We've Moved! Please note our new address:
220 Laurel Road, Suite 203, Voorhees, NJ 08043 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

Please join us for our annual Legislative Reception as we honor Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and members of the State Senate and General Assembly who represent Southern New Jersey. 

Enjoy great networking with fellow members and members of the South Jersey Legislative Delegation as well as hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Analysis of Congress
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

The Future of Camden
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Congressional Action Committee featuring Congressman Donald Norcross
Monday, February 11, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill
VIP Reception at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce "Walk to Washington" & Congressional Dinner
Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 
Washington DC

Cybersecurity Checklist: 
10 Steps to Protect Your Business

Associate,  Archer Greiner, P.C.
Recent headlines have publicized the expanding duties that courts and governments everywhere are imposing on businesses to take measures to protect against the unauthorized access to and theft of people's sensitive personal information-whether it be the GDPR ( the EU's onerous General Data Protection Regulation), the California Consumer Privacy Act (set to take effect in 2020), New Jersey's nine pending pieces of legislation related to cybersecurity and data, or the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent ruling that an employer has a common law duty to use reasonable care to safeguard employees' personal information stored on an Internet accessible computer.

Many small to medium-sized business owners assume that such laws do not apply to them, or that data breaches are a "big corporation" problem, but U.S. businesses of all sizes are vulnerable to cyberattacks and privacy violations. While there is no way to totally prevent data breaches, there are manageable, discrete steps that businesses can take to significantly minimize the risks associated with data privacy violations and cybersecurity attacks. Archer's Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group can help you assess your current cybersecurity environment and consider taking various steps to mitigate the risk of attack and limit potential liability. The following is a list of a few of the most common issues that prudent businesses address when making these assessments.

1. Understand where your business stores data
The first step to improving your business's cybersecurity is knowing where it stores data. Is it in the cloud, on servers, on hard drives, etc.? Do you use third parties to store your data? You can't begin to improve your business's cybersecurity until you know exactly where your data lives.

2. Understand what types of data your business stores and for how long it stores it
It's important to understand the categories of data that your business collects and stores to determine which data privacy laws apply to you. For example, if you possess highly confidential health information, or personal data of EU residents, you must comply with HIPAA and/or GDPR in addition to state-specific privacy laws governing personally identifiable information, (commonly defined as information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify an individual, such as name, social security number, date and place of birth, etc.) Moreover, certain privacy laws prohibit businesses from storing data for longer than necessary. Be familiar with your business's storage policies. If you don't have a formal storage policy, consider adopting one commensurate with your obligations under applicable privacy laws.

3. Understand your current IT security controls, preventative techniques and incident response plan
Ask your IT department or IT provider how they are protecting your data. Do they use encryption, access controls, or other security mechanisms? Do they routinely apply security patches from your software vendors? You should know how your business investigates cybersecurity incidents and assesses its legal obligations to report them. Each state and other potentially applicable laws have different breach reporting requirements and times, but some impose reporting requirements of 48 hours. If you don't already have one, create an incident response plan that documents how everyone, from staff to IT to legal to executives to other vendors, should respond to a cyber incident. You may wish to include an outside data breach forensic investigator and/or an insurance broker to create such a plan. Businesses also practice their cybersecurity incident response plans in drills knows as table top exercises.

4. Appoint someone to be in charge of cybersecurity 
Appoint someone-commonly called a "Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)-or a number of people within the organization to serve in a leadership position responsible for cybersecurity strategy, and to serve as a contact point for outside vendors. If your business is small, it's possible to limit costs by outsourcing this position to a professional. 

5. Train your employees on cybersecurity 
Cybersecurity is not just an issue for the IT department. Your employees offer another line of defense against cyberattack, as well as a vulnerability to cyberattack. Businesses should train their employees on potential threats including ransomware, phishing, SMiShing (SMS phishing), and other social engineering techniques designed to make employees download malware, disclose their login credentials, or cause a business to send money to cyber criminals. Employees should be trained on what to do in the event they receive a suspicious email. Once trained, test your employees through periodic drills to ensure all employees are following cybersecurity policies. 

6. Review your internal IT Policies 
Do you have a written IT policy that governs your employees? Is it up-to-date and does it address the security ramifications of BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE, working remotely, and social media?

Liz Thomas
Co-Founder & CEO
 Communications LLC
As Co-Founder & CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications LLC, Liz is called upon to devise and roll-out strategic communications campaigns for businesses, both large and small, as well as non-profits, professional societies and service companies. She is also recognized for her knowledge of the workings of state and local government entities, placing Thomas/Boyd in prime position to handle public affairs/public relations work. These assignments often require preparing materials and responses that correlate with legislative and regulatory matters.

Sarah Jones, Esq.
Chaired by Sarah Jones, Esq., Director, Government Affairs at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the Congressional Action Committee  features members of the region's Congressional delegation and U.S. Senate at meetings throughout the year.

Interested in joining this committee? Contact Crystal Henderson at chenderson@chambersnj.com or 
( 856) 424-7776 ext. 123.



January 10
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
January 17
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
January 24
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

James E. Martin
Vice President
Relationship Manager 
Business Banking
Santander Bank, N.A.

Personally and professionally, we are all part of group emails, texts, and chats and sometimes our replies are just intended for the primary sender. Please take the extra few moments to reply back to just that person and read your response just one more time before you hit send. The other recipients may not want multiple replies inundating their inbox and replies that are just meant for the sender can go out to "all" and could cause problems down the road. Even worse, they could be re-posted, re-tweeted on social media without any context or rebuttal. Once something is out there, it is out there! So next "reply"; think, respond, review and send it only to those who you want to read it.


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- Free business audit and estimate
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Orkin for Residential
Don't Let Pests Take Over Your Home
- Free home inspection and estimate
- $50 off initial pest control service
- $75 off initial termite control service
New Jersey's New Economic Plan, State Apprenticeship Program & Business Licensing Guide
Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the State's new Economic Development Strategic Plan in October, focusing on accelerating growth to surpass that of Northeastern peer states. Among the four priorities for 2025 are investing in people and communities, making New Jersey the State of Innovation, and improving government efficiency to advance New Jersey's competitiveness and business climate.

Also recently announced is a new in-state program called  Grow Apprenticeships in Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) . In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, the initiative helps create apprenticeship opportunities for high-growth sectors such as advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, IT, health care, life sciences and more.

Lastly, you are now able to download the  New Jersey License and Certification Guide online. Business activities often require some form of registration, license or certification by the State, for which the guide lists requirements and the appropriate agency contact to better assist you.

Of course, the NJBAC is always available to help as well. You can visit www.nj.gov/njbusiness or call us at 1-800-JERSEY-7 with question or concerns.

NJEDA's Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program
The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program provides a credit against the corporation business tax and the gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey.

The goal of the program is to incentivize production companies to film and create digital media content in New Jersey.

For questions regarding the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, please contact the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission at (973) 648-6279 or the New Jersey Economic Development Authroity at (609) 858-6767.

Parker McCay Attorneys Mariel Giletto & George Morris Promoted to Shareholder
New Jersey law firm Parker McCay announces the promotions of Mariel J. Giletto and  George M. Morris to Shareholder.

Ms. Giletto, a resident of Burlington County for most of her life, is the Chair of the Business and Corporate Law group. Mrs. Giletto acts as general counsel to some of South Jersey's most prominent businesses and focuses her practice on a range of transactional matters, including corporate development, operations, governance, compliance, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial lending. Ms. Giletto drafts and negotiates agreements, contracts, and other transactional documents for her clients including stock and asset purchase agreements, commercial lease and sales agreements, and corporate organizational documents and resolutions. Committed to public service, Ms. Giletto acts as the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey and sits on the Burlington County Advisory Council on Women to identify issues affecting women in Burlington County and advocate for improvements and solutions.

Mr. Morris concentrates his practice in Municipal and Governmental Law. He handles complex matters for his clients concerning all aspects of municipal, fire, and school district governmental matters. He also represents his clients in matters regarding public records and public meeting acts compliance, open space initiatives, acquisition, and regulatory oversight. Mr. Morris frequently speaks on and handles complex matters regarding the New Jersey Open Public Records Act and matters pertaining to New Jersey election laws. He also serves as municipal prosecutor for multiple municipalities in Burlington County.

Worldwide Glass is a laboratory and packaging glass vial manufacturer.



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