Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Panel Discussion:
"Your Business Toolkit: The Essentials of Building a Successful Business"

Moderator: Adalberto "Bert" Lopez
Public Affairs Manager
Atlantic City Electric

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

Michael J. Plata, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, PC

Michael McCuen
Senior Director of Advanced Field Sales
Comcast Business

Derrick Benns
Program Manager - Business Banking
New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Shawn Abner-Purnell
Manager, Organizational Development, Diversity & Inclusion
South Jersey Industries

Keynote Speaker
Gualberto "Gil" Medina
Executive Vice President,  CBRE, Inc.


A Conversation with Rich Miller
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Business After Business at Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Camden County Boathouse, Pennsauken

Make New Jersey Competitive: 
Taxation in New Jersey - The Solutions
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

SVP, Community Banking Sales Director 
Sun National Bank
Applying for a business loan or line of credit may be a crucial step in opening a business or growing your company. To ensure a successful relationship, your lender will request documents and ask questions about you, your business, and your goals. Being well-prepared can help you demonstrate the creditworthiness of your business. Here are five ways to get ready: 
Create a Business Plan
Lenders like careful planners. Be sure to have a clear, detailed explanation of your business and its goals. Be ready to discuss your products or services, your industry, and the steps you are taking to build long-term success. Also, be prepared to outline the purpose of the loan, whether it's to open a new business, finance an expansion, secure equipment, or start a new service line. You will also need to document your ownership structure: LLC, Sub S, sole proprietorship, etc. Your business plan should include a careful market analysis and information about your competitors. 
Prepare Your Financial Statements
Your lender will want to review your financial documents too. Bring both personal and financial statements. Be sure to have a thorough balance sheet that summarizes your assets, liabilities, and shareholders' equity, as well as a profit and loss (P&L) statement to show your financial results over a period of time. And make sure you prepare projections for the business's future revenue and expenses in order to demonstrate long-term stability.

List Your Collateral
You will need to show you have assets that can serve as collateral. Depending on your business and personal circumstances, collateral can include:
  • Accounts receivable
  • Cash and deposits
  • Business equipment
  • Inventory
  • Real estate holdings

Are you between the ages of 21 and 45 and looking for CCSNJ events designed specifically for young professionals, or opportunities to meet leaders in the SJ business community? Please click  HERE  to officially join our Emerging Leaders Network. Know someone in your company that could benefit  from CCSNJ's Emerging Leaders Network? Share this information so they can join and learn about future events.

CCSNJ Members Network in Camden County
On August 14, over more than 50 members attended the CCSNJ Network Connection Series lunch at Treno Pizza Bar in Westmont.

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee discusses "Advances in Aviation Technology"
On September 15 a panel of experts discussed aviation research and development setting South Jersey apart from the rest of the state, including air traffic control advances, Data Comm technology, the application of UAS Technology, the Stockton Technology & Aviation Park and plans for an Aviation Maintenance Academy of Southern NJ.




October 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 19
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

October 26
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Bridget Wiese
Vice President
Sun National Bank
The best way to grow your business and expand your network is to get out of the office! Attending a breakfast, lunch or after hours event will maximize your time and allow you to meet several people in one setting.  Before you attend any networking event, create a plan to outline the talents, strengths, skill set and connections you bring to the table. Map out what you want to talk about, particularly how you may be able to help other people, either now or in the future. Look for CCSNJ Chamber Ambassadors  wearing the blue name tags at every event. We are here to help you with introductions to expand your network.  

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

Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation's 15th Annual Birthday Bash - The Crystal Ball

The fight for a cure continues for many hospitalized children! Because the cure will take some time to find, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation provides Victorious 4 Teens!  programs to hospitalized children while they wait for the cure.    

The 15th Annual Birthday Bash, The Crystal Ball, will be held on Friday, October 27th, 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. at Lucien's Manor in honor of Alicia's Birthday & Heaven Date. The Bash is the organization's  signature event to "see & be seen " with over 300 in attendance. 

The Bash features a two-hour open bar reception with hot hors d'oeuvres and more than 150 unique basket auctions. Following is a gourmet three-course dinner with an open bar, silent auction, and entertainment. 

Click here for more information
Elwyn NJ, based in Vineland, provides residential, day and vocational programs to people with intellectual disabilities and medical challenges.



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