Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00  a.m. - 12:00 noon
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Panel Discussion
"Corporate Social Responsibility: The Commitment 
to Serving the Hispanic Business Community"

Moderated by Adalberto "Bert" Lopez
Public Affairs Manager,  Atlantic City Electric

Aaron Mendoza, Vice President/Relationship Manager 
Business Banking,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Carlos M. Bollar, Esq.,  Partner,  Archer & Greiner, PC
National Finance Director,  Hispanic National Bar Association

Wendy Mann-Flores ,  Diverse Business Empowerment
Atlantic City Electric/Delmarva Power

Larisa Goganzer , Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Mainland Campus

Keynote Speaker
Generosa Grana, MD, FACP
Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at
Cooper University Health Care

State Affairs Committee featuring Executive Directors from the Senate 
and Assembly Majority Offices
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

Business After Business at the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River
Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Camden County Boathouse, Pennsauken

Meet the Policymakers featuring 
The Honorable Marlene Caride, Commissioner, NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. 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. 5, 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.

CCSNJ Members Network in Burlington County
Nearly 50 members gathered on September 6 for the Burlington County Network Connection Lunch at Braddock's in Medford.

Make New Jersey Competitive: Trends in Food Innovation
At a September 14th Stradley Ronon Make New Jersey Competitive Series event, executives from Campbell Soup Company, Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, Garden State Wine Growers Association, J&J Snack Foods Corporation, Liscio's Italian Bakery, Somerset Stores, LLC (Trading As ShopRite) and Comarco Prodcuts discussed trends that are driving innovation in the food industry.


October 4
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 18
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

October 25
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

October 17
Assemblyman Joe Howarth and Assemblyman Ryan E. Peters, Esq.

October 19
featuring Pete Ciarrocchi
Chairman & CEO
Chickie's & Pete's

October 23
Second Congressional District 
Candidates Forum

October 24
featuring the NJDOH & NJDHS Commissioners

October 30

October 31
featuring Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.

November 1


Eugene M. Principato
The Marketing Difference LLC
As we all know, business networking can be intimidating. What do you say to someone whom you've never met before? Often, our first instinct is to talk about ourselves and our company, and the benefits we can offer new customers. However, I've found that the more effective approach to a potential new business associate or customer at a business event is to ask about them - their families, their personal and/or sports interests, and their businesses. When you do this, they almost always will relax their guard and talk more freely with you, which may allow you to talk about your business and how it may help them. Remember - "It's all about them, not you!"

7th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Reception 
Six women have been selected to receive the Garden State Council's "Women of Achievement" Award for 2018. 

These women represent the counties served by the Garden State Council: 

Sharon M. Hammel, Burlington County

Debra P. DiLorenzo, Camden County

E. Marie Hayes, Cape May County

Shirley J. Sever, Cumberland County

Jennifer Young, Gloucester County

Nicki Burke, Salem County. 

The reception will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson, NJ from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Atlantic City Electric Encourages Customers to Plan Ahead During
National Preparedness Month
With the peak of Atlantic hurricane season quickly approaching, Atlantic City Electric is observing September as National Preparedness Month to remind customers of the importance of being prepared for severe weather and other emergencies.

As part of its preparation efforts, Atlantic City Electric invests hundreds of millions of dollars each year modernizing the local energy grid and hardening its system against severe weather. This work includes inspecting existing infrastructure, replacing aging infrastructure, trimming trees that could potentially impact the system, building new underground equipment, and installing smart technology that can automatically restore service more quickly or isolate damage. These efforts have resulted in the most reliable service in the company's history in recent years.

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