January 16, 2018
Upcoming Events
January Business Meeting
Sponsored by
Merrill Lynch, Autuore Oakley Group

Where: Avalon Links Restaurant
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Check-in begins at 11:30, Lunch program will begin at 12 Noon
Presentation: 2018 Market Outlook with Mark Peterson

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Stephanie Farrell, Esq.
Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

More info to come.
Where: Atlantic Cape Community College, CMCH Campus
When: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Joint Networking Mixer with Greater Atlantic City Chamber
Join us for a great night of networking with our neighbors to the North! Connect with current business contacts and make plenty of new ones.

Cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres .

Where: Greate Bay Country Club
901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point
When: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Introduction to Drones and Their Applications
The use of Drone technology is one of the fastest growing aspects of Cape May County’s business community. Join us for an informational session on how to utilize this technology in your business. Whether Drones are your hobby or you are hiring a drone technician for some aspect of your business, this seminar will offer valuable insights into this field. 

Join us as David Yoel, President of American Aerospace Technologies covers these and many other industry must know topics:
  • Why Drones - What can they do for your business
  • Rules of Operation
  • How to Get Approval
  • Insurance and Other Requirements
  • Flight Over People
  • Day and Night Flights
  • What to know when hiring a Drone Operator
Where: Atlantic Cape Community College, CMCH Campus
When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Save The Date:
13th Annual Women in Business Conference
Over the past twelve years the Women in Business Conference has grown in popularity and purpose. Join us in 2018 as we continue to address the needs of working women. This year the conference will discuss women's overall well-being including not just physical health and nutrition, but their online health as well. 

Presenters include:
  • KEYNOTE: Superior Court Judge Susan Sheppard
  • Dr. Barbara Gaba, Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Suasion Communications Group
  • Krista Mazzeo, NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
  • Trish McMonagle, GreenStreet Market
  • and more to come!

Presented By
Where: The Flanders Hotel
When: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Chamber News
Trenton Watch
2018 Calendar of Events Advertising
The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the 2018 Calendar of Events is under production and limited advertising space is now available! This high quality, four color, glossy calendar promotes Cape May County events, concerts and activities, with a distribution of 40,000.

With affordable rates, this very popular calendar is a great way to promote your business to visitors and locals! Contact John Kelly today or click the link below.

In Other News
Cape May County Library Hosts...
Small Business Administration: Service to Small Business
Are you ready to start your own business? Grow and expand your existing business? Break into federal government contracting? This program is designed to provide tribal entrepreneurs that are in business or thinking of starting a business with information on the business loan programs and technical assistance programs offered by the SBA. By attending this seminar, you can also learn about SBA's 7(a) Guaranty Loan Program, the MicroLoan Program, the 504 Fixed Asset Loan Program, and the most popular of the SBA’s loan programs – SBAExpress. Sheryl Paynter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist and Lead Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration New Jersey District Office, has been with the SBA since 2009. Sheryl’s responsibilities include marketing the SBA’s guarantee program to banks, assisting banks with administering the SBA’s programs, and educating the local community about the Resources and Services available through the SBA.
Where: CMC Library, CMCH Branch
Courthouse Library Story-time Room
When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Suasion Communications Group Hosts...
Social Media Strategies for Non-Profits
Learn how to effectively use social media for your non-profit organization. . Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president of Suasion Communication Group, will lead the workshop.
Where: Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing Campus
When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

To register, call 609-343-5655
FEMA Region II Individual and Community Preparedness Bulletin
Volume 3, Issue 1 January 3, 2018

In this issue:
  • Fire Preparedness (page 1)
  • Coming Soon (page 2)
  • Important Deadlines (page 3)
  • FEMA News (pages 3-5)
  • Other News (pages 5-7)
  • Emergency Preparedness Tips (pages 7-8)
  • Trainings (pages 9-10)
  • Webinars (page 10)
  • Must-Reads (pages 11-12)
January 21, 2018 USPS Rate Change
The USPS® rate change has been approved and will go into effect on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The new price of a one ounce metered letter will be $0.47, still saving 3 cents over stamps. 
Be sure to show your Chamber support by posting the seal on your website, social media, newsletters... anywhere you like!