State Affairs Committee featuring
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Good Morning South Jersey Series: Atlantic County's Aviation Sector
Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Make New Jersey Competitive:
Trends in the Food & Beverage Industries in New Jersey
Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

Congressional Action Committee featuring Congressman Jeff Van Drew
Thursday, October 10, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luciano Conference Center

Nonprofit Committee - Behind the Veil: What Nonprofit Board Members Really Think & Do
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel
Fall Back: Seasonal Changes Bring Driving Challenges

By Violet Marrero
Consumer Safety Director
NJM Insurance Group
Fall is a season when people can enjoy the changing leaves and temperate weather. It's also a time that can present a number of challenges on the road. From overactive deer to overanxious schoolchildren, it's important that drivers are prepared for the unexpected.
School days
Foot traffic near intersections increases exponentially when school begins. There are students walking to school/bus stops and getting on and off buses, as well as parents transporting children. As a precaution, drive slower than posted speed limits in residential areas and, when approaching pedestrian crosswalks, be alert and ready to make sudden stops in the event a child darts between parked cars.
Here comes the sun
The first hour after sunrise and before sunset is when sun glare is the harshest, especially in the fall and winter months when the sun sets earlier in the evening. While your windshield visor may block out most of the sun, have a good pair of polarized sunglasses handy and allow extra distance between yourself and the car ahead of you.
Slick as ice
Driving on wet leaves can be as dangerous as driving on black ice. In fact, if temperatures drop enough, they can actually become icy. Try to avoid braking on them, if possible. Leaves can also obscure lane divider lines and potholes. Allow more time and distance to brake, be especially careful on winding roads, take turns slowly, and use the edge of the road as a guide if you're having trouble seeing road markings.
Catching up on sleep
Daylight Savings ends Nov. 3, which is also the start of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The change in time can throw off sleep patterns for a week or more. It's important to get at least seven hours sleep a night. The risk of a car crash nearly doubles with just one or two hours less sleep. Being disciplined and sticking to specific times to go to sleep and wake up is recommended, along with avoiding caffeine near bedtime.
Oh, deer
Fall is deer mating season. They are most active at dusk and dawn and more likely to dart unexpectedly onto the road. Deer travel in packs; if you see one deer, there are likely more. Slow down so you'll be able to react and stop in time. Swerving to avoid a deer could put you in a more hazardous situation. Stay in your lane and brake firmly if you're faced with the unenviable position of a deer directly in your path.
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year. By following these tips, you'll be able to enjoy it more safely when behind the wheel.

There aren't many benefits that pay for themselves, but RideECO is one! This commuter benefit allows employees to pay for commutes on transit or in vanpools with pre-tax dollars (up to $265/month!). RideECO works like an FSA, but it's separate (IRS Code 132[f]) and easier to administer. Yet it also saves employees and employers on FICA taxes. With two program options, RideECO can work for any employer.
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Meet the Policymakers featuring NJ Assembly Speaker Coughlin
Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin addressed more than 100 CCSNJ members at a September 6 Meet the Policymakers event.
Health Issues Committee
On September 10, CCSNJ members attended a Health Issues Committee meeting featuring NJDHS Deputy Commissioner Sarah Adelman who discussed how the new "Medicaid Innovation Office" is improving the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state's Medicaid program.

Diversity is our Strength
More than 250 members gathered on September 13 for CCSNJ's first-ever Diversity Forum to visit 30 exhibiting companies and organizations. The event featured a panel discussion, "How Diversity & Inclusion Strengthens our Business" and keynote remarks were given by Kimberly Reed, M.Ed., CDP from Reed Development Group, LLC about "The Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the 21st Century." Click here to view more photos from the event.


October 3
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 17
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
October 24
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Eugene M. Principato
The Marketing Difference LLC
CCSNJ  has been a valuable channel for developing new prospects for our business. As an example, late last year at a Chamber event, I casually met a representative from a local manufacturing company which I didn't even know operated in South Jersey. I learned that they were a new Chamber member, looking to build their connections in the local business community. So, I offered to help them make connections with other manufacturers in the region, and invited him to lunch. In return, the representative offered to introduce my company to a few of their senior executives. By going the "extra miles," my networking not only helped them, but helped me make a connection with a new prospect for our company!

The Malcom Jenkins Foundation Presents the 6th Annual Blitz, Bow Ties, Bourbon and Beyond Fundraising Gala
TMJF invites you to join them for the 6th Annual Blitz, Bowties, Bourbon & Beyond (B3 +Beyond) fundraising gala! This year, in addition to experiencing our premium signature event of notable chef tastings; premium spirits; live entertainment; and one of a kind auction items, we are excited to take our guests 'Beyond,' with an exhibition showcasing the innovation and social impact of our transformative education programs and initiatives, that are made possible through the generous support of donors, partners, and sponsors alike. 

NJ Connects - Connecting Diverse New Jersey Businesses with Billion-Dollar Economic Opportunities
NJ Connects is the first annual business-building forum dedicated to connecting diverse suppliers with billion-dollar public and private sector business opportunities in the State of New Jersey. The goal of NJ Connects is to provide you with access to information and resources that will assist your business and the state in growing a fairer and more inclusive economy. 

I f you would like to learn more about doing business in the great Garden State, attend NJ Connects on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ . Click here for more info and to register.

400+ Businesses Join NJEDA's Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry
Illustrating a strong appetite for the Garden State's expanding offshore wind industry, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that more than 400 businesses have joined the state's Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry since it launched less than five months ago.   Click here for the full article.

John R. Elliot HERO Walk & 5k Run
Join the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign on October 20 at 6th & the Boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ for their annual HERO Walk & Run 5k . Proceeds from the event will support the Campaign's mission to promote the use of safe and sober designated drivers. Click here for more info and to register.

SAVE THE DATE - Project Little Warriors "Gala for Giving"
Join Project Little Warrior for their first "Gala for Giving" on November 16 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at The Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson. Enjoy a night filled with music, dancing, raffle baskets, open bar, and more! All proceeds will go towards building a facility to host their students during after school hours and weekends. Click here to register.

Morey's Piers named "Park of the Year"
Morey's Piers in the Wildwoods was recently named "2019 Park of the Year" by  Amusement Today magazine. With 61 rides and two beachfront water parks across three piers, Morey's Piers is a main attraction for those visiting this South Jersey shore resort island.

The park was personally chosen by Gary Slade, publisher and editor-in-chief of Amusement Today, for "celebrating 50 years of innovation, creative success, and providing vacationing families along the Jersey Shore with a variety of rides and experiences," according to a press release.
Click here for the full article.

Ancero Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of Services to Bring Small and Medium Businesses into the Cloud
Ancero, LLC, an IT company in Mount Laurel, is marking its 20th year of changing the technology landscape for small and medium businesses by introducing new cloud computing services that will help clients digitally transform by harnessing the power of the cloud. 

Channeling deep industry experience and its advanced knowledge of Microsoft cloud services, Ancero has unveiled "Ancero Cloud Workspace", an enterprise grade, highly secure computing platform within the Azure environment that will help any business take full advantage of the cloud to improve performance, reduce IT costs and drive operational efficiencies.  Click here for the full article.

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