Friday, September 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

Join us at this half day event to hear from a panel and keynote speaker as they discuss the evolution of Diversity & Inclusion within their organizations and how being part of a diverse population impacted their personal growth, career development, and how it has influenced their leadership style.  There are also more than 30 companies and organizations exhibiting at the event and are anxious to share their commitment to diversity and inclusion with you! 

How Diversity & Inclusion Strengthens our Business

Moderated by Lloyd Freeman, Esq.
Partner and Chief Diversity Officer,  Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Gregory Parris, CPA
Senior Vice President, Finance Executive,  Bank of America

Michael Munoz
Market President,  AmeriHealth New Jersey

Wendy Mann-Flores
Diverse Business Empowerment Specialist,  Exelon Coporation

Rhonda Jordan
Senior Vice President and  Chief Human Resources Officer, Virtua

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

Hester H. Agudosi, Esq.
Chief Diversity Officer, State of New Jersey

Chris Hoyler
Director of Communications and Sponsorships,
Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast Corporation

The Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the 21st Century

Kimberly S. Reed, M.Ed., CDP
Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist,
Top Rated Corporate Trainer,  Award Winning Speaker
Chief Transformational Officer,  Reed Development Group, LLC

Meet the Policymakers featuring
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
Friday, September 6, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

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

2019 Pinnacle Awards Reception
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lucien's Manor, Berlin
Renters Insurance: Your First Move Before Moving In

By Matt Peroni
Supervisor, Personal Lines Underwriting
NJM Insurance Group
Just graduated from college and moving out of the house into an apartment? Or, maybe you've decided to rent a house. Before unpacking those boxes, make sure the contents are protected.

According to the Insurance Information Institute's 2018 Pulse Survey, 91 percent of homeowners had homeowners insurance, but only 46 percent of renters had renters insurance.

Many renters assume that the landlord's insurance on the building extends to their personal effects. The reality is that the landlord's insurance only covers the structure, and not the contents inside. Too often, renters don't realize they lack coverage until the damage literally has been done and they suffer significant financial losses unnecessarily.

Renters insurance is relatively inexpensive - on average, about $170 a year- and gives the policyholder peace of mind in the event of a loss from theft or fire, among other things. It may also provide you with liability protection in the event a lawsuit is filed against you.

To determine how much insurance you'll need, make an itemized list of your stuff-laptop or tablet, TV, furniture, clothing, etc.-and the original purchase price. Keep receipts, if possible.

There are several decisions you'll need to make, which will affect the price of your policy premium. Standard renters policies reimburse covered losses at "actual cash value," which factors in depreciation. So, if the sofa you bought five years ago gets damaged, you'll receive considerably less than what you originally paid. However, most insurers offer a "replacement cost" coverage option, which will reimburse you for the amount it costs to actually replace that damaged couch.

You'll also have the option to choose a "deductible," which is the amount you agree to pay or absorb on a claim before your insurer assumes responsibility for the remaining amount. A higher deductible will lower your premium, but you'll experience a greater out-of-pocket cost in the event of a claim. Finally, most renters policies limit the amount you can recover for jewelry in the event of theft, so you may want to consider purchasing an "endorsement" that provides you with additional coverage for items such as your engagement ring or designer watch.

Most insurers will provide a discount if you bundle your renters insurance with your auto insurance. For example, our auto insurance customers can save 15% on a renters policy when purchasing both from NJM.

Before moving in to that apartment or rental home, make sure your first move is to protect your possessions with a renters policy.
Click here for information on NJM renters insurance, or call 1-800-232-6600.

Emerging Leaders Network
On August 21, more than 100 CCSNJ members attended an Emerging Leaders Network event featuring a panel of inspiring women who shared their advice for building a successful career while balancing their personal and professional lives. Click here to view more photos.
TD Executive Series
On August 27, CCSNJ members gathered at Ramblewood Country Club to hear from former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski as he talked about the upcoming Philadelphia Eagles football season. Click here to view more photos.
September 5
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 3
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

October 2
Environment Committee

October 4
Make New Jersey Competitive
Trends in the Food & Beverage
 Industries in New Jersey

October 10
Congressional Action Committee
featuring Congressman Jeff Van Drew

Eugene M. Principato
The Marketing Difference LLC
Here's a tip that has helped me make new business connections over the years. When attending an event where a meal will be served, don't be overly concerned about canvassing the audience to try to find a potential customer to sit next to. Rather, find an open table and sit with someone you don't already know. You will often be pleasantly surprised with the people you'll meet at your table. By being open to making new contacts, I've often met future customers, or business connections who can refer me to a potential customer. All it takes is being pleasant and engaging, and introducing yourself to a new face you don't already know!

Support Cathedral Kitchen by attending SJYPA's Brewfest
Come share a pint while enjoying live music with local young professionals on September 12 at Bobby Ray's Pennsauken Tavern from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include two beers and appetizers. All proceeds will benefit Cathedral Kitchen. Click here for more info and to register.

Rutgers University-Camden named "Best Bang for the Buck" university by Washington Monthly magazine
Rutgers University-Camden once again has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a great value, while also earning high overall rankings among research universities across the nation.
Among schools in the Northeast, Rutgers-Camden is named 24th in the " Best Bang for the Buck " category, which recognizes those institutions that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.   Click here for the full article.

Curaleaf enters $28 million sale-leaseback deal with Freehold Properties
Curaleaf Holdings Inc. said it entered into a sale-leaseback contract with specialty real estate company Freehold Properties.

The deal for roughly $28.3 million in total considerations covers six Curaleaf properties: two of which are in New Jersey, two in Massachusetts, with the remaining two in Florida.   Click here for the full article.

Army Awards Rowan Engineering $14.5M to Develop New Materials, Processes for Use in the Field
Rowan University will lead a $14.5 million Department of Defense/Army Research Lab project that has the potential to create new materials - and ways to process those materials - that will help modernize the Army and improve the safety of soldiers in the field and of the nation as a whole.

"This award marks the largest-ever research award made to Rowan University. Indeed, when we began our research mission a few short years ago, this is what we envisioned. The work being done reflects our commitment to practical research that impacts our neighbors, while serving the common good, and demonstrates the capabilities of our faculty and University community," said Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to Host Health Screenings Fair
How healthy are you? A simple way to keep your health on track is to have regular preventive screenings. So stop by Horizon Connect for free health screenings and learn tips to keep your health on track. The Health Screenings Fair will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Moorestown. 
Click here for more details.

Forbes Names Credit Union of New Jersey Best-In-State
Credit Union of New Jersey has been named Best-In-State of New Jersey* by Forbes, a global media company focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. 

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to produce a second time look at the Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions. The best banks and credit unions in every state were chosen based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 25,500 U.S. citizens spread among all states. The survey was conducted using an online access panel. Each participant was asked to name all banks/credit unions where the consumer has or previously had a checking and /or savings account. The consumer had to rate the bank /credit union regarding various evaluation criteria (e.g. Trust, Terms & Conditions). In total, 173 banks and 186 credit unions were awarded as the Best-In-State Banks/Credit Unions 2019. Credit Union of New Jersey was the sole credit union awarded in New Jersey.  Click here for the full article.

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