Tuesday, November 29, 2016
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill

Featuring 40 hiring companies, HR experts and elected officials with military ties, the Veterans Career Fair will act as a stepping stone for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses who are working toward their career goals. 

Admission is complimentary for veterans. CCSNJ members who register with a veteran by Wednesday, November 23, will also receive complimentary admission.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel

We will recognize a change in leadership as we welcome George D. Sowa as the new Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors and thank our outgoing Chairwoman, Angela Snyder, for her contributions during her two-year term. We will also present the Campbell's Soup Extraordinary Leadership Award to Toni Pergolin, MHA, CPA, president & CEO of Bancroft.

Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Mt. Laurel

William Levis,
President & COO, PSEG Power

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Friday, December 16, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

The Honorable Stephen M. Sweeney
N.J. State Senate President
Third Legislative District

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Repeal of NJ-PA Reciprocal Agreement
By Neil Becourtney, CPA
CohnReznick LLP

Since 1977, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have had a reciprocal income tax agreement in place whereby wage income earned by a resident of either state who worked in the other state was not subject to nonresident income tax, and the employer was required to withhold home state income tax.
So, a New Jersey resident working in Pennsylvania would not be subject to PA tax on their wages, and the PA employer would withhold NJ income tax. Likewise, a PA resident working in New Jersey would not be subject to NJ taxes on their wages, and the NJ employer would withhold PA income tax.
On September 2, Governor Christie announced that he was ending the reciprocal tax agreement effective for 2017. It has been estimated that the Garden State will reap $180 million in annual revenue as a result of the reciprocal agreement being terminated. This is due to the fact that high wage earners who reside in PA but work in New Jersey will become subject to New Jersey income taxes with a top rate of 8.97% imposed on income above $500,000. The PA personal income tax is imposed at a flat rate of 3.07% at all income levels.

CCSNJ members enjoyed a discussion with The Honorable Bob Martin on Nov. 10. Martin, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), discussed issues of relevance to the NJDEP and to the South Jersey business community. 

On Nov. 15, CCSNJ members heading to the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City first attended a State Affairs Committee meeting that featured Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, Esq. The Assemblyman discussed the status of Atlantic City as well as his current legislative priorities.

Bruce S. Katcher, Esq.
Bruce S. Katcher, Esq., or Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, chairs CCSNJ's Environment Committee. This committee meets four times per year to discuss environment-related legislation and regulations and to hear from the state's top policymakers on these issues.

Next Meeting:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016
                           8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
                           Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill
Featuring:        Ray Bukowski, Assistant Commissioner, 
                          Compliance & Enforcement, NJDEP

Sharon Hammel
Senior Vice President & Regional Sales Manager
Republic Bank
Sharon Hammel is senior vice president and regional sales manager for the Philadelphia region at Republic Bank. Hammel brings over 25 years of banking experience to the organization. Previously, she served as the SVP/senior director of relationship banking with Beneficial Bank and was a critical member of the Commerce Bank team for over 22 years. 

As the regional sales manager for the Philadelphia region, Hammel leads her team in its business development efforts and in promoting and enhancing the Republic Bank Brand. Hammel has an unparalleled reputation in banking in the Greater Philadelphia region and her leadership and professionalism will be an instrumental part of the Bank's growth.   



December 1
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
December 15
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
January 2017 Network Connection Events Coming Soon!
Contact Meredith Lorrilliere for sponsorship opportunities at 
meredithl@chambersnj.com or 856-424-7776 ext. 118.

November 29

December 1
The ChopHouse

December 2

December 8

December 15
Harvest Seasonal Grill

December 16


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For thirty years ResinTech, Inc. has been a leader in quality and innovation in the water treatment industry. Offering ion exchange resins, activated carbon and filtration media with unsurpassed quality and advanced technical support.

Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility. Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information click here.

Ashley Merryman at Charity Changer at 
(816) 787-7400  or

The CCSNJ is proud to congratulate three of its members for being honored by AFP New Jersey Southern Chapter on National Philanthropy Day.

Valerie Brown Traoré, CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey; Roy Fazio, Partner at The Protocall Group; and the Schultz-Hill Foundation all received the distinguished honor for their contributions to fundraising in Southern New Jersey.

Congratulations, and thank you for all that you do to help our region!




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