Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Join us as we examine the trends that are driving innovation in the food industry. Our panel of experts - including representatives from companies that manufacture foods and wine - will examine the trends that impact the way they approach their business, including increased competition, technology and changing consumer expectations.

William T. Mandia, Esq., Partner
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Richard McArdle, Ph. D., Acting Executive Director
Rutgers University Food Innovation Center

Tom Consentino, Executive Director
Garden State Wine Growers Association

Robert J. Pape, Vice President - Sales
J&J Snack Food Corporation

Charles L. Vilotti, Executive Vice President, CFO & Co-Owner
Liscio's Italian Bakery

David G. Zallie, President
Somerset Stores, LLC (Trading As ShopRite)

Eric Hoversen, General Manager,  Comarco Products
President, NJ Food Processors Association

TD Executive Series featuring 
Sal Paolantonio, National Correspondent,  ESPN
Monday, September 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel
2018 Hispanic Business Forum
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill

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
Before "I Do": Checking Off Your Home & Auto Insurance Needs
By Matt Peroni
Supervisor, Personal Lines Underwriting
NJM Insurance Group
The time between the engagement and the wedding can be stressful. Saying yes to the ring was easy; saying yes to the dress, not so much. Then there's the ceremony, guest list, reception, honeymoon, where to live - and that's just the beginning of the to-do list.

If you are recently engaged, congratulations and best wishes! As you develop your list, don't forget your home and auto insurance needs. While love and marriage go hand-in-hand, insurance and marriage are an important component to long-term peace of mind.

Once the diamond ring is slipped on the bride-to-be's finger, it should be covered in case of loss, theft, or damage. You can insure that ring with an endorsement on your homeowners or renters policy. If you're the bride and still living at home, ask for a "rider" on your parents' policy. You may need to supply a ring appraisal to your insurance company when asking for a quote.

Whether you're buying a home or condo, or renting an apartment, you'll need protection for your personal possessions. While homeowners policies provide it, many renters mistakenly think their landlord's insurance will compensate them for any personal property losses. However, a landlord's policy only covers structural damage, not the contents within your apartment. So that nice furniture, the flat screen TV, all the wedding gifts? None of it is covered in the event of a fire unless you have a renters insurance policy.

If you and your beloved have auto policies with separate insurance carriers, you could save money by having your cars covered under one policy since most companies offer multi-car discounts, especially if you both have clean driving records. And while you're co-joining, bundling your auto and home/renters insurance with one insurer can offer additional savings on your premium.

Finally, depending on your assets, you might consider getting umbrella insurance. It provides additional liability protection beyond what you have on your auto or home/renters policies in the event you are sued as the result of a car crash, or if someone is injured on your property.

The time between engagement and wedding goes by in the blink of any eye. Before you say "I do," make sure to include your insurance needs on that to-do list.

United Airlines Donates $5,000 to the Food Bank 
of  South Jersey's Summer Meals Program

United Airlines recently supported the Food Bank of South Jersey's Summer Meals program by making a $5,000 donation to benefit five Summer Meal locations throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
As part of its sponsorship, Blenda Riddick, director of corporate & government affairs for United Airlines, was on-hand at Sanitarium Playground of New Jersey to help serve children a fresh and nutritious lunch featuring chicken nuggets, celery, plums and milk. Located in Gloucester County, the site typically feeds 400 food insecure families a day.
"As a company, United Airlines believes in the importance of proper nutrition and that no child should go hungry," said Riddick. "We are pleased to have offered our support to the Summer Meals initiative which helped feed over 140,000 children and applaud the extensive efforts the Food Bank of South Jersey has done within their local communities this summer."

If you are interested in becoming a Summer Meals sponsor, please visit or email

Click here to read the full article.

Emerging Leaders Network featuring Asm. Peters
On August 21, Eighth Legislative District Assemblyman Ryan E. Peters, Esq. addressed CCSNJ's up-and-coming young professionals cocktail reception at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Marlton.

CCSNJ Members Network in 
Atlantic County 
On August 23, members kicked off the day with networking in Atlantic County at CCSNJ's Network Connection Series breakfast at Blue Heron Pines.

Complying with New Equal Pay & Paid Sick Leave Mandates
Moderated by former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a panel of experts from Connell Foley and Primepoint HRMS & Payroll provided a practical breakdown of the New Jersey Equal Pay Law and the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law and shared best practices for managing and complying with these new laws in order to avoid significant liability and penalties on August 28.


September 6
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 13
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

October 4
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

September 18

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

October 18

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 25

November 1


Robert Monaco
Business Development Director
Garden State Incentives Group
A lot of people that are new to the chamber have a hard time getting started.  Many people dislike networking events because we don't know what to say to the group. Walking through a room is a fast track to event anxiety. I need to attend, so what should I do? Its simple - volunteer to help out. You have a purpose and something to talk about. What is even better, you position yourself as someone helpful - proving how indispensable you are rather than telling everyone about it.

"Empowering Women: To Start & Grow Great Business" Hosted by LAEDA Women's Business Center
On September 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Rowan College at Gloucester County, the LAEDA Women's Business Center will be offering a complimentary basic workshop for entrepreneurs with little to no Facebook experience. They will talk about those big questions - how and what to post. During the workshop, they will focus on the following: how to set up your account, how to engage with customers (frequency/contents)
how to schedule posts, and how to advertise on Facebook - Ads vs Boosts.

Call (856) 338-1177 to register for this event. 

National Recognition for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Health Care's Cancer Program
MD Anderson at Cooper was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top performing hospitals in the nation for colon cancer surgery. This recognition reaffirms MD Anderson at Cooper's role as an academic health system and our commitment to providing the highest level of cancer care to our community.

Credit Union of New Jersey Announces New Brand Strategy
Credit Union of New Jersey is pleased to announce the introduction of
their new brand and more focused positioning strategy. The new brand officially launched on August 15, 2018.

As part of the new branding strategy, the credit union has introduced a new design language, color palette, logo and brand positioning statement, "The Freedom to Prosper."

Horizon Connect's Open House
Network with area business and government leaders at Horizon Connect's Open House on Thursday, September 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hear from Guest Speakers  Michael J. Considine, Vice President, Consumer, Small Group and Midsize Markets, Horizon BCBSNJ, and  State Senator Troy Singleton (D) 7th Legislative District.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 5, 2018, by emailing .


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