions that represent nearly 73,000 employees of United Airlines - Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; United Airlines Master Executive Council Association of Flight Attendants - CWA; United Master Executive Council Air Line Pilots Association; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - District Lodge 141; and the Professional Airline Flight Control Association -- strongly oppose any legislation that would increase the effective tax rate on jet fuel in New Jersey. Increasing this tax will put good-paying jobs at risk, negatively impact passengers and the commercial aviation industry in New Jersey as well as our union members working in the region, and make our state less competitive.

Commercial aviation is a major driver of New Jersey's economy, supporting nearly 150,000 jobs and $22 billion in economic activity. The total cost to operate at Newark airport, when you factor in taxes, facility rates/charges and landing fees, is already the most expensive in the country. Higher taxes on jet fuel would significantly drive up costs for airlines and their business/leisure passengers in the state, potentially leading to less travel and trade flowing through New Jersey. This proposal will make New Jersey less competitive and will cause airlines to grow and hire more workers in other states, like New York, which would have a lower jet fuel tax under this scenario.Simply put, increasing the jet fuel tax will put good paying aviation jobs at risk, and these are the kind of jobs we need now more than ever in New Jersey.

United's employees depend on a robust and growing aviation industry and oppose state legislation that would make it more challenging to support good-paying, high-skilled jobs at and around Newark airport.


November 29
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

December 6
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Rich St. Maur
Managing Partner
Coordinated Project Solutions, LLC
"No need to reinvent the wheel"
It's not by accident that CCSNJ is the #1 top business building organization in the state! The staff at our Chamber is made up of the most highly-effective and dedicated professionals in the business today. So make good use of all of those years of experience. Start by using your Ambassador. It took me several years to learn all of the tips and special tools they continue to develop, to help us grow our business. We Ambassadors can give you the jumpstart that can get you up to speed very quickly...and we are a FREE resource for new members as well as long-standing members. Click on the link below to meet the Chamber's Ambassadors. If you have a question after business hours, most of us can still be reached. My cell is on 24/7. Feel free to call me, Rich St.Maur, at 609-230-7800.

Stradley Ronon Partners Recognized as Philadelphia Business Journal's 2018 Best of the Bar
Stradley Ronon is proud to announce that Stradley Ronon Investment Management Co-Chair Bruce Leto and Real Estate Chair Chris Rosenbleeth were honored as Philadelphia Business Journal's 2018 Best of the Bar: Philadelphia's Top Lawyers award recipients in the corporate and real estate categories, respectively. The award recognizes attorneys who, within the last year, have distinguished themselves in their specialties. The nominations were evaluated based on recent achievements of legal significance, the size of the results and the business impact of their work.

Rutgers-Camden Spanish for Health Professions Program Wins National Nursing Award
At Rutgers University-Camden, a new model for preparing nurses to reduce inequality in health care delivery has won a a 2018 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award.

The certificate in Spanish for the health professions program health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations by strengthening the Spanish language skills of health care professionals. The Rutgers University-Camden program earned the AACN award recognizing the outstanding work of member schools to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change. "Health professionals must be able to serve diverse communities," says Donna Nickitas , dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. "We are gratified that the AACN has recognized this exemplary program and its potential to elevate the health of all of our communities."

Ørsted announces its acquisition of Deepwater Wind has been finalized
Ørsted made an agreement with the D.E. Shaw group to acquire 100% of the equity in Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million. All conditions to close have been satisfied, including review of the transaction by US authorities.

The new combined organization-Ørsted US Offshore Wind-will be able to deliver clean energy to every coastal state in the densely-populated east coast corridor between Massachusetts and Virginia. Seven states in that region have already committed to build more than 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

The new company launches as the clear leader in the US market, with the most comprehensive geographic coverage and the largest pipeline of development capacity, totaling over 8GW.

RCGC collaborates with Professional Training Services  to offer Insurance Pre-licensure Courses
Life and Accident/Health Insurance
Pre-Licensing Course
This New Jersey-approved licensing course covers all of the topics required by law to prepare students to pass the NJ State Insurance Licensing examinations for Life and Accident/Health. Life topics include: traditional life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, term insurance, policy provisions and riders, and pertinent NJ insurance laws and regulations.

Property and Casualty Insurance
Pre-Licensing Course
This New Jersey-approved licensing course covers all of the topics required by law to prepare students to pass the NJ State Insurance Licensing examinations for Property and Casualty. Property topics include: dwelling and homeowner insurance, Business owners insurance, marine floaters, policy conditions, and pertinent NJ insurance laws and regulations.

Considering costs from all angles

By Ryan Petrizzi Vice President of Sales,  AmeriHealth New Jersey

When selecting a health plan for your small business there are several factors that should be taken into account. Price is naturally the first consideration, but comparing the cost to buy versus the cost to use your plan is really the key.
In some instances, monthly premiums may be affordable, but can be cancelled out by high deductibles or other fees like co-pays and co-insurance, which can add up quickly. Understanding the out-of-pocket costs associated with a plan's pharmacy benefit can pay off in the long run too.
Beyond price, be sure to ask about the resources available to you and your employees to ensure you are maximizing all that your health plan has to offer.

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